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  • All 787 operations at Boeing South Carolina to be temporarily suspended starting Wed.

    04/06/2020 4:28:25 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 12 replies
    WSPA News7 ^ | April 6, 2020 | WSPA Staff
    NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WSPA) – Boeing officials announced they will temporarily suspend all 787 operations at Boeing South Carolina until further notice, starting Wednesday, April 8. According to the news release, the suspension of operations will begin at the end of the second shift on Wednesday, and will impact the Airport Campus, Emergent Operations, Interiors Responsibility Center South Carolina and Propulsion South Carolina. “It is our commitment to focus on the health and safety of our teammates while assessing the spread of the virus across the state, its impact on the reliability of our global supply chain and that ripple...
  • Gov. McMaster issues stay at home order, 183 new virus cases in SC

    04/06/2020 3:16:33 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 24 replies
    WSPA News7 ^ | April 6, 2020 | WSPA Staff
    COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) – South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued a mandatory “Home or Work Order” Monday requiring residents to stay home unless they are working, visiting family, recreation, or obtaining necessary goods and services. The governor also limited the total number of customers allowed in businesses to no more than five per 1,000 square feet or 20 percent of capacity, whichever is lower. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is reporting 183 new coronavirus cases in the state bringing the total to 2,232. DHEC is also reporting four additional coronavirus-related deaths in the state bringing the...
  • South Carolina Democratic Debate Transcript: February 25 Democratic Debate [Dog did NOT BARK!]

    04/05/2020 9:04:49 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 3 replies
    Rev dot Com ^ | 02/25/20 | Transcript of Dem. Debaters
    The Democratic presidential candidates took part in a debate in Charleston, South Carolina Tuesday night, February 25, 2020. Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Tom Steyer, and Mike Bloomberg participated in the debate. ..... This is the last Democratic Debate before the South Carolina Primaries and Super Tuesday.
  • SC Senate candidate arrested on charges of sexual misconduct with a minor

    04/04/2020 3:12:42 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 43 replies
    The State Newspaper ^ | April 1,2020 | Mayaan Schecter, John Monk
    COLUMBIA, S.C. A South Carolina Senate candidate vying to unseat a Democratic incumbent was arrested Wednesday on child sex abuse charges. Michael Allan Letts, 56, of Columbia, was arrested by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office and faces charges including second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor between the ages of 11 and 14; second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 16; and third-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to the sheriff’s office. Letts is accused of sexually abusing a minor child over the course of seven years. The victim reported the abuse in January when Letts was 55, and he...
  • South Carolina closes nonessential businesses

    03/31/2020 2:15:23 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 31 2020
    South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) on Tuesday ordered all nonessential businesses to close in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The closures, including theaters, salons and concert venues, will go into effect starting Wednesday, McMaster announced at a briefing. The update comes one day after McMaster announced he would be closing all public access to beaches and waterways. SNIP South Carolina’s health department reported an additional 158 COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 1,083 cases and 22 deaths.
  • Coronavirus outbreak at Marine Corps boot camp infects dozens of recruits, staff members

    03/31/2020 5:41:46 AM PDT · by outofsalt · 20 replies
    WAPO via MSN ^ | 03/30/2020 | Dan Lamothe
    A coronavirus outbreak has infected dozens of Marine recruits and staff members at the service’s East Coast recruit training center, prompting the suspension of additional arrivals for the foreseeable future, defense officials said Monday. The cases at Parris Island, S.C emerged following a “wave in testing” over the weekend
  • Lindsey Graham: Pelosi made the 'most shameful, disgusting statement by any politician in modern history'

    03/29/2020 1:09:23 PM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 29, 2020 | Daniel Chaitin
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the "most shameful, disgusting statement by any politician in modern history," a top Republican senator said on Sunday. Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, chastised the California Democrat after she railed against President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Pelosi said, "His denial at the beginning was deadly," and as he "fiddles, people are dying" during an appearance on CNN's State of the Union.
  • SC AG issues opinion saying local governments do not have authority to exercise emergency powers delegated to governor

