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Legislative survey finds enough votes to remove Confederate flag

...Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds if all supporters cast a vote.The Post and Courier newspaper, the South Carolina Press Association and The Associated Press asked all lawmakers how they intend to vote. At least 33 senators and 83 House...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-30/legislative-survey-finds
Dash-cam video won't be released in police shooting

...decide what the public sees? That's not their job," said Bill Rogers, the executive director of the South Carolina Press Association.In North Augusta, Satter white's family reached a $1.2 million settlement with the city over the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-03/dash-cam-video-wont-be-released-pol
SC Senate passes bill on officer body cameras

...unlawfully using their weapons and there's "heightened public interest."Bill Rogers, director of the South Carolina Press Association, said that's overly restrictive and goes against the video's purpose."Who can tell if there's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-29/sc-senate-passes-bill-
Hidden footage

...to hold water under a 2011 court ruling requiring agencies to release dash cam footage, according to the South Carolina Press Association, which has filed multiple requests for the video.And it certainly appears arbitrary, considering police...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-05-07/hidden-footage
Supporters try to reinforce SC's Freedom of Information Act

...don't see a problem. It's going to take the public speaking up to get something to happen," said South Carolina Press Association Executive Director Bill Rogers.The problem just isn't the way the law is written, but how it's followed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-14/supporters-try-reinforce
Across the region

...the photo was part of the agency's case file, which cannot be released because the case is in court.South Carolina Press Association lawyer Jay Bender said it looked like SLED was giving preferential treatment to the powerful Republican...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-01/across-region
SC cops won't release records

...Freedom of Information Act that allow public agencies to withhold information that could harm that agency.South Carolina Press Association Executive Director Bill Rogers says that is ridiculous. He says police reports are always public records...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-06/sc-cops-wont-release-records
South Carolina Supreme Court to rule on public autopsy reports

...violate medical privacy laws. At the time, South Carolina Press Association Attorney Jay Bender called Bullock's claim...Bill Rogers, executive director of the South Carolina Press Association, said South Carolina's open records laws...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-01/south-carolina-supreme-court-
SC Supreme Court: Public bodies don't need agendas

...abuse of items being put on the agenda at the last minute and the public not knowing about them," said South Carolina Press Association Executive Director Bill Rogers.The Municipal Asso ciation of South Carolina filed a brief in support of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-20/sc-supreme-court-public-bodie
Senator wants ethics reform bill to address Haley's trips

...Hutto's comments followed the annual legislative workshop for reporters co-sponsored by the AP, the South Carolina Press Association and the South Carolina Broadcasters Association.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-09/senator-wants-ethics-reform-b