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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 ...

Sen. Ted Cruz returns to SC to raise money for GOP
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:48:40 -0700

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is back in South Carolina to help raise money for the state Republican Party's election efforts.

Deputies investigate remains recovered in Richland County
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:18:37 -0700

Human remains have been recovered by Richland County deputies on the 7500 block of Sunview Circle in Columbia on Sunday. 

Lottery official: 36 stores suspended from selling lottery tickets
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:18:25 -0700

At least 36 stores in South Carolina will not be able to sell South Carolina Education Lottery tickets for a short period due to their involvement in operating illegal gambling machines, a lottery  spokesperson confirmed Monday.

Pastor Sentenced to Two Weeks in Jail for Leading Noisy Church
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:14:52 -0700

A South Carolina pastor was sentenced to two weeks in jail for consistently leading church services that disturbed the surrounding community by making too much noise.

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.

Victim in domestic-related shooting identified as suspect turns self in
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 07:33:29 -0700

A torrid relationship ended in gunfire late Wednesday night as a man turned a gun on his girlfriend at a residence on Burdock Circle, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

Traffic stop for seat belt violation leads to trooper-involved shooting
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 09:33:21 -0700

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety has released new information in the investigation into a shooting involving a Highway Patrol officer.

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 ...

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.