State lawmakers want review of rural tourism program

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - Some South Carolina lawmakers want a review of a program designed to boost tourism in rural areas, to make sure they are getting their fair share of funds.

The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported Monday that Denmark Rep. Bakari Sellers has obtained signatures of 6 other lawmakers asking the Legislative Audit Council to review state participation in the National Heritage Corridor.

Sellers says he wants to make sure counties in his area are getting their share of money for the program.

He says tourism is important for economic development.

Audit director Tom Bardin says the request will be considered Wednesday.

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