SRS worker suffers burns AIKEN — A Savannah River Site worker suffered minor burns while cleaning a container used to make powders, site officials say. Two workers were cleaning with isopropyl alcohol Tuesday morning at the former nuclear weapons plant when a small flash fire broke out, Washington Savannah River Co. spokeswoman Angie French said. The fire went out before […]

Legislators return with tax agenda

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The General Assembly returned to work Tuesday with a long election-year agenda aimed at reducing taxes and increasing funding for early childhood education. The House and Senate were gaveled into session just after noon. For months before the session began, legislators have been working out details on raising the state’s sales tax by 2 cents on […]

Study suggests people moving west, southeast Moving company tracks migration

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A century and a half after Horace Greeley famously said, ‘‘Go West, young man,’’ many Americans are still listening. A study of moving habits by the nation’s largest mover of household goods, United Van Lines, suggests that people are continuing to move to the West and Southeast, and away from the East and Midwest. The St. […]

S.C. ranks above average

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina ranked fifth in the nation for emergency medical care in a recent report by the American College of Emergency Physicians. But the first report card of systems nationwide pointed out the state did a poor job of supporting public health and injury prevention programs. In the National Report Card on the State of Emergency […]