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Updates from our newspaper partners in Uncovered

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The Post and Courier has launched “Uncovered,” a project to cast new light on questionable government conduct, especially in smaller towns. We’ll work with community newspapers, leveraging The Post and Courier’s investigative resources with reporters who know their towns inside and out. We’ll publish our findings simultaneously. 

To date, 11 newspapers have joined us in this effort. Here are some examples of how our partners have displayed the articles and produced stories from the findings:

Aiken Standard

Aiken standard front page

Questionable spending at Wagener Fire Department prompts probe, divides Aiken County town

The Independent Voice of Blythewood & Fairlfield County

Blythewood Uncovered 5.15.21

Shattering the wall of secrecy around Fairfield’s schools chief

The Index-Journal of Greenwood

Index Journal Uncovered front

The home page of the Index-Journal when the Uncovered project launched on Feb. 14, 2021. 

Uncovered: Shining a light on SC corruption, misconduct

Matthew Hensley: CNNGA should post minutes, financial documents online

Our View: Enemy of the people or watchdog for the people?

'I know we're above board': John de la Howe board meets to discuss 'Uncovered' coverage

Uncovered: Lawmakers to look into John de la Howe revelations

Divide and contract: De la Howe flouts law while spending taxpayer dollars

Our View: Weeding the garden at John de la Howe

 The Kingstree News 

Kingstree News Uncovered Launch

Kingstree News home page diplays launch of Uncovered in February 2021.

News deserts and weak ethics laws allow corruption to run rampant in SC

The Lancaster News

Lancaster News Uncovered launch

The Lancaster News participates in launch of Uncovered on Feb. 14, 2021.

Top exec, board chairman defend agency’s spending

Ousted over past felonies, Chester town councilman somehow kept getting paid

Latino Newspaper 

Latino Newspaper features Anna Mitchell article

Latino Newspaper, based in Mauldin, features Uncovered story on Greenville trash agency's planned retreat in Asheville.

Greenville County’s trash utility bound for 3-day Asheville retreat on customers’ dime

 The Newberry Observer

Newberry Observer follows Uncovered

The Newberrry Observer pressed gas authority officials for answers in a follow-up story to Uncovered on Feb. 23, 2021.


CNNGA to discuss changes following “Uncovered” 

 The News & Reporter of Chester 

News & Reporter 2.15 update Uncovered

The News & Reporter advances reporting on Chester gas authority retreats featured in Uncovered. 

UNCOVERED UPDATE: Series on public corruption in South Carolina focuses on gas authorities

UNCOVERED: Suspended over past felonies, Chester councilman kept treating himself to taxpayer funds

Fix what is broken

Above the law

News & Reporter 3.28.21

The Pickens County Courier

Pickens County Courier Uncovered Launch

The Pickens County Courier participates in Uncovered lauch in February 2021. 

SC news deserts, weak ethics laws allow corruption to run rampant

The Sumter Item 

Sumter Item 4.21 front

Lee County School District bought spy cameras and falsified records. Its leader kept her job.

The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg

Times and Democrat Unocovered launch

The Times and Democrat's home page features the launch of Uncovered in February 2021. 

Shedding light on questionable government conduct

UNCOVERED: McMaster, lawmakers want to close ethics loopholes

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