MORNING BUZZ: Leatherman's rise, Haley's gifts, Winthrop's woes, SC judges' secrets

Posted by ANDREW SHAIN on July 6, 2014 

Sen. Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, recently became Senate president pro tempore in addition to being Senate Finance Chairman.

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Welcome back after the Fourth holiday. Here's what made news in South Carolina politics while you were at the beach, lake and backyard barbecue.

The ‘Practical Statesman:’ How Hugh Leatherman became SC’s most powerful politician

What gifts receives Gov. Nikki Haley from donors, rockers, industrial prospects and the Clemson clan

Permanent signs replace surf pollution advisories at Myrtle Beach

Breaking cycle of recidivism in South Carolina's young prisoners

Winthrop University president ordered ‘purge’ of email about hiring husband

Judges' orders keeps information from becoming public

Thomas Ravenel makes US Senate run for Lindsey Graham's seat official

Officials say voter ID law working well in S.C.

Beaufort County schools prepare to bring cursive back into classroom

S.C.’s economic forecast: Moderate growth

Giti Tire deal a boon for Port of Charleston

Former S.C. state trooper fights for medical marijuana

S.C. reacts to new federal focus on special education results

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