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South Carolina legislator: Take down Confederate flag, 'a symbol of pride in one's hatred'

...Todd Ruth erford, a Columbia Democrat, said he would pre-file a bill in December to remove the flag. The House minority leader said he hopes that in light of a photograph of the Charleston church attack suspect posing with his car that has a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-21/south-carolina-legislator-take-down
Shooting suspect captured

...victims - six females and three males, Mullen said. The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church's pastor, state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, was among those killed, State House Minority leader Todd Rutherford told The Associated Press.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-18/lexington-man-21-suspect
Charleston suspect attended church service

...explained," Riley said. "We are going to put our arms around that church and that church family." State House Minority leader Todd Rutherford told The Associated Press that the church's pastor, state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, was among those...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-18/charleston-suspect-attended-
SC Senate rejects last-ditch effort to force roads debate

...massively cut state income taxes and give the governor's office full control of the Department of Transportation.House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford said that's why the Legislature hasn't been able to pass a road-funding bill."She set the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-17/sc-senate-rejects-last-d
9 fatally shot at historic black church in downtown Charleston

...six female and three male victims. Officials say names won't be released until families are notified. But House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford has said state Sen. Clementa Pinckney was among those killed.The city's statement on the assistance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-18/9-fatally-shot-histori
Ex-UGA president headed to Pepperdine

...Tennessee Gov. Lamar Alexander and chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Howard Baker of Tennessee when Baker was Senate Minority Leader. "I am honored and delighted at this stage in my career to have the opportunity to serve an organization that I...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-12/ex-uga-president-headed-pepp
South Carolina's 'disappointing' legislative session ends without a state budget

...potholes, the backups, the deplorable condition of the interstates, and that issue is not resolved," said Senate Minority Leader Nikki Setzler, D-West Columbia.State law required the regular session to end at 5 p.m. Thursday.Lawmakers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-04/south-carolinas-disappoi
Overtime

...organization after receiving considerable backlash from gay rights groups, Clemson students and South Carolina House minority leader Todd Rutherford.The Palmetto Family Council planned to honor Swinney and "South Carolina defenders of religious...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-05-27/overtime
Book notes

...would write about some of his political rivals, from President Obama to his Democratic counterpart in the Senate, Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, McConnell said the book would be a "candid assessment of the people I've worked with and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2015-05-30/former-usc-aiken-profess
Increased domestic violence penalties headed to Haley's desk

...ban for the worst abusers and has an automatic three- or 10-year ban in other cases.But the deal stripped out Minority Leader Todd Rutherford's amendment that would put what he called "risk assessors" in every jail in the state to talk...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-28/increased-domestic-viole