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The Greenville News
DHEC orders stricter testing for PCBs
South Carolina environmental regulators have ordered more testing to avoid possible contamination by a toxic industrial chemical.
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
Bolton: Richland County, Columbia watchdogs must be vigilant, persistent
In case you forgot or missed it, I noted in a column at the start of the year, that "As 2014 commences, the watchword for the year for citizens in the Midlands should be 'watchdog.'
Boil water advisory for NE Richland County's Deerwood subdivision
COLUMBIA, SC A broken 8 inch water main has prompted Columbia water officials to issue a boil water advisory for residents of the Deerwood subdivision in Richland County.
Proposals would increase state minimum wage
One in five children in South Carolina lives in poverty. Now the question remains whether increasing the state's minimum wage will make a difference.
Candidate who withdraws from Columbia police chief search criticizes city leadership
Tony Fisher wrote a one-paragraph letter dated March 12 to city manager Teresa Wilson in which he said, "After much consideration, I withdraw my name as a candidate for the chief of police for the city of Columbia."
Wed Mar 12, 2014
The Island Packet
More election woes down the road, SC lawmakers warned
Sen. Larry Martin of Pickens, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told the Senate on Wednesday that the office of state Attorney General Alan Wilson has issued an opinion concluding that a 2008 law under which most of the state’s counties combined election and voter registration boards is unconstitutional.
Door maker set to get tax break to come to Lexington County
County Council gave initial approval Tuesday to a property tax credit estimated to be worth up to $50,000 over two years to Marwin Co.
Scoppe: Richland legislators must reset election board
RICHLAND County legislators are trying to make sure everyone knows about a Thursday deadline that they created for people to apply for membership on an election board that has no statutory authority to exist.
2nd Suspect in Brookfield Road Robbery & Murder Arrested
Richland County Deputies say they arrested the 2nd man sought in a Brookfield Rd. home invasion that resulted in murder.
Two Suspects Accused of Stealing 15 Propane Tanks
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is asking for your help in identifying two suspects caught on tape stealing 15 propane tanks.
Post and Courier
Second man arrested in Richland County home invasion death
A second person has been arrested in the home invasion shooting death of a man in Richland County last month.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
First Test For Embattled Election Commission
Some who live in Richland County say it will take consistency with elections to regain the public's trust.
9 sentenced after pleading guilty in credit card fraud
A 3-year-old boy who a passenger in a car that was hit by an alleged drunk driver Friday night has died, according to the Richland County Coroner's Office.Coroner Gary Watts said Josiah Caden Jenkins died A 3-year-old boy who was a passenger in a car that was hit by an alleged drunk driver Friday night has died, according to the Richland County ... (more)
3-year-old dies days after being hit by alleged drunk driver
A 3-year-old boy who was a passenger in a car that was hit by an alleged drunk driver Friday night has died, according to the Richland County Coroner's Office.
York community reacts to sex charges against pastor
York residents are reacting with shock after a local pastor turned himself in over the weekend to face sex charges.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Post and Courier
Columbia councilman wants Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott to run city police
A Columbia city councilman is resurrecting a proposal that Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott run the city's police department.
Radiothon donations help fund new Epilepsy unit at Children's Hospital
COLUMBIA, SC The thirteenth annual B106.7 Children's Hospital Radiothon is in full swing, and donations to the annual fundraiser continue to help make miracles happen at Palmetto Health Children's Hospital.
Break-in reported at assistant city manager Allison Baker's home
Police said Baker returned to the Chestnut Hill Plantation residence and noticed that someone forced entry to the back door.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Arrest Made in Nightclub Shooting
The Richland County Sheriff's Department has made an arrest stemming from a shooting at a nightclub in early March.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Midlands area people & achievements, March 9
Saluda River Club in Lexington was honored with seven REGAL awards by the Sales and Marketing Council of the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia: Best Mobile Website - Developer, Best Advertising Video, Best Overall Advertising Campaign, Best Interior Merchandising , Best Outdoor Living Space, Columbia Community of the Year - Master ... (more)