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  • BorgWarner Expands Seneca, South Carolina, Manufacturing Plant (160 jobs)

    09/26/2017 12:36:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Area Development ^ | September 20, 2017 | Staff
    BorgWarner Inc., a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, is expanding its operations in Seneca, South Carolina. The $71.9 million investment is projected to create more than 160 new jobs in Oconee County. To support additional business awarded to the company this year, BorgWarner will invest in capital, equipment and infrastructure at its existing facilities located at 15545 Wells Highway in Seneca. As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. An $850,000 grant was also awarded to Oconee County to assist with...
  • Restaurant Owner Will Not Show NFL Games Until Anthem Protests Stop [Greenville SC]

    09/25/2017 1:48:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 9/25/17 | William Viallancort
    A restaurant owner in South Carolina has pledged to not show NFL games as long as players continue to kneel during the national anthem. David McCraw, owner of Palmetto Restaurant and Ale House in Greenville, made the announcement Sunday evening in a Facebook post: In an interview with Fox Carolina, McCraw explained his decision. “I want people to realize one thing,” he said. “I believe in what the players are saying; we do have a race issue in the United States. And our community leaders and our national leaders need to get together, along with the people who are protesting,...
  • Sources: Volvo plant in Berkeley County to invest $1B, bring 4,500 jobs (South Carolina)

    09/18/2017 7:10:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | September 18, 2017 | Brenda Rindge
    Volvo Cars hasn’t yet produced its first automobile in Berkeley County, but it is already looking to double its investment there to $1 billion and hire a total of 4,500 workers, sources close to the negotiations said Monday. The Swedish carmaker is looking to spend an additional $500 million to add a second production line at its site off Interstate 26 near Ridgeville, the sources said. The expansion will add 2,500 workers in addition to the 2,000 people Volvo currently is hiring. Volvo officials have said the Ridgeville auto plant remains on schedule for a late 2018 opening. Berkeley County...
  • Small-town mayor caught driving a lawn mower with a beer

    09/15/2017 9:39:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 15, 2017
    The mayor of a small town in South Carolina was pulled over for allegedly driving a lawn mower down the street with an open container of beer. “I know, I apologize for that,” said Mayor John Gardner in the dashcam video, before being asked to pour out the beverage by the police.
  • Petition to Change ‘Warrior’ Mascot: ‘White People Stole From, Raped and Murdered’

    09/07/2017 2:36:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The College Fix ^ | SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 | Kyle Brady
    South Carolina’s ‘Wando Warrior’ under fire A group of students at Wando High School in South Carolina recently started a petition calling for their campus to scrap its mascot, the “Wando Warrior,” saying it’s racist because white people killed and raped Native Americans. Native Americans “are people that white people stole from, raped and murdered for their own benefit years ago and pushed to reservations and manipulated today,” the petition states. It goes on to argue the Wando mascot is not only racist “in and of itself,” it also normalizes racism in the eyes of children: “Young kids go to...
  • Company buys land to build Upstate plant; will add 1,000 jobs, official says (South Carolina)

    09/05/2017 6:22:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WYFF-TV ^ | September 5, 2017 | Carla Field
    ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. — An unnamed manufacturing company has bought land in the Upstate to build a plant that will add hundreds of jobs over the next several years, according to a county official. Anderson County Administrator Rusty Burns said the company is buying more than 240 acres from the county at the Anderson County Technology and Manufacturing Center in Sandy Springs. Burns said the company is making a $74 million investment. The manufacturing plant will create at least 1,000 jobs over the next four to five years, he said. Officials are not releasing the name of the company yet,...
  • South Carolina boatmaker adding more space, 100 jobs in latest expansion

    08/24/2017 4:05:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | August 24, 2017 | John McDermott
    A Summerville marine business that's expanded twice over the past four years is at it again. Sportsman Boats Manufacturing announced Thursday that it plans to create another 100 jobs and invest $3.5 million at its Dorchester County site to keep up with demand. The company said it will be adding 70,000 square feet of production space to its East Port Industrial Park site to accommodate growth in its upholstery, welding and fabrication operations. It expects its payroll to swell to about 370 workers, with hiring for the new openings already underway. Sportsman Boats is headquartered on Isaac Way, off U.S....
  • Clyburn Compares Trump to Hitler!

