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  • Shocking moment officer shoots unarmed driver after pulling him over for not wearing a seatbelt

    09/26/2014 1:47:45 AM PDT · by Purdabo 248 · 86 replies
    This is the shocking moment when a policeman shot an unarmed man during a traffic stop for not wearing a seatbelt. Sean Groubert, 31, who as a South Carolina State Trooper at the time of the incident shot Levar Jones on September 4 on Broad River Road, in Richmond County, Columbia. Groubert ordered Mr Jones to show his driving licence. When he reached into his car to retrieve the document, Groubert started shouting and opened fire with his semi-automatic handgun. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2769379/Shocking-moment-police-officer-shoots-unarmed-driver-pulling-not-wearing-seatbelt.html#ixzz3EP6lurmv Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Dashboard video shows shooting of unarmed driver

    09/25/2014 10:42:36 AM PDT · by redreno · 288 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 09/25/2014 | By JEFFREY COLLINS
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An unarmed man shot by a South Carolina trooper during a traffic stop repeated one question through his anguished cries as he lay wounded, waiting for an ambulance: "Why did you shoot me?" Levar Jones' painful groans and then-Trooper Sean Groubert's reply — "Well you dove head first back into your car" — were captured by a dashboard camera in the trooper's car. Groubert had stopped Jones on a seatbelt violation at a Columbia gas station and fired the shots moments after asking Jones for his license
  • Festivities, drums ring out peace from Statehouse steps [SC]

    09/21/2014 7:27:17 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    myrtlebeachonline.com ^ | 9-21-14 | Harrison Cahill
    COLUMBIA, SC — Drummers from the Columbia Drum Circle began beating rhythms that reverberated Sunday over the bustling of Gervais and Main streets, while nearby children made instruments out of recycled materials and got their faces painted. A crowd from the community and local civic groups gathered Sunday afternoon on the State House steps for the inaugural “Peace Day at the State House” rally sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center. Lizzie Utset, an intern with the peace center who organized the event, said it was hard work bringing all of the groups and people together from Columbia to Charleston...
  • Boehner and Pelosi Unite to Pass Bill Funding Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, Syrian Revolutionaries

    09/20/2014 2:59:46 PM PDT · by chemicalman · 21 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 17, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) joined forces early Wednesday evening as the House passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government after the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, and that will permit funding for Planned Parenthood (the nation's largest abortion provider), the entirety of Obamacare, and an amendment requested by President Barack Obama "to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition." The bill passed 319 to 108 with four members not voting. But there were not enough Republican members to pass the bill without...
  • Public university required students to submit sexual history or face disciplinary action

    09/18/2014 7:40:17 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 81 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    - Clemson is requiring students and faculty to complete an online course through a third party website that asks invasive questions about sexual history. - In an email Clemson says that failure to complete the course will be a violation of the “Student Code of Conduct, General Student Regulation 8: Failure to Comply with Official Request.” ... “How many times have you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months?” asks one question. “With how many different people have you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months?” asks another. ... Jerry Knighton, Director of the Office of...
  • Woodruff HS Students Made To Remove American Flags From Vehicles

    09/15/2014 12:04:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 49 replies
    Woodruff, S.C. - 7 On Your Side was contacted by several upset parents who say Woodruff High School students were made to take down American flags from their vehicles on September 11. Spartanburg District 4 Superintendent Rallie Liston said four students arrived at the school Thursday morning with U.S. flags propped up on poles in their pickup truck beds. The school's principal, Aaron Fulmer, confiscated the flags because he said it is against district policy to “draw attention” to one's vehicle. The flags were returned to the students at the end of the day. The students were not punished. Fulmer...
  • Lindsey Graham: 'No one believes' president; Islamic State plan 'delusional'

    09/15/2014 12:48:06 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 14, 2014 | Luke Rosiak
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said President Obama’s plan in Syria “won’t even come close to defeating" the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. "It’s delusional," the South Carolina Republican said. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday" just after Obama’s chief of staff Denis McDonough, Graham said that “when the president and the president’s chief of staff says ‘we mean what we do and we do what we say,' no one believes that anymore. “There is no way in hell you can form an army on the ground in Syria to kill [the Islamic State] without a substantial American component ... “They’re pushing...
  • Mark Sanford Reveals He’s Called off Engagement to Argentinian ‘Soulmate’ Mistress for whom He ....

