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Port bonuses under fire - McConnell says he's lost confidence in agency, is drafting legislation to alter practice

COLUMBIA â€" With a bottomed-out economy and longshoremen looking for second jobs, Sen. Glenn McConnell says the State Ports Authority picked the wrong time to hand out bonuses. The ports authority awarded $208,000 to its top managers and roughly $500,000 to the rest of its employees, and McConnell, R-Charleston and the president pro tem of the state Senate, said Tuesday he is trying to figure out a way to use legislation to change the practice in the future.



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3 charged with robbing bank

A man who surrendered to police after a standoff in North Charleston on Monday is one of three people charged with robbing a West Ashley bank the same morning, police said.

Walterboro to use nature to lure travelers off the interstate

WALTERBORO - Despite having a new Slave Relics Museum, an artisan's center and a growing collection of antique stores in a picturesque downtown, Mayor Charlie Sweat knows that most tourists here are motorists simply searching for a good night's rest.

Port bonuses under fire - McConnell says he's lost confidence in agency, is drafting legislation to alter practice

COLUMBIA â€" With a bottomed-out economy and longshoremen looking for second jobs, Sen. Glenn McConnell says the State Ports Authority picked the wrong time to hand out bonuses. The ports authority awarded $208,000 to its top managers and roughly $500,000 to the rest of its employees, and McConnell, R-Charleston and the president pro tem of the state Senate, said Tuesday he is trying to figure out a way to use legislation to change the practice in the future.

Happy booze-free New Year's

The city of Charleston will hold its fourth annual New Year's Eve celebration today, a family-friendly, alcohol-free event.










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