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Proposed bill would bar transgender choice in bathrooms in SC

A state senator has now introduced an identical bill to North Carolina’s recent ban on local governments requiring businesses to let transgender people use the bathroom of their choice. Spartanburg Republican Lee Bright’s bill would also require multi-stall bathrooms on public property to be designated and used “based on biological sex.” Bright said he wants […]

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Senate committee approves chance to forgive S.C. State’s loans

A state Senate committee has advanced a plan that would forgive most of financially-recovering South Carolina State University’s loan debt… only requiring them to pay $3 million and forgiving more than $15 million worth of emergency loans that the school used to pay vendor debts the past two years. The Finance Committee approved the proposal […]

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Polish Tire Supplier Opening in Lancaster

$7.5 million and 20 jobs will be coming to Lancaster. MAKROchem, a supplier of carbon black for the rubber and tire industry, headquartered in Lublin, Poland are a leading supplier of carbon black, a reinforcing filler in tires and other rubber products. With more than 20 years of commercial experience, the company also provides comprehensive […]

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Dylann Roof court appearance scheduled

This week, District Judge Richard M. Gergel scheduled an April 5th appearance at the courthouse in downtown Charleston of Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old man accused of killing nine people in a Charleston church. While state prosecutors have said they are seeking the death penalty for Roof, federal prosecutors are still waiting on a Department of […]

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Candidate filing begins for races across South Carolina

People who want to run for office in South Carolina can begin to file their paperwork starting today. The State Election Commission and county commissions will begin accepting paperwork to run in the June primaries and November general election at noon today. Filing runs until noon on March 30th. Every state House and state Senate […]

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Still No Agreement Statewide Roads Bill

The log-jam in Columbia continued Tuesday as Democrats were offering amendments as state senators again debate a bill to get more money to South Carolina highways and bridges. All seven amendments were set aside in votes along party lines Tuesday. The roads debate continues today, with Republicans hoping to get to a vote on the […]

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SC Senate Approves Bill Banning Abortion Past 19 Weeks

A bill banning abortion past 19 weeks in South Carolina could be heading to Gov. Nikki Haley’s desk by week’s end. Senate Democrats have blocked the legislation for years but, Sen. Brad Hutto, a leading opponent, says he still believes it should be the woman’s choice. However, he says the compromise he’s worked on since […]

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