    09/12/2014 3:50:05 PM PDT · by Cecily · 80 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 12, 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    In a very personal post on his Facebook detailing his latest spat with his former spouse, South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford announced that he and his mistress turned fiancee, Maria Belen Chapur, a woman he once called his 'soul mate,' have called off their wedding plans. ''No relationship can stand forever this tension of being forced to pick between the one you love and your own son or daughter, and for this reason Belen and I have decided to call off the engagement,' Sanford wrote. 'Maybe there will be another chapter when waters calm with Jenny, but at this point...
  • Woodruff HS Students Made To Remove American Flags From Vehicles (SC)

    09/12/2014 9:53:02 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 55 replies
    wspa.com ^ | September 12, 2014
    7 On Your Side was contacted by several upset parents who say Woodruff High School students were made to take down American flags from their vehicles on 9/11. Spartanburg District 4 Superintendent Rallie Liston said four students arrived at the school Thursday morning with U.S. flags propped up on poles in their pickup truck beds. The school's principal, Aaron Fulmer, confiscated the flags because he said it is against district policy to “draw attention,” to one's vehicle. The flags were returned to the students at the end of the day.
  • Teen Sues SC Over License Photo (transgender)

    09/04/2014 5:38:12 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 28 replies
    wspa.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Robert Kittle
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - A 16-year-old from Anderson is suing the South Carolina DMV because DMV employees made him remove his makeup when he went to get his driver's license in March. "I identify as gender non-conforming, which basically just means that I don't fit the traditional gender role of male," Chase Culpepper says. His mother Teresa filed the lawsuit on his behalf in federal court in Columbia Tuesday, with the help of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund. She says she couldn't believe it when she took him to get his license and DMV employees told him he had...
  • Jenny Sanford Wants Psych Exam For US Rep. Sanford

    09/03/2014 2:25:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    WSPA ^ | Sep 02, 2014
    Jenny Sanford is asking that U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford undergo a psychiatric evaluation and take anger management and parenting courses in the latest filing in the couple's contentious divorce. She also wants the court to appoint an impartial guardian to look after the interests of the youngest of their four sons. SNIP She says the change of circumstances that led her to request the psychiatric exam will be in a complaint filed once the record is sealed.
  • South Carolina teen sues DMV after being told to remove makeup

    09/02/2014 1:43:49 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 84 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 2, 2014
    A 16-year-old in South Carolina is suing the state's Department of Motor Vehicles because the agency won't allow the teen to take a driver's license photo wearing makeup. Chase Culpepper, who was born male, regularly wears makeup and either androgynous or women's clothing. The teen does not identify with gender-specific pronouns. Culpepper told reporters Tuesday that being ordered by officials to remove what they called a disguise was humiliating. The lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday says the DMV violated the teen's rights.
  • US lawmakers condemn crackdown on China's minority Muslims

    07/11/2008 9:15:45 PM PDT · by camerakid400 · 22 replies · 143+ views
    AFP ^ | July 12 08
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — US lawmakers on Friday "strongly condemned" what they called Beijing's harsh pre-Olympic crackdown in China's Muslim-populated far northwest Xinjiang region. The bipartisan leadership of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus in a statement cited "credible" reports about a July 9 conviction in a closed trial of 15 minority Muslim Uighurs on terrorism charges that led to "the immediate execution of two" of them. Three others were given suspended death sentences and the remaining 10 received life imprisonment, it said. These are "abuses of due process and rule of law," said caucus co-chairmen Democrat Jim McGovern and Republican Frank...
  • Uber Vs. The Status Quo

    08/27/2014 6:47:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Bob Barr
    Police officials in the beautiful and historic South Carolina city of Charleston have identified a major new public safety menace requiring their immediate attention. This latest threat -- being met by the authorities with an aggressive public awareness campaign and “sting” operations coupled with hefty fines in excess of $1,000 -- is not drugs, gangs, or illegal immigration. The threat posed the good citizens of Charleston is: Uber! Uber is a fast-growing, popular digital app for smart phones that provides consumers in Charleston and many cities across the country and around the world with an alternative to traditional taxi services....
  • The early 2016 primary calendar is now set. It will change.

