Summer in Sumter SC

Friday, December 28, 2012

Corrupt Law Maker Protects Namesake Avoids Disbarrment by Turning In Law License

E.W. Cromartie
Columbia’s Cromartie banned from practicing law in SC - Need-To-Map - TheState.com: "In a 3-2 decision, the justices decided to accept Cromartie’s offer to give up his law license, which he made during oral arguments in October as he fought his pending disbarrment. The court’s majority said giving up his license is a tougher penalty than disbarrment."

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Clemson and Carolina Bowl Games Prognostication


vs



This game is billed as LSU's Stubborn Defense vs Clemson's High Powered Offense

Chick-fil-A Bowl  
7:30pm Monday, December 31, 2012
Coverage: ESPN

Les Miles and his LSU Tigers will be wishing for less miles as they head home after failing to score a single touchdown despite four excursions into the Red Zone. 

The Clemson Tigers will put 34 points on the board and will be inside the LSU Red Zone as time runs out. 

The final Score Clemson 34, LSU 12. 

*****


[Cocky]
vs 


OUTBACK Bowl
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Kick off 1 pm
Coverage: ESPN

The weather may have a part to play in this game as early forecasts indicate a partly cloudy day with a 10% chance of rain. The temperature should be in the low 70's increasing the odds that 'The Head Ball Coach' will be wearing a sun-visor as head gear. The coach will lose his visor many times during the game.  

Gamecocks will put 17 points on the board but will lose to the Wolverines by 10 points at Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa, Florida.









Friday, December 21, 2012

Free hunting days Jan. 4-5, 2013

"Free hunting days allow all South Carolina residents to hunt without a state hunting license or other required permits, to include Wildlife Management Area (WMA) permit, or Migratory Waterfowl Permit (formerly State Duck Stamp). "

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Democracy for Sale | CREW | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

Democracy for Sale | CREW | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington: "A very few, very rich people and corporations contributed most of the money, many with hidden agendas often at odds with the best interests of the American people.  Most citizens are now united in believing our elected officials are for sale."

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

YOUR guide to available resources for older adults, people with disabilities, their family members and caregivers in South Carolina

Tapestry: "SC Access is YOUR guide to available resources for older adults, people with disabilities, their family members and caregivers in South Carolina. It is a program of the Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging.
The goal of SC Access is to provide useful information. While we make every effort to ensure the information is accurate and complete, we cannot guarantee it due to frequent changes. Inclusion of a service provider does not imply approval by SC Access or the Office on Aging nor does exclusion imply disapproval."

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Lt. Governor rallies support for growing senior population - Beaufort News - IslandPacket.com

Lt. Governor rallies support for growing senior population - Beaufort News - IslandPacket.com: "The state has no plan to accommodate that growth, and the budget for aging services has been cut 48 percent in the past three years, according to the Lt. Governor's Office on Aging.

Meanwhile, more than 8,000 home-bound seniors remain on a waiting list to have someone deliver meals, take them to doctor visits, help with home repairs or install wheelchair ramps."

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Illinois Concealed Carry Ban Ruled Unconstitutional By Federal Appellate Court

Illinois Concealed Carry Ban Ruled Unconstitutional By Federal Appellate Court: "Gun-rights advocates claimed a major victory on Tuesday when a federal appeals court in Illinois struck down the state's ban on carrying concealed firearms, in a ruling that may have national repercussions if appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court."

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Five Ways to Reduce Identity Tracking Online - Digits - WSJ

Five Ways to Reduce Identity Tracking Online - Digits - WSJ:

1.... All those little “Like” buttons and other social-networking technologies across the Web can inform the parent company of your browsing habits whenever you encounter them. This is true even if you don’t actually click the button.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Something Dumb From an Otherwise Intelligent Person?

Was Dick Armey, the former Republican House majority leader from Texas and a former Tea Party leader, doing the same thing that he has accused members of his own party as doing? Was it another case of "Something Dumb From an Otherwise Intelligent Person"? 

