South Carolina House Republicans on Wednesday pushed through a measure requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, as Democrats blasted them for spending money on what they called voter suppression while the state faces a deficit.
The South Carolina House approved a compromise Tuesday that would require voters to show a photo ID at the polls and allow limited early voting.
ATLANTA --- Despite budget cuts and the potential for controversy, the state continues its long planning process for the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
COLUMBIA --- A South Carolina state trooper who bragged about a crash that sent a fleeing suspect flying over the hood of his cruiser is to go on trial this week in a case drawing scrutiny from leaders of the state's black community.
The Rev. Raphael Warnock (seated from left), of Ebenezer Baptist Church; ex-Congressman J.C. Watts; Gov. Sonny Perdue; Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor; President Pro Tem Eric Johnson; Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson; and Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus Rep. Stan Watson listen to Xernona Clayton speak during the King Holiday Tribute in Atlanta.
COLUMBUS, Ga. - A suspect in at least two dozen Columbus-area armed robberies was arrested after police linked him to a can of beer.
ATLANTA - State tax collections took a turn downward in February after six straight months of growth, Georgia's financial managers reported Wednesday.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- During a campaign debate last year, GOP gubernatorial candidate Mark Sanford berated then-Gov. Jim Hodges, a Democrat, about the lack of diversity in jobs he controlled.
With only two reports of racial profiling made to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People office in Aiken this year, the Rev. David Walker says he can't cite a serious problem with what is often referred to as "driving while black." But the NAACP branch president says a new five-month study of the South Carolina Highway Patrol suggests a troubling trend: Troopers are pulling over and ticketing a higher percentage of Aiken County's black residents.
It was two years ago this month when two screw-driver wielding state senators -- Eric Johnson, R-Savannah, and Joey Brush, R-Appling -- climbed over a railing in the Atlanta Capitol building to remove the New York State flag from a 50-state display.