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  • DOJ ask Supreme Court for 'immediate intervention' on immigration ban, documents show

    07/15/2017 11:41:31 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies ^ | 7/15/17 | fox/ap
    The Trump administration has told the Supreme Court that a lower court ruling earlier this week altering an executive order on immigration would bring thousands more refugees into the county and requires the justices’ “immediate intervention,” according to filing documents obtained early Saturday by Fox News. In a victory for the administration, the Supreme Court late last month lifted key components of an injunction against President Trump's temporary travel ban on refugees and visitors from six mostly-Muslim countries.
  • Walgreens, Rite Aid asset purchase agreement could impact Upstate distribution jobs

    07/10/2017 2:53:53 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 10 replies
    Upstate Business Journal ^ | July 7, 2017 | Trevor Anderson
    The fate of hundreds of distribution jobs in the Upstate could be decided during the next six months. Two of the nation’s largest retail drug store chains — Illinois-based Walgreens Boot Alliance (WBA) and Pennsylvania-based Rite Aid Corp. — announced on Thursday, June 29, they had entered into a $5.175 billion asset purchase agreement. Walgreens operates a nearly 700,000-square-foot distribution center at 101 Alliance Parkway in Anderson County, as well as a 500,000-square-foot distribution facility at 350 Raco Parkway in Jackson County, Ga. Both facilities employ hundreds of workers. Rite Aid has its $90 million, 900,000-square-foot distribution center that it...
  • Samsung Elec to open $380 million home appliance plant in U.S.

    06/28/2017 7:29:37 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | 28 Jun 2017 | Joyce Lee, editing by Louise Heavens
    Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has agreed to open a $380 million home appliance manufacturing plant in South Carolina, the United States, it said on Wednesday. The South Korean firm said this year it was in talks to build a home appliances plant in the United States amid worries about protectionist policies under U.S. President Donald Trump put pressure on global companies to generate jobs in the country. Asia's biggest company by market capitalization said in a statement that the new plant in Newberry County, South Carolina is expected to generate 954 local jobs by 2020. In February, President Trump tweeted...
  • Three shootings in 8 hours. Eight wounded. Some tourists say they won’t be back.

    06/19/2017 6:38:15 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 92 replies
    Myrtle Beach Online ^ | Emily Weaver
    “Multiple people down!” Bubba Hinson exclaimed as he live-streamed a video of what started as a mob stalling traffic, but turned into a mass shooting on Ocean Boulevard early Sunday morning. Eight people were injured in three shootings that erupted this weekend around heavily trafficked tourist areas in Myrtle Beach. At least one of the shootings was caught on the camera of a visitor, who streamed it live on Facebook. The video went viral with over 1 million views by Sunday afternoon. Some tourists say they won’t return to Myrtle Beach anytime soon.
  • SC: Reform of Carry Reciprocity on the Move in South Carolina

    05/07/2017 7:12:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The South Carolina House of Representatives has passed a bill to reform the State's restrictive reciprocity law. The vote occurred on 4 May, 2017.  Currently, South Carolina only recognizes carry permits from 19 states, and "enhanced" permits from four more. This bill would recognize permits from up to 16 more states would be recognized by South Carolina. It seems likely that the regular permits from the four states whose enhanced permits will be recognized, if the permit holders are 21 years old or older. From COLUMBIA — House members voted Wednesday to recognize the concealed weapons permits of...
  • Constitutional Carry Still Has A Chance in South Carolina

    04/20/2017 5:00:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    ammoland ^ | 18 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
     H. 3930, a Constitutional Carry bill is on the move in South Carolina. On March 9th, it passed the Judiciary Constitutional Laws Subcommittee.On 21 March, it passed the full committee with a vote of 15 to 7.  On Wednesday, April 5th, it passed the House. Last year a similar bill passed the House, but died in the Senate. From COLUMBIA — The South Carolina House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill that would allow residents to carry a gun, openly or concealed, without getting a weapons permit.The controversial bill passed the chamber 64-46 after more than three...
  • First Responders look to Carry with New Bills in TX and South Carolina

