South Carolina http://wfae.org en Tests Aligned To Common Core Causing A Stir http://wfae.org/post/tests-aligned-common-core-causing-stir <p align="left">Hundreds of kids across the Carolinas are putting some standardized tests aligned to the Common Core to the test. They’re getting mixed reviews. South Carolina’s School Superintendent wants to prevent the state from using them next year. The jury is still out in North Carolina.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:58:57 +0000 Lisa Miller 49093 at http://wfae.org Tests Aligned To Common Core Causing A Stir Tega Cay City Council Votes To Purchase Troubled Utility Company http://wfae.org/post/tega-cay-city-council-votes-purchase-troubled-utility-company <p>On Tuesday night, the Tega Cay city council voted to purchase private sewage-treatment plants that have been regularly polluting Lake Wylie in York County, South Carolina with raw sewage – and t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he price tag is nearly $6&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">million</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:36:28 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 48681 at http://wfae.org Tega Cay City Council Votes To Purchase Troubled Utility Company BMW Plans To Hire 800 At Its Spartanburg Plant http://wfae.org/post/bmw-plans-hire-800-its-spartanburg-plant <p align="left">The BMW plant in Spartanburg is expanding yet again.&nbsp; The company announced plans Friday to add 800 jobs to the facility over the next two years.&nbsp; That will bring BMW’s total workforce there to 8,800.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p align="left">Twenty years ago BMW opened the plant in Spartanburg with 500 workers.&nbsp; The company said its location between the Port of Charleston and I-85 made it ideal, plus South Carolina offers good technical training. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:22:36 +0000 Lisa Miller 47904 at http://wfae.org BMW Plans To Hire 800 At Its Spartanburg Plant S.C. Councilman Charged With Intimidating Police Chiefs http://wfae.org/post/sc-councilman-charged-intimidating-police-chiefs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Chester City Council member was arrested Wednesday night and charged with two counts of threatening the life of a public official. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Odell Williams, who is 70 and African American, used racial slurs against the Chester City Police Chief Andre Williams and Assistant Police Chief Gene Gilmore, both of whom are also African-American, a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ccording to the</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.sled.state.sc.us/CISystem/Images/NewsPress/SNP0735.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">arrest warrant</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; The warrant says he met them in the Chester City Hall restroom after a council meeting on March 10.</span></p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:12:19 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 47822 at http://wfae.org S.C. Councilman Charged With Intimidating Police Chiefs No Swim Advisory After Sewage Spills Into Lake Wylie http://wfae.org/post/no-swim-advisory-after-sewage-spills-lake-wylie <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than 48,000 gallons of raw sewage leaked into Lake Wylie on Friday. This is just two weeks after the </span><a href="http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/d0cf6618525a9efb85257359003fb69d/6fad22bdbba1ba0485257c85005cd361!OpenDocument" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">EPA issued a notice of violation </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">against the private sewage-treatment company for repeated sewage spills in </span>Tega<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Cay, South Carolina.</span></p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:12:27 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 46645 at http://wfae.org No Swim Advisory After Sewage Spills Into Lake Wylie Four Pounds Of Heroin Seized In Lancaster Co. http://wfae.org/post/four-pounds-heroin-seized-lancaster-co <p>A tip from Charlotte police to Lancaster authorities led to the seizure of four pounds of heroin valued at half a million dollars.</p><p>South Carolina Law Enforcement Division chief Mark Keel says the high price of opiate-based prescription painkillers like oxycotin is making heroin more popular.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:31:13 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 44832 at http://wfae.org Four Pounds Of Heroin Seized In Lancaster Co. Tega Cay Considers Purchasing Private S.C. Utility http://wfae.org/post/tega-cay-considers-purchasing-private-sc-utility <p>The Tega Cay city council will meet Monday night to discuss whether to purchase a private sewage-treatment company and bring it under the city's control.</p><p>Last week, South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control fined the Tega Cay Water Service <a href="http://wfae.org/post/sc-fines-tega-cay-water-services-136k-sewage-spills" target="_blank">$136,000 for repeated sewage leaks</a>.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 22:08:02 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 44760 at http://wfae.org Tega Cay Considers Purchasing Private S.C. Utility S.C. Fines Tega Cay Water Services $136K For Sewage Spills http://wfae.org/post/sc-fines-tega-cay-water-services-136k-sewage-spills <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">UPDATE:&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The city manager of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tega</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Cay says the city received an offer from the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tega</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Cay Water Service to acquire its assets for $7.86 million, according to a letter obtained by the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.fortmilltimes.com/2014/02/06/3268842/utilitys-opening-bid-to-tega-cay.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"><em>Fort Mill Times</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. On Thursday, the city said it will propose a counter offer in the upcoming weeks.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control has fined a sewage-treatment company $136,000 for repeated sewage leaks, many of them, into Lake Wylie.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:54:34 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 44438 at http://wfae.org S.C. Fines Tega Cay Water Services $136K For Sewage Spills Chinese Textile Manufacturer Finds A Good Deal In South Carolina http://wfae.org/post/chinese-textile-manufacturer-finds-good-deal-south-carolina <p>Last month, a Chinese textile company announced it would invest <a href="http://sccommerce.com/news/press-releases/keer-group-invest-218-million-create-501-jobs-lancaster-county" target="_blank">$218 million</a>&nbsp;to bring more than 500 jobs to Lancaster County, South Carolina in the next five years.</p><p>The Keer Group is building its first facility outside China in Indian Land. But in exchange for bringing jobs to South Carolina, the company will pay less than half of the property tax rate and receive a 7.7 million dollar bond to help pay for construction. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 03:12:38 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 42335 at http://wfae.org Cabela's Announces Plans For Fort Mill Store http://wfae.org/post/cabelas-announces-plans-fort-mill-store <p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#333333">If you like to hunt, fish, hike, or camp, you’re probably familiar with Cabela’s. But right now, the closest Cabela’s store is in West Virginia. The company announced Wednesday that that's about to change.</span></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:25:45 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 41389 at http://wfae.org Cabela's Announces Plans For Fort Mill Store