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Tattoo zoning angers artists

...long been associated with seedy and sketchy people, Mr. Black said, who once was compared to a drug dealer at a Statehouse committee meeting. "That's the old way of thinking. We're not those people. We are actual artists, and our medium...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/15/met_425364.shtml
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New Statehouse has less room for offices

...is considered too full of radon gas from the granite walls to house offices. Sen. Glenn McConnell, a former Statehouse Committee member, wanted to add wings as first proposed in the 19th century. Others rejected the idea as too costly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/19/met_236420.shtml
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Building project finished

...first elected to the House in 1951. In the early 1990s, Sen. Verne Smith, D-Greenville, chairman of the Statehouse Committee, began noticing leaks in the Senate chamber and pushed for renovations.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/17/met_236259.shtml
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Local and area briefs

...Their work is now three weeks behind schedule, which concerns state Sen. Verne Smith, D-Greer, who heads the Statehouse Committee. The state could take legal action against Caddell Construction Co. if the delays force rescheduling of next...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/15/met_233399.shtml
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King John's desks

...issue goes far beyond the exorbitant price of the desks. Principle is involved. First, the joint House-Senate Statehouse Committee has the ultimate power to order furniture. It's the only entity authorized to oversee the entire $43 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/15/edi_211397.shtml
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Across South Carolina

...the Capitol grounds are full, according to a group charged last year with studying planning for the 18-acre complex. The grounds have been under a monuments moratorium imposed by the 10-member Statehouse Committee since last spring.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/01/27/met_114193.shtml
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Across South Carolina

...Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell, R-Charleston, and Sen. Verne Smith, a Greer Republican who leads the Statehouse Committee. Society studies link of smoking, impotence CHARLESTON -Men wanting an uplifting sex life might want to put...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/12/09/met_324967.shtml
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Board outlaws lighting up after renovations

...rooms, at least that the public can see. The Statehouse Committee voted unanimously Thursday to ban smoking in public...would do that, though those offices are not under Statehouse Committee jurisdiction. The House and Senate also have banned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/31/met_234737.shtml
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Statehouse finished after some delays

...carpenter's family sometimes lives in a house that needs repair," said Sen. Verne Smith, D-Greer, who chairs the Statehouse committee. "We're trying to restore (the Statehouse) to its original dignity and beauty." The building is slated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/08/met_230432.shtml
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Renovation costs exceed original plan

...before the building is turned back to the state in June, said Sen. Verne Smith, the Greer Democrat who heads the Statehouse Committee. The higher costs include construction of a utility tunnel from the basement of the Statehouse to the Wade Hampton...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/21/met_226491.shtml
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