Ruling could extend service fee to cellphones in South Carolina

...roughly 400,000 "voice-over internet phone" users pay the fees, though how many is unknown, according to the state's Office of Regulatory Staff.Both sides argue it's an issue of fairness.Proponents say it spreads the cost to everyone...

SC officials warn of scams after floods

...Department of Consumer Affairs state Secretary of State's office urges the public to follow these tips: ? Seek out...organizations that contact you. The S.C. Secretary of State's Office Web site, www.sos.sc.gov, provides searchable information...

House candidate Joe Mullins faces residency questions

...his residency in the district is not in doubt. He said that he spoke to officials at the Geor gia secretary of state's office on Monday and that they agreed he was qualified to run."We qualified up in Atlanta and we talked to them and they...

Mental health counselor, employees indicted in Medicaid fraud case

...funding for medical services for the poor.TWI Counseling is a corporation registered with the Georgia secretary of state's office. Carl Wardlaw is also licensed in Georgia as a professional counselor. According to the company's Web site, TWI...

Coming clean

...the public trust and perhaps national security.There's no doubt that in setting up her own shadow Secretary of State's office ? with unapproved staff and an unapproved private server ? she never thought accountability would come knocking...

Tax referendum failure will delay projects, officials say

...counties have defeated traditional sales-tax referenda over the past six years, according to the Georgia secretary of state's office.This time, failure is "not an option" in Augusta, Mayor Hardie Davis said.Over the next three months, Davis...

State finds no evidence of fraud in Historic Augusta investigation

The Georgia secretary of state's office closed its investigation into whether Historic Augusta...six-page investigative report by the secretary of state's office shows that Sims filed a complaint accusing Historic Augusta...

Child molestation case against child psychologist in limbo

...over the case, granted McPherson's release on a $200,000 bond Aug. 16, 2011.McPherson was licensed in 1990 in Georgia to practice psychology. His license expired Dec. 31, 2012, according to the Secretary of State's office.

Copenhaver served as mayor for nine years without controversy

...devote his time to consulting, and Copenhaver Consulting LLC was registered this month with the Georgia Secretary of State's office.The soon-to-be former mayor said in an interview that the reality of leaving is beginning to hit home. In a...

State reviewing Richmond voter purges

...the elections division of the Georgia Secretary of State's office after a breach of a federal rule regarding the maintenance...According to Jared Thomas, spokesman for the secretary of state's office, "the vast majority" of the voters moved improperly...