    03/27/2020 11:21:38 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 11 replies
    WSPA News 7 ^ | March 27, 2020 | WSPA Staff
    COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson issued an opinion Friday saying that local governments don’t have the authority to “exercise emergency powers that are delegated to the Governor by state lawmakers.” The following is the full news release issued Friday: South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson issued an opinion today saying local governments do not have the authority to exercise emergency powers that are delegated to the Governor by state lawmakers. Some cities in the state have enacted “stay at home” orders to try to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. However, the attorney general’s...
  • Myrtle Beach orders hotels, rentals to stop accepting new reservations; asks most visitors to leave by Sunday

    03/27/2020 11:03:22 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 17 replies
    WIS TV 10 ^ | March 27, 2020 | WMBF Staff
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – The Myrtle Beach City Council passed an ordinance at an emergency meeting Thursday that calls for hotels along the Grand Strand to stop taking new reservations for more than a month. Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune said the city had hoped that Gov. Henry McMaster would enact a statewide order restricting tourism. But since the governor has not made one, city leaders called an emergency meeting and took action to protect those who call Myrtle Beach home. “Our priority is our own community. That’s what we did today, we put our community first because we...
  • GOP senators warn they will oppose coronavirus bill unless ‘massive drafting error’ fixed

    03/25/2020 12:01:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 25, 2020 | Adam Shaw
    Three Republican senators are warning that they will oppose the $2 trillion coronavirus response package unless a “massive drafting error” in the legislation, that they say will create an incentive for employers to lay off employees, is fixed. Fox News is told the concern is that the current version could pay workers more in unemployment benefits than they're currently making, by sticking a $600 per week payment on top of ordinary benefits that are calculated as a percentage of income. This could disrupt the labor market further, the lawmakers warn. "A massive drafting error in the current version of the...
  • All Hell Broke Loose: Why Schumer Blocked Collins From Speaking on Coronavirus Bailout Bill Today: Folks, This Was Done Deliberately to Tank The Markets

    03/24/2020 7:45:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/24/2020 | Matt Vespa
    Folks, this was done to tank the markets. This was done to resist President Trump. This was done to screw over the American worker. The Senate has a $1.6 trillion Wuhan coronavirus bailout package that Democrats co-wrote. They filibustered it on Sunday night. We all know why they’re doing this. This isn’t a secret. The Dow Jones is down some 600 points as we speak and now, they’re trying to logroll stuff that is unrelated to this pandemic. Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) said this move is to shift the economic agenda more to the progressive Left’s vision. Guy wrote up...
  • All Hell Broke Loose: Why Schumer Blocked Collins From Speaking on Wuhan...

    ...Coronavirus Bailout Bill TodayFolks, this was done to tank the markets. This was done to resist President Trump. This was done to screw over the American worker. The Senate has a $1.6 trillion Wuhan coronavirus bailout package that Democrats co-wrote. They filibustered it on Sunday night. We all know why they’re doing this. This isn’t a secret. The Dow Jones is down some 600 points as we speak and now, they’re trying to logroll stuff that is unrelated to this pandemic. Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) said this move ( is to shift the economic agenda) more to the progressive Left’s...
  • SC Governor gives police authority to disband gatherings of 3 or more

    03/23/2020 8:09:13 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 59 replies
    WSPA News7 ^ | March 23, 2020 | Kimberly Bowen
    Columbia, SC (WSPA) – South Carolina’s Governor has issued an Executive Order, cracking down on social gatherings, hoping to cut down on community transmission of the coronavirus. Governor Henry McMaster’s new order gives officers the discretion to make arrests and carries a misdemeanor charge for not abiding by the new order. “We see a lot of people going into the shopping centers and things like that and congregating in that opens up all kinds of opportunities for the spread of this virus.” South Carolina, Republican, Governor Henry McMaster said. The Governor’s order prohibits the gathering of 3 or more people,...
  • Dem Rep. Told Colleagues Coronavirus Bill Is ‘Tremendous Opportunity to Restructure Things to Fit Our Vision’ [Clyburn- SC]

    03/23/2020 9:21:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies ^ | March 23, 2020 10:52 AM | By Tobias Hoonhout
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) worked to scupper the phase-three coronavirus relief package on Sunday after Majority Whip James Clyburn (D., S.C.) told caucus members last week that the bill was “a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.” Clyburn’s comments came on a Thursday call featuring more than 200 House Democrats, during which caucus members laid out a list of provisions they wanted to be included in the Senate’s trillion-dollar package. Republicans have said that Democrats have reportedly demanded increased bargaining powers for unions, as well as environmental regulations for airlines and more wind and solar...
  • Nikki Haley Resigns from Boeing Board Over Their Seeking Bailout

