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  1. City Amateur golf deadline is FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Post and Courier

    The entry deadline for the 73rd annual Charleston Men's Amateur Golf Championship is 5 p.m. Friday. The tournament will be played May 13-15 at Municipal Golf Course.

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  2. Palmetto Sunrise: Senate set to pass ethics measuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 26 | Post and Courier

    After much criticism by Gov. Nikki Haley, outside groups and House members the South Carolina Senate is poised to pass two ethics bills today, one of which will end the practice of self-policing by lawmakers themselves. The measure, along with another requiring lawmakers disclose their income sources-- but not the amounts--would be a major legacy victory for Haley, if passed.

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  3. Senate advances bills dealing with roads, opioids, airbagsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 26 | Post and Courier

    The South Carolina Senate is poised for a roads debate showdown as critical approval to send billions to fix state roads hit a bump Tuesday. The stream of activity in the Statehouse kicks off the peak of the legislative session where bills need to pass either the House or Senate in order to have any shot at becoming a law before session ends in early June.

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  4. Bill granting Georgia residents concealed carry rights in S.C. sent to Senate floorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 12 | Post and Courier

    A Senate Judiciary panel unanimously voted Tuesday to send a bill to the floor that makes it so Georgia residents who carry firearms don't have to put them away when they cross the state line. Sen. Brad Hutto, D-Orangeburg, said the reason the neighboring states do not already have an agreement is because Georgia's requirements for getting a permit are not as extensive as they are in South Carolina.

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  5. Reward SCSU for turnaroundRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 4 | Post and Courier

    The relationship between the General Assembly and South Carolina State University, which has been strained for years, is growing stronger. The Orangeburg college, under new administration and a temporary board appointed by the Legislature, is straightening out the fiscal problems that nearly sank the school.

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  6. Food fight: Dispute over fees to distribute food in SC townRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2016 | Post and Courier

    The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports that some residents are upset about fees the town wants for using the town square to distribute food to the needy. The town says Faith Deliverance Center of Praise must provide a refundable $50 deposit for cleaning public restrooms and it also wants the church to have liability insurance.

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  7. In its fifth year, Charleston Area Beekeepers expanding scope of Honey and Bee Expo next SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2016 | Post and Courier

    After a boy visiting the S.C. State Fair asked avid beekeeper Debbie Fisher how she squeezed the honey out of a bee, she told her husband, Larry Haigh, that they needed to do something to raise awareness about the critical pollinator. WHAT: Fifth annual Charleston Honey and Bee Expo.

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  8. S.C. Senators think Brussels terror attacks could spur passage of refugee billRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2016 | Post and Courier

    One of the sponsors of a bill aimed at discouraging refugees coming into South Carolina said the deadly terror attacks in Brussels are more evidence the state needs to clamp down on resettlements from countries like Syria and Iraq. “ISIS has given us one more reason to believe their word that they will infiltrate refugee programs when they can and we don't want South Carolina to be next,” Sen. Kevin Bryant, R-Anderson, said in an interview Tuesday.

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  9. Palmetto Sunrise: Senate to resume debate on bill registering, tracking refugeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2016 | Post and Courier

    The Senate is expected to come back from a weekend of negotiations to continue debate on a bill that would require refugees resettled in South Carolina to register with the state and be tracked by law enforcement. Sens. Brad Hutto, D-Orangeburg, and Kevin Bryant, R-Anderson, said Thursday they would work to reach an agreement on the portion of the bill that would keep state agencies from spending any money on resettled refugees.

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  10. Some James Islanders oppose new development on congested Folly RoadRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2016 | Post and Courier

    Some mornings, Liz Singleton has trouble starting her day, with traffic so heavy outside her James Island home that it makes it difficult to cross the street to pick up her newspaper. Singleton, who lives on North Grimball Road, worries things will only get worse if another large-scale Folly Road apartment complex is approved.

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  11. Lawmakers take the weekend to work on bill that would register, track refugeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2016 | Post and Courier

    Democratic and Republican senators plan to use the weekend to work out a compromise to a bill that would make it illegal for state or local funds to be spent on refugees placed in South Carolina. Sen. Brad Hutto, D-Orangeburg, proposed several amendments to the bill that would allow state money to be spent on essential services, such as educating a child or transporting a car crash victim to a local hospital.

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  12. South Carolina lawmakers look to rid state of a tampon tax,a provide free products in state buildingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | Post and Courier

    South Carolina lawmakers are considering targeting taxes that single out women's health care needs, with tampons being first on the list. A male legislator in the House of Representatives says the playing field has become so unfair that it's time the state provide the feminine product for free in all state buildings.

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  13. Purchasing sex in South Carolina could soon land you on the sex offender registryRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2013 | Post and Courier

    People who purchase illicit sex in South Carolina could soon be placed on the sex offender registry and pay stiffer fines if a bill making its way through the Legislature becomes law. Advocacy groups for victims of sex trafficking and prostitution told a Senate panel Thursday the main deterrent for “johns” who purchase sex is being placed on the sex offender registry and having the public know their crimes.

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  14. Months after S.C. floods, repairs await at Edisto GardensRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2016 | Post and Courier

    Months after historic floods washed over South Carolina, some major repairs are still needed at the popular Edisto Memorial Gardens in Orangeburg. The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports that the boardwalk in the gardens is still closed and awaiting repair.

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  15. South Carolina Senate could consider nitrogen gas for executionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2016 | Post and Courier

    Nitrogen gas could be used to execute death row prisoners if a proposal by two South Carolina senators is approved. Sens. Mike Fair, R-Greenville, and Brad Hutto, D-Orangeburg, proposed using the gas as an alternative to a bill that would keep the names of companies that sell the drugs needed for lethal injections from the public.

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  16. West Ashley man charged in deadly Chester County hit-and-runRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2016 | Post and Courier

    A 58-year-old West Ashley man has been charged in an early February hit-and-run in Chester County that left a North Carolina woman dead. Stevie Larry Breland of Dillway Street is charged with leaving the scene of a collision resulting in death.

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  17. Bernie Sanders wona t be in South Carolina to watch returns Saturday; heading to Texas and MinnesotaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2016 | Post and Courier

    Democrat Bernie Sanders won't be campaigning in South Carolina or take part in a post-polling after-rally here Saturday, further signifying he's conceding the state to Hillary Clinton. Clinton, meanwhile, will be in Columbia Saturday night, at the University of South Carolina Volleyball Center on Blossom Street for a rally that begins at 7 p.m. Sanders is holding two events in the state this afternoon, at Claflin University in Orangeburg, and another later in Columbia.

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  18. Palmetto Sunrise: The final Democratic pushRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2016 | Post and Courier

    COLUMBIA – Months of campaigning by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders culminates for South Carolina Democrats who, in less than 24 hours, will head to the polls. The most recent polling data shows that Clinton still has a substantial 28-point lead over Sanders ahead of Saturday's primary.

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  19. House panel proposes $250M for roadwork, $130M in tax cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2016 | Post and Courier

    The House budget-writing committee on Wednesday tentatively approved a spending plan that would give most state employees a 1 percent pay increase, provide $250 million for roadwork and cut income taxes by $130 million. The roughly $7.5 billion plan for state taxes would send counties an additional $185 million and let local authorities decide which roads and bridges to fix.

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  20. Jesse Jackson in South Carolina for voter driveRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2016 | Post and Courier

    The Greenville native points out there are 1.2 million African-Americans in the state who are eligible to vote. He says about 1 million of them are registered.

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