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  • Trial in Chester hunting death points to one clear culprit: The gun(SC)(barf alert)

    07/25/2012 7:56:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 25 July, 2012 | Andrew Dys
    CHESTER — The pale fluorescent lights of the historic old Chester County Courthouse gleamed off the black barrel. The darkness of that barrel stood out, even in a courtroom packed with more than 90 people there to see what happens when guns with long black barrels are fired. What happened on this hunting trip is somebody died. This somebody, in October 2008, was a Hmong refugee from Rock Hill who worked in a warehouse. His name was Touna Xiong. Pronounced, simply, as “Tuna Song.” The song, clearly Tuesday in that courtroom for everybody involved, was a lament. The father of...
  • 89-year-old woman scares away burglars with pistol(SC)

    07/24/2012 4:47:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 23 July, 2012 | Tonya Brown
    When burglars invaded the home of Ruby Hodge, 89, they got a lot more than they bargained for. Hodge was in her bedroom just after 8 a.m. Monday morning, when she heard a knock at her back door. "I did not answer the knock then.They waited a few minutes and they knocked again and I got up out of bed," said Hodge. Before she could get to the door, the burglars had forced their way inside. "Then I heard a loud noise and I said it was somebody broken in my door," she continued. The great-grandmother came face to face...
  • GOP must prevent a lame-duck looting session

    07/18/2012 11:28:56 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 18, 2012 | Sens. Jim DeMint and Ron Johnson and Lindsey Graham
    If Republicans want to win big in November, we must do more than show voters how we plan to govern in 2013. We must also demonstrate how we're working right now to stop the last-minute spending spree the Democrats have planned for December. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., wants to force a postelection lame-duck session of Congress, in which defeated politicians will no longer be accountable to voters. In that context, he will have more leverage to raise taxes and increase spending against the threat of yet another government shutdown, leaving taxpayers on the hook for more borrowing, debts...
  • USMC Silent Drill Platoon (video)

    07/17/2012 8:47:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | July 16, 2012 | CptSpaulding
    This is the USMC Silent Drill Platoon when they visited the US Marine Air Station in Beaufort, SC. The exhibition was scheduled to be held on the parade field. However, it was moved inside a jet fighter hanger due to rain.
  • UPDATED: 34 Senators Oppose Law of the Sea Treaty [LOST to lose; America to win]

    07/16/2012 11:47:36 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 53 replies
    Senator Jim DeMint website ^ | UPDATED 7/16/12 | staff
    UPDATED 7/16/12: 4 additional senators have joined in opposition to LOST, including Mike Johanns (R-NE), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA). With 34 senators against the misguided treaty, LOST will not be ratified by the Senate this year. Strong opposition is rising in the U.S. Senate to the U.N.'s Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) that would subjugate American sovereignty to the whims of an international tribunal. To date, 30 Republican senators have signed onto a letter opposing LOST. It takes 67 votes to approve treaties in the Senate, so only 34 votes are needed to...
  • South Carolina deputation leaves [Episcopal] General Convention

    07/12/2012 12:34:55 PM PDT · by lightman · 8 replies ^ | 12 July AD 2012 | Cherie Wetzel
    South Carolina deputation leaves General Convention [Ed. Note: South Carolina has shown constant grown in parishes and average Sunday attendance figures for years. In the discussion, House of Bishops on July 9 prior to the vote on A049 gay blessing liturgy, Bp. Mark Lawrence said the following, "40 years ago, I was backpacking in the High Sierras and we were above the timberline. There was no trail and as the sun set, we realized that we had to make camp and settle in for the night. We could not see and did not know where we were. In the morning,...
  • Gowdy challenger closes Twitter account, saying it was hacked

    07/11/2012 1:30:38 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 7 replies
    Rep. Trey Gowdy's Democratic challenger, Deb Morrow, closed her Twitter account after someone with access to it used it to call Gowdy a homosexual. Morrow quickly denied responsibility for two tweets calling the Republican congressman from Spartanburg a “homo.” She closed her “@Morrow4Congress” Twitter account and said that it had been hacked. The tweets made it to the media after Sean Bertran, a Washington, D.C.-based social media consultant with ties to South Carolina Republican groups, saw the tweets and passed them along to South Carolina news organizations.
  • Deputies: Girl killed during Anderson Co. home invasion