    08/25/2014 10:31:59 PM PDT · by iowamark · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/25/2014 | Aaron Blake
    The Democratic National Committee over the weekend set its preliminary 2016 presidential primary calender, with the four traditional carve-out states -- Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada -- holding contests in February and everybody else after that. The calendar mimics what we've seen from Republicans, who have basically agreed on the same order of succession. Here's how that looks: Feb. 1 -- Iowa caucuses Feb. 9 -- New Hampshire primary Feb. 20 -- Nevada caucuses Feb. 27 -- South Carolina primary From there, all other states would be permitted to hold contests between March 1 and June, with party...
  • Cop Hits Man in the Head 20 Times as Onlookers Plead 'Don't Punch Him No More'

    08/25/2014 6:40:07 PM PDT · by bamahead · 135 replies
    Reason ^ | August 25, 2014 | Robby Soave
    Once the cops have pinned a non-violent suspect to the ground, how many times are they allowed to punch him in the head? Is it fewer than 20? I would say so, but I'm not a Greenville County, South Carolina, deputy. Greenville officers approached a man at a Walmart parking lot on Saturday. The man appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and didn't respond to police questions or instructions. Eventually, the officers followed the man inside the store, where they attempted to detain him. The deputies claim the man resisted, though video footage of the incident...
  • Soros, Steyer Spend Big in Bid to Rescue Democrats' Majority

    08/22/2014 5:27:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 22, 2014 | Scott Bland and Adam Wollner
    George Soros gave $500,000 apiece to House Majority PAC and the League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund. Climate-change activist Tom Steyer gave the biggest super PAC donation in July with $7.5 million. Super PACs spent July beefing up for the fall campaign. Many groups filed new disclosure reports this week, leaving a paper trail littered with big checks from big names. Democrats dominate the list of notable July donors ... Michael Bloomberg is staying plenty active in his post-mayoral days. Aside from funding his gun-control-focused super PAC, Bloomberg has written checks to Senate Majority PAC and super PACs that backed...
  • Ravenel, Caporale to visit Beaufort Tea Party

    08/18/2014 6:49:46 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 8 replies
    Island Packet ^ | Island Packet News Staff
    Independent U.S. Senate candidate Thomas Ravenel and Beaufort County Councilman Rick Caporale will talk about their campaigns with Beaufort Tea Party members at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Fuji's Restaurant on 97 Sea Island Parkway on Lady's Island. Ravenel is the former state treasurer and newly minted reality TV star. He joined the race against Sen. Lindsey Graham last month as a petition candidate with the support and signatures of more than 17,000 registered voters across the state. Caporale was set to defend his seat representing part of Hilton Head Island and greater Bluffton against Colleton River Plantation resident Lynn King....
  • Hells Angels charges dismissed

    08/17/2014 1:22:01 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 8 replies
    [Myrtle Beach] Sun-News ^ | August 15, 2014 | Kenneth A. Gailliard
    A Georgetown lawyer representing members of the Myrtle Beach Hells Angels said in a statement Friday that more than 100 charges against his clients related to arrests in April 2012, have been dismissed. John M. Hilliard III said his clients were charged in what Horry County Police called Operation Red Harvest, where he said allegations included charges of kidnapping and lynching along with various marijuana-related charges against members of the club. “There was never any credible evidence against any of my clients, a fact that I have repeatedly pointed out to the prosecution since the time of the original arrests,”...
  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [Governor Nikki Haley, R-SC takes it!]

    08/14/2014 2:55:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/14/14
    Nikki Haley and her kids...
  • Wal-Mart launches new primary care clinics in South Carolina

    08/12/2014 10:32:39 PM PDT · by Between the Lines · 38 replies
    Sumter - Gov. Nikki Haley and two high profile health care advisors boarded a private plane to Bentonville, Ark., more than a year ago for a closed-door meeting with Wal-Mart executives. They hoped to convince the largest retailer in the country to launch a new primary care strategy in South Carolina. "We told Wal-Mart, 'We think this is perfect,'" said Tony Keck, director of the state Medicaid agency, who attended the meeting. It seems Wal-Mart agreed. On Thursday, the company opened its fourth and fifth "Care Clinics" in Sumter and Florence. The first three clinics, staffed by licensed nurse practitioners,...
  • Nation of immigrants should have system that works (SC Bishop Guglielmone

