Richland County ordered to give $15M back to road fund

Richland County has agreed to put more than $15 million back into a sales tax fund for roads after South Carolina tax collectors said they spent the money on project managers and public relations and not on asphalt. The county announced the settlement with the Department of Revenue in a statement. The agency originally ordered the county to pay back $32 million, but instead agreed to have the county take $15. 5 million from its general fund and put back in the penny tax account.