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SC voter turnout lowest in 40 years

...all incumbents seeking re-election to statewide offices, congressional and state House seats won another term. Agency spokesman Chris Whitmire says that marks only the second time that turnout dipped below 50 percent in a general election...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-11-06/sc-voter-turnout-lowest-40-year
Halloween curfew for SC sex offenders

...COLUMBIA - Hundreds of sex offenders across South Carolina are again subject to some restrictions this Halloween. Agency spokesman Pete O'Boyle says offenders currently being monitored by the state Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-31/halloween-curfew-sc-se
CIA director apologizes for Senate computer searches

...inspector general found that CIA employees acted improperly when the CIA searched Senate computers earlier this year.Agency spokesman Dean Boyd said in an e-mail to The Associated Press on Thursday that Brennan has convened an accountability board...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-31/cia-director-apologizes-
Officials say voter ID law working well in SC

...of the law since it was implemented last year."The numbers reflect what we haven't heard from voters," said agency spokesman Chris Whitmire. "We don't hear complaints about not being able to vote or being disenfranchised or general complaints...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-05/officials-say-voter-id-law-wo
Tentative agreement reached on South Carolina Common Core

...meetings.The stance marks a change from what Republican Superintendent Mick Zais told the media earlier this month. Agency spokesman Dino Teppara said Zais spoke "in-artfully" when he said he would direct the panels to ignore Common Core entirely...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-31/tentative-agreement-reached-s
Complaint about Confederate flag on specialty Georgia tag

...In Georgia, the Department of Revenue's motor vehicle division approves proposed designs for specialty plates. Agency spokesman Nick Genesi said the old design included the Confederate battle emblem and that organizations with existing plates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-02-19/complaints-about-confede
Audit blames Juvenile Justice turnover on low pay, long hours

...Commissioner Avery Niles didn't dispute the auditors' findings and is considering its recommendations, according to agency spokesman Jim Shuler."Commissioner Niles says he and his executive staff have constantly reviewed recruitment-and-retention...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-05-25/audit-blames-juvenile-ju
SC Democratic June ballot to ask about marijuana

...state GOP Party $2,500 and the Democratic party a $3,500 fee for adding the questions to their ballots, said agency spokesman Chris Whitmire.How voters respond to primary questions do not necessarily translate to legislative action. But...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-09/sc-democratic-june-ballot-ask
Government safety agency missed Cobalt clues

...Christian said. "NHTSA should have known, based on the information I have seen, certainly in 2006."An agency spokesman said he was looking into Christian's claim.The evidence kept mounting:? In December 2005, General Motors sent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-28/government-safety-agency-m
Escapee from SC mental hospital captured in Tennessee

...are a lot of different issues we are going to be looking at ? not just how he slipped out without permission," agency spokesman Mark Binkley said.Officers checking on Carter's parents in 2006 found them dead and wrapped in plastic in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-03/escapee-sc-mental-hospital-ca