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South Carolina officials are hoping to combat the dangers of illegal cellphones behind bars by giving inmates a different technological device to communicate with family, obtain education and even purchase access to approved entertainment services.

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With 800,000 federal employees out of work during the government shutdown, the Trump administration has called back a handful of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management workers — with pay — to keep processing offshore seismic testing leases in the Atlantic.

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Charleston County will rein in the number of employees who use government charge cards for expenses, a decision that follows reports of fraud and misuse.

County Administrator Jennifer Miller directed the procurement department to trim the number of p-cards over the next 30 days, Shawn Smetana, the county's spokesman, said.

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The push to increase the pay for teachers in South Carolina continues to build as lawmakers prepare to debate how to improve a faltering education system which trails other states in nearly every measure. 

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With 800,000 federal employees out of work during the government shutdown, the Trump administration has called back a handful of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management workers — with pay — to keep processing offshore seismic testing leases in the Atlantic.

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Julian Smith, the director of the Cooper River Bridge Run since 1994 and driving force behind making it one of the largest 10K races in the country, has resigned less than three months before the 2019 event.

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Charleston County will rein in the number of employees who use government charge cards for expenses, a decision that follows reports of fraud and misuse.

County Administrator Jennifer Miller directed the procurement department to trim the number of p-cards over the next 30 days, Shawn Smetana, the county's spokesman, said.

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A Myrtle Beach attorney signed a consent order Tuesday admitting to campaign finance violations, bringing an end to the S.C. Ethics Commission's oldest outstanding case and closing a chapter on a political scandal that has hung over the Grand Strand for years. 

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The window of opportunity to submit bids for Santee Cooper closed Monday, as state lawmakers remain split about whether to offload the state-run utility, its 179,000 customers and its nearly $8 billion of debt. 

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The Public Service Commission voted to change course and explicitly call out the utility company and its former executives after S.C. House Speaker Jay Lucas asked the regulators to do so earlier this month. 

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Michael Colucci said he found his wife hanging from a garden hose in 2015, but authorities allege he strangled her. After a jury last year couldn't agree whether he killed Sara Colucci, prosecutors and her parents are looking toward a second murder trial in 2019. Her parents say the ordeal has been an "ongoing nightmare."

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YWCA Greater Charleston’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. tribute is a 10-day-long celebration that includes a parade, ecumenical and worship services, a poetry slam and a racial equality workshop. Thousands of Lowcountry residents take part in one way or another.

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Officials announced in a Tuesday press release that they are working with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to find a solution to the "rotten egg" odor coming from the landfill, located on U.S. Highway 52.

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Jobany Colon, a resident of Gwinnett Street in North Charleston, has pleaded guilty to one count each of voluntary manslaughter and possessing a weapon during the commission of a violent crime for the fatal, 2017 shooting of Davon Smith. 

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The city of Charleston has notified several developers this week that their project proposals will not be approved on the grounds that they don’t meet the city’s current stormwater and floodplain requirements.