Senators: DSS must quickly hire caseworkers

...Carolina's Department of Social Services must immediately hire more caseworkers to stem a child welfare crisis and not wait until legislators pass a budget next year, state senators said Tuesday.The Senate panel investigating DSS directed the acting director to...

SC governor candidate's call for DSS session called unrealistic

...bi-partisan calls for her ouster.But legislators of both parties called Ervin's suggestion...House and Senate leaders chose to call legislators back to Columbia ? which is unlikely...costly to taxpayers, with no guarantee legislators could accomplish anything before they're...

Nontraditional independent republican candidate Tom Ervin looks to shake up South Carolina's gubernatorial race

COLUMBIA, S.C. - In a governor's race otherwise viewed as a 2010 rematch, former judge and legislator Tom Ervin is looking to shake things up, as he criticizes both Gov. Nikki Haley and state Sen. Vincent Sheheen and takes positions...

Retired colonel from Evans fought for Medal of Honor recipient Bennie Adkins

...Kenneth B. Facey, of Evans, and members of Detachment A-102, 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces wrote legislators about the valor Adkins displayed during 38 hours of close-combat fighting and two days of evading the North Vietnamese...

Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

...Kenneth B. Facey, of Evans, and members of Detachment A-102, 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces wrote legislators about the valor Adkins displayed.Sloat, of Coweta, Oklahoma, was 20 years old when his squad was patrolling a stretch...

Across the region

...agency's acting and deputy directors updated reporters three months after former Director Lillian Koller resigned amid bipartisan calls for her ousting. An audit of the agency, requested by legislators, is expected in the coming weeks.

South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell suspends himself from office

...suspended. The advisory opinion, requested by two Democratic House members, carries no legal weight.State law requires legislators be suspended if they are charged with crimes punishable by more than a year in prison. One charge, "common law misconduct...

Jason Carter's plan to fund education may not be as fruitful as he hopes, experts say

...tax increase, but Gov. Nathan Deal and other experts say it's not so simple.Carter, the Democratic challenger and a legislator from Decatur, hasn't said how much he wants to boost education spending, but his campaign spokesman Bryan Thomas said...

Isakson chides Nunn about Sen. Harry Reid

...who are basing their campaigns on being outsiders. But Isakson, who will become the senior senator in January, has been a legislator, a congressman and chaired the state school board, offered a seasoned political observation."As a candidate for office...

Lieutenant governor hopeful challenges opponent to resign from all-white country club

...challenge to McMaster since he has "great friends" and supporters who also are Forest Lake members. They include other legislators and the managing partner of Sellers' law firm, attorney Pete Strom.Strom said he joined in 2012 after being assured that...