    04/03/2017 9:36:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    ammoland ^ | 27 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Emergency responders in most states are prevented from carrying defensive firearms. This is a result of governmental employee rules and regulations, or, in some cases, private employment rules. In some states, lawmakers are seeking to reform those rules. In Texas, a reform bill, HB 435, would allow first responders to carry defensive arms if they have a concealed carry permit. From Currently, there is no state law that addresses this issue, policies are set at the local level and vary by location. “You need to be able to exercise your Second Amendment right,” Flynn said. The legislation looks...
  • SC: Constitutional Carry Advances, Passes House Committee 15-7

    03/30/2017 7:01:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    H. 3930, a Constitutional Carry bill is on the move in South Carolina. On March 9th, it passed the Judiciary Constitutional Laws Subcommittee. On 21 March, it passed the full committee with a vote of 15 to 7.  Now it will advance to a vote before the full House. Last year a similar bill passed the House, but died in the Senate. From The bill by state Rep. Mike Pitts, R-Laurens, calls for what is often referred to as “constitutional carry” by allowing people who are legally permitted to own a firearm to carry one – concealed or...
  • 13 states join brief in support of Trump’s temporary travel ban

    03/27/2017 9:20:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2017 | John Sexton
    Representatives from 13 states including 12 state attorneys general and one governor filed a motion in support of President Trump’s temporary travel ban. From the Dallas Morning News: Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday led a coalition of 13 states in filing a brief with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals defending President Donald Trump’s revised immigration order.In the brief, Paxton and representatives from 12 other states argue that the Trump administration’s new order is legal and falls under the president’s power over foreign affairs and national security. Those joining the brief included Paxton plus AG’s in the...

    01/15/2017 8:27:13 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 96 replies
    Msnbc ^ | 1/16 | Msnbc
    President-Elect Donald Trump bought his son’s failed company, foreclosed on the property, and now South Carolina taxpayers are left to clean up the mess he left behind. President-Elect Trump won South Carolina by a little more than 14 points. In early 2014, a company in Charleston, South Carolina was promising to “revolutionize” home construction, by manufacturing and selling “home construction kits.” First it was called Titan Atlas Manufacturing, later being in reorganized into Titan Atlas Global before shutting down for good in the spring of 2015. Part of this doomed venture was none other than Donald Trump, Jr., who faced...
  • First elk sighting in SC in nearly 300 years, biologists say

    10/26/2016 7:28:35 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 88 replies
    wyff4 ^ | 26 Oct 2016 | Ron Barnett
    Wactor said the young bull elk might return to North Carolina if there are no females where it is in Pickens County. Biologist said elk were eliminated from the southern Appalachian Mountains in the late 1700s due to over-hunting and loss of habitat. They said the species neared extinction across North American by 1900. is pretty cool see the mountain elk come home after 300 years missing in action.”
  • Hurricane Mathew and Voting (vanity)

    10/04/2016 4:56:27 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 15 replies
    Oct 4, 2016 | Ray76
    It is expected that Hurricane Mathew will be impacting Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina within the next few days. Depending on the track and severity disruptions could be anywhere from days to a month, which puts us on the doorstep of Election Day. Persons in these areas may want to vote prior to the arrival of the storm. Pay attention to the Natl Hurricane Center and your local Natl Weather Svc office.
  • Boy Shot in South Carolina School Will Get a Superhero Funeral

    10/04/2016 3:56:23 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 22 replies
    CNN via ^ | Oct 3, 2016 | staff reporter
    (CNN) – A “superhero funeral” will be held on Wednesday for Jacob Hall, a 6-year-old boy who died after being shot last week at a South Carolina elementary school, CNN affiliate WHNS reported. Jacob’s mother, Renae Hall, said the boy loved superheroes, with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles being his favorites, and always wanted to save people from danger. That’s why the pallbearers at the funeral will be dressed in superhero outfits and people attending the funeral are encouraged to wear a superhero costume or T-shirt. “I don’t want suits and ties and all that,” Hall told WHNS. “There will...
  • At least 3 wounded in shooting at South Carolina elementary school

    09/28/2016 12:46:59 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/28/2016 | Fox News Staff
    DEVELOPING: Two students and a teacher were wounded in a shooting Wednesday at a South Carolina elementary school. Anderson County deputies said a teenage suspect was taken into custody after a shooting at Townville Elementary School in Townville, S.C. Two students were shot and airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital and a female teacher was taken by ambulance to AnMed, according to authorities. An official said the students' injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
  • Black Teen on Probation Slaps 5 Yr-Old Girl on School Bus – School Defends it as Normal Behavior

