South carolina News

South Carolina Pays Out More Than $5M for Road Damage Claims

South Carolina has paid more than $5 million for damages from the state’s roads in the past year. The Greenville News reported that documents it obtained under the Freedom of Information Act showed the state spent more than $5 million …

Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, Hires Clark Lawrence as Vice President of Marketing, Eastern Region

San Diego, CA, December 9, 2014 – Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, a national multi-line program manager, welcomes Clark Lawrence as the new vice president of marketing for the eastern region. In his new role, Lawrence will be responsible for …

South Carolina County Works to Reduce Railroad Fatalities

Officials in Spartanburg County, S.C., are trying to figure out how to reduce fatalities and injuries on train tracks. Spartanburg County has had eight people killed or injured while trespassing on train tracks since 2011 and 16 vehicle crashes. The …

South Carolina Reports Rise in Insurance Fraud Complaints

Insurance fraud complaints in South Carolina have reached an all-time high with more than 1,200 pouring in last year, according to a report released Friday by Attorney General Alan Wilson. The annual report from his office’s Insurance Fraud Division noted …

Significant Increase in South Carolina Moped Deaths

State troopers say overall fatalities on South Carolina roads in 2014 are similar to last year’s totals, but they are seeing a significant increase in deaths of people on mopeds. Mopeds’ Popularity Raising Safety Concerns Highway Patrol Lt. Kelley Hughes …

Citizens Fire Academy Planned for South Carolina Community

Surfside Beach, S.C., is giving residents a firsthand look at being a firefighter. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports the town will hold its first Citizens Fire Academy this fall. It will be an eight- to 10-week course giving …

Texting While Driving Ban Effective June 9 in South Carolina

South Carolina is now the 49th state to ban texting while driving. A statewide ban on writing, sending or reading a text while driving took effect Monday when Gov. Nikki Haley signed the law. It is among dozens of new …

South Carolina Town’s Residents Say State Missed Storm Debris

Four months after an ice storm paralyzed South Carolina, some Orangeburg residents say the state has yet to pick up storm debris from their neighborhood. The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports that residents along two streets that are maintained …

South Carolina Passes Statewide Texting Ban

South Carolina lawmakers have overwhelmingly passed a statewide ban on texting while driving. Under the ban approved by the state House in a 94-2 vote and by the Senate 42-2 on Wednesday, drivers who violate the law would not receive …

South Carolina Residents Can Use Smartphones to Report Storm Damage

The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season begins Sunday, and officials in South Carolina are enlisting the help of the public in gauging storm damage. The Department of Health and Environmental Control has developed programs allowing people to provide photos and other …