A new audit questions the effectiveness of South Carolina's small business development program, noting many of the consultants the program uses have no experience working with small business and that the information about businesses it aids is kept secret. The Legislative Audit Council on Monday released its audit of South Carolina's Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), which uses state and federal money to consult and help new small
-- A state transportation financing panel voted this morning to extend negotiations on the Interstate 526 completion project. -- The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating two church fires in as many days. -- The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion on Johns Island that put a man in the hospital. -- Archaeologists say they have found the site of a nearly 440-year-old Spanish fort located along the
Prosecutors said that the man charged in the Charleston church shootings last year checked out the Emanuel AME Church and most likely was trying to get to Nashville when he was arrested after the shootings. According to the Associated Press, federal prosecutors highlight how the charges against Dylann Roof involve interstate commerce. The defense wants the charges thrown out, saying the shootings are not related to interstate commerce as
A former Columbia-area Republican legislator who was a key figure in the 2000 debate that eventually removed the Confederate flag from the Statehouse dome has died. Former State Rep. Bill Cotty had been battling lung cancer when he passed away at home Saturday, according to colleagues. He was 69 years old. Cotty's obituary said his family plans a private internment and celebration of his life at a later date. Cotty was originally from
It's not dead, yet. A South Carolina transportation financing panel voted Tuesday to extend the timeframe for negotiations on the Interstate 526 extension project. In a conference call meeting, the state Transportation Infrastructure Bank (SCTIB) board extended the deadline until Sept. 13. The vote signaled an eleventh-hour reprieve for supporters after the same board voted in May to wind down the more than $720 million project. However,
Officials with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the person or people responsible for a home invasion on Johns Island early Saturday morning that put a man in the hospital. Jay Harper reports from Charleston.
A new audit questions the effectiveness of South Carolina’s small business development program, noting many of the consultants the program uses have no experience working with small business and that the information about businesses it aids is kept secret. The Legislative Audit Council on Monday released its audit of South Carolina’s Small Business Development Centers […]
National Weather Service meteorologists say strong winds that hit Williamsburg County last weekend had top speeds of 85 miles per hour, but no tornado actually touched down as some in the area first thought. County fire chief Randy Swinton reported a tornado touchdown near the Manning Highway on Friday. The storm downed tree limbs caused […]