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The Problem with Ethanol- Part 1

Jan Williams Citizen Reporter Harry Wertheimer of Salem discusses the wastefulness of ethanol projects during the South Carolina Taxation Realignment Comission Fuel Tax Subcommimittee meeting on June 9th. Video by Citizen Reporter Jan Williams   

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District 5 Plans for Irmo School Raise Questions

Kim Murphy Citizen Reporter Lexington-Richland School District 5 has another problem with a school construction project. And like several other endeavors, it’s one that has been changed after it was approved by voters in 2008. On June 14, board members … Continue reading

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Charleston Council Extends King Street TIF

Warwick Jones Citizen Reporter At issue at the June 10 Charleston County Council meeting was a request from the city of Charleston for an extension of the King Street Gateway Tax Increment Financing District for 10 years, to 2023. The … Continue reading

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Kershaw School District Finances Explained

Tracey Pinkerton Citizen Reporter

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Charleston Councilman Criticizes P&C Editorial

Warwick Jones Citizen Reporter The agenda for the Charleston County Council Finance Committee’s May 27 meeting was light. But at the close of the meeting, Chairman Teddie E. Pryor Sr. commented on an editorial from The (Charleston) Post and Courier and a … Continue reading

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Charleston Design Review Changes Deferred

Mark Knapp Citizen Reporter It would appear more work is needed on a proposed ordinance to amend the city of Charleston’s Commercial Corridor Design Review District regulations. City staffers told council members during the April 26 council meeting that proposed … Continue reading

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Gaston Town Council Gets Auditor’s Report

Kay Rikard Citizen Reporter

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Snowden: Budgeting is Serious Business

Kelly Payne Citizen Reporter Richland County Public Information Officer Stephany Snowden tells a Midlands-area high school class that county officials take very seriously the responsibility of managing citizens’ money. Exacerbating the problems of budgeting at the county levels is the … Continue reading

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Snowden on Amazon: Don’t be a Hater

Kelly Payne Citizen Reporter Regarding Wal-Mart’s efforts to lobby against Amazon.com receiving incentives to build in Lexington County, Richland County Public Information Officer Stephany Snowden tells a Midlands-area high school class, “If you do what you do and you do it … Continue reading

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Juries Guard Against Racially Tinged Verdicts

Kelly Payne Citizen Reporter Richland County Councilman Seth Rose says he believes that South Carolina’s capital punishment prosecutions are not racially motivated for the simple reason that ultimately the decision to convict is placed in the hands of 12 jurors. … Continue reading

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