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Edgefield museum is shrine for South Carolina Red Shirts, who attacked blacks during Reconstruction

...The home of a Confederate officer who helped take power away from blacks and drive Republicans out of South Carolina's government after the Civil War is now a museum honoring the Confederacy and its leaders. Those leaders include the...
SC expects nearly $300 million extra next year

COLUMBIA - State economists say South Carolina's government should have nearly $300 million more to spend next year.The State newspaper reported the state should have about $7.5 billion...
Haley, Sheheen push S.C. government overhaul bill

...bill that empowers and gives more responsibility to both the executive and legislative branches, bringing South Carolina's government to the 21st century.The House and Senate have three weeks left to approve a compromise. The bill eluded former...
Black scholar's post-Civil War diploma survives

...might achieve equality," West said.The era of integration didn't last long after the war. In 1877, South Carolina's government closed the school and reopened it as an all-white institution in 1880, according to university spokeswoman...
Haley, ex-revenue director dismissed from hacking suit

Gov. Nikki Haley and the state's former revenue director were dismissed from a lawsuit Thursday over a massive security breach at South Carolina's tax collection agency.
Are South Carolinians listening?

...adopted Sanford's plan to limit spending increases to population growth plus inflation. The problem with South Carolina's government is that it's stuck in the 19th century. In an era of fast cars and jet planes, it's still in a horse-and-buggy...
Ethics law is extreme

If Aiken City Councilwoman Jane Vaughters violated South Carolina's government ethics law when she made an appeal before the city's Board of Zoning Appeals, then the ethics law needs some fine-tuning...
Editorials | Aiken City Council
Dad hopes son serves in House

...serves as the chairman of one of the House's education committees. The younger Mr. Smith wants to reform South Carolina's government bureaucracy to make it more fiscally frugal. Garry Smith's mother, Peggy, said that her son is prepared...
A call to restructure

...efficient. If Sanford and his legislative colleagues can carry out the task force's restructuring blueprint, South Carolina's government could soon be providing better services at less cost.
Department may delay high-level waste to SRS

...the waste to SRS to save money, because SRS already has storage facilities for such waste, he said. But South Carolina's government might not approve the transfer, he said. Energy Department officials also are squabbling with New York's...