Intellectually or physically disabled clients under the care of at least three local service providers that contract with the S.C. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs have been overcharged for room and board, an outspoken former DDSN commission member contends.
It’s that time year again when S.C. agencies are preparing their proposed budgets for the following fiscal year.
The Marriott Grande Dunes hotel on its website bills itself as a “stunning gateway in Myrtle Beach with the perfect balance of resort comfort and business-friendly amenities,” boasting “45,000 square feet of flexible meeting space at our oceanfront resort.”
When former Columbia city employee Faye Goodson was sentenced in 2000 for orchestrating what was described as the biggest scam in recent city history, then-Assistant 5th Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe told the judge, “I think it’s obvious when you look at what she got away with, that she had way too much authority.”
In announcing Saturday that S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson had handed over his case to 1st Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe, House Speaker Bobby Harrell said he just wanted “an independent prosecutor free of political motives and influence.”
House Speaker Bobby Harrell announced this morning the state grand jury investigation of him has ended, and that S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson is off the case, Bart Daniel, one of Harrell’s attorneys, confirmed to The Nerve.
While Gov. Nikki Haley recently expressed frustration about 350 immigrant children placed with sponsors in South Carolina, hundreds of arrested illegal immigrants in the Palmetto State are deported every year, federal records show.
Editor’s Note: A Nerve reporter last month rode with a driver for UberX, a popular ridesharing service that S.C. regulators contend has been operating illegally since its launch on July 10 in the Palmetto State. Following is an update about the driver, whose name was changed in this story to protect his identity.
All Ted Praul wanted to do is start his own taxicab service in the tourist mecca of Myrtle Beach.
He found out just how hard it would be dealing with city officials.
Mum’s still the word when it comes to S.C. officials doling out tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to select companies.