House highway panel begins deliberations

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Acting House Speaker Jay Lucas opened the session with comments about a statewide transportation that is in decay, and urged the committee to have a plan to pay for necessary road improvements when lawmakers return in January. Read More...

S.C. construction jobs fall 0.2% in August

The Arlington, Va.-based Associated General Contractors of America reported that construction payrolls in South Carolina shrank by 200 jobs to 80,900 workers in August compared with 81,100 in July. Read More...

One Inc. names vice president of local sales team

Tom Temple, a licensed property and casualty insurance agent, joins California-based One Inc., which recently opened an office in Columbia to serve the insurance industry. Read More...

2nd-year Affordable Care Act enrollment starts in November

With Affordable Care Act enrollment for health insurance opening again Nov. 15, S.C. Insurance Department Director Ray Farmer said consumers need to shop carefully. He said insurer networks, plan deductibles and copays deserve as much attention as premiums. Read More...

Contractors, Recleim team up to dispose retired HVAC units

Members of the S.C. Association of Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors can direct a portion of the proceeds from units sold to Recleim LLC, a Graniteville recycler, for their annual dues. Read More...


State unemployment rate climbs to 6.4% in August

The increase in August’s jobless rate was largely due to having more people joining the state’s workforce, the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce reported. The state’s 0.6-percentage-point increase from July’s rate of 5.8% was the largest sequential hike in the country, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More...

S.C. health care centers to receive Affordable Care Act grants

The primary care health care centers will receive more than $4.6 million total to expand primary-care services. Read More...