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News in Richland County, South Carolina

State, medical leaders meet to discuss Ebola preparedness
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:48:15 -0700

Leaders from various healthcare organizations and state agencies met today to discuss South Carolina's needs as concerns regarding the Ebola virus continue to rise.

Candidates to be SC's top educator debate
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:33:14 -0700

Both major party candidates to be South Carolina's top educator say they support the idea of revamping school funding guidelines.

Man arrested 14 years after shooting at Richland County deputy
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:48:13 -0700

A 45-year-old man has been arrested for crimes he committed 14 years ago in Richland County.

Top 50 most popular jobs in South Carolina
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:33:13 -0700

 How many people are doing your job? Check out this list of the top 50 most popular jobs in South Carolina, including how many people each job employs, and their average yearly salaries, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Fundraising company fined more than $1 million for violating state charity law
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:33:24 -0700

The South Carolina Secretary of State has fined a Minnesota company more than $1 million dollars for violating the state's Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act.

Bobby Harrell due in court; prosecutor won't say why
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:20:05 -0700

A court hearing has been scheduled for suspended South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell, who prosecutors say misused his office for personal gain.

Harrell due in court; prosecutor won't say why
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:37:51 -0700

A court hearing has been scheduled for suspended South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell, who prosecutors say misused his office for personal gain.

Unemployment Rate Up Statewide, Down Locally
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:21:28 -0700

The statewide unemployment rate increased slightly in September, to 6.6 percent from a revised rate of 6.3 percent. Locally, the news was better: The unemployment rate declined to 6.8 percent in Richland County (from 7 percent) and to 5.4 percent in Lexington County (from 5.8 percent).

Reports: Harrell to plead guilty today
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:45:00 -0700

Prosecutors won’t say why suspended South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell is due in court on Thursday, but two newspapers say he is expected to plead guilty in connection with misconduct charges brought against him.

Masked suspect sought in convenience store armed robbery
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:33:20 -0700

Richland County sheriff's deputies are seeking a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a convenience store on Parklane Road.