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richland county today in regards to its penny tax program: the dor claims it has uncovered millions of dollars in potential fraud, waste and abuse - and it's giving the county 30 days to ing the program i io compliance. the agency is accusing the program of misusing penny tax dollars for programs that have nothing to do with transportation tax projects, failing to conduct audits that are required by the county's own ordinances, as well as excessive payments to pr firms that were involved in efforts to pass the penny tax in the first place. in it's report to the county - the dor says that the penny tax program as it exists today, quote: "...fails to comply with state law and is full of wasteful expenditures and conflicts of interest created by inadequate procurement safeguards. as a result, millions of dollars of penny tax revenue is being spent improperly." a portion of the statement just released from the county in response to the letter says quote: "the public trust is tantamount, and every effort must be taken to safeguard that trust. commitment to the integrity of the program is the main reason why county officials have fully cooperated with the sc department of revenue
program." this report comes three months after a state audit found evidence of illegal activity by individuals and companies associated wtih the penny program. that led to charges against county council member - kelvin washington- and city of columbia council member -brian newman. if the county does not take action, the dor letter states that the department is prepared to enforce the state's tax laws. one suspect is dead after a shooting attack on a berkely county deputy shortly after midnight, deputy kimber gist was getting out of her patrol car in goose creek when she was shot . at the time she was investigating a suspicious vehicle behind a closed grocery store. officials say she's now out of surgery, in good spirits and thankful for eveyone's thoughts and prayers. police in north charelston say they found her suspected shooter dead in a home with a self-inflicted gun shot wound. leaders of the sheriff's office are speaking about the situation and their investigation right now. we'll have more onn this developing situation as new information comes in, and on
it shaped up to be a pretty day and should be a great weekend in the midlands as we see the sun shining over columbia through the wis skycam. meteorologist ben tanner is in the first alert weather center with more. hey ben. looks like march will come in like a lamb next week as we'll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies through tuesday as high pressure builds in through the first of next week. today, mostly sunny, a bit breezy, highs middle to upper 50s. tonight, clear and cold. lows lower 30s saturday tuesday: partly cloudy, highs upper 50s rising to the lower 70s by tuesday. looks like march will come in like a lamb next week as we'll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies through tuesday as high pressure builds in
today, mostly sunny, a bit breezy, highs middle to upper 50s. tonight, clear and cold. lows lower 30s saturday tuesday: partly cloudy, highs upper 50s rising to the lower 70s by tuesday. "i've been on that stage. i've gotten the know all the people on that stage. and there is no one who is better prepared to provide america with the strong leadership that it needs, both at home and around the world, than donald trump. the endorsement that sent shockwaves on the campaign trail. former presidential candidate chris christie is now backing donald trump. that was just one of the many things that happen today, as the republicans prepare for super tuesday. on the other side, both democratic candidates are in the palmetto state today just hours before the democratic
hillary clinton and bernie sanders are both holding events in orangeburg this afternoon before heading to the capital city tonight. senior reporter jack kuenzie is at south carolina state waiting the start of a clinton event. billie jean shaw is at a sanders' event on the campus of claflin university. bernie sanders will host an hbcu stop and rally at claflin university in orangeburg. he'll talk about making college affordable, income inequality and criminal justice reform. in one last push to rally support from orangeburg county voters, bernie sanders will speak at claflin university. our billie jean shaw is there where supporters are already starting to come in. bernie sanders has a lot of supporters here at claflin today which isn't a surprise since the vermont senator is pulling heavy support
students. the question is will that support help him win over south carolinians tomorrow. polls show clinton is still maintaining a double digit lead over the vermont sanders. a short time ago i spoke to students about what issues they are looking forward to sanders speaking on today. sanders is set to take the stage in the next hour. he will be joined by state rep. justin bamberg, rapper killer mike and erica garner the daughter of a ny man who died while in police custody. later in the day, sanders will
he'll talk about making college affordable, income inequality and criminal justice reform. in one last push to rally support from orangeburg an event at the township auditorium. doors open at 4...for the 7 o'clock event. close by the sanders event in orangeburg, students and staff at south carolina state university are preparing for a visit from hillary clinton. she is scheduled to speak at a rally in less than a half hour. jack kuenzie joins us live from the campus with more on what's happening. charles, secretary clinton expected to take the stage at the dukes gymnasium at 4:30. one of a series of campaign stops here in the waning hours of her effort to solidify what polls show is a substantial lead over senator sanders. this is not a very large building and it will be crowded in here. but the campaign's prerence this afternoon is
