Court’s latest ruling complicates ballot issue even further - The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Florence County Republicans illegally certified candidates who should have been disqualified by an earlier court ruling, throwing yet another wrench into the already beleaguered primary process. But even though Florence was the only county involved in the lawsuit, justices made sure to specify that the ruling affects all political parties in South Carolina.
Stephen Colbert is worried about global warming flooding his SC beach house - Comedy Central satirist, former presidential candidate, and South Carolina native Stephen Colbert says he’s worried about a scientific projection that climate change could leave his beach house in the Palmetto State underwater, Palmetto Public Record reported yesterday. Luckily, North Carolina lawmakers seem to have developed the perfect solution.
Toal: DHEC’s approval of Savannah River dredging broke the law - The state Supreme Court hammered South Carolina’s environmental department Tuesday over a 2011 decision to approve dredging the port of Savannah, according to The State’s Sammy Fretwell. Chief Justice Jean Toal said state regulators did not follow the law when they cut a deal with Georgia to approve the more than $650 million project last November.
Our Dumb State, Vol. VIII - The Free Times challenges anyone to come up with a state that produces more dumb news on a consistent basis than South Carolina. In fact, the Columbia alt weekly is on Volume 8 of their semi-annual series tracking the Palmetto State’s less than stellar moments.
Columbia clears way for downtown Walmart - Columbia City Council decided Tuesday to authorize the sale of Capital City Stadium to make way for the city’s first urban Wal-Mart store, according to The State’s Clif LeBlanc. In a 6-1 vote, council instructed the city manager to sign a contract to sell the 5.6-acre site to Bright Meyers, an Atlanta development company with close ties to the Wal-Mart Corp., for $1 million.
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