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  • Poll: Graham, Harrison neck-and-neck in SC’s U.S. Senate race while Trump leads Biden

    08/04/2020 6:48:11 AM PDT · by RandFan · 41 replies
    Post and Courier ^ | Aug 4 | By Jamie Lovegrove
    COLUMBIA — South Carolina’s 2020 U.S. Senate race is neck-and-neck with just three months to go until Election Day, as Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison’s well-funded campaign appears to have significantly narrowed the gap against Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham, according to a new poll released Tuesday. Graham led Harrison by just a single percentage point, 44 percent to 43 percent, in the poll conducted by data intelligence firm Morning Consult, well within the survey’s 3.5 percent margin of error.More...
  • Jim Clyburn: Trump is Mussolini (and Hitler, too!)

    08/02/2020 10:54:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/02/20 | Zachary Warmbrodt
    House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn on Sunday likened President Donald Trump to Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, warning that Trump would resist leaving office. The South Carolina lawmaker and No. 3 House Democrat said on CNN's "State of the Union" that Trump has taken up "strong-arm tactics." Trump ignited an uproar last week after he floated the idea of delaying the November election, which he lacks the authority to do. "I don't think he plans to leave the White House," Clyburn said of Trump. "He doesn't plan to have fair and unfettered elections. I believe that he plans to install...
  • City Councilwoman Tells Cop To Take His ‘White Self Back To The White Neighborhood’

    07/16/2020 1:39:28 PM PDT · by blueyon · 97 replies
    The chief of police credited an officer with using the “highest level of professionalism” in dealing with a city councilwoman who made racially-charged remarks to him when he issued her a parking ticket. The incident occurred when Darlington Police Officer Paul Bryant encountered an illegally parked SUV in the area of Oak Street on June 17, WMBF reported. Officer Bryant later filed a police report about the incident that accused Baccus of verbally harassing him, WPDE reported.
  • Gov. McMaster urges SC schools to reopen with COVID-19 precautions after Labor Day

    07/15/2020 10:49:54 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 6 replies
    Rick Hill Herald ^ | Joseph Bustis
    South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster on Wednesday urged the state’s 79 school districts to reopen doors to students in-person after Labor Day, rather than hold classroom instruction online only, despite growing concern that clustering teachers and students together in classrooms will only exacerbate the state’s COVID-19 outbreak. Try as we might, virtual education is not as good for most children than face to face with an excellent qualified teacher,” McMaster said, standing next to Senate President Harvey Peeler, R-Cherokee, House Speaker Jay Lucas, R-Darlington, and other
  • No Room For Racism’ mural honors Friendship Nine, Rock Hill SC civil rights history

    07/06/2020 5:17:52 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 8 replies
    WBTV ^ | Alex Zietlow
    ROCK HILL, S.C. (Rock Hill Herald) - Before the mural’s paint had dried Sunday afternoon, Brittany Kelly had already seen how powerful the project on White Street could be. Dozens of Rock Hill residents from all walks of life — families and individuals, people of all races — had helped paint a street mural that stretches about 100 feet in downtown Rock Hill. The design, in block letters, reads “No Room For Racism,” a city motto that dates back to the tenure of Mayor Doug Echols. The first letters are filled in with the colors in the city’s logo, and...
  • No charges will be filed against driver who drove into parking lot during Tanner's Big Orange protest

    06/30/2020 3:45:47 PM PDT · by DEPcom · 8 replies
    WYFF ^ | 6-30-2020 | WYFF
    The protest on June 8 happened outside Tanner’s Big Orange on South Pleasantburg Drive, after the owner, John Allen Zeller, posted a comment on social media about white people taking a knee during protests to honor George Floyd. During the protest, an SUV drove into the parking lot and witnesses told WYFF News 4 at the time that they felt threatened because the vehicle was not stopping.
  • York County Councilman wants masks recommended in public amid COVID-19. Will it happen?

