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...Are soybeans a vegetable? What about corn?Representatives also were displeased to learn that, according to the bill, South Carolina ranks second nationally -- not first -- in collard green production.Republican state Rep. Tommy Stringer...
Media push real issues to back burner

...of Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Israel, Palestine, U.S. health care and environmental bills, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's bombshell and, oh yes, Farrah Fawcett died, too. Interesting, the tabloid mentality...
At what cost?

...their state's citizens. So has South Carolina's Jim DeMint. All of them voted against resurrecting debate on this bill. South Carolina senior senator Lindsey Graham, however, voted for it - and by doing so has repudiated the will of his Republican...
Fine S.C. lending law

South Carolina lawmakers had a mighty tough year dealing with one of the worst budget crises in state history, but at least one very good thing did come out of the nightmare session - a fine law to combat predatory lending practices. Gov. Mark Sanford has already signed the bill.
Discovering sound

...for Cole when Mrs. Harley has to work during the day. While Mr. Harley's insurance covered most of the medical bills, South Carolina's Medicaid program refused to help the family with the rest. Facing several thousand dollars in medical...
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Local projects may get more federal money

...whopping 69.7 percent increase over what the state's share of highway money under the previous multiyear highway bill. South Carolina's annual share will average $416.4 million, at 79.3 percent, the largest rate of increase among the...
Georgia wins under new highway bill

...7 million, up from $226.1 million the state has been receiving annually since 1991. Under President Clinton's bill, South Carolina would get $310.5 million in federal transportation money next year. The six-year legislation that provides...
Local and area briefs

...A handgun believed to be used during this incident was found at William Pendleton's residence. House OKs marriage bill South Carolina House lawmakers approved a proposal on third reading Thursday to outlaw marriages of children as young as 12...
Electric bills rise for southeast Georgia schools

South Georgia school system superintendents expect a jolt with their district's next Georgia Power bill.
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Unemployment insurance cost changes in SC now real

COLUMBIA - The unemployment insurance bills South Carolina companies have been expecting for months are arriving this week, with good news for some companies and big hits for others...
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