Workers topple Santee Cooper generating station’s 300-foot stacks

grainger stacksThe stacks collapsed at 8 a.m. Sunday following a series of small, controlled explosions that weakened them at the base, allowing for what demolition experts call a “controlled fall.” The stacks were final significant structures to be removed in the ongoing dismantling of the station. Read More...

State goes to court to keep MOX project on track

AGWilson-HeadshotS.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson announced Tuesday he filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court to “require the federal government to obey the law.” The suit was filed after President Barack Obama submitted budget documents proposing to terminate the MOX project at Savannah River site in 2017. Read More...

Justice Department sues to close 3 tax services offices

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court of South Carolina, charges that the three Liberty Tax Services stores operated by franchisee Christopher Paul Haynes “deliberately prepare false federal income tax returns in order to increase their customers’ refunds.” Read More...

Obama’s budget plan proposes to nix costly MOX project

Released this morning, the spending proposal for fiscal year 2017 asks Congress to appropriate $270 million to pay for the Department of Energy’s MOX project at Savannah River Site, well below the $340 million that was in this year’s budget. Some 1,800 people work on the project. Read More...

City to offer updates on North Main projects

Area residents, businesses, and other stakeholders are invited to attend an open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Earlewood Park Community Center. Read More...


Whipple named chairman of Southern Economic Development Council

Chuck Whipple, who has been the Lexington County economic development director since 2006, has held numerous leadership positions with the regional organization. Those positions include first vice chairman, second vice chairman, state director for South Carolina, and secretary/treasurer.

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Online ads for jobs in South Carolina fall by 200 positions

At the end of January, online help wanted ads for South Carolina totaled 68,200, the Conference Board Help Wanted Online Data Series. However, the number of ads posted online last month was up 6.2% from 64,200 in January 2015. Read More...