south carolina

Patrick Gentry
February 22, 2019 - 4:30 pm
Budget writers in the South Carolina House don't want the State Election Commission to have the final decision on choosing the state's new voting machines. The House Ways and Means committee agreed to transfer $40 million that could be used to buy new voting machines from the Election Commission to...
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Patrick Gentry
February 22, 2019 - 11:25 am
The nation's top education official says she's impressed with developments in what was once one of South Carolina's most underperforming school districts. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos spoke Thursday after touring schools in a district that's one of several dozen along Interstate 95...
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People in the crowd cheer Elizabeth Warren
Image: Kelsey Kremer/The Register
Ken Pauli
February 21, 2019 - 3:01 pm
Who is the leading contender for the Democratic nomination for President in 2020 in South Carolina? Someone not even officially running yet. The national frontrunner right now, in terms of raising money, is Bernie Sanders. But here in South Carolina, former Vice President Joe Biden is leading in a...
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Ken Pauli
February 21, 2019 - 2:28 pm
This was a very big week for Volvo in South Carolina. The company, which started production a few months ago at their new factory in Berkeley County, SC, began exporting its first cars from the Port of Charleston. That was just one of the many things being celebrated at the 2019 South Carolina...
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Patrick Gentry
February 21, 2019 - 11:39 am
Students wearing blackface in yearbooks
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Patrick Gentry
February 21, 2019 - 11:31 am
The former chief financial officer for the school district of Berkeley County, South Carolina, has been sentenced to just over 5 years in prison for embezzling more than $1.2 million. News outlets report 62-year-old Brantley Thomas was sentenced Wednesday on federal charges including embezzlement...
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Patrick Gentry
February 20, 2019 - 4:38 pm
The South Carolina House has suspended debate after a representative collapsed on the House floor. House Speaker Jay Lucas says Rep. Jimmy Bales was alert and taking coherently to him after paramedics came to take him out of the House chamber Wednesday afternoon. Bales lost consciousness at his...
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Patrick Gentry
February 20, 2019 - 12:42 pm
A state senator says legalizing marijuana for medicinal use in South Carolina would empower doctors to better serve their patients. Medical professionals, military veterans and other medical marijuana advocates met at Tuesday at the statehouse to support lawmakers' efforts to pass the Compassionate...
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Darius Rucker
Image: Larry McCormack/The Tennessean via USA TODAY NETWORK
Ken Pauli
February 20, 2019 - 9:49 am
Charleston, SC, native Darius Rucker will be honored this year for his efforts to support children in South Carolina. The Music Business Association will present the three-time GRAMMY Award-winner with its Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award during their awards and hall of fame dinner in May...
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Patrick Gentry
February 19, 2019 - 4:11 pm
South Carolina officials say new data show tourism has been responsible for $22.6 billion, marking six consecutive years of record-breaking growth for the industry in the state. South Carolina's tourism director, Duane Parrish, announced the latest figures Monday afternoon in Columbia at the annual...
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