supporters are leaving no stone unturned as they hope to seal the deal with south carolina democrats in particular, african- american democrats. mrs. clinton perhaps trying to make her case for younger voters on this campus---voters that have been very much targeted by the sanders campaign. she will be joined here by one of her celebrity endorsers---former prosecutor and talk show host star jones. we are also hearing the secretary is campaigning today with help from a south carolina sports hero---former gamecock great and current chicago bear alshon jeffrey. her message in part today---don't take our double digit lead in the polls for granted and stay home tomorrow. get out and vote---and urge others to do so. mrs. clinton will go from here to an oyster roast and fish fry sponsored by first circuit solicitor david pascoe----and later tonight, on to columbia where she is expected to appear along with her husband, who's been working independently today in the capital city and
downtown at around 8:00 pm. we'll have more from orangeburg after she speaks, again in about 25 minutes. live in orangeburg, jack kuenzie wis news ten. former president bill clinton shared a cup of coffee with residents in columbia today he made a quick visit to drip coffee to meet with local voters ahead of saturday's democratic primary. mayor steve benjamin was also there to welcome the president. locals say his appearance came as a surprise to those who are regulars at the cafe. "it certainly felt really genuine to me, this is our space, we are here everyday. he came e and said hello and had a conversation with more than one person. he took a staff photograph and everyone kept getting their coffee and what no, so." former president clinton is expected to join hillary for a "get out and vote rally" at boyd plaza at the corner of hampton & main streets in columbia. admission starts at 6. wis will be bringing you complete team coverage of the democratic primary
at 9. we'll be live at the polls following the voters and the candidates. we'll also have special live coverage at 7pm as the results start trickling in. republican front runner donald trump's new support from new jersey governor chris christie comes as trump's opponents turn up their attacks. senators marco rubio and ted cruz went after trump in the republicans' debate last night and they kept at him today. steve nannes has the story. 00-03, 20-25 12-14, 34-36 44-48, 58-1:03 1:05-1:14 new jersey : "there is no better fighter than donald trump." the billionaire frontrunner received a major boost on friday in the form of an endorsement from new moment in this race. presidential candidate : this was an endorsement that really meant a lot. in christie, a former gop contender in the race... trump gets a ready attack dog who says he's prepared to hit the road. new jersey : "turn away from the amateur acts from washington, dc, and turn to a professional strong leader.
christie's relentless attacks on marco rubio are largely credited as among the reasons for the florida senator's poor performance in new hampshire. presidential candidate : "i thought he was going to die. good going, chris." christie's endorsement comes just one day after trump butted heads with rubio and senator ted cruz at the cnn debate in houston. presidential candidate "anyone who cared about illegal immigration wouldn't be hiring illegal immigrants" presidential candidate "now he's repeating himself" presidential candidate "no, i'm not repeating..." back on the campaign trail on friday... cruz tried once again to tie trump to democrats. presidential candidate "donald trump, like hillary clinton, is a rich new york liberal" while rubio got personal... presidential candidate "he asks for a full length mirror - i don't know why, cause the podium goes up to here - but he wanted a full-length mirror. maybe to make sure his pants weren't wet." trump fired back at the florida senator. presidential candidate "i watched a part of his little act. he's a desperate guy. and he's a desperate guy. i've been watching him over the past couplplof weeks -- he is not presidential material" the republican candidates not mincing words... less than a week from from super
reporting. we have extensive coverage of e democratic primary and the lead up for super tuesday on who says a little "unfriendly" competition can't be a good thing? coming up on the news at four: we'll see how the folks behind a columbia business have made their mark doing their "worst." our first alert traffic report
autopsy showed he died from suffocation due to a crushing injury. the richland county coroner's office and osha continue to investigate. the highway patrol is trying to unravel a deadly car crash. investigators say robert a. evans was killed when he ran off the road, hit a ditch and overturned. troopers say the wreck happened on the 8300 block of bluff road near where road repairs are ongoing from the floods in october. evans was pronounced dead at the scene. the south carolina highway patrol continues to investigate. richland county sheriff's deputies are searching for two people who were in a stolen car and hit a richland county deputy's vehicle this morning. authorities say a deputy spotted a stolen vehicle around 9:30 this morning. the two bailed out of the vehicle and left the car in drive. the stolen vehicle struck the richland county deputy's vehicle causing minor damage. law enforcement spent the day near the scene searching for anyon involved.
