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South Carolina Senate leader revives proposal of borrowing for construction projects statewide

...despite another veto threat from Gov. Nikki Haley and just a month after House leaders killed the plan.Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman says the state's first such bond bill in 15 years can address South Caro lina's backlogged building...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-16/south-carolina-senate-le
Some commissioners want full-time status

...adding that they didn't involve the full delegation.Commissioners Wayne Guil foyle, Mary Davis, Sam mie Sias and Mayor Pro Tem Grady Smith said they hadn't heard anything about the plans."Why do we have a county administrator we're paying...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-04-04/some-commission
Mayor offers surprising lunch invitation

...Connell. Two years later, Connell ran against Cheeks and won, and eventually became the longest-serving House speaker pro tem in the country. Cheeks was later re-elected to the Georgia House and served for 20 years before winning a state Senate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-03-14/mayor-offers-su
City Ink: Concerns of lack of coverage in lunch with mayor lead to personal responses

...Jackson since she came aboard in November."I, personally, was a little upset they bypassed Steve Cassell," said Mayor Pro Tem Grady Smith. "He knows this county. People trust him."Maybe that's the problem. It's common in government work...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-03-28/city-ink-concer
Decision on new Harlem public safety chief expected soon

...decade of law enforcement experience.A decision on the new director could come at Monday's city council meeting, Mayor Pro Tem John Thigpen said.In the meantime, the department has been run by a lieutenant and two sergeants, who have made do even...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-21/decision-new-harlem-pu
Suspended SC State president sues school

...also voted to give priority status to Senate Presi dent Pro Tem Hugh Lea ther man's proposal to create a new, five-member...one set of good ol' boys with another." The president pro tem's plan only punts the problem further down the road...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-03/suspended-sc-state-president-
Senate panel to consider firing SC State trustees, appointing new board

...doesn't solve the problem.Today, the full Senate Education Committee will review the proposal filed by Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman, the state's most powerful legislator; the chamber's Democratic leader and graduates of South Carolina's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-02-24/senate-panel-consider-fir
Commission to hear retirees' request for monthly increase to pensions

...and audit committee, which includes the mayor, mayor pro tem, finance director, finance committee chairman and administrator...reportedly found by police? Further discussion about Mayor Pro Tem Grady Smith's request that commissioners get a commission OK...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-22/commission-hear-retirees
SC State trustees put president on administrative leave

...advanced a proposal to replace all trustees and fire Elzey. South Carolina's most powerful legislator, Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman, then introduced a similar proposal.U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn and his wife, both 1961 graduates of S...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-02-23/sc-state-trustees-put-pre
South Carolina senators join the call to replace leadership of financially troubled SC State

...leadership of financially troubled South Carolina State University needs to go.A proposal introduced by Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman would replace the school's entire board with a temporary one appointed by him and other lawmakers. Co-sponsors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-20/south-carolina-senators-join-