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South Carolina to weigh special election for Bobby Harrell's seat

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The abrupt resignation of former South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell has left Republicans pushing for a special election. For their part, Democrats hope next week's ballot goes forward...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-10-29/south-carolina-weigh-spe
South Carolina Election Commission says former speaker Harrell's name to remain on ballot

CHARLESTON, S.C. - It appears the seat held by former South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell will be won by a Democrat for the first time in four decades.The state Election Commission said Monday the contest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-10-27/south-carolina
South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell pleads guilty, resigns

COLUMBIA - Former South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell avoided jail time but lost the seat he has held for more than 20 years after he pleaded guilty Thursday to six campaign...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-23/south-carolina-house-s
Rick Allen represents the real deal

...of Obama endorsing him; meanwhile, a Barrow mailer sent to more rural constituents bragged that he "stood up to (House Speaker) Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats in Washington."Not only did he want it both ways, he got it.In contrast, voters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-10-12/right-choices
South Carolina's newest third party launches ballot initiative

...misdemeanors and three others face charges. Only felony convictions automatically remove someone from office. This month, House Speaker Bobby Harrell became the latest legislator indicted. He faces misdemeanor charges of using campaign donations for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-09-25/south-carolina
Across South Carolina

Term limits sought by acting speakerCOLUMBIA - South Carolina's acting House speaker on Tuesday recommended putting a term limit on the position, saying it's time to ensure no one gets a vice grip on that power...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-23/across-south-carolina
Across the region

...isn't on trial with the other 12 defendants.Lawmaker set to be next House speakerCOLUMBIA - Two Republicans vying for House speaker left the race Tuesday, leaving Hartsville Rep. Jay Lucas the lone candidate for the powerful post.Lucas has been...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-30/across-region
Across the region

...a remote hillside near Camden, Ala.Officials relent on Harrell's mug shot COLUMBIA - A photograph of suspended House Speaker Bobby Harrell taken as he was fingerprinted and processed after his court appearance this week was released Wednesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-01/across-region
Suspended South Carolina speaker being released on charges

COLUMBIA - Suspended South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell was released on bond Monday, facing misdemeanor charges that he misused his office for personal gain and lied to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-29/suspended-south-caroli
Rants & Raves

...by other blacks between 18 and 24 years of age. Ninety-two percent! Always somebody else's fault isn't it? HOUSE SPEAKER Boehner and the tea party took over the U.S. House on a pledge to repair the economy and jump start job growth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-20/rants-raves