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S. Carolina House Speaker Harrell pleads guilty to misconduct in office, resigns
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:19:48 -0700

Bobby Harrell, speaker of the South Carolina House since 2005, pleaded guilty to six counts of use of campaign funds for personal expenses on Thursday morning and has agreed to… Click to Continue »

Richland County Council addresses three resolutions for October
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:54:52 -0700

By Mike Cox Richland County Council meeting October 21 started with several resolutions, three recognizing different causes and efforts celebrated during the month of October. Joyce Dickerson read a proclamation recognizing this month as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. read more

Bobby Harrell pleads guilty to six counts of misuse of campaign funds, resigns from House
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:20:14 -0700

Former House Speaker Bobby Harrell pleaded guilty to six charges of using campaign funds for personal use and resigned from the state House of Representatives during a court hearing Thursday morning.

Former SC house Speaker pleads guilty to misconduct, resigns
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:39:15 -0700

South Carolina's former Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell admitted Thursday that he misspent thousands of dollars of campaign money in 2009 and 2010. Eyewitness News was in the courtroom as the Republican lawmaker pleaded guilty to six counts of misusing campaign funds. A longtime state representative from the low country, Harrell was unapologetic standing in a Columbia courtroom. His only ...

Richland County deputies serve up ice cream, talk down drugs
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:48:35 -0700

Richland County deputies plan to serve ice cream with a message they hope will help area youth stay away from drugs.

GovBeat: Indicted South Carolina House Speaker to resign
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:23:45 -0700

House Speaker Bobby Harrell will plead guilty to using campaign funds for personal purposes.

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.

Suspended SC House Speaker pleads guilty, resigns
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:43:53 -0700

Suspended House Speaker Bobby Harrell pleads guilty to several charges in connection to using campaign funds for personal expenses. Harrell made a Thursday morning court appearance in Richland County. He pleaded guilty to six counts in a plea deal that lets him avoid jail time. Instead, he will have six years in prison suspended as long as he completes three years of probation. He was also fined ...

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.

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.