    08/16/2017 1:56:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush ^ | August 16, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Grab sound bite number 29. Yeah, yeah. We’ll get to the early sound bites in the next half hour. This is Jim Clyburn, he is Democrat, South Carolina. He was on Wolf Blitzer’s CNN show this afternoon. He’s African-American, if you didn’t know. Congressman Clyburn is a member of Congressional Black Caucasians too. He’s a big guy in the Democrat Party. Wolf Blitzer said, “What was your reaction, as someone who has worked so hard in this area of civil rights all these years, what is your reaction to Trump in the press conference yesterday?” CLYBURN: We remember from...
  • Trane Expands, Creates 700 New Jobs in Richland County (South Carolina)

    08/10/2017 7:05:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
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  • Warning Shots Precipitate Attacks

    08/06/2017 8:24:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Antonio Hickerson Warning shots may galvanize an opponent into the action you are attempting to deter. They may attack you. That is what seems to have happened in situations in Indiana and South Carolina.  From in Indiana: “The victim was able to retrieve a handgun that he owned,” Mull said. “He was able to use that handgun to get Mr. Hickerson out of his residence.” The situation didn't end there. The homeowner, who didn’t want to go on camera, told police he fired two warning shots after Hickerson refused to leave. That's when a struggle started as the...
  • Boeing offers more buyouts at North Charleston campus, layoffs could follow

    08/01/2017 8:41:48 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 3 replies
    Post and Courier ^ | July 31, 2017 | David Wren
    Boeing Co. is offering voluntary buyouts to some workers on the flight line at its 787 Dreamliner campus in North Charleston, but the aerospace giant says it's too early to say whether more layoffs are in the offing. Those affected by this latest round of cost-cutting include flight readiness technicians and flight readiness inspectors. The buyout offers represent the first time workers who were eligible to vote for union representation have been asked if they'd like to voluntarily leave the company. Those workers have until Aug. 4 to decide whether to take the buyout offers. "There is still time remaining...
  • The third suspect wanted in the robberies, kidnappings targeted at white students has been arrested

    07/28/2017 8:37:54 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 37 replies
    WIS ^ | 7/28/2017 | Jeremy Turnage
    COLUMBIA, SC Richland County Sheriff's Department says three teens have been arrested in a crime spree that was escalating from a delivery robbery to armed robberies to a near sexual assault. And the victims were targeted because of their race, according to Sheriff Leon Lott. "This was a crime spree. They would not have stopped," Lott said. "They made a statement that they did not like white people and they were only going to rob white people." Lott says the two suspects, 17-year-old Raquan Green and a 15-year-old whose name has not been released, were arrested Wednesday. The third suspect,...
  • 7 plead guilty as part of $5 million Rock Hill food stamp scam

    07/27/2017 5:14:07 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 22 replies
    The Herald ^ | 7/27/17 | Andrew Dys
    YORK, SC Seven Rock Hill women who received food stamps pleaded guilty Thursday to more than $20,000 in food stamp fraud at a Rock Hill store. Three of the store owners now face up to five years in prison for a $5 million food stamp trafficking scheme. All who pleaded guilty Thursday in state court in York have to pay the money back to avoid jail time and probation. The seven who pleaded guilty Thursday are: Kimberly Johnson, 28, $2,195 in fraud; Victoria Sanders, 25, $2,234; Dequitta White, 31, $3,070; Jatonica Williams, 31, $5,238; Brooke Rogers, 27, $2,134; Shanisa Davis,...
  • Rudolph Logistics to open warehouse in Greer, create 150 jobs (South Carolina)

