Former SC State board chairman sentenced to 5 years in prison in kickback scheme

COLUMBIA - During a lengthy and at times tearful hearing in Columbia, the former board chairman of South Carolina State University was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for his role in a kickback and corruption scheme.U.S...

Across South Carolina

...to fire trustees COLUMBIA - The state House and Senate have nearly unanimously agreed that the trustees at South Carolina State University need to be fired.But after nearly three months of debate, they still can't agree on whether two state...

Governor signs bill to fire SC State trustees

COLUMBIA - After three months of drama, lawmakers and the governor fired the trustees at South Carolina State University on Thursday.The House and Senate each approved a compromise bill to name a new Board of Trustees and Gov...

S.C. State gets $100,000 donation from its alumni association

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina State University officials on Tuesday announced a $100,000 donation from the college's National Alumni Association and urged alumni across...

Area Announcements

...alumni.uga.edu/alumni/index.php/content2/uga_day.? The Greater Augusta Alumni Chapter of South Carolina State University will hold the Bulldogs nite out in the CSRA at the Julian Smith Casino on April 30 at 6:30 p.m. Cost...

Audit shows SC State will owe $23.5M by close of fiscal year

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina State University's escalating debt is expected to reach $23.5 million by the end of this school year, accountants said Wednesday, adding to calls for an immediate overhaul.

Judge rules SC State trustees can fire President Thomas Elzey; board holds meeting by phone

ORANGEBURG, S.C. - South Carolina State University trustees fired suspended president Thomas Elzey on Monday, hours after a judge reversed a decision barring such action.After...

Borrowing plan's defeat causes cuts to SLED, K-12

...However, a few items were added to the rewritten plan, notably $4 million to help financially troubled South Carolina State University pay off some of its oldest bills.Amid opposition from Gov. Nikki Haley and an influx of nearly $50 million...

South Carolina House approves firing SC State's trustees amid fiscal crisis

ORANGEBURG, S.C. - The state House voted Tuesday to fire all the trustees of financially troubled South Carolina State University, as the board met for the fourth time in 15 days and approved a no-confidence vote against suspended President...

Suspended SC State president sues school

COLUMBIA - The suspended president of South Carolina State University sued the school Tuesday for breaking his contract and asked the court to block his expected firing.Thomas Elzey sued S.C...