Search / 8 results found

from
to
top story
  • Updated

Another scandal involving obscure little governmental agencies, another pledge by S.C. legislators to clean up the symptom. This time it’s the story of corruption that reporters working on The Post and Courier’s Uncovered team discovered in a Greenville suburb, where a handful of write-in candidates managed to get themselves elected, with fewer than three dozen votes each, to the commission that oversees the $2.1 million a year Clear Spring Fire and Rescue department. They proceeded to lavish themselves with taxpayer-funded perks, make extravagant purchases for the department, get a commissioner's husband promoted way past his level of competence, get others fired when they asked questions and send firefighter morale plummeting.

top story
  • Updated
  • 3 min to read

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and at least four lawmakers are calling for more scrutiny and fewer ethics loopholes for the state's many special purpose districts in the wake of a Post and Courier report that painted a portrait of free-spending agencies with little oversight.