South Carolina’s tax collection agency is ordering Richland County to repay nearly $32.5 million it says was misspent from the Transportation Penny Tax Program, a special fund designated for road and transportation projects.
Avery G. Wilks is an investigative reporter based in Columbia. He was named the 2018 S.C. Journalist of the Year by the S.C. Press Association. He grew up in Chester, S.C., and is a 2015 graduate of the University of South Carolina’s Honors College.
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A change-up in requirements means the hospital occupancy information reported through DHEC makes it look like hospitals are in a better situation than they actually are.
The scuttled V.C. Summer expansion in Fairfield County is widely considered one of the biggest business failures in the state’s history.
South Carolina hospital emergency departments have become stuffed and inpatient beds scarce as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. One rural hospital — nearing capacity — is setting up a four-tent field hospital to care for an overflow of patients if the outbreak worsens.
How and when school districts across South Carolina will reopen this fall remain looming unanswered questions for may parents. Here's what we know so far.
South Carolina remains one of 19 states with no statewide requirement that residents wear masks in public, even as the Palmetto State has become one of the country’s worst hotspots.
Steve Byrne, the former vice president of Cayce-based SCANA Corp., pleaded guilty in federal court to defrauding electric customers and lying about construction progress at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station. He could face 5 years in prison.
It puts refunds into the pockets of customers who have paid higher power bills for the V.C. Summer project, as well as substantial fees for the attorneys who argued the case against the project's owners.