'Speed traps' not always what they seem

...eliminated the 18 mph exemption.It received sponsorships from more than 40 legislators but failed to gain consensus in the House and was sent to Gov. Nathan Deal's desk only after changes were negotiated with Georgia's municipal, sheriffs...

Trade deficit reaches 6-year high of $51.4 billion

...vote with no amendments from Congress.The fast-track legislation is expected to win Senate approval but passage in the House will be more challenging. Democrats in both chambers are demanding that the administration negotiate stronger labor...

Treasures & trash: Dismantling childhood homes

...children coping with dismantling and selling the first place they called home.After my mother died, my father stayed in the house as long as he could. But his move to assisted living required the next generation to empty the family home quickly...

South Carolina Senate panel's debate on roads could predict floor fight

...percentage points over 10 years. It's the same plan Gov. Nikki Haley supported, but it never came up for a vote in the House.Pointing out the governor won re-election by about 15 percentage points, Davis said to fail to bring up Haley's...

South Carolina House approves bill that provides $400M more for roads, some income tax savings

...too significantly along with a deeper income tax cut and changes that allow her more control at the DOT.The taxes in the House bill are tied to the price of gas. So Simrill said if gas increases to $3 a gallon, the amount raised for roads could...

House, Senate advance bills on police body cameras

...that aim to eventually equip law enforcement officers across South Carolina with body-worn cameras advanced Tuesday in the House and Senate.Both chambers' judiciary committees unanimously approved their separate proposals, sending them to their...

House panel OKs Deal's school takeover plan

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal's proposal to take over schools dubbed "chronically failing" appears headed for a vote in the Georgia House after securing a key committee's approval.

Man shot by police had much to celebrate in recent months

...shot in a scuffle over the officer's stun gun.Scott grew up in the Charleston area, where his parents still live in the house they bought in 1969. Charleston police records show Scott was arrested in September 1987 on a charge of assault and...

You Remembered: Evans intersection

This picture of the intersection of Belair, Evans to Locks and Washington roads brings back many memories.

Bill to allow secrecy for execution drug sellers in South Carolina dies in Senate committee

...Mike Fair is trying to get a similar proposal passed as part of the budget, and a companion bill has been introduced in the House.The legislation was patterned after laws enacted in other states that have run into problems obtaining execution drugs...