S.C. Supreme Court case promises to transform open records laws

MYRTLE BEACH — Any day now, the ability to trace tax dollars in South Carolina could be curtailed. 

Or, some argue, the ability to market the state to tourists could be handicapped.

A decision has been pending for months in a S.C. Supreme Court case concerning whether a private, nonprofit group that receives accommodations tax funds is subject to open records laws. The case arose from a dispute between a businessman and the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce that may seem, at first glance, like a local squabble. Read more…