Senate Republicans meet in secret after Davis' filibuster against gas tax increase continues

...spend in this year's budget when the Board of Economic Advisers meets Friday."We have the high ground," said Davis, R-Beaufort. "Why should we not block everything until we have assurances the $400 million is going to be spent on roads and bridges...

S.C. Senate takes up road funding bill at last

...The so-called capital reserve bill usually travels with the budget plan for tax collections.But Sen. Tom Davis, R-Beaufort, has been filibustering the bill that spends one-time surplus money because he opposes raising gas taxes. When the Senate...

Senate has yet to pass bill for one-time spending or take up road funding

...state budget and how to fix South Carolina's deteriorating roads.The Senate adjourned Thursday with Sen. Tom Davis, R-Beaufort, still filibustering a bill that would spend $85 million that the state is collecting this fiscal year above advisers' earlier...

Commissioner Grady Smith released from hospital

...County marshals, Brad Owens and a former nurse for coming to his aid in the parking lot.Smith said he's now recovering in Beaufort, S.C., and will be back next week when a commission committee re-examines implementing a stormwater fee and tearing...

Look no farther than Georgia writers for summer reading

...Sound of Glass (NAL).It tells the story of the widow of a firefighter who inherits an 18th-century ancestral home in Beaufort, S.C., and unearths a generation of family skeletons. Available now.? Beach too toasty for you? Cool off in the...

Bennie Riley

...Christopher Holley officiating. Interment will be in church cemetery. Family and friends may call the residence, 411 Walker Ave., or the funeral home after 1pm. G.L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 390 Beaufort St., Aiken (803)648-0134

Dorothy Collins

...Ridge Spring. The remains will lie in state only from 12noon until hour of service Wednesday. Family and friends may call the residence, 1018 Cornish St. G.L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 390 Beaufort St., Aiken (803)648-0134

Activists take stand against Arctic oil drilling

...Discoverer. But Shell says it has gained vital experience, and can safely drill on its leases in the Chukchi Sea, as well as the Beaufort Sea, an even more remote stretch north of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge.Officials in Alaska have welcomed the drilling...

Across the region

Guard at jail faces misconduct chargeBEAUFORT, S.C. - Deputies say a guard at the Beaufort County jail sold a murder suspect a cellphone for $50.Authorities said 26-year-old Cynthia Jensen was charged with misconduct...

Peggy Waters

BEAUFORT, S.C. - Peggy Ann McVey Waters, 75, wife of James R. (Bob) Waters, Sr., died Monday, February 2, 2015 at her residence in Beaufort, SC. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11...