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Disabled DDSN Clients Overcharged for Room and Board, Ex-Commissioner Claims

Aug. 29, 2014, 8 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

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.

State Agencies Sitting on Millions of Taxpayer Dollars

Aug. 27, 2014, 8 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

It’s that time year again when S.C. agencies are preparing their proposed budgets for the following fiscal year.

S.C. Politicians Still Legislating Behind Closed Doors

Aug. 25, 2014, 6 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

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.”

State Grand Jury Potentially Available to Pascoe in Harrell Investigation

Aug. 20, 2014, 6:16 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

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.”

Announced New Prosecutor in Harrell Case Has Ties to Speaker

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

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.”

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Disabled DDSN Clients Overcharged for Room and Board, Ex-Commissioner Claims

Aug. 29, 2014, 8 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

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.

State Agencies Sitting on Millions of Taxpayer Dollars

Aug. 27, 2014, 8 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

It’s that time year again when S.C. agencies are preparing their proposed budgets for the following fiscal year.

S.C. Politicians Still Legislating Behind Closed Doors

Aug. 25, 2014, 6 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

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.”

State Grand Jury Potentially Available to Pascoe in Harrell Investigation

Aug. 20, 2014, 6:16 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

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.”

Announced New Prosecutor in Harrell Case Has Ties to Speaker

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

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.”

Harrell: State Grand Jury Investigation Over; Wilson Off Case

Aug. 16, 2014, 11:03 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

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.

Feds: Hundreds of S.C. Illegal Immigrants Deported Annually

Aug. 13, 2014, 8 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

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.

New Taxi Companies Need Not Apply in Capital City?

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

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.

Tourist-Happy Myrtle Beach Not So Welcoming to Taxi Drivers

Aug. 6, 2014, 8 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

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.

State Panel Secretly Approves Nearly $36 Million Grant for Tire Plant

Aug. 4, 2014, 8 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

Mum’s still the word when it comes to S.C. officials doling out tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to select companies.