SC insurance fraud cases rise

...operating, almost 14,000 insurance fraud complaints involving almost $110 million have been received by the state Attorney General's office.During the period there have been almost 1,400 criminal convictions while restitution was made...

Sumpter, S.C., possible gun ban in parks hits snag

...S.C. - Sumter might not be able to ban concealed weapons from city parks because of a 2010 opinion from the state attorney general's office, the city attorney says.The city council wanted to discuss the issue after an incident last month...

Augusta voters to see few local races on Nov. 4 ballot

...also will decide statewide partisan contests for governor, U.S. Senate, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general and commissioners of insurance, labor and agriculture.

Execution set for Ga. inmate in death of man set to testify against his son

...in the slaying of a store clerk who was scheduled to testify against his son is to be executed next month, the state attorney general's office said Tuesday.Tommy Lee Waldrip is set to die at 7 p.m. on July 10 at the state prison in Jackson...

South Carolina judge sides with 'robo-calls'

...right to free speech had been violated.Childs said state law unfairly singles out political speech, noting the state attorney general previously had interpreted the law to allow political robocalls as long as they are delivered to an answering...

4 Republican candidates for South Carolina lieutenant governor promise to help seniors

...candidates have grander visions of what the lieutenant governor can do."Well, we do have four years," former state attorney general Henry McMastertold the moderator during a question about how anyone can make the office relevant.McMaster...

Citigroup agrees to $7 billion settlement over mortgages

...consumer relief to help borrowers who lost their homes to foreclosure and about $500 million to settle claims from state attorneys general and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.The agreement does not preclude the possibility of criminal prosecutions...

Former state attorney general McMaster wins Republican nomination for SC lieutenant governor

COLUMBIA - Voters chose former Attorney General Henry McMaster to be the Republican choice for lieutenant governor and picked both parties' nominees for education superintendent.

Judge weighs House speaker's case

...Ashley Landess of the South Carolina Policy Council, a libertarian think tank, brought the allegations to state Attorney General Alan Wilson. The Republican forwarded the matter to the State Law Enforcement Division and is in the process...

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says state won't back down on MOX lawsuit

...said closing the facility would violate an international nonproliferation agreement with Russia.Last week, state Attorney General Alan Wilson asked a federal judge to rule in the state's favor without a trial. Federal officials have until...