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State agencies issue millions in emergency purchase orders amid covid outbreak

May 29, 2020

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By RICK BRUNDRETT The S.C. Department of Transportation initially wanted more than $1 million worth of hand sanitizer. The state Department of Administration requested 1,500 laptop computers and related equipment totaling nearly $468,000. The Department of Employment and Workforce sought an out-of-state technology firm with a reduced annual “subscription fee” of $74,371 for its services. […]

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Fatal prison riots: What S.C. leaders have failed to do about illegal cell phones

May 3, 2018

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By RICK BRUNDRETT For years, S.C. officials have repeatedly tried – and failed – to convince the federal government to allow jamming of signals in prisons from contraband cell phones routinely used by inmates. But officials haven’t worked nearly as hard to try to persuade wireless carriers to voluntarily block their own signals in prisons, […]

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