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SC Workers to be Paid for Time Missed Due to Hurricane

Gov. Nikki Haley issued an executive order Wednesday to pay S.C. state employees who missed work because their offices were closed Oct. 5-7 during Hurricane Matthew. The S.C. governor is able to authorize leave with pay  for state employees who are absent from work because of a state of emergency or hazardous weather conditions. Haley […]

SC Unemployment Rate Drops

South Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent in September from 5.1 percent in August, the first time the jobless rate has dropped below 5 percent since April 2001. Employment increased in September by 4,682 workers to 2,185,902, a new record high, and the number of unemployed dropped by 4,985 to 112,018. The result was […]

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Road Named in Honor of Townville Victim

A state highway panel voted Thursday morning to name a road in honor of Jacob Hall, the 6-year-old who was mortally wounded in a shooting at Townville Elementary School. The South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission unanimously approved the road naming at their meeting in Columbia. The intersection of Interstate 85 and S.C. 24  in […]

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SLED Investigating State Senate Candidate

A two-paragraph incident report, filed back on September 29th by a 40-year-old woman, has led to the state’s top law enforcement agency to investigate an allegation of forcible fondling by a candidate for the state Senate. Democrat Mike Fanning of Great Falls allegedly had an “inappropriate relationship” with a female student at Estill High School […]

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Three Lancaster Homicides Over The Past Week

A Lancaster man died after being shot multiple times Tuesday, according to officials. Yusuf Abdus Salaam, 32, of Lancaster, died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office. The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. on the 300 block of Hampton Road, according to Capt. Scott Grant, a Lancaster police spokesman. Salaam was […]

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LPL Financial Explores Potential Sale

As over 1,000 LPL Financial employees are preparing to move into their brand new complex in Fort Mill,  Reuters Media is reporting a potential sale of the company. The source who wished to remain unidentified says LPL is working with investment bank, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. on a sale process that has attracted other companies […]

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Obama Declares Disaster in SC

President Barack Obama  declared a disaster in South Carolina on Tuesday, allowing federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the 13 counties hit hardest by Hurricane Matthew. The declaration makes federal money available to reimburse local governments, state agencies, eligible private non-profits and electric co-operatives for some storm-related expenses, S.C. Gov. Nikki […]

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