Sarita Chourey, Bluffton Today

Sarita Chourey

Bluffton Today

Columbia, SC, United States

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  • Bluffton Today
  • Augusta Chronicle
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Past articles by Sarita:

Beaufort, Jasper suffer loss in S.C. Supreme Court

The S.C. Supreme Court has dealt a defeat to Beaufort, Jasper and three other counties in their quest for recourse from Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, the national electronic registry and its member banks. → Read More

Okatie businessman questions state order

Chandler Lloyd says he tries to be a good neighbor, hires people who may have troubled pasts, offers housing materials to charity and diverts thousands of tons of construction waste away from landfills every year. → Read More

Car dealership's parking lot expansion would fill in wetlands

A local Lexus dealership wants permission to fill in freshwater wetlands to increase the size of its parking lot. → Read More

Report: Jasper has least segregation, but struggles in county health rankings

COLUMBIA - More Jasper County residents are sleep deprived than in the state as a whole. They also have a smaller median income than the state median. → Read More

SC feminine hygiene bill targets 'human issue'

COLUMBIA -- Rep. Cezar McKnight, D-Kingstree, introduced a bill this week that would require all public buildings owned by the state, along with any state agency, office, or institution, to supply free tampons and sanitary napkins in each women's public restroom. → Read More

S.C. feminine hygiene bill targets 'human issue'

COLUMBIA — One South Carolina lawmaker says the state could do one simple thing to ease everyday life for women. Rep. Cezar McKnight, D-Kingstree, introduced a bill Tuesday that would require all public buildings owned by the state, along with any state agency, office, or institution, to supply free tampons and sanitary napkins in each women’s public restroom. "I thought, 'wow, it’s unfair that… → Read More

South Carolina lawmakers balk at mandating 'In God We Trust' in school lobbies

COLUMBIA — South Carolina public schools will continue to display “In God We Trust” in schools, if desired, but state lawmakers are not pushing to require it. A House education subcommittee tabled H. 4395 on Tuesday, dealing a sizable setback to a bill that would have mandated that schools place a plaque or other display in the lobby of each school building with the phrase that Congress adopted… → Read More

Kinder Morgan seeks SC permit to build storage tanks

DHEC officials say they plan to hold a public hearing on the permit request. → Read More

S.C. could raise front-seat passenger age to 13

COLUMBIA — South Carolina may raise the minimum age required to ride in the front seat from 6 to 13. In Georgia, the front seat is off limits to children younger than 8 who are less less than 57 inches tall. A bill introduced by Beaufort Republican Rep. Shannon Erickson would make a host of automobile safety improvements to South Carolina’s notoriously lax law, bringing it from one the nation’s… → Read More

SC flood victims avoid scams

COLUMBIA - As South Carolina's thousand-year flood in October attacked life, limb and property, those who prey on people during emergencies seem to have largely stayed away. → Read More

SC may raise front-seat passenger age to 13

COLUMBIA - South Carolina may raise the minimum age required to ride in the front seat from 6 to 13. In Georgia, the front seat is off limits to children younger than 8 who are less less than 57 inches tall. → Read More

Gun reciprocity bill raises questions over losing deals with other states

COLUMBIA - State senators taking up a bill to grant concealed-carry gun permit reciprocity with Georgia will likely face the question of whether doing so would lead some states to cancel their existing agreements with South Carolina. → Read More

Gun-permit bill prompts question of losing other states

COLUMBIA -- State senators taking up a bill to grant concealed-carry gun permit reciprocity with Georgia will likely face the question of whether doing so would lead some states to cancel their existing agreements with South Carolina. South Carolina recognizes the CWPs of nearly two-dozen states, which also recognize South Carolina. North Augusta Republican Rep. Bill Hixon’s bill, H. 3799, would… → Read More

Eminent domain bill scaled back in S.C.

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Senate on Thursday unanimously passed legislation intended to protect property owners from the threat of losing their land to petroleum pipeline company Kinder Morgan. → Read More

Eminent domain ban scaled back in SC pipeline bill

COLUMBIA - Instead of creating a permanent ban on the ability of private, for-profit pipeline companies to purchase land against property owners' wishes, South Carolina legislators are now considering a ban that lasts only five years. → Read More

SC Senate committee approves renewable energy incentives bill

COLUMBIA - Lawmakers are moving forward with a bill that would encourage renewable energy use in South Carolina. The Senate Finance Committee voted Tuesday to advance S. → Read More

Trump lead dips in SC poll

A poll released Friday for The Augusta Chronicle and Morris News Service shows billionaire Donald Trump leading the GOP presidential field with 27 percent and Sen. Marco Rubio close behind at 24 percent. → Read More

How one Bluffton lawmaker plans to vote

For the most part, your state lawmakers have not been especailly vocal in their support or opposition to any of the candidates running for president this year. Bluffton Rep. Weston Newton, also the former Beaufort County Council chairman, however, just made his feelings clear. Do you agree with his choice? Who among the Republicans and Democrats is getting your vote on Feb. 20 (Republican… → Read More

New SC poll shows Trump heavy favorite

COLUMBIA - Billionaire and reality TV celebrity Donald Trump maintains his significant lead among likely South Carolina Republican primary voters, according to an Opinion Savvy poll conducted for Augusta Chronicle, Morris News and FOX 5 Atlanta. → Read More

SC lawmaker objects to police video law

COLUMBIA - A bill that would protect bystanders who film or photograph police in public is facing a new challenge, after a Greenville Republican raised an objection to it. → Read More