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Suspended SC State president sues school

Thomas Elzey sued the financially strapped university a week after trustees put him on paid leave and a day before they were set to meet to get legal advice on how to proceed.
Rep. Mitchell fined $16,000, ordered to repay $7,400

COLUMBIA - The House Ethics Committee on Thursday ordered Rep. Harold Mitchell to pay a $16,100 fine and reimburse his campaign account nearly $7,400 for improper expenses.
SC legislators approve voter ID requirements

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.
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SC House approves photo ID, early voting proposal

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.
Civil War anniversary festivities planned amid cuts, controversy

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.
Trooper facing trial on charges of undue force

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.
Celebrating a King

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.
Across Georgia

COLUMBUS, Ga. - A suspect in at least two dozen Columbus-area armed robberies was arrested after police linked him to a can of beer.
Across the region

ATLANTA - State tax collections took a turn downward in February after six straight months of growth, Georgia's financial managers reported Wednesday.
Sanford finds it tough to bring racial diversity to top jobs

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.