weather. for that we turn to meteorologist ben tanner. looks like march will come in like a lamb next week as we'll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies through tuesday as high pressure builds in through the first of next week. today, mostly sunny, a bit breezy, highs middle to upper 50s. tonight, clear and cold. lows lower 30s all across america families are coming back to time warner cable for a whole new experience. that's because we've been working hard to give you better service,
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through the first of next week. today, mostly sunny, a bit breezy, highs middle to upper 50s. tonight, clear and cold. lows lower 30s saturday tuesday: partly cloudy, highs upper 50s rising to the lower 70s by tuesday. a midlands institution is well into landmark status promising customers the "worst" peanuts in town. and it all started with a farmers market feud. molly mckinney got a taste of cromers peanuts in this weekend's southern weekend. molly: cromer's peanuts is a real institution here in columbia sc they opened in 1935 and they have
quite the reputation which is... agata: guaranteed worst in town. molly: so how did cromer's get started? did he always have this dream to open a peanut business? agata: well it started in 1935 with the founder julian cromer who was at the farmers market at the time selling his peanuts. his one competitor decided to start heckling customers and telling them hey, don't go to cromer's his peanuts are no good mine are the best. and julian said ok, well if his are the best mine have to be the worst, and the rest is history. molly: with the store opening in 1935 i can't imagine the amount of history this place has seen. agata: one of the coolest things about this store is i think we were at the forefront of the civil rights moment. julian cromer was definitely a guy that didn't see color didn't see size didn't see gender anything, as long as you had a shirt on your back you could come and work for cromer's molly: what types of things to you buy here? agata: the first thing you'll see are our candy barrels, it's the candy that your grandma and grandpa were eating 60, 70 years ago.
popcorn, our big bushel bag of popcorn which feeds 40 people. our candies, our cotton candy, candy apples, and of course our staple which are our boiled peanuts in the fridge. and then finally the coffee shop which we added about 2 years ago. molly: i can't thank you enough for having us here agata: t tnks for coming for more weekend inspiration, head to wistv-dot-com m d click on the southern weekend box. you can also subscribe to the
and you can now get your hands on tickets. and you can now get your hands on tickets. single game tickets for the columbia fireflies are now on sale at fireflies tickets-dot-com. fans will get to choose from seven different ticket zones at the new spirit communications park, currently under construction right off bull street. the home opener is april 14 against the greenville drive. want to help out an organization trying to preserve columbia's history and try some tasty chili then there's an event for you this weekend. the palladium society's 18th annual chili cook-off is tomorrow from 5 to 8 pm at the music farm in columbia. 25 chili cookers will compete in various
advance tickets for the general public is 30 dollars and 40 dollars at the door. online ticket sales end tonight at midnight. admission includes all you can eat & drink chili, beer & wine. let's get an update on your weather with ben. looks like march will come in like a lamb next week as we'll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies through tuesday as high pressure builds in through the first of next week. today, mostly sunny, a bit breezy, highs middle to upper 50s. tonight, clear a a cold. lows lower 30s saturday tuesday: partly cloudy, highs upper 50s rising to the lower 70s by tuesday. that's all for now. we'll see you again at 5. download the news 10 app for
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