Two executives with Chester County Natural Gas Authority used the agency they run to buy tons of dirt and crushed rock for themselves, an Uncovered follow-up investigation found.
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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.
South Carolina’s special purpose districts provide a variety of essential services across the state, especially to rural, underserved areas. T…
When you tell public officials they can accept all the lavish trips and meals and other government perks they want and they don’t have to repo…
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.
As special purpose districts cried foul, Greenville County Council pushed ahead with plan to consolidate county sewer systems into one large system.
After a lengthy hearing Monday, a judge denied Greenville County sewer districts attempt to halt the county from holding a required public hearing about consolidating the county's sewer system.
After Greenville County Council announced plan to consolidate six sewer districts into one, a lawsuit seeks to block the process.