    08/11/2014 7:34:53 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 21 replies
    Bluffton Today ^ | August 10, 2014 | Most Rev. Robert E. Guglielmone
    America did not become great by keeping people out. We are great because, throughout our history, we have held our doors wide open to those seeking a new start, economic opportunity, and a chance to raise their families in peace and freedom. Tragically, our outdated immigration laws no longer uphold this quintessentially American vision. The country founded and built by immigrants now erects unnecessary barriers that turn aspiring Americans away and tear families apart.
  • Thomas Ravenel Thanks Supporters, Channels Barry Goldwater

    08/08/2014 7:49:15 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 21 replies
    On his first day as an official candidate for the U.S. Senate, Lowcountry businessman and reality television star Thomas Ravenel thanked his supporters for signing and collecting the signatures that put him on the November ballot against incumbent “Republican” Lindsey Graham, Democrat Brad Hutto and Libertarian Victor Kocher. “A lot of people worked very hard on that (signature) effort – and I’m tremendously grateful to each one of them,” Ravenel said. ”This is democracy in action – whether the warmongers and welfare statists in Washington like it or not.”
  • Feds target SC Pawn shop (SunTrust Bank gun grab).

    08/08/2014 1:44:55 PM PDT · by Mamzelle · 18 replies
    Fits news ^ | August 7, 2014 | Staff
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  • Thomas Ravenel officially on Senate ballot in SC

    08/07/2014 11:47:53 AM PDT · by Javeth · 70 replies
    The State ^ | August 6, 2014 | Cassie Cope
    COLUMBIA, SC — Onetime Republican Thomas Ravenel officially is running for the U.S. Senate again, this time as a petition candidate. The S.C. Election Commission certified the 10,000 signatures required for the former S.C. treasurer and reality TV star to be on the ballot in November as a challenger for the seat held by U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/08/06/3604749/thomas-ravenel-signatures-certified.html?#storylink=cpy
  • Thomas Ravenel Certified For November Ballot (Lindsey Graham independent challenger)

    08/06/2014 12:22:55 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    Independent conservative Thomas Ravenel has been certified as a candidate for the U.S. Senate in South Carolina, meaning his name will appear on the November ballot alongside incumbent “Republican” Lindsey Graham, Democrat Brad Hutto and Libertarian Victor Kocher. The certification of Ravenel – the star of Bravo TV’s reality television show Southern Charm - means he has met the state’s threshold of 10,000 valid signatures, according to election officials. That’s not a big surprise, as Ravenel submitted more than 17,000 signatures last month and was within 60 valid signatures of qualifying for the ballot when we checked in on his...
  • Rep. Ellison Explains Anti-Iron Dome Funding Vote: ‘Because We Need A Cease-fire’ (VIDEO)

    08/03/2014 3:08:28 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 38 replies
    Jewish Political Updates and News ^ | August 3 2014 | Jacob Kornbluh
    Over the weekend, both the Senate and the House approved $225M in funding for the Iron Dome. The bill passed by unanimous consent in the Senate and by a 395 to 8 vote. Opposition to the funding of the Iron Dome demonstarted an unfortunate bi-partisan measure – four Democrats and four Republicans voted against it. The four Democrats were Keith Ellison (MN-05), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Jim Moran (VA-08), and Beto O’Rourke (TX-16); The four Republicans were Justin Amash (MI-03), Walter Jones (NC-03), Tom Massie (KY-04), and Mark Sanford (SC-01). Rep. Ellison explains vote on “Meet the Press”: “Because a ceasefire...
  • Video: Keith Ellison explains his vote against Iron Dome

    08/03/2014 4:32:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 84 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/3/14 | Jazz Shaw
    You may recall that on Friday, in what would have been a Christmas Miracle were it not several months early, Congress actually got something done. It was the passage of a bill approving $225M in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defensive missile system. It was quite the bipartisan effort in retrospect, garnering an overwhelming 395 votes in the House with only eight in opposition. One of those eight was Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, and as The Corner reports, he went out on the weekend gab circuit to explain why he didn’t support the measure. “Because a cease-fire is what we...
  • VIDEO: Navy Seal Destroy Obama, Slam Koran On The Ground

