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S.C. Lawmakers: Gov’t Restructuring Deal On Go

Plus, Another Data Breach, Gay-Baiting & Death of a Local Wrestling Legend
By Porter Barron Jr.
Thursday, January 16, 2014 |

Leaders in the South Carolina General Assembly say they have the votes to pass a long debated government-restructuring bill, The State reports. The deal would abolish the Budget and Control Board and cede most state administration responsibilities to the governor’s office.

SLED is investigating South Carolina’s fourth online data security breach since 2012, The State reports. This one is at the Department of Employment and Workforce and involves the download of sensitive personal data for 4,000 South Carolinians.

State Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg), who happens to be U.S. Sen. Lindsay Graham’s loudest primary opponent, has called for the impeachment of a federal judge in Utah who recently struck down that state’s same-sex marriage ban, Charleston City Paper reports.

State Rep. Andy Patrick
, a Hilton Head Republican, has entered the race for state superintendent of education. He’s competing against Republican Gary Burgess of Pendleton and Democrats Montrio Belton of Fort Mill and Rep. Mike Anthony of Union for the office currently held by Republican Mick Zais, who is retiring at the end of his first term, The Island Packet reports.

Former Gamecock running back Kenny Miles issued a statement Wednesday, admitting the Nov. 4 incident, which he initially told police was an armed robbery gone awry actually, had been a suicide attempt. Miles says he’d been diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety, according to WOLO.

Pro wrestling Hall of Famer and Columbia resident Mae Young has died. She was 90.


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