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South Carolina deputy shot, killed

...was intoxicated and beating on doors and cars, causing a disturbance at the suburban Charleston complex. Three Charleston County deputies responded to a second-floor apartment."They went to the apartment and knocked on the door. They identified...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-09/south-carolina-deputy-
South Carolina education board to consider conduct grades

...the missing element," said Kobrovsky, a former Charleston County school board member. "No matter how much we spend...grades.He unsuccessfully proposed conduct grades for Charleston County schools while on that district's board."The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-13/south-carolina-education-boar
SC insurance fraud cases rise

...complaints about insurance fraud came from Richland County with 159, following by Greenville County with 86 and Charleston County with 77.Since 1995, the first year the Insurance Fraud Division was operating, almost 14,000 insurance fraud...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-08/sc-insurance-fraud-cases-ris
AAA Carolinas: Top South Carolina substandard bridges on Interstate 26

...on each bridge.The other five bridges at the top of the list are on the interstate in Lexington, Richland and Charleston counties.Of the state's 9,200 bridges, about 21 percent are considered substandard which means the bridges are either...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-30/aaa-top-sc-substandard-bridge
Longtime sheriff pleads not guilty in bribery case

...creating fake police reports saying people had their identities stolen for a friend who ran a credit-repair business.Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon was charged with third-degree assault and battery after admitting he slapped a handcuffed man...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-07-01/longtime-sheriff-pleads-not-guilty-
Haley signs bill allowing tax votes to fund schools

...Previously, state law allowed an "education capital improvements" tax only in Horry and Charleston counties. The new law allows Charleston County to seek an extension of the tax this November, ahead of its February 2017 expiration. Horry...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-28/haley-signs-bill-allowing-tax
Citadel threatened over Confederate flag display

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A Charleston County councilman wants The Citadel to remove a Confederate flag from a campus chapel. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-03/citadel-threated-over-confed
Senate seeks DSS reports in child protection bill

...day of testimony next Wednesday.Senators have focused on the deaths of two children in Richland County and one in Charleston County. Koller acknowledged last week that many caseworkers' loads are too large. She said the agency is working to set...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-29/senate-seeks-dss-reports-chil
SC cop charged with fondling

...Forty-three-year-old Kermit A. Jenkins has been charged with second-degree sexual misconduct. Jenkins is being held in the Charleston County jail. It was not clear if he has a lawyer. Police spokesman Charles Francis says Jenkins is accused of reaching...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-21/sc-cop-charged-fondling
SC senators want to change teacher appeals process

...properly followed, not on a teacher's ability.In Charleston County, the state's second-largest district, three...interests, he said.Cindy Coats, chairwoman of the Charleston County School Board, agreed the process needs to end with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-03/sc-senators-want-change-teach