    08/03/2014 1:00:20 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    Recently a video has gone viral of one man taking a stand against Sharia law and Islam. Many Americans believe this is long overdue, given the fact that the power of religion is used to control, oppress, and mistreat millions of people throughout the world. Unfortunately, in today’s society, it is a major risk to speak out against any religion. This forced silence is a major reason that people have been unwilling to challenge what many would agree is blatantly wrong. Now, one Navy Seal decided to speak out a political conference, claiming, “They are intent on killing the American...
  • A Dozen States File Suit Against New Coal Rules

    08/02/2014 7:55:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    Twelve states filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration on Friday seeking to block an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate coal-fired power plants in an effort to stem climate change. The plaintiffs are led by West Virginia and include states that are home to some of the largest producers of coal and consumers of coal-fired electricity. The suit was filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The other plaintiffs are Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming. The E.P.A. rule, announced by President Obama on June...
  • South Carolina's delegation wants answers about 350 undocumented children

    07/30/2014 3:25:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    postandcourier.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Cynthia Roldan
    COLUMBIA - The Republican members of South Carolina's congressional delegation sent a letter to the secretaries of Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services, requesting additional information concerning undocumented children being housed in South Carolina. In the letter dated July 28, the congressmen expressed frustration after the Department of Health and Human Services announced that 350 undocumented children were placed with sponsors in South Carolina without notice to local authorities. "We are troubled that this data is just coming to light and was not provided to Congress or our delegation in a timely and regular fashion," read the letter, which...
  • Boeing to build 787-10 in North Charleston

    07/30/2014 10:09:36 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 30 replies
    The Post and Courier (South Carolina) ^ | 30 July 2014 | Warren L. Wise
    Boeing will build the 787-10 Dreamliner exclusively in North Charleston, the Chicago-based aerospace giant announced Wednesday. The 787-10 is the largest of the Dreamliner family and the announcement of its construction at the North Charleston site has been expected for months. Design of the 787-10 is underway in Everett, with final assembly of the first 787-10 scheduled to begin in South Carolina in 2017. "We looked at all our options and found the most efficient and effective solution is to build the 787-10 at Boeing South Carolina," said Larry Loftis, vice president and general manager, 787 program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes....
  • Student Selling Letter From Obama to Pay for Tuition

    07/28/2014 2:14:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 28, 2014
    A formerly homeless student who wrote a letter to President Obama to share his story and get some advice is selling a handwritten response to pay off his tuition. Jesse Grainger wrote, “As a child I had big dreams of going to college and doing great things . . . I came from a small town where most people were poor, especially my mother and me. My mom adopted me when I was one day old. She raised me to believe that education was the most important thing that I could ever get. My adopted mom died when I was 13.”
  • Greenville anti-gun violence group taking effort to Chicago

    07/26/2014 2:03:50 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 11 replies
    foxcarolina.com ^ | Jul 24, 2014 | Derek Dellinger
    The community activist group "Put Down The Guns Young People" is headed to Chicago to spread their message of putting an end to gun violence. The group is driving to Chicago and will spend the weekend meeting with community leaders and passing out literature. Logan said he's going at the expense of his personal safety.
  • Obama Dumps 350 Illegals in S.C. (Won't Give Haley Details)

    07/25/2014 1:46:42 PM PDT · by NOVACPA · 47 replies
    WIS-TV Columbia, SC ^ | July 25 (Updated) | AP
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - New federal data show at least 350 children caught at the U.S. border this year have been sent to stay with relatives or other sponsors in South Carolina. They are among more than 30,000 children who have been released to sponsors nationwide from Jan. 1 through July 7. That's according to data published Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families. Gov. Nikki Haley's office says federal officials will not provide governors any additional information. That includes details on the children's ages, where they're sent in South Carolina or how...
  • Feds OK first-in-decades oil studies off East Coast

    07/18/2014 11:21:43 AM PDT · by thackney · 17 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | July 18, 2014 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The Obama administration on Friday gave the oil industry the green light to use air guns and sonic sensors to search for possible oil and gas under Atlantic waters, overriding environmentalists concerned that the seismic research can harm whales and other marine life. Although geophysical research companies will still have to apply for individual permits to conduct seismic studies along the south- and mid-Atlantic coast — and undergo more rigorous environmental scrutiny of their specific plans — the Interior Department’s formal decision opens the door for the activity. Friday’s move also helps pave the way for possible drilling off the...
  • Thomas Ravenel: "My Skeletons are out there"

