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Some Legislators Hope 2017 Is The Year For Medical Marijuana In South Carolina

S.C. legislators are gearing up for another fight over a bill that would allow the legal use of medical marijuana in the Palmetto State. A half-dozen lawmakers Tuesday made their first order of business on the session’s opening day the unveiling of the S.C. Compassionate Care Act. The bill would allow South Carolinians with “debilitating […]

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New State Laws Effective With the New Year

Seven new laws passed by S.C. legislators last spring go into effect with the start of the new year. S.C. lawmakers passed a law meant to protect poor families who lack written property deeds from real estate speculators looking to buy up their land on the cheap. Named for the state senator slain in Charleston’s […]

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Chisa Johnson Putman nominated for York County Magistrate Judge

York County’s state senators Wes Climer of Rock Hill, Greg Gregory of Lancaster, Harvey Peeler of Gaffney and former Senators Wes Hayes and Creighton Coleman have nominated Chisa Johnson Putman, a Rock Hill lawyer, city prosecutor and president of the York County Bar Association, to be a York County magistrate judge. It is believed that […]

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Jury Selection Delayed for Roof

The federal judge in the Dylann Roof murder trial postponed jury selection yesterday after a last-minute and unusual closed door meeting between the judge, Roof and Roof’s defense team. Neither defense lawyers nor federal prosecutors objected to Judge Richard Gergel closing the hearing that lasted about 90 minutes. However, lead prosecutor Jay Richardson told Gergel […]

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York County Election Day Turn Out

South Carolina has experienced a 30% increase in absentee voters according to Chris Whitmire of the South Carolina Election Commission. With that in mind, voters turned out to the polls early in York County when they opened at 7am. Polls will remain open until 8pm tonight. Along with President of the United States on the […]

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Carolina Drought Getting Worse

Catawba River Basin residents are being asked to start conserving more water and energy as drought conditions worsen. The Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group announced Tuesday morning it is upgrading the area drought status based on continued dry conditions. The group asks for voluntary irrigation cutbacks to Tuesdays and Saturdays. Duke Energy, the company managing […]

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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 […]

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