    06/24/2020 2:08:17 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 9 replies
    Rock Hill Herald ^ | Andrew Dys
    A York County Council member is now demanding county officials act to recommend people wear masks in public as coronavirus cases continue to soar. William “Bump” Roddey told county management and his fellow council members that county officials have been too “laid back” about the need for masks. After the cities of Columbia and Greenville passed emergency ordinances this week requiring masks in public, and Charlotte’s mayor asked North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper for a public mask requirement, Roddey said York County must act to ensure public health and safety. Roddey said the recent spike of cases in York County...
  • City of Myrtle Beach tourists beaten by gang mob

    06/12/2020 5:53:38 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 121 replies
    MyrtleBeachSC News has an ongoing travel advisory for the City of Myrtle Beach downtown A mob assault posted by Myrtle Beach tourist Amber Deil is now going viral. According to Deil, eleven black men jumped her boyfriend breaking his jaw in several places. The assault occurred in the downtown section of Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Ocean Boulevard near 16th Avenue North in front of the new Hilton Resort. The mob also stripped Deil’s shorts from her body. Deil’s boyfriend required 4 hours of surgery. His jaw is now wired shut. Deil’s own account is posted below. Amber Deil’s account As...
  • NBC’s Melvin Nastily Asks Tim Scott: Is GOP ‘Using You’ as a ‘Token’?

    06/11/2020 9:11:30 AM PDT · by kevcol · 13 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 11, 2020 | Kyle Drennen
    During a contentious interview with Republican South Carolina Senator Tim Scott on Thursday, NBC’s 3rd Hour Today show co-host Craig Melvin wondered if the only black GOP member of the U.S. Senate was being “used” by his party as a “token” to lead policing reform efforts in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Scott promptly rejected the insulting suggestion.--- After Scott’s response on Thursday, fellow co-host Al Roker jumped in and tried to push the Republican to denounce President Trump: Well, Senator, let me ask you this, the President just announcing that he’s gonna host a rally next week, Tulsa,...
  • Nancy Mace Wins SC's 1st District GOP Primary: Will Face Democrat Joe Cunningham

    06/10/2020 4:05:26 AM PDT · by RandFan · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 10th | BY TAL AXELROD
    Republican state Rep. Nancy Mace will face off against incumbent Rep. Joe Cunningham (D) in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District this November. Cunningham ran unopposed in the Democratic primary Tuesday, while Mace was declared the victor of the GOP primary by The Associated Press with a 33-point lead with just over 25 percent of precincts reporting. Cunningham’s seat is a top target for the GOP after the Democrat flipped the district by just more than 1 point in 2018. The district went for President Trump by 13 points in 2016, giving Republicans hope that higher turnout will help unseat Cunningham....
  • Meet US Sen. Lindsey Graham’s three Republican challengers in the June 9 primary

    06/07/2020 11:47:08 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 54 replies
    The State ^ | 6/6/202” | Staff
    COLUMBIA, S.C. U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R- Seneca, faces three Republicans on June 9. They are educator and attorney Duke Buckner of Walterboro, corporate executive and businessman Michael LaPierre of Pickens and Merchant Marine Joe Reynolds of North Charleston. The State asked candidates to submit questionnaires. Here’s a look at who’s running and what they want voters to know, in their own words:
  • Who is Sheriff’s Deputy Damon Gutzwiller’s Suspect Killer: Everything You Need To Know About Steven Carrillo

    06/07/2020 5:15:38 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 38 replies
    wiki about world ^ | 6/7/2020 | wasif akber
    Steven Carrillo Biography – Wiki Steven Carrillo is named as the suspect who shot and killed Santa Cruz County sheriff’s deputy in Ben Lomond, an unincorporated area near Santa Cruz on Saturday while making an arrest, Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart said. Two other law enforcement officers were wounded, according to authorities. Carrillo was shot during the arrest and is still being treated at the hospital.
  • Hannity is tweeting about Lindsey again...

    06/04/2020 10:30:16 AM PDT · by RandFan · 55 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 4th | RandFan
    @seanhannity GRAHAM on HANNITY: ‘The Same People Who Lied to the FISA Court Set-Up The Mueller Investigation’ ---- Hahaha this guy is getting played! When will he learn? Does he believe anything Lindsey says? He is either stupid or ignorant. I can't quite believe it...
  • It wasn't just religious liberty that Chief Justice Roberts strangled

    06/02/2020 12:06:19 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 02 2020 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    SNIP Close to midnight on Friday, while rioters used the killing of George Floyd as a pretext to set America aflame, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling that declined to enjoin the states of California and Illinois from restrictions on communal worship imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Most startling was that Chief Justice John Roberts not only joined the court’s four left-leaning justices (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan) in declining to uphold religious liberty. Roberts also wrote a brief opinion explaining his decision. That opinion is an eye-opener. Roberts accords the right to...
  • Look how fast Lindsey can act when needed...