    07/16/2014 6:42:17 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | July 16, 2014 | Sarah Smith
    Thomas Ravenel is the first to admit he’s not a perfect candidate. “If I can just get the drug vote, I can win by a landslide,” he said cheerfully on Tuesday, the day after he filed a petition to run for Senate in South Carolina against incumbent Republican Lindsey Graham as an independent candidate. “I’m not a perfect messenger. But those so-called perfect people with those blemish-free backgrounds are the people that are running the Republic into the ground. My skeletons are out there for everyone to see.” And Ravenel’s skeletons are well displayed — both in news archives and...
  • South Carolina licensing officials accused of suppressing lawyer’s 1st Amendment rights

    07/16/2014 9:30:47 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 7-16-2014 | Andrew Branka
    It is axiomatic that the freedom of speech provisions of the 1st Amendment of the US Constitution are specifically intended to protect unpopular and/or offensive speech. After all, speech that is neither unpopular nor offensive is, obviously, not in need of any particular protections. It is equally indisputable that of all the various forms of speech possible, it is political and religious speech that lies at the heart of 1st Amendment protections.Meet Todd Kincannon, that &$(#*&%! Lawyer from South Carolina In the context of the Conservative polito-sphere one of the greatest founts of offensive conservative political and religious speech is...
  • Ku Klux Klan hands out candy in South Carolina during recruitment drive

    07/16/2014 8:36:41 AM PDT · by upchuck · 30 replies
    Foxnews/AP ^ | Wed, July 16, 2014
    SENECA, S.C. – Some residents in northwestern South Carolina say they found bags of candy on their street containing a piece of paper asking them to join the Ku Klux Klan. -snip- The paper said "Save Our Land, Join the Klan." It had a phone number that led to an automated message discussing KKK efforts against illegal immigration.
  • Boeing gets OK to develop almost 500 acres in SC

    07/14/2014 4:23:31 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 16 replies
    The State ^ | July 14, 2014
    <p>The Boeing Co. may now proceed with development of almost 500 acres near its assembly plant in North Charleston.</p>
  • Small SC town rallies for fired gay police chief

    07/13/2014 9:07:21 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | July 13, 2014 | Jeffrey Collins
    LATTA, S.C. (AP) — When openly gay police chief Crystal Moore was fired by a mayor who condemned her lifestyle as "questionable," she expected her two decade career in law enforcement was over. Then, this conservative, small town rebelled. The people of Latta, who voted overwhelmingly for a state amendment banning gay marriage eight years ago, turned against the mayor, stripped him of his powers and rehired Moore. They said her dedication to the town mattered more than her sexual orientation. Residents remembered Moore's civic spirit from as far back as 1989, when Hurricane Hugo tore through Latta. She was...
  • More Employment Woes Thanks To Obamacare

    07/10/2014 10:52:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    WMBF.. TruthRevolt ^ | 7.10.2014 | | | Caleb Howe
    WMBF in Myrtle Beach, SC, reported Wednesday on the growing trend of businesses hiring only part-time workers, due to an inability to afford Obamacare. This situation leaves workers without healthcare and without a full-time income or other benefits. Local staffing agencies say more small business are starting to hire more part time employees. Not because there is more full time work, but as WMBF reporter Mandy Noell found out, it's because they can't afford to have more full time employees. Obamacare places requirements for health care benefits that many small businesses just cannot afford to pay. As a result, they...
  • Ravenel makes Senate run official (for Lindsey Graham's seat)

    07/05/2014 8:54:49 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 25 replies
    The State ^ | July 4, 2014 | Lillia Callum-Penso
    A Charleston businessman and reality TV star has announced his plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Lindsey Graham. Thomas Ravenel, former state treasurer who resigned from office after his arrest on drug charges, announced his run Friday. He still must deliver 10,000 signatures from registered voters to state election officials by July 15 to get on the ballot. He stopped in Greenville later in the day to attend the Red, White and Blue Festival. En route to Greenville, Ravenel confirmed his run with The Greenville News. “I’ve always felt impelled to do this,” Ravenel said....
  • Hurricane Arthur

