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Jul 10, 2018

Charleston imposes short-term rental rules

CHARLESTON (AP) One of South Carolina’s most popular tourist destinations is imposing new rules for residents who use their homes for short-term rentals. WCSC-TV reported Charleston is cracking down on people who offer rentals through Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway or other companies, but who lack the proper permits. The city is taking action after complaints that short-term […]

May 7, 2018

Charleston to consider smoking ban in city parks

CHARLESTON (AP) It soon may be illegal to smoke within city parks in Charleston. The city council is expected to vote May 8 on whether to ban all smoking in the city parks. That would include e-cigarettes. Supporters say the move is the next step after similar bans were approved in workplaces, at the Medical University […]

May 2, 2018

Lawmakers restore vision screenings for license renewals

COLUMBIA (AP) South Carolina lawmakers have passed legislation restoring mandatory vision screenings for drivers who renew their licenses. The House voted 99-8 Tuesday to concur with a Senate amendment that would apply the new vision test. The bill, introduced in the House in January, is headed to Gov. Henry McMaster for his signature. Drivers can […]

Feb 14, 2018

Governor signs legislation banning nuisance lawsuits

COLUMBIA (AP) Gov. Henry McMaster has signed a bill that he says will protect manufacturers from “nuisance lawsuits” by neighbors upset with the practices of nearby businesses. McMaster said Feb. 13 at a ceremony that the new law is important to show businesses looking to create jobs in South Carolina that the state will protect them […]

Apr 22, 2016

Bill would drop ‘disturbing schools’ charge for students

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Supporters of a bill removing law enforcement officers’ ability to arrest students for “disturbing schools” said Thursday that the charge criminalizes ordinary misbehavior and puts kids on a path to prison. But Solicitor Barry Barnette and the South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association countered that arrests are sometimes necessary, and the charge should [[...]

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