Recent Posts

MY LAST NERVE: Why No Jobs Announcement for Uber?

July 25, 2014, 8:17 a.m. by Jamie Murguia

When the ride-sharing service Uber came to South Carolina, there were no press releases from politicians, no media events and no hoopla from the Commerce Department. Unfortunately, that's probably bad news for the company and bad news for the consumer.

DSS Flush with Reserve Funds in Recent Years amid Caseworker Shortages

July 24, 2014, 1:47 p.m. by Rick Brundrett

At a Senate panel hearing Wednesday, the S.C. Department of Social Services’ deputy director said it would cost $10 million to hire 202 staffers to reduce child-welfare caseloads statewide that have received heightened attention with recent child deaths.

S.C. Cops to Uber: Follow Regs or Face Charges

July 23, 2014, 6:47 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

Police in South Carolina are poised to start ticketing drivers for a popular smartphone-app, ridesharing service that recently launched in the Palmetto State, The Nerve found in a survey of police agencies.

‘Destroyed’ Ethics Commission Letter Not Related to New Media Policy, Director Says

July 21, 2014, 8 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

Nearly eight months after a “destroyed” State Ethics Commission letter was provided to The Nerve, the longtime director of the state ethics-watchdog agency still won’t explain how the letter exists despite his earlier statements to the contrary.

S.C. Top Court Upholds Legislative Delegation's Power Over School District

July 18, 2014, 8 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

If you think that local school districts in South Carolina are controlled by their school boards or superintendents, you might want to check out Act 294 of 2010.

Join Our Mailing List


MORE STORIES

To see more stories, click on the numbered links on the left or enter key words in the search box at the top of the page.

News

MY LAST NERVE: Why No Jobs Announcement for Uber?

July 25, 2014, 8:17 a.m. by Jamie Murguia

When the ride-sharing service Uber came to South Carolina, there were no press releases from politicians, no media events and no hoopla from the Commerce Department. Unfortunately, that's probably bad news for the company and bad news for the consumer.

DSS Flush with Reserve Funds in Recent Years amid Caseworker Shortages

July 24, 2014, 1:47 p.m. by Rick Brundrett

At a Senate panel hearing Wednesday, the S.C. Department of Social Services’ deputy director said it would cost $10 million to hire 202 staffers to reduce child-welfare caseloads statewide that have received heightened attention with recent child deaths.

S.C. Cops to Uber: Follow Regs or Face Charges

July 23, 2014, 6:47 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

Police in South Carolina are poised to start ticketing drivers for a popular smartphone-app, ridesharing service that recently launched in the Palmetto State, The Nerve found in a survey of police agencies.

‘Destroyed’ Ethics Commission Letter Not Related to New Media Policy, Director Says

July 21, 2014, 8 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

Nearly eight months after a “destroyed” State Ethics Commission letter was provided to The Nerve, the longtime director of the state ethics-watchdog agency still won’t explain how the letter exists despite his earlier statements to the contrary.

S.C. Top Court Upholds Legislative Delegation's Power Over School District

July 18, 2014, 8 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

If you think that local school districts in South Carolina are controlled by their school boards or superintendents, you might want to check out Act 294 of 2010.

Criminal Charges Possible Against Uber Drivers, State Agency Says

July 16, 2014, 8 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

On June 17, George Parker, a law enforcement officer with the state Office of Regulatory Staff, attended a meeting in Columbia aimed at recruiting drivers for UberX, a popular smartphone-app, ridesharing business that launched Thursday in the Capital City, Charleston, Greenville and Myrtle Beach.

S.C. Supreme Court Supporting Secrecy in Harrell Case?

July 14, 2014, 8 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

All courts shall be public, and every person shall have speedy remedy therein for wrongs sustained. – Article 1, Section 9, S.C. Constitution.

South Carolina’s top court, however, apparently ignored the first part of the above sentence last week in its ruling involving House Speaker Bobby Harrell.

Commerce Won’t Release Meeting Minutes of $35.7 Million Grant for Tire Plant

July 11, 2014, 8 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

On June 16, Gov. Nikki Haley announced that Singapore-based Giti Tire would locate a $560 million manufacturing plant in Chester County, bringing 1,700 jobs over 10 years.

Supreme Court Gives Green Light to Grand Jury Investigation of House Speaker

July 10, 2014, 8 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson can continue a state grand jury investigation of House Speaker Bobby Harrell and doesn’t need a legislative committee’s permission to do so, the S.C. Supreme Court unanimously said Wednesday.

Food Stamp Use Soars in Palmetto State

July 9, 2014, 8 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

From fiscal years 2009 through 2013, the average monthly number of S.C. residents receiving food stamps – a program administered in South Carolina by the state Department of Social Services – skyrocketed to 875,866 from 687,508, a jump of 188,358, or 27 percent, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) online records show.