Author: Associated Press

Study shows SC city’s water among the most toxic in country

Columbia, SC (AP) — According to a new report, one South Carolina city’s water is among the most toxic in the entire country. A new report from the “Environmental Working Group” found that the drinking water in dozens of cities nationwide is contaminated with elevated levels of “Forever Chemicals” or PFA’s. Charleston’s water was among the most polluted according to…

Walmart tests higher hourly starting wages

Walmart says it's testing higher wages for new hourly positions at 500 of its U.S. stores as part of an overall strategy to better empower its staff

Walmart says it’s testing higher wages for new hourly positions at 500 of its U .S. stores as part of an overall strategy to better empower its staff.

Race to the 2020 presidential election heats up as candidates pick up key endorsements

Columbia, SC (AP) —A top Richland County official is switching allegiances when it comes to the 2020 presidential election. Richland County Council Vice Chair Dalhi Myers tells the Associated Press she is no longer endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden and will instead back Senator Bernie Sanders. Myers says she changed her mind in part because she values what she…

SCDC Director requests $100 million from state lawmakers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The director of South Carolina prisons is asking for more than $100 million to upgrade security and raise employee salaries. Director Bryan Stirling appeared Wednesday before a panel of three House members for the first of about a half-dozen meetings about his request. Stirling wants a new electronic lock system to replace the physical key needed…