Summer in Sumter SC

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

Listing of the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners Orders and Board Actions 2010 to present. Click on the underlined month to view.
South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

Clarendon County employee attacked day before retirement | SCNow

Clarendon County employee attacked day before retirement | SCNow: "Clarendon County Council Administrative Clerk Betty Pritchard was airlifted to a Columbia hospital Monday and treated for injuries she suffered in the attack, which happened early Monday morning at the Clarendon County Administration Building on Brooks Street in Manning."

Monday, June 28, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

ATF: Counterfeit cigarettes on the rise in Hampton Roads - dailypress.com

Are you a smoker? Is that cigarette hanging from your lips made in America or was it made overseas? How do you know a counterfeit cigarette from a genuine cigarette?
ATF: Counterfeit cigarettes on the rise in Hampton Roads - dailypress.com

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Item: News - Black Republican faces Thurmond's son in SC runoff

Will blacks hold it against the son of former segregationist Strom Thurmond who admitted he was the father of a child born out of wedlock to a black woman or will they embrace Paul Thurmond? Is the son quilty of his fathers sins?
The Item: News - Black Republican faces Thurmond's son in SC runoff:
"The son of former segregationist Strom Thurmond will meet South Carolina's only black Republican state lawmaker for a primary runoff in the congressional district that includes the city where the Civil War began.
But both Paul Thurmond and his opponent, state Rep. Tim Scott, say history and race have little to do with the contest in the coastal 1st District that took shape Tuesday night."

The Item: News - Baker wins Sumter County Council seat

Is this an example of how disenfranchised the voters have become?!
The Item: News - Baker wins Sumter County Council seat:
"In January, Baker was arrested on charges of peeping into his estranged wife's window. According to court records those charges are still pending 'That the people understood and they supported me... just meant a lot to me,' Baker said."

The Item: News - Finney trounces McLeod

McLeod claims that Judge Finney broke the law and I don't see where anyone is investigating the claim... What's up with that?
The Item: News - Finney trounces McLeod: "McLeod said he focused on making the primary election about the issues, rather than race. But said that's 'apparently not what the people wanted.' He said he 'graciously concedes the race' and wishes Finney well. During the race McLeod accused Finney of ethical breaches, saying that Finney passed out campaign literature at the courthouses in each of the circuit's four counties, which is public property and off limits for campaigning, and was still acting as a part-time municipal judge in Columbia after he had announced his solicitor candidacy which is not allowed. The 3rd Circuit covers Sumter, Clarendon, Lee and Williamsburg counties."

Thursday, June 3, 2010

SC GOP suit seeks party registration for primaries | GoUpstate.com

Grand Old Party feels threatened by Tea Party supporters and are moving to exclude them.
SC GOP suit seeks party registration for primaries | GoUpstate.com

Future Headline - Tuomey Board Approves Name Change - Cox Healthcare System

Future Headline - Tuomey Board Approves Name Change to Cox Healthcare System

The Item: News - Tuomey hearing slated for today

Read Below: From Jay's Blog (Jay Cox, President & CEO of Tuomey Healthcare System)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Century of Community Care


For close to 100 years, our focus at Tuomey has been on providing the people of this region with the finest healthcare services, delivered daily by a highly trained team of doctors, nurses and caregivers. Our goals have been to watch families celebrate new beginnings, help patients recover from injury and illness, and to make sure that every person who walks in our doors is cared for in a way that meets both our mission and your expectations.
The government is continuing to try to recover millions of dollars from Tuomey – even after a jury determined that no false claims were filed. And now the government has requested a new trial, asking the judge to throw out the jury’s verdict. Because of this continued legal case, we can defend our reputation only in court filings, not through the news media. We trust the people of Sumter will render their fair-minded verdict based upon their own experiences with Tuomey. We will continue to do our part in protecting and preserving the health and well-being of this community, and we appreciate your support over the past few months.
While we have faced challenges in recent years, our commitment to our basic values and mission – and to you – has never wavered, and neither has your support. We thank you for that, and we look forward to continuing our service in this community well into the future. It’s a privilege to serve you and to provide those daily miracles.
For more on Tuomey and our operations, please visit us athttp://www.tuomey.com/. We’re proud of the work we do and the people who make it happen.
Jay