Former House Member Fined For Harassment

Rep. Edward Southard must pay $2,000 fine for harassing several women

Columbia, S.C. (AP) — The House Ethics Committee has fined former Rep. Edward Southard $2,000 for harassing several women at the Statehouse. Under the agreement signed Wednesday, Southard must pay the fine within 30 days. The committee found the 69-year-old Republican from Moncks Corner violated the House’s no harassment policy. Southard resigned his Berkeley County seat April 27, saying he wanted…