    05/31/2020 5:06:42 AM PDT · by RandFan · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/29/20 05:44 PM EDT | BY TAL AXELROD
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced Friday his panel will hold a hearing on police use of force after the killing of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. Graham said in a statement he’d spoken with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the committee’s ranking member, about the killing, which has resulted in days of protests and charges against one of the officers involved. “Both of us are appalled at what we saw and believe it is important to have a hearing as soon as possible as to how to combat this outrage,” Graham said....
  • SC restaurants can open for limited dine-in services today

    05/21/2020 11:19:47 AM PDT · by nakutny · 2 replies
    WYFF4 ^ | Updated: 8:17 AM EDT May 11, 2020 | Stephanie Towers
    Restaurants throughout South Carolina can reopen for limited dine-in services beginning Monday (May 11th). South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster made the announcement Friday. Additionally, McMaster announced that he has lifted all boating restrictions, as defined by Executive Order 2020-25, effective immediately. All laws and regulations concerning the safe operation of boats in South Carolina will now return to normal. “As we gradually and methodically lift restrictions aimed at combating the coronavirus, it is incumbent upon South Carolinians to follow to the guidance and recommendations provided by our public health experts to keep themselves and their loved ones safe,” said McMaster....
  • #BREAKING: Graham announces vote on subpoena for Comey, Obama-era intel officials

    05/18/2020 4:26:00 PM PDT · by RandFan · 107 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/18/20 07:18 PM EDT | BY ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced Monday evening that his panel will vote June 4 on a subpoena authorization to review documents and communications and solicit testimony from an array of senior Obama-era officials, including former FBI Director James Comey. Graham announced in a press release that the subpoena vote will take place as part of his panel’s investigation into “FISA abuse” and the FBI probe “Crossfire Hurricane,” which investigated contacts between Trump advisers and Russian officials during the 2016 presidential election. The subpoenas will cover “documents, communications and testimony from witnesses” including Comey, former FBI deputy director...
  • All South Carolina restaurants can reopen for in-store dining Monday

    05/09/2020 3:41:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    WCNC ^ | 5/08/20 | WXTX
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster is going to allow all restaurants in the state to reopen for in-store dining on Monday, although there will be some strong restrictions. McMaster made the announcement Friday afternoon during a news briefing. He said he would address "close contact" businesses such as barbershops, salons, and gyms on Monday. “As we gradually and methodically lift restrictions aimed at combating the coronavirus, it is incumbent upon South Carolinians to follow to the guidance and recommendations provided by our public health experts to keep themselves and their loved ones safe,” said Gov. Henry McMaster....
  • Columbia man arrested with 90 firearms had researched mass shootings, prosecutors say

    05/07/2020 8:11:00 AM PDT · by piasa · 62 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | May 6, 2020 | By Fleming Smith
    A 25-year-old Columbia college student has been arrested after federal agents said they discovered he had fraudulently obtained dozens of firearms and more than 23,000 rounds of ammunition. The man, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday, had also researched mass shootings on his computer. Edward Daniel Kimpton Jr. has been charged with federal wire fraud, mail fraud and possession of machine gun violations. In a complaint filed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, agents said Kimpton, a student at Midlands Technical College, had used a complicated scheme to obtain weapons, ammunition and tactical gear without paying for them....
  • More than 100 cars join protest against governor’s closure of non-essential businesses (Columbia, SC)

    04/26/2020 9:55:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    WISTV ^ | 4/25/20 | Jason Raven
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The sound of car horns roared in downtown Columbia for about an hour and a half Friday afternoon Protesters wanting to see the state 're-open' held demonstrations on the grounds of the State House and circled around it. Organizers said more than 100 cars joined them for the “Drive to Thrive” event. Tom Trammell, an unemployed hearing aid practitioner, said he created the event with the help of two other people to protest the governor’s “Stay At Home” order and the closure of nonessential businesses. He said they wanted to do this for those in South...