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Augusta native Courson now leads SC Senate

...McConnell, a Charleston Republican, took over the ceremonial job. Then the Senate voted 27-17 last month for Sen. John Courson, R-Columbia, to serve as president pro tempore. Eighteen out of 19 Democrats supported Courson.Courson, 67...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-04-06/augusta-native-courson-n
Senate to debate car tax

...the committee process. Despite the chamber's unanimous agreement to give priority to the bill introduced by Sen. John Courson, R-Columbia, it still faces powerful opposition. "I hope it would have the chance of a snowball in hell," said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/22/met_226555.shtml
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Legislature to ask state's high court to withdraw deadlines on education funding case

...of senators, to come up with recommendations. It's expected to meet again this month.Senate Education Chair man John Courson, R-Columbia, said the court's timeline is almost an "impossibility" to accomplish.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-10-19/legislature-ask-states-high-court-w
Black Panther-KKK rallies at SC Capitol questioned

...Black Panthers Party were allowed to hold rallies at the Statehouse at the same time earlier this month.State Sen. John Courson told The State newspaper the number of officers needed to protect people at the dueling July 18 rallies was the largest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-26/black-panther-kkk-rallies-sc-capito
2 former lawmakers tell senators SC must produce more educated workers to be competitive

...collaborate rather than compete, saying that would be an "extremely large step forward."Senate Education Chairman John Courson, R-Columbia, said the Legislature must increase spending in higher education. "Every dollar we spend is an investment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-17/2-former-lawmakers-tell-senators-sc
SC senators say Heigel has the right experience to balance business, environmental interests

...You may be a lady for all seasons, and I strongly recommend your confirmation," said Senate Education Chairman John Courson, R-Columbia.It was a striking difference from the committee's tough questioning in February of Eleanor Kitzman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-21/sc-senators-say-heigel-has-ri
Governor signs bill to fire SC State trustees

...Spearman, Treasurer Curtis Loftis, Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman, Senate Education Committee Chairman John Courson, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Brian White, and Rep. Jim Merrill, Ways and Means' higher education subcommittee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-07/governor-signs-bill-fire-sc-s
Sheheen focusing on DSS in governor's race

...spokesman calls the request by her Democratic rival election-year nonsense.Sheheen asked Senate President Pro Tem John Courson in a letter Thursday to create an investigative committee to look into whether the administration interfered with another...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-05-01/sheheen-focusi
South Carolina Gov. Haley says lieutenant governor's position shouldn't go vacant until January

...officeholder steps down to take over as a college president.Haley contends state law might require Senate President Pro Tem John Courson to step into the state's soon-to-be vacant No. 2 position. But the post has been vacant six times in the past...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-30/south-carolina-gov-haley-says
Democrat Yancey McGill is SC's new lieutenant governor

...the Senate's next president pro tem, though not without protest. The leadership role has been vacant since Sen. John Courson, R-Columbia, stepped down two weeks ago.The 42-2 vote followed criticism from GOP Sen. Shane Massey that Leatherman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-18/democrat-yancey-mcgill-scs-ne