COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A prominent economist from the University of South Carolina says the state economy is growing faster than ti did before the recent recession that began in 2007. Economist Joseph Von Nessen joined a colleague on Monday in disclosing they expect job growth to increase by 1.,7 percent in South Carolina next year.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Speaker Bobby Harrell says an ethics complaint made against him is driven by a "personal and political vendetta." South Carolina's attorney general disclosed he's reviewing a report on the allegations that was delivered to him from the State Law Enforcement Division.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - U.S. Rep Mark Sanford says he's an advocate of strengthening the work visa program as a way to tackle U.S. immigration issues. The GOP congressman and former governor met over the weekend with supporters of immigration reform at Hilton Head Island.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A former South Carolina guard has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges in a case connected to the jailhouse beating of a handcuffed homeless man. Court documents show 38-year-old Robin Smith is scheduled to plead guilty next week to using excessive force. He faces up to 10 years in prison.
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