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News in Richland County, South Carolina

South Carolina House speaker indicted on ethics and misconduct charges
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:52:32 -0700

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell used hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds for personal expenses and falsified his private plane's logbook to seek payment for travel that did not occur, a nine-count indictment on Wednesday said. A grand jury in Richland County, South Carolina, indicted Harrell, a Republican who has been ...

Spartanburg School District 7 wins national honors
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:48:21 -0700

Spartanburg School District 7 was honored as one of the newest members of the League of Innovative Schools by Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to accelerate innovation in education across the country.

SC attorney speaks on legal issues, immigration
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 03:33:13 -0700

An attorney with the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center is speaking at the University of South Carolina on legal issues involving immigration.

GovBeat: Powerful South Carolina House speaker indicted
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:50:54 -0700

Bobby Harrell is accused of misconduct, and of campaign finance violations.

Local group aims to register, educate new voters on Voter Registration Day
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:03:13 -0700

Groups looked to register and educate new voters on National Voter Registration Day.

Ex-SC football player Green charged with assault
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 04:27:04 -0700

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina and NFL running back Harold Green II has been arrested on charges of assaulting five female high school students. Multiple media outlets reported that Green, 46, turned himself in to Richland County sheriff's deputies Monday. Sheriff Leon Lott said Green ...

South Carolina deputy under fire after using Taser on handcuffed man
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:23:59 -0700

A sheriff's deputy in South Carolina is under fire for allegedly using a stun gun on a handcuffed man.

Richland County councilman accused of name calling
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:53:44 -0700

By Mike Cox During Citizen’s Input at the end of the September 16 meeting of Richland County Council, what can only be described as a continuation of the political posturing of the Lower Richland power base, Helen Bradley spoke to the council and accused Council Chair Norman Jackson of calling her a “ho.” read more

House Speaker Pro Tempore Jay Lucas formally suspends Bobby Harrell
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:03:56 -0700

House Speaker Bobby Harrell suspended himself from office Thursday morning after he was indicted by the Richland County Grand Jury on charges of misconduct and misusing campaign funds.

NJ Gov. Chris Christie visiting South Carolina
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:18:23 -0700

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is making his first visit to South Carolina, the home of the GOP's first presidential primary in the South.