    07/10/2012 5:30:57 AM PDT · by John 3_19-21 · 83 replies
    Fox21 Greenville, South Carolina ^ | July 09/2012 | Casey Vaugn, Aaron Barker, Jade Hindman
    Anderson County deputies said that a girl who was shot and killed during a home invasion Sunday night was participating in the crime when she was shot. The shooting happened at 11:05 p.m. at 506 Burris St. When deputies arrived at the home, they said they found the victim sitting near a gun and a woman lying on the ground with a bullet wound to the stomach. The man told deputies that the three people forced him and his girlfriend onto the floor. He said that he was hit in the head with a gun after the group forced their...
  • Unemployment Rate Dropped In Every State That Elected A Republican Gov. In 2010

    07/08/2012 10:59:34 AM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies ^ | July 8, 2012 | Tony Lee
    In 2010, influenced by the Tea Party and its focus on fiscal issues, 17 states elected Republican governors. And, according to an analysis, every one of those states saw a drop in their unemployment rates since January of 2011. Furthermore, the average drop in the unemployment rate in these states was 1.35%, compared to the national decline of .9%, which means, according to the analysis, that the job market in these Republican states is improving 50% faster than the national rate.
  • A South Carolina man of deeds

    07/09/2012 5:27:11 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 3 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 7/9/2012 | Kathleen Parker
    South Carolina politics never fails to amuse — and bemuse. A recent ethics imbroglio between Republican Gov. Nikki Haley and GOP activist John Rainey is a case in point. The squabble would be of passing provincial interest if Haley weren’t a rising star often mentioned on lists of potential vice-presidential candidates. And had she not called Rainey, a nationally recognized philanthropist and community bridge-builder, a “racist, sexist bigot.” Such charges deserve clarification and context. Haley made the remarks during a state House Ethics Committee hearing prompted by a complaint that Rainey filed, alleging that Haley had lobbied illegally while she...
  • Bipartisan Insanity: More bailouts, spending, taxes & mandates

    06/27/2012 2:16:52 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 27, 2012 | Jim DeMint
    A few weeks ago, Politico lavishly praised bipartisanship in Washington saying “Don’t look now, but the Senate’s actually working.” The story could have been subtitled “Taxpayers, grab your wallets,” because bipartisanship in Washington usually leads to bigger government. Today, we are learning about the latest example of bipartisan insanity as we hurry toward the fiscal cliff. As most Americans are rightly focused on the impending Obamacare court decision, Democrat and Republican leaders are quietly planning to combine a new highway bailout with a student loan bailout. All of this is to be paid for by raising new taxes and raiding...
  • Mom given bill to clean street after son killed by illegal immigrant driving drunk

    06/25/2012 10:25:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Fox ^ | June 25, 2012
    GREENVILLE, SC – A grieving mother told a South Carolina court she was slapped with several bills, including one to clean the street after her son was killed by a drunken driver last year. Loretta Robinson spoke on June 19 of the emotional and financial toll her son Justin Walker's death had on her as the driver Anna Gonzales, who is an illegal immigrant, pleaded guilty in the case.
  • Heads Up: Freeper LS doing film, booksigning in Greenville SC Wed nite!

    06/25/2012 5:48:34 AM PDT · by LS · 16 replies
    I will be in Greenville, SC Wednesday night as part of the "Nashville Connection/Heroes Salute" activities showing "Rockin' the Wall," our film about how music helped bring down the Iron Curtain. There will be a booksigning on both sides of the film, which starts at 7:00. Also, I'll be showing in a public setting for the first time the incredible trailer of our multipart TV series, "A Patriot's History of the United States." Hope to see you all there. Further details are on the "Nashville Connection" website:
  • After [illegal alien] drunken driver kills son, mother billed for cleanup

    06/21/2012 10:22:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 39 replies
    WISTV (Greenville, SC) ^ | June 21, 2012 | news
    GREENVILLE, SC (WYFF) - A drunken driver killed an Upstate women's son last year, and if the grief wasn't enough, she's had to deal with bills associated with the wreck, even for the cost of cleaning up her son's blood. A coroner called Loretta Robinson last June and told her that her oldest son, Justin Walker, died when his car was struck by a drunken driver on White Horse Road. "I never would have imagined getting that call," she said. "Never in one million years expected that." Robinson looked Anna Gonzalez, the accused driver, in the eye in court Tuesday...
  • Deputies: Woman Shoots Ex-Husband In Self Defense (SC)

