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Legislative Audit Council Releases Report on Citadel

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – State auditors are criticizing the governing board of South Carolina’s military college for a lack of diversity, secret meetings and being too involved in cadet discipline. A report on The Citadel was released Wednesday by the Legislative Audit Council. Greenville Rep. Dwight Loftis had asked auditors last year to determine whether Citadel President John Rosa had…

Toyota Tops Consumer Reports Auto Reliability

(AP) Detroit–Toyota Motor Co. is continuing its reign at the top of Consumer Reports’ reliability rankings, a reward for its conservative approach to new technology. The Toyota brand came in first in this year’s rankings, followed by the company’s luxury Lexus brand. It’s the fifth year in a row that a Toyota brand has topped the survey. Kia, Audi and BMW…

Equifax takes down Customer Service Page after New Hack

 AP BUSINESS WRITER (NEW YORK) Equifax has taken down one of its web pages after reports that another part of its web site had been hacked as well. The news comes as Equifax Inc. continues to deal with the aftermath of hackers breaking into its system earlier this year which allowed the personal information of 145.5 million Americans to be accessed…

Years of South Carolina Governor’s Official Emails Disappear

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ Two years’ worth of emails South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster sent and received before he took the state’s top job have been deleted despite priorities to save the electronic communications as historical records. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports (http://bit.ly/2xT5Qvx) that no one acted to preserve McMaster’s emails from his time as lieutenant governor and…

Satanic Symbols Painted on Historic South Carolina Church

AYESVILLE, S.C. (AP) -A church in South Carolina that dates back more than 250 years has again been the target of vandals. Salem Black River Presbyterian Church member Dick Dabbs says he discovered satanic symbols and phrases painted on the white columns, sidewalks and doors of the church near Mayesville on Friday morning. Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis says the…

Utilities warned 1+ year before nuke plant flop

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Utility companies were warned more than a year ago that a South Carolina nuclear reactor project was doomed, yet failed to heed warnings that could have saved the venture. That’s according to a report by a major project management company obtained Sunday by The Associated Press. Bechtel warned Santee Cooper and South Carolina Electric & Gas…

Officials: South Carolina Resident Dies From West Nile Virus

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP)- Health officials say a South Carolina resident has died from West Nile virus, the first such instance this year. The state Department of Health and Environmental Control identified the victim in a news release on Thursday as an Anderson County resident. DHEC said it has confirmed seven human cases of West Nile virus, along with 10 birds…

Tropical Storm Watch Issued For Parts of Coastal Carolinas

(Source: National Hurricane Center) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm watch for parts of North and South Carolina. An advisory issued at 5 p.m. Sunday says the watch stretches up the coast from the South Santee River north of McClellanville in South Carolina to Duck, North Carolina, in the northern Outer Banks. The…