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Fewer SC Inmates

The director of South Carolina’s prison system says his agency has reduced its inmate population in the past five years… but still faces rising costs with those who remain. Department of Corrections director Bryan Stirling says there are just shy of 21-thousand inmates in the system now down from 25-thousand five years ago as authorities […]

SC Charter Schools Money

South Carolina education officials say a 30-million-dollar federal grant will help new charter schools open across the state. The Department of Education announced the grant last week would create the new schools… which have more flexibility in their curriculum compared to more traditional schools. Public Charter School Alliance executive director Mary Carmichael says the grant […]

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Duke Energy gets new 40 year license for Catawba River

The federal government has approved Duke Energy’s license to manage 225 miles of the Catawba River in North Carolina and South Carolina for 40 more years. To get its new license, the utility agreed to conserve $16 million in land, spend $4 million developing public recreation sites and build passages so fish can get around […]

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South Carolina’s Most Expensive Homes

The most expensive houses in South Carolina, on average, are in Mount Pleasant. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that’s one of the findings in the annual home listing report from Coldwell Banker Real Estate which ranks just over 2,700 housing markets nationwide. The report finds that a four-bedroom, two-bath home in Mount Pleasant […]

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York County Council to Consider Tax Breaks

Carowinds and MSI-Forks, an international maker of fork lift arms, are seeking tax breaks to expand or move in York County. The York County Council will consider tonight a fee-in-lieu tax agreements that would lower the property taxes for both businesses for the next 30 years, reducing the assessment rate from 10 percent to 6 […]

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Governor to Announce Flood Relief

Gov. Nikki Haley will make an announcement about flood relief at the Governor’s Mansion Complex. Haley’s office said the governor will make the announcement Monday morning. Rain fell Oct. 2-5, dumping up to two feet in some parts of the state. Nineteen people died in the South Carolina floods, 12 from drowning and seven in […]

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Sunday Morning Shooting in Lancaster

An early morning shooting on Sunday in Lancaster sent two victims to the hospital via helicopter. Police were called to the 400 block of Miller Street around 6 a.m. Sunday. Investigators had not yet identified a suspect immediately after the shooting, although responders were collecting evidence at the scene. The extent of the men’s injuries […]

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