    07/24/2017 3:51:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    WHNS-TV ^ | July 24, 2017 | Dal Kalsi
    GREER, SC (FOX Carolina) - Rudolph Logistics Group plans, a German-based logistics company, plans to open a warehouse in Spartanburg County and create at least150 new jobs as part of an $18 million capital investment, according to the SC Department of Commerce. According to a news release, Rudolph Logistics Group is a global logistics and supply chain company that develops and provides comprehensive solutions for various industries, with an emphasis on the automotive and transportation sectors. Rudolph will be moving in to a 171,000 square-foot facility in the Caliber North Business Park in Greer. The Greer warehouse will focus on...
  • Lindsey Graham: Vote Me Out If You Oppose Amnesty and Outsourcing

    07/23/2017 10:57:22 AM PDT · by upchuck · 120 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 21, 2017 | NEIL MUNRO
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is urging South Carolinians to vote against him when they disagree with his support for a national amnesty plus a greater inflow of foreign workers to take Americans’ jobs. “To the people who object to this, I don’t want you to vote for me because I cannot serve you well,” he said in a Capitol Hill press conference July 20. He continued: The key here is to be fair to the 11 million [illegal immigrants], starting with the [2 million younger illegals] ‘Dreamers,’ but convince people we’re going to do what our great friend [President]...
  • AmbioPharm Invests in $18M Expansion (100 jobs in South Carolina)

    07/21/2017 8:50:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Commercial Property Executive ^ | July 21, 2017 | Laura Calugar
    AmbioPharm Inc., a peptide and biopharmaceutical manufacturing company in North Augusta, S.C., plans to expand its existing Aiken County operations. The extension is projected to bring $18 million of new capital investment and lead to the creation of 100 jobs over the next five years. Located at 1024 Dittman Court, AmbioPharm is near Interstate 520. The company will start constructing two additional freestanding buildings, totaling 50,000 square feet, and purchasing additional equipment. The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project. Third SC expansion AmbioPharm started its business in South Carolina 10 years ago by...
  • Graham: McCain 'dying to get back'

    07/19/2017 7:05:19 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/18/2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) wants to get back to Washington and is acting like his old self again after surgery. "He sounded like a different person. He clearly was a hurting guy," Graham told CNN. "I think they relieved the pressure, and he sounded like the old John McCain, dying to get back and talking about driving across the country. I said, 'No.' "
  • LIVE NOW: Several people hit by vehicle while attending Columbia (S.C.) funeral service

    07/19/2017 11:45:59 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    WIS-TV ^ | 7/19/2017 | Jason Old
    There's a large emergency presence at a Columbia area cemetery this afternoon. Reports indicate up to nine people have been hit by a car at Greenlawn Memorial Park on Leesburg Road near Interstate 77. According to the general manager of the cemetery, Suzanne Elkins, a car hit people who were attending a funeral service. No other details, including the severity of the victims' injuries, were immediately available.
  • S.C. Ports Authority reports record volume for FY2017

    07/17/2017 11:42:45 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 7 replies
    Upstate Business Journal ^ | July 12, 2017 | Trevor Anderson
    South Carolina’s port traffic reached an all-time high during the 2017 fiscal year. The state Ports Authority (SCPA) on Wednesday reported it moved a record 2.14 million 20-foot equivalent units between July 2016 and June 2017, a 10 percent increase compared with the previous year. SCPA said the volume at its Inland Port in Spartanburg County near Greer finished the year having completed a record 121,761 rail moves, a 33 percent increase compared with fiscal year 2016. “We had a strong fiscal year, reflective of a capable and hardworking SCPA team and entire maritime community,” said Jim Newsome, president and...
  • Ruiz Food Products Expands Florence, South Carolina, Operations Center (705 jobs)

    07/11/2017 3:11:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Area Development ^ | July 11, 2017 | Staff
    Ruiz Food Products, Inc., a producer of frozen food and snack products, is expanding its existing operations center in Florence, South Carolina. The $79 million investment is expected to create 705 new jobs over the next several years. El Monterey is the flagship frozen Mexican food brand for Ruiz Foods and the top-selling brand of frozen Mexican food in the United States. Ruiz Foods produces these items at facilities in California, South Carolina and Texas, employing nearly 3,600 team members nationwide. Located at 2557 Florence Harllee Boulevard in Florence, the company will be adding another production line to its South...