South Carolina http://wfae.org en SC Supreme Court: Attorney General Can Prosecute Lawmaker Without Lawmakers Signing Off http://wfae.org/post/sc-supreme-court-attorney-general-can-prosecute-lawmaker-without-lawmakers-signing <p>The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that South Carolina’s attorney general does not need permission from lawmakers to prosecute a lawmaker. The Supreme Court overturned an earlier decision that said Attorney General Alan Wilson had overstepped his authority in trying to prosecute House Speaker Bobby Harrell.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:33:26 +0000 Michael Tomsic 54585 at http://wfae.org SC Supreme Court: Attorney General Can Prosecute Lawmaker Without Lawmakers Signing Off Forbidden Fireworks: To Get The Good Stuff, Head To South Carolina http://wfae.org/post/forbidden-fireworks-get-good-stuff-head-south-carolina <p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Nick de la Canal 54230 at http://wfae.org Forbidden Fireworks: To Get The Good Stuff, Head To South Carolina SC Attorney General To Appeal Ruling That He Can't Prosecute Lawmaker Yet http://wfae.org/post/sc-attorney-general-appeal-ruling-he-cant-prosecute-lawmaker-yet <p>South Carolina's attorney general plans to appeal a ruling that says he needs to go through lawmakers if he wants to prosecute a lawmaker. The case revolves around allegations that state House Speaker Bobby Harrell used his office for personal gain.</p><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 21:43:09 +0000 Michael Tomsic 50865 at http://wfae.org SC Attorney General To Appeal Ruling That He Can't Prosecute Lawmaker Yet SC Judge: Attorney General Can't Prosecute House Speaker Before House Ethics Committee Acts http://wfae.org/post/sc-judge-attorney-general-cant-prosecute-house-speaker-house-ethics-committee-acts <p>In South Carolina, a judge ruled Monday that state Attorney General Alan Wilson overstepped his authority in trying to prosecute South Carolina Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell. The judge ruled that ethics complaints must go through a legislative committee first.</p><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 13:59:01 +0000 Michael Tomsic 50825 at http://wfae.org Does SC's Attorney General Need Permission From Lawmakers To Prosecute A Lawmaker? http://wfae.org/post/does-scs-attorney-general-need-permission-lawmakers-prosecute-lawmaker <p>South Carolina's attorney general has brought a criminal case before a grand jury against the state Speaker of the House. But the question before a judge right now is whether the attorney general needs to get permission from state lawmakers to prosecute one of their own.</p><p>Former South Carolina attorney general Charlie Condon never imagined that his office would need the OK from lawmakers to prosecute alleged criminal behavior.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 22:09:19 +0000 Michael Tomsic 50423 at http://wfae.org Does SC's Attorney General Need Permission From Lawmakers To Prosecute A Lawmaker? SC Moves To Replace Common Core With Own Standards http://wfae.org/post/sc-moves-replace-common-core-own-standards <p>The Common Core could be on its way out in South Carolina. The senate unanimously approved a bill yesterday that would allow the state to replace those standards for students with its own. But the state would still keep the Common Core in place next school year, while those new standards are being developed.</p><p>Debbie Elmore with the South Carolina School Boards Association says that compromise makes sense, since it doesn’t pull the Common Core right away, but provides time to assess and change those standards.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 21:34:22 +0000 Lisa Miller 50200 at http://wfae.org 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