The former Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce chairman has admitted violating state ethics laws, although he maintains he did so unintentionally. Robert Guyton signed a consent order Tuesday with the South Carolina Ethics Commission, agreeing that he violated the state's limits on campaign contributions nearly ten years ago. A complaint filed against Guyton in 2010 claimed he tried to get around the state's $1,000 limit on donations to a
Included in the noon newscast: -- Motorcyclist killed after hitting dog in rural Berkeley County roadway -- SC Senate panel hears about sustainable tax reform ideas -- New Columbia ordinance bans electric scooters for a year
The state Senate Finance Taxation System Review and Reform Subcommittee took testimony Wednesday form policy consulting firm Acuitas Economics on potential tax reform ideas. Dr. Rebecca Gunnlaugsson told senators South Carolina's current tax system is not reasonable. “We have a tax system that’s broken," she said. "We have a tax system that is truly killing the proverbial little guy in our state. And what we need is a tax system that is
The ongoing federal government shutdown means February SNAP benefits will be transferred Thursday, much earlier than normal. The South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) said the money will be transferred to eligible EBT cards Thursday as the US Agriculture Department reaches the end of its authorized spending. Approximately 231,000 households will be impacted. DSS county operations director Dana Outlaw warned recipients to plan
A group of South Carolina senators are trying again to allow for the limited use of medical marijuana in South Carolina. State Sen. Tom Davis, R-Beaufort, introduced a bill that would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana for some medical illnesses. State Rep. Peter McCoy, R-James Island, has filed a similar bill in the House. "The science is very settled on this," Davis said. "The American Academy of Sciences reviewed 10,000 scientific
A group of utility leaders, state agency representatives and political leaders learned Wednesday how energy deregulation has worked in other states. The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce hosted a public educational forum Wednesday with utility and economic experts to address energy deregulation and how it could be applied in South Carolina. "From the regulatory agencies, utilities were here. The co-ops were here.
South Carolina farms can no longer ship sweet potatoes or seeds to two other states after a non-native pest was discovered in a Darlington County field. Clemson University’s Department of Plant Industry (DPI) said it first encountered the Guava root-knot nematode while searching for another invasive pest in 2017, but new research suggests the pest is more destructive […]
A fish hatchery located along South Carolina’s northwestern tip may have set a new state record after recording nearly ten feet of rain in 2018. Data from the National Weather Service shows the Walhalla State Fish Hatchery near Lake Jocassee had 123.45 inches of rain last year. If confirmed, that would exceed the previous record […]