    03/21/2020 7:19:05 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 24 replies
    New Thud ^ | 20 March 2020 | Paul Goldberg
    Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley has resigned from the Boeing Board of Directors. She explained that she is against their seeking bailout funds during the coronavirus pandemic. Haley wrote in her resignation letter: I have had the pleasure of working with Boeing for almost ten years now. As South Carolina Governor I came to know the quality of the company, but more importantly, the excellence of the Boeing team and workforce. When I was asked to join the Board of Directors, there was no better team I could think of being a part of. As Boeing has gone through the...
  • Carnival and the port shouldn’t have risked public health for business

    03/20/2020 11:52:30 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 24 replies
    The News and Courier ^ | March 20, 2020 | Brian Hicks
    One day after the coronavirus was declared a pandemic, March Madness was canceled, spring training baseball got shut out and Disney World announced it would close. This social distancing was meant to separate people and stem the spread of the highly contagious  virus. The United States had identified more than 1,000 cases of coronavirus. The national death toll stood at 41. That same day — March 12, last Thursday — more than 2,400 people poured into Charleston and boarded the Carnival Sunshine for a four-day trip to the Bahamas. Which, as anyone who’s been on a cruise knows, is the...
  • South Carolina: Trans female athletes would be banned from high school girls sports under SC proposal

    03/07/2020 9:01:26 AM PST · by upchuck · 23 replies
    The State ^ | Mar 4, 2020 | MITCHELL WILLETTS
    South Carolina lawmakers proposed a bill Wednesday that would require transgender high school athletes to compete on teams with the gender they were assigned at birth — and not the gender they identify with. . LGBTQ advocates were quick to speak out against the legislation brought forward Wednesday, with South Carolina-based SC Equality saying the policy “creates a dangerous situation for South Carolina’s LGBTQ children, causing them to worry about their safety, wellbeing, and inclusion at school and in the community” in a statement obtained by McClatchy News. Representatives said the bill, the “Save Women’s Sports Act,” is meant to...
  • Graham opposes censuring Schumer over Supreme Court quote, worries it could lead to censure of Trump

    03/06/2020 3:04:36 PM PST · by conservative98 · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 4:18 PM ET, Thu March 5, 2020 | By Ted Barrett and Clare Foran,
    Washington (CNN)Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Thursday that he opposes censuring Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer amid a controversy over comments the New York Democrat made about Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. Graham, a close ally of President Donald Trump, explained that his position on the issue is, in part, because Schumer walked back his remarks, but also because it could lead to Democrats attacking Trump. "I don't want to start censuring everybody," the South Carolina Republican said, later adding, "If we start censuring him, they're going to want to censure Trump, and this stuff never ends."
  • Chris Wallace corrects Biden for calling him 'Chuck' during interview that addressed campaign gaffes

    03/01/2020 9:17:58 AM PST · by kevcol · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 1, 2020 | Zachary Halaschak
    Biden, who has frequently flubbed words and phrases on the campaign trail, was asked by the Fox News Sunday host about some of the recent times he misspoke, including when he discussed being a Senate candidate and said to “vote for the other Biden” if people don’t like what they see. At the end of the interview, Wallace thanked Biden for taking the time to speak with him. “All right, Chuck, thank you very much,” Biden said. “Alright, it’s Chris, but anyway,” Wallace responded with a grin.
  • Winning South Carolina, Biden Makes Case Against Sanders: ‘Win Big or Lose’

    03/01/2020 5:08:18 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 42 replies
    NYT ^ | Feb 29, 2020 | Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — Joseph R. Biden Jr. scored a decisive victory in the South Carolina primary on Saturday, reviving his listing campaign and establishing himself as the leading contender to slow Senator Bernie Sanders as the turbulent Democratic race turns to a slew of coast-to-coast contests on Tuesday. Propelled by an outpouring of support from South Carolina’s African-American voters, Mr. Biden easily overcame a late effort by Mr. Sanders to stage an upset. The victory in a state long seen as his firewall will vault Mr. Biden into Super Tuesday, where polls open in just over 48 hours, as the...