Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
It's a fight that began in Horry County with the passing of an ordinance ordering all solid waste to be disposed of in the county landfill.
Multiple lawsuits and four years later, large waste companies are pushing for legislation that would give them the right to compete for your trash.
The state's nine remaning public landfills may be a feast for crows, but running the ventures only allow for a small profit.
"Most of the counties operate at a loss rather than seeing any profit," said Wes Covington, attorney for the state Association of Counties. "About $55 million is the net cost for counties and taxpayers in the state."
But a bill moving steadily through the state legislature would cut into those already small margains.
"We're here to do one thing: disallow county government from mandating to every business owner and individual in this state where they have to haul their garbage," said Jason Puhlasky, a lobbyist for Republic Services.
If county dumps lose their promised trash flow, taxpayers may be on the line to make up the cost.
"That would impede on our ability to finance those facilities," said Covington.
Another consideration: who's waste will end up in your backyard?
"There is no way for county or state government to reject out of state waste if a privately owned landfill chooses to accept it," said Covington.
County landfills accept up to 30,000 tons of out of state trash per year. Private landfills accepted up to 600,000 tons last year.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>