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  • SC House Meets to Vote on 2 Vetoes, Costs Taxpayers $34,000

    SC House Meets to Vote on 2 Vetoes, Costs Taxpayers $34,000

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:32:36 GMT
    The SC House overrode one veto and sustained another.The SC House overrode one veto and sustained another.
    The South Carolina House of Representatives met for a one-day special session Wednesday to vote on two bills Governor Nikki Haley vetoed. The session cost taxpayers about $34,000 in mileage, hotel, and meal costs. House Speaker Bobby Harrell says the bills couldn't have waited until lawmakers return in January.
    The South Carolina House of Representatives met for a one-day special session Wednesday to vote on two bills Governor Nikki Haley vetoed. The session cost taxpayers about $34,000 in mileage, hotel, and meal costs. House Speaker Bobby Harrell says the bills couldn't have waited until lawmakers return in January.
  • Interchange at I-85 and I-385 is Top Priority for New SC Road Money

    Interchange at I-85 and I-385 is Top Priority for New SC Road Money

    Thursday, July 18 2013 6:22 PM EDT2013-07-18 22:22:26 GMT
    The SCDOT met Thursday and talked about the priorities for new money.The SCDOT met Thursday and talked about the priorities for new money.
    South Carolina lawmakers agreed this year to borrow up to $500 million to improve state roads, and now we know where a big chunk of that money is likely going: the I-85/I-385 interchange in Greenville County.
    South Carolina lawmakers agreed this year to borrow up to $500 million to improve state roads, and now we know where a big chunk of that money is likely going: the I-85/I-385 interchange in Greenville County.
  • Restaurant Report Cards: Can You Trust The Inspection Score?

    Restaurant Report Cards: Can You Trust The Inspection Score?

    Friday, June 28 2013 4:33 PM EDT2013-06-28 20:33:50 GMT
    Can You Trust The Inspection Score?Can You Trust The Inspection Score?
    7 On Your Side Investigation shows some restaurants maintain "A" rating even after investigators find unsafe or unsanitary conditions.
    The investigation showed some places earn "A"s with what the state calls "Critical Risk" factors, including potentially unsafe food.
  • Cameras Could Target Drivers Who Blow By Stopped School Buses

    Cameras Could Target Drivers Who Blow By Stopped School Buses

    Thursday, May 23 2013 7:00 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:00:51 GMT
    A grassroots effort is gaining ground that would equip school buses with external surveillance cameras as a way to deter -- and ticket -- drivers who blow past stopped school buses. David Poag is a route
    A grassroots effort is gaining ground that would equip school buses with external surveillance cameras as a way to deter -- and ticket -- drivers who blow past stopped school buses.
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  • Attempted Murder Charge For Driver In Clinton Crash

    Attempted Murder Charge For Driver In Clinton Crash

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:59:10 GMT
    Eight people were taken to the hospital, including residents, staff and the driver of the car according to Morse on Wednesday.Eight people were taken to the hospital, including residents, staff and the driver of the car according to Morse on Wednesday.
    Clinton Public Safety has filed an attempted murder charge against the driver of a car that plowed into Bailey Manor Wednesday afternoon. Police Chief Robin Morse says the unnamed 83-year old driver will also be charged with one count of malicious damage to property. 
    Clinton Public Safety has filed an attempted murder charge against the driver of a car that plowed into Bailey Manor Wednesday afternoon. Police Chief Robin Morse says the unnamed 83-year old driver will also be charged with one count of malicious damage to property. 
  • Spartanburg Co. Deputy Fire Marshall Charged With Breach Of Trust

    Spartanburg Co. Deputy Fire Marshall Charged With Breach Of Trust

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:35:23 GMT
    Mugshot from Spartanburg County Sheriff's OfficeMugshot from Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office
    Charles "Tony" Barnett, who held a position in the Spartanburg County Fire Marshall's Office, was arrested Wednesday on charges of Breach of Trust.
    Charles "Tony" Barnett, who held a position in the Spartanburg County Fire Marshall's Office, was arrested Wednesday on charges of Breach of Trust.
  • USC Takes On Texas A&M Thursday In Columbia

    USC Takes On Texas A&M Thursday In Columbia

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:33:49 GMT
    Number 9 USC takes on 21st ranked Texas A&M in the first meeting between the schools, who are both now in the SEC.  Kickoff is at 6 p.m.
    Number 9 USC takes on 21st ranked Texas A&M in the first meeting between the schools, who are both now in the SEC.  Kickoff is at 6 p.m.
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