    06/19/2012 4:43:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 18 June, 2012 | Kristy Charles
    LAURENS COUNTY, S.C. -- Laurens County deputies say a woman who admitted to shooting her ex-husband will not be charged in the shooting because they believe she acted in self defense. According to the incident report, deputies were called out to a home on Vern Cora Road in Laurens Monday morning. Tammy Duvall told deputies she had a friend over at her house and was about to go outside when she heard a car door shut. Duvall told deputies she grabbed a gun and shot several times when she noticed her ex-husband, Roderick Woodruff, charging towards her. Deputies later found...
  • SC Democrat with criminal past runs for Congress

    06/16/2012 4:30:24 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 27 replies
    WIS TV ^ | June 16, 2012 | By MEG KINNARD and MICHAEL BIESECKER
    South Carolina Democratic leaders are trying to decide whether to support a convicted felon running for Congress as a Democrat. Bryan Lamont "Ryan B" Doyle of Aiken won this week's Democratic primary the state's 3rd Congressional district, which stretches along the state's western edge. Federal court records show the 37-year-old Doyle was convicted in 2003 on six felony counts related to Medicare fraud and making false statements, resulting in a 30-month prison sentence. Doyle claims he was framed after his signature was forged. South Carolina law prohibits convicted felons from serving in state office. But there is no law barring...
  • Police: Taser Used On Nude 80-Year-Old Woman Attempting Hit Officers With Cane

    06/15/2012 4:48:18 PM PDT · by null and void · 72 replies
    CBS Charlotte ^ | June 15, 2012 10:04 AM
    Police in Dorchester County, S.C., used a Taser on a nude 80-year-old woman after she allegedly attempted to attack police with her walking stick. WCSC reports that when police answered a complaint of someone making loud noises in the area, they were met by an elderly woman wearing no clothes on her porch, reportedly hitting the steps of her porch with her cane. According to police, the woman, who spoke “confusingly,” began to swing her cane at the officers when police tried to take it away from the nude woman. As police continued to talk the woman out of swinging...
  • Conservationists' lawsuit targets Conway's Grainger Steam Plant

    06/15/2012 12:35:54 PM PDT · by Coffee... Black... No Sugar · 3 replies
    The Horry Independent ^ | June 14, 2012 | Kathy Ropp
    Conservationists' lawsuit targets Conway's Grainger Steam Plant By KATHY ROPP Editor Three environmental groups have filed a lawsuit asking a judge to force Santee Cooper to move two ash coal impoundments away from Conway’s Grainger Steam Plant and to clean up the contamination along the Waccamaw River that they claim the ash coal has caused. In the lawsuit, filed this week in Horry County court, the Conservation Groups claim that the impoundments are unlined, so contaminants, including arsenic, a known carcinogen, have been leeching into the Waccamaw River. According to the lawsuit, tests of wells near the Grainger Plant have...
  • Two shot Thursday in Florence attempted robbery(SC)

    06/15/2012 4:23:37 AM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 14 June, 2012 | Traci Bridges
    FLORENCE, S.C. -- Two people were shot Thursday afternoon during what appears to be an attempted robbery inside a residence at Mt. Zion Apartments on Church Street. The incident began about 2 p.m. soon after three men arrived at the apartment to visit a man who was already there. “The man was expecting one visitor, who brought two other guys along with him,” Maj. Carlos Raines, Florence Police Department, said. “Soon after they got there, they pulled out guns and went to rob him. There was a struggle, and in the process, one of the suspects was shot.” At some...
  • Thirty GOP senators to raise cash for Ohio's Josh Mandel

    06/13/2012 4:43:15 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 13, 2012 | Josh Lederman
    More than 30 Republican senators — including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) — will host a fundraiser in Washington on Monday for Josh Mandel, Ohio's state treasurer and the Republican nominee challenging Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). Ohio's other senator, Republican Rob Portman, will headline the reception, which is being held at the headquarters at the National Republican Senatorial Committee. NRSC Chairman John Cornyn (Texas) is also expected to attend, as are Republican Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Jim DeMint (S.C.), Susan Collins (Maine), Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Mike Lee (Utah). Tickets to attend start at $500 and go up to...