State legislators won't push bill giving mayor more power this session

...requires three House members and all three senators who represent areas of Augusta to move...or later."When (Davis) was a state senator, he didn't make any efforts to do anything...would make his salary $171,000."As a senator and as a representative, when he had...

South Carolina senators join the call to replace leadership of financially troubled SC State

...chamber's Democratic leader and two senators who graduated from S.C. State.The...introduced Thursday, signals that senators are ready to take drastic action to make...it in 2017 after a massive overhaul.Senators immediately pledged to kill the proposal...

South Carolina's only female senator says GOP colleague's sexist comments went too far

COLUMBIA - A South Carolina senator says he was only joking with a female colleague when he referred...frequently asked him to stop.Katrina Shealy, the states only female senator, said that Sen. Tom Corbin was referring to rib meat, after...

Senate panel to consider firing SC State trustees, appointing new board

COLUMBIA - Senators are fast-tracking a proposal to fire the trustees of financially troubled...Elzey, despite the Legislative Black Caucus' call for his removal.Senators said the trustees' move doesn't solve the problem.Today, the full...

SC State trustees meet as some senators want to fire them, keep mum on their plans for president

South Carolina State University trustees said Thursday they are being unfairly blamed for the university's problems, but likely will leave quietly in the best interest of the school if lawmakers fire them all.

Bill removes exemption for speed traps

...enough cosponsors to easily pass the Senate, its author, Sen. Jesse Stone, said Monday.His Senate Bill 134 has 45 other senators signed on as cosponsors, only 11 short of the entire Senate.Current law prohibits speed traps if more than 40 percent of...

Proposal to fire SC State trustees advances with objection

...He particularly wants alumni to be more involved.After the vote, he placed an objection on the proposal to ensure that senators fully debate it and consider alternatives, he said.The university's trustees meet again today, three days after placing...

Georgia House passes $44.6 billion state budget, keeping insurance for part-time school employees

...altogether for the part-time school workers.The 171-2 vote sends the budget plan to the Senate. Any changes made by senators would have to be reconciled before the 40-day session ends. Deal then can sign, reject or make changes to the plan.Deal's...

Davis pitches 'strong mayor' plan in south Augusta

...applicable only to Augusta, typically must be approved by the three senators and three of the five House members, said Jones, who said...limited the mayor's authority over city affairs, former senator Charles Walker recalled one fact about the structure of city...

Exceptional bowlers enjoy sport

...exceptional, but also exceptional celebrities, too." She's planning to send letters of request to President Obama, governors, senators and national celebrities who call Augusta home.She's already received a recipe from Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum.She...