In Orangeburg, nearly 1 in 5 are out of work --- " ORANGEBURG South Carolinas jobless rate jumped to 10.9 percent in July, up nearly half a percentage point over June and the highest it has been all year.
But if youre jobless, particularly for the long-term jobless, the rate is 100 percent and holding and people are frustrated.
People around here, theyre struggling. People are stealing the manhole covers its just that bad around here now, said Purvis Richardson, 43, of Orangeburg, leaving the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce office here Friday afternoon with an updated resume in his hand.
You got people running to these scrapyards, trying to sell anything, man. Thats why you see people tearing up $20,000 air-conditioner units for $50 worth of copper. Its that bad, said Richardson, who said he has not worked since 2009, when he lost his job of 10 years at a food-processing plant after some bad product got out the door and the blame fell to him.
Orangeburg Countys unemployment rate soared to 17.7 percent last month, according to figures released Friday, catapulting the county from 10th place to 4th place in the states unemployment sweepstakes, an honor nobody is trying to win. Only Marlboro, Allendale and Marion counties had higher rates, topping out at 20 percent.<<<..........
Keith Kalvin, 49, has been unemployed for about a year. Kalvin, a resident of Orangeburg for thirty years,
says a lot of friends have to drive to other cities to find work. Orangeburg has the worst unemployment rate in the Midlands.
A sign outside a business in West Tisbury, Mass., welcomed the Obamas to Marthas Vineyard for their 10 day stay.
The Obama family's favorite vacation rental Blue Heron Farm in Chilmark is a 28-acre compound, owned by William and Mollie Van Devender of Mississippi. It overlooks Tisbury Great Pond and the Atlantic Ocean and features a boathouse, basketball court, pool, barn, and a single hole golf course.
That, alone, should tell you everything you need to know about him.
that blackboard is priceless!
the peace symbol and a pacifist president at war.
I love Perry's jabs. He understands it doesn't take much to needle Obama and force a knee jerk reaction. He's shaping the dialogue in a way that forces Obama to react to the things Perry wants to talk about.
It’s nice to see some FReeper fighters here today...standing up for Rick Perry.
I’ve got no proof for this, but I’ve got a strong suspicion that Sarah will stay out of the race as long as Perry is going strong. She may even — GASP — endorse him.
Really? Is that why? Huh. Did Thaddeus McCotter attract large crowds when he entered the race.
Yeah. Didn't think so.
RICK PERRY AND ISLAMIC PROPAGANDA GO HAND IN HAND, GO TO THE LINK AND READ FOR YOURSELF!!