    07/03/2014 4:02:22 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 103 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 2 July 2014 | NHC/NOAA
    Arthur becomes the first hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season. Independence Day travelers and revelers up and down the U.S. Atlantic coast are eying the path of the storm. Forecast models are in good agreement that Hurricane Arthur will dampen July 4th festivities along the N.C. Outer Banks. Mandatory evacuation of the Outer Banks has begun. Warm waters from the Gulf Stream are adding fuel to the storm development. Sea Surface TempsPublic Advisories
  • Ravenel likely to jump into Senate race Friday (SC)

    07/02/2014 9:00:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    postandcourier.com ^ | 7/2/14 | Schuyler Kropf
    Former S.C. Treasurer Thomas Ravenel is expected to announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate on Friday as an independent hopeful against Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham. Ravenel said Wednesday that a "large announcement" is planned for Friday and that he will appear in Greenville but otherwise declined to give specifics. A copy of Ravenel's schedule says he plans on attending the Red White and Blue Festival in Greenville on July 4. Ravenel recently confirmed he had hired a private vendor to help collect the minimum 10,000 signatures of South Carolina voters he needs to be placed on the November ballot as...
  • S. Carolina congressman urges Houstonians to lead change

    06/30/2014 3:13:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6-29-14 | Jayme Fraser
    Trey Gowdy, the U.S. representative tapped to lead an investigation of the Benghazi embassy attack, called for parishioners at Second Baptist Church on Sunday "not to be lazy" or to wait around for the Supreme Court, Congress or Senate to change the country. "Changing the hearts and minds in this country is our job," he said. The South Carolina Republican roomed with Pastor Ed Young's son at Baylor University as a teenager and accepted the family's invitation to speak at the mega-church's services celebrating the Fourth of July and veterans this weekend. On Sunday, a day after Ahmed Abu Khattala...
  • Richland Co. K-9 attacks dog, department to pay for medical expenses

    06/27/2014 4:15:38 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 12 replies
    WIS TV ^ | Jun 27, 2014 | Emery Glover
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A Richland County Sheriff's Department K-9 attacked a dog on Wednesday. According to Sheriff Leon Lott, the incident happened on Emsworth Drive when the K-9 jumped a fence and attacked a neighbor's dog.
  • Trayvon Martin Gun Control Laws Attacking Stand Your Ground In South Carolina

    06/27/2014 1:54:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | June 27, 2014 | Staff
    So-called Trayvon Martin gun control laws are still being supported by family lawyer Benjamin Crump, who has been traveling the nation campaigning against the expansion of Stand Your Ground laws in various states. At the same time, Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy martin, have been active in helping with the Trayvon Martin Foundation. In a related report by The Inquisitr, a Trayvon Martin monument was created by an artist who is attempting to say that social changes have not yet advanced far enough since the Civil War. George Zimmerman’s lawsuit against NBC claims the company’s employees purposefully edited audio...
  • ‘Southern Charm’ star planning US Senate race against Graham

    06/26/2014 8:22:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    myrtlebeachonline.com ^ | 6/26/14 | Jason Ryan
    CHARLESTON — With less than a month to go before the filing deadline, Charleston businessman and reality TV show star Thomas Ravenel says he is proceeding with plans to run as an independent for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Lindsey Graham. Ravenel, who was state treasurer before resigning due to federal drug charges, said Wednesday that he plans soon to complete a petition drive, collecting the signatures of at least 10,000 S.C. voters. That petition would enable him to appear on the ballot this November with three other candidates, including Graham, in a bid for a six-year...
  • PTR making commemorative gun for South Carolina [ex-CT Gun Manufacturer]

    06/24/2014 3:22:45 PM PDT · by Zalmon · 12 replies
    Myrtle Beach Online ^ | June 23, 2014 | Steve Jones
    Firearms manufacturer PTR Industries is so pleased with its move to Aynor that it is producing a special gun to show its appreciation. The company will produce 1,000 South Carolina commemorative firearms, each stamped with an outline of the state with a Palmetto tree and crescent moon inside it. PTR vice president John McNamara said the company developed the gun as a way to give something back to South Carolina. The company moved its headquarters and operation to Aynor in January with no hassles. McNamara said state and local officials helped in any way they could, such as with zoning....