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6:13 am on Sunday August 14, 2011

S.C. works to crack down on copper thieves (update: law takes effect)

Image by Flickr user TaranRampersad Update August 11: The new law that adds regulation to track the buying and selling of scrap metal goes into effect on Wednesday, August 17. The bill, of course, aims to slow rampant copper and other metal thefts...
3:47 am on Sunday August 14, 2011

S.C. works to crack down on copper thieves (update: less crime)

Flickr user free-stock Update August 14: More on what we know here, that a new law regulating the sale of scrap metal likely will help reduce crimes related to copper theft. At least that's the hope. Check out The Island Packet story here.  Update...
8:59 am on Sunday June 19, 2011

S.C. works to crack down on copper thieves (update: law)

Flickr user TaranRampersad Update June 19: A quick note to report the ban is now law. Gov. Nikki Haley signed the bill on Friday. First reporting: As South Carolina continues to grapple with copper theft for recycling crimes, state legislators...
10:26 am on Thursday March 3, 2011

S.C. bill would require bar owners to recycle glass and cans

Flickr user johnx62 A new bill being batted around Columbia would require South Carolina bars to implement and follow recycling plans. Obviously this proposal is being met with resistance from the state's bar owners who don't want it cutting into...
12:56 pm on Tuesday February 8, 2011

S.C. Highway Patrol given $1.5M to catch up with speeders, including those in Charleston

The S.C. Highway Patrol has been given an additional $1.5 million to work overtime in order to better patrol some of the state's most dangerous roads, including those in the tri-county. The State has a report on the initiative that you can read here...
6:05 am on Tuesday February 8, 2011

S.C. Highway Patrol given $1.5M to catch up with speeders, including those in Lowcountry

Flickr user nostri-imago The S.C. Highway Patrol has been given an additional $1.5 million to work overtime in order to better patrol some of the state's most dangerous roads. The State has a report on the initiative that you can read here. In terms...
2:38 am on Wednesday February 18, 2009

Charleston's first female legislator dies

Charleston’s first female legislature, Virginia Brockington Gourdin, died on Saturday, February 14. She was 88. She served two terms starting in 1958, and at the time she was the fifth woman to serve in the General Assembly and the first woman from...
9:13 am on Tuesday June 10, 2008

Sanford offers his view on legislative session

The governor shared his perspective on state legislators Monday, saying the General Assembly shortchanged South Carolina taxpayers. Gov. Mark Sanford said lawmakers spent too much time debating things that didn't really matter, while maintaining an...
10:39 am on Friday May 30, 2008

Education lottery feels weight of rising college costs

Image by flickr user scui3asteveoImage by studying.jpg The cost to attend a two-year college in South Carolina has gone up 47 percent in the past six years. And it's even worse for four-year institutions, where the price tag has risen 64 percent in...
8:51 am on Friday May 30, 2008

House takes on Sanford budget vetoes

The state House of Representatives overrode several of Gov. Mark Sanford's 69 budget vetoes, reinstating several proposals that would have effects here in the Lowcountry. Among the projects saved was $2.4 million for a high-speed data network...

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