South Carolina could split with Georgia in requiring wireless providers to pay into a fund that maintains telephone landlines and extends them to rural areas. But wireless giants, such as Verizon, are fighting the bill, calling it a new cellphone tax aimed at propping up a product that is losing customers.
On Feb. 24, the Senate Judiciary Committee sent S. 48 to the full Senate, a bill that would create a panel of House and Senate members to review state and local law enforcement policies, practices, and procedures regarding racial profiling, and to recommend ways to improve the laws. The study committee would disband after making its recommendations.
Although no longer standing, Triune Elementary School remains an important place in many memories and in North Augusta's history. It represents a changing period of time between segregation and integration, said historian Wayne O'Bryant.
Turkey hunt applications
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Thurmond Project Office is accepting participation requests for turkey hunts. Three hunts will be held at the Bussey Point management area April 3-4 and a youth hunt April 11.
The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident reports: A Martinez man told deputies Sunday stating that whoever stole brand new spark plugs from his vehicle returned them for a refund.