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13 hrs ago | American Reporter

On Native GroundIRAN'S Future Will Be Decided by Iranians

This week, second term Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina disappeared for six days, leaving the state without a chief executive who could make decisions in an emergency.

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Related Topix: Mark Sanford, US Governors, South Carolina, US Politics, US News, Dan Burton, Republican, US House of Representatives, Henry Hyde

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Post and Courier

Fewer S.C. convicts returning to prison, study finds

When inmates finished serving time in Columbia's state prisons, their first encounter with the outside world would often be a capital city bus stop where they were dropped off to catch a ride home.

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Related Topix: Prison, South Carolina

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Star

SCDHEC says 'no' to SRS tank closure extensions

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, or SCDHEC, has denied the Department of Energy's request to extend waste tank closure dates at the Savannah River Site and reaffirmed its threat to fine the Energy Department more than $100 million if dates aren't met.

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Post and Courier

Upstate woman accused of exposing child to meth

Authorities tell local media outlets that 36-year-old Bridgette Delanea McCall was booked into the Oconee County jail at around 6 p.m. Wednesday on a child neglect charge.

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Related Topix: Drugs, South Carolina

WIS-TV Columbia

What can be done about fixing South Carolina's aging roads?

As the 2014 legislative session ended and lawmakers rode off into the sunset, many South Carolinians said the General Assembly glossed over one key issue for them: the state's aging roads.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Nikki Haley, US Governors

WCNC-TV Charlotte

SC woman charged with exposing child to meth

SC woman charged with exposing child to meth A Westminster woman is charged with child neglect.

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The Georgetown Times

Labor Day closings

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles will be closed on Mon., Sept. 1 in observance of the Labor Day state holiday.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Newberry Observer

AARP volunteer program provides real possibilities

This week Doris J. Gleason, director of Community Research Outreach for AARP in South Carolina, is the guest spokesperson.

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Related Topix: Health, AARP, South Carolina, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Opinion

Post and Courier

Time to ask lawmakers tough questions on domestic violence

It's downright embarrassing listening to state officials as they dream up excuses for ignoring South Carolina's domestic violence epidemic.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Summerville Journal Scene

CVSC honors Bennett for environmental record

Jim Tatum/Journal Scene Left, Shawn Drury, Field Director, Conservation Voters of South Carolina thanks Sen. Sean Bennett for his environmental record.

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FactCheck.org

South Carolina Ad 'Hides' Key Fact

An ad from the Democratic challenger in the South Carolina governor's race says that when hackers stole 3.6 million Social Security numbers from state computers, Gov. Nikki Haley "hid it from us for over two weeks" - but the ad fails to mention that Haley's silence was at the direction of state and federal investigators.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Computer Security, Science / Technology, Nikki Haley, US Governors, Social Security, Personal Finance

RickeyStokesNews.com

23rd Annual Hands Across the Border Campaign

During the 23rd annual Hands Across the Border campaign, Georgia, Florida, Alabama North and South Carolina law enforcement will be meeting their counterparts in communities near the Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida state lines to conduct road checks.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Florida Government, Georgia Government, South Carolina, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Tennessee Government, Tennessee

WLTX-TV Columbia

Boom Or Bust: Offshore SC Liquid Gold Rush

Boom Or Bust: Offshore SC Liquid Gold Rush Most of South Carolina's political leadership favors offshore energy production Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1tFgGes Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling is among those who fear the impact that offshore oil drilling platforms like this one owned by Shell oil company could have on tourism ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Representative Tim Scott, US House of Representatives, Representative Jeff Duncan, South Carolina, Offshore Drilling

Mon Aug 25, 2014

American Reporter

On Native GroundIRAN'S Future Will Be Decided by Iranians

This week, second term Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina disappeared for six days, leaving the state without a chief executive who could make decisions in an emergency.

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Related Topix: Mark Sanford, US Governors, South Carolina, US Politics, US News, Dan Burton, Republican, US House of Representatives, Henry Hyde

National Journal

The Date of the 2016 Iowa Caucus Is Set. For Now.

The Democratic National Committee voted this weekend to adopt its 2016 calendar, setting the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses for early February-and unlike in 2008 and 2012, the calendar this time seems much more likely to stick.

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Related Topix: 9, South Carolina, Florida, Florida Government, Michigan, Arizona, Arizona Government, Michigan Government, Missouri

The Daily Caller

Another State Adds 'Don't Tread on Me' Flag To License Tags

Drivers in another state will soon be able to obtain official license tags featuring the "Don't Tread on Me" flag that has been adopted by the tea party movement.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Alabama, Arizona, Arizona Government, Missouri Government, Missouri, South Carolina, US News, Conservative Political News

Sun Aug 24, 2014

ABC News 4 Charleston

New SC identity theft unit handles 3,000 calls

A new identity theft unit in South Carolina has taken over 3,000 calls from concerned people since it was formed 10 months ago.

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Sentencing Law and Policy

Detailing the high cost of an aging prison population in the Palmetto State

This lengthy local article , headlined "Graying of SC prisons will cost state's taxpayers," reports in a South Carolina context an issue facing nearly every American jurisdiction as the costs of past tough-on-crime policies come due.

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Related Topix: Prison, South Carolina, Criminal Defense Law, Law, State Prisons, Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution

Fri Aug 22, 2014

FITSNews

More Consultants Hired At SC Welfare Agency

South Carolina's official motto is Dum Spiro Spero , which is Latin for "While I Breathe, I hope."

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Nikki Haley, US Governors

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Notes from the Field: Atypical Pneumonia in Three Members of an...

Notes from the Field: Atypical Pneumonia in Three Members of an Extended Family - South Carolina and North Carolina, JulyaS'August 2013 On August 5, 2013, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control was notified of a case of acute respiratory failure in a previously healthy woman.

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Related Topix: Pneumonia, Medicine, South Carolina, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Zithromax, Azithromycin (generic)

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