    09/01/2016 6:57:12 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 96 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 1,2016 | Jim Hoft
    A 17-year-old black teenager on probation assaulted a 5-year-old girl on a school bus, but the school’s superintendent later tried to defend the behavior as normal. The girl’s father, Terry Peters, said he noticed a mark on his daughter’s face when he picked her up from the school bus last week. “People came out and they began to state to me that she got slapped on the school bus,” said Peters told WAGT. “I’m very upset, I’m mad.” Surveillance footage shows 17-year-old Tavon Walters reach over a bus seat and use another student’s hand to hit 5-year-old Jasmine Peters on...
  • More reports of clowns in woods in South Carolina

    08/30/2016 10:02:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies ^ | Aug. 30, 2016 | AP , WCNC
    <p>GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Deputies in South Carolina have increased patrols after getting new reports of people dressed as clowns trying to lure children into the woods.</p> <p>News outlets report that Greenville County sheriff's deputies were called to an apartment complex about 8:20 p.m. Monday that is about 20 minutes from a complex where people reporting seeing clowns last week.</p>
  • Clinton win in SC? Political stunner could be in the works

    08/09/2016 7:52:17 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 51 replies
    Rock Hill Herald ^ | 8/8/16 | Bristow Marchant
    What are the odds of Hillary Clinton winning South Carolina in November? Getting better, according to one numbers-cruncher. Nate Silver of the FiveThirtyEight website currently lists Donald Trump as a heavy favorite in South Carolina, saying the Republican has a 58.8 percent chance of winning the state. But that number has dropped precipitously in the past week. On July 30, Trump had a 84.9 percent likelihood of winning South Carolina in FiveThirtyEight’s projections. Since then, however, the odds have dropped steadily, a loss of more than 25 points over a nine-day period. At the same time, FiveThirtyEight projects a tightening...
  • Death of 90-year-old woman is first alligator-related fatality in South Carolina

    07/30/2016 8:56:08 AM PDT · by upchuck · 17 replies
    The Post and Courrier ^ | July 29, 2016 | Gregory Yee
    Alligator responsible for death of woman who was reported missing from a senior facility in West Ashley was found in a nearby retention pond Wednesday. Authorities continue to look into her death. Alligator responsible for death of woman who was reported missing from a senior facility in West Ashley was found in a nearby retention pond Wednesday. Authorities continue to look into her death. FILE/LEROY BURNELL/STAFF × A 90-year-old woman’s death this week is the first alligator-related fatality in state history, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. Bonnie Walker was reported missing Wednesday morning from Brookdale Charleston, the...
  • Censorship in Columbia SC, Political Pressure Takes Down Gun Billboard

    07/18/2016 6:00:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    FN Manufacturing rented advertising space in the Columbia, SC Airport. The Richland-Lexington Airport District approved the billboard. It didn't see anything inappropriate about the ad. Twenty percent of the travelers through the airport are soldiers. Then the political pressure started.From Columbia Metropolitan Airport has removed a billboard-sized advertisement of a firearms manufacturer from its concourse.The decision comes a day after The State newspaper reported the ad, featuring eight firearms from FN Manufacturing, upset some travelers. It touted, “Yeah, we carry.” “I pulled in the commission, and really, they felt that given the negative feedback that it’d probably be...
  • Conservationist dies after rattlesnake bite at nature preserve

    06/13/2016 7:13:31 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 52 replies
    The State ^ | JUNE 13, 2016 | SAMMY FRETWELL
    COLUMBIA, SC A Columbia-area conservationist died after suffering a snake bite at a Clarendon County wildlife preserve over the weekend. Wayne M. Grooms, a 71-year-old West Columbia resident, was a Lexington County Soil and Water Conservation district commissioner who was locally well regarded for his knowledge of the natural world. A rattlesnake bit Grooms late Sunday afternoon while he was visiting Santee National Wildlife Refuge, according to the Clarendon County Coroner’s Office. Grooms died within 15 minutes of the snake bite, but a cause of death has not been determined. Grooms had a medical condition and an autopsy is to...