Band-aid approach: I’ve been offered and accepted a full-time position that will mean I no longer will be able to produce Quorum, effective today. I make this announcement with all the mixed feelings one might expect — the past 20 months have been a journey of hope and faith fueled by a desire to perform a necessary journalistic role at a time when… View Post
By RON AIKEN
From allegations of under-the-table payments to submitting fraudulent invoices and willful violations of both DOT policy and state procurement law, the details that emerge over hundreds of pages of documents, spreadsheets and emails obtained by Quorum through the Freedom of Information Act show DOT District 1 bridge engineer Duane Gamm’s pattern of, at best, preferential treatment toward West Columbia-based White Crane Company; at worst, potentially criminal wrongdoing.
By RON AIKEN
A 92-page report issued earlier this month by the Legislative Audit Council (LAC) revealed a culture of secrecy, uneven applications of due process and multiple violations of the Freedom of Information Act and state procurement law at The Citadel, including school officials impeding auditors in their duties, refusing to turn over financial records and allegedly conducting public business in private without legal notice.
In the third and final look into the new wave of South Korean directors, Quorum’s film writer Ellsworth Benchwood looks at Kim Jee-woon, director of “The Last Stand” and “I Saw the Devil”
After several investigative pieces by Quorum, including breaking the initial story of the serious life-threatening issues within Richland County’s EMS program back in April, Richland County sent out the following release today addressing at least one critical EMS need — long-overdue salary increases.