The State Grand Jury has subpoenaed health insurer BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina as part of its ongoing probe into public corruption at the South Carolina Statehouse. According to the Charleston Post and Courier, the state's largest health insurance group gave few details when asked about the request for information that the subpoena seeks. In a statement, the company said it received and responded to the subpoena. Under South
Included in the evening's final newscast: -- Coastal Carolina University says it has made changes to its financial procedures after learning it was scammed out of more than $1 million. -- The FCC has taken steps towards cracking down on contraband cell phones in prisons after hearing testimony from a former SC captain. -- Two SC Republicans among those not supporting House GOP health care plan. -- SLED says they were unable to
Coastal Carolina University said it has changed some of its reimbursement procedures after realizing it was scammed out of about $1 million, although it hopes to recover much of the money. In a news release Tuesday, the school said it was the victim of two different "phishing" scams that occurred in December. The school said someone claiming to represent a contractor requested a change in that company's bank account information. Coastal
The FCC has taken a first step towards making it easier for states to block contraband cell phones in prisons. An order approved Thursday would simplify the process for prisons to use "Contraband Interdiction Systems" to detect cell signals in a specific area. Commissioners voted unanimously after hearing testimony from former South Carolina correctional Captain Robert Johnson. Johnson was shot six times in 2010 at his Sumter County home in
Included in the noon newscast: -- Proposal that would allow foster teens to get their beginner's permits or licenses without a biological parent's signature headed to governor. -- Senate panel advances measure that would eliminate Denmark Tech's board of trustees, put it directly under state commission.
A daily review of what’s making news in South Carolina state government. -- Former Gov. Nikki Haley waded into the accusations against a powerful South Carolina political consultant whose firm has been named as part of an investigation into corruption at the Statehouse. Haley posted on Twitter that she "experienced the wrath" of Richard Quinn and Associates and McAlister Communications during her outsider-style campaign for the Governor's
Aerospace manufacturer Lockheed Martin has confirmed a report from the national security site Defense One that it plans to shift production of its F-16 “Fighting Falcon” plane from Texas to its smaller facility in South Carolina. A spokeswoman for the company’s Greenville Operations confirmed the report’s details but said she could not comment any further […]
For three years in a row, sudden weather changes have hurt South Carolina peach farmers. Early reports from the state Department of Agriculture suggest that 80 to 90 percent of this year’s crop is ruined and will not grow back. The cold snap last week brought temperatures below freezing for three days and could cause […]