Don't look now, but we may be seeing 'finger pointing' of epidemic portions inside the GOP.

Former tea party leader blames GOP for setbacks: "The Republican Party and stupid statements by some candidates are to blame for GOP losses in last month's congressional elections, the former leader of a tea party group said Monday."

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

SCDCA Complaint Policy

Have a complaint against a business in the State of South Carolina? What about a complaint about how hard it is to file a complaint with the SC Department of Consumer Affairs. Take a look at what is required now.

SCDCA Complaint Policy: "The State of South Carolina
SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS PROCESSING CONSUMER COMPLAINTS"

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Time Warner Cable implements $3.95 monthly cable modem fee | PCWorld

Time Warner Cable implements $3.95 monthly cable modem fee | PCWorld: "Strangely, though, the company doesn't charge customers who also use the modem for digital phone service. When asked why the company only charges customers who don't have digital phone service, spokesman Justin Venech told the Times that it was a “business decision,” and elaborated no further."

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Corker Suggests GOP Should Relent on Tax Increases

Corker Suggests GOP Should Relent on Tax Increases: ""There is a growing group of folks that are looking at this and realizing that we don't have a lot of cards on the tax issue before year end. A lot of people are putting forth a theory and I actually think it has merit, where you go ahead give the president the two percent increase that he is talking about -- the rate increase on the top two percent -- and all of a sudden the shift goes back to entitlements.""

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Sumter Police Searching For Murder Suspect | wltx.com

Sumter Police Searching For Murder Suspect | wltx.com: "If you have any information that could help the Sumter police call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC."

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Supreme Court to take up same-sex marriage

Supreme Court to take up same-sex marriage: "By adding gay marriage to its docket, the Supreme Court assured that its 2012-13 term will be as historic as its last one, when it ruled on immigration and upheld President Obama's landmark health care law."



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If you don't see this in the window... Don't Go into the Store!

The American Christian Life United Choir

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Election Reform on the Agenda for the 113th Congress | CREW | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

Election Reform on the Agenda for the 113th Congress | CREW | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington: "Still, expect to hear a litany of cockamamie claims about why such legislation would be detrimental to America by those who fear that increased voting will result in a decline of one party’s political power."

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Man Kills Baby, Gets Out of Prison, Kills Another | wltx.com

Man Kills Baby, Gets Out of Prison, Kills Another | wltx.com: "At the time of Davis' second arrest, Thirteenth Circuit Solicitor Walt Wilkins said sentencing laws have stiffened since Davis' previous homicide by child abuse conviction.

"Now, someone who is convicted of this crime or pleads guilty to this particular crime must pay 85 percent and then they become eligible for parole," Wilkins said."

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Walmart protesters to show up at Second Sunday on King Street – The Post and Courier

Walmart protesters to show up at Second Sunday on King Street – The Post and Courier: "....a group of Walmart protesters plan to be there on Sunday, handing out “nice list” recognition's to stores that offer local and American-made goods while making a point of putting Walmart on its “naughty” list by distributing literature about how the big-box retailer is hurting the middle class."

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Honolulu after Pearl Harbor: A report published for the first time, 71 years later - The Washington Post

Honolulu after Pearl Harbor: A report published for the first time, 71 years later - The Washington Post: "On Dec. 7, 1941, when Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor, I was working as a reporter for the Hono­lulu Star-Bulletin. After a week of war, I wrote a story directed at Hawaii’s women; I thought it would be useful for them to know what I had seen. It might help prepare them for what lay ahead. But my editors thought the graphic content would be too upsetting for readers and decided not to run my article. It appears here for the first time."



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Sen. Jim DeMint to Head Heritage Foundation - WSJ.com

Sen. Jim DeMint to Head Heritage Foundation - WSJ.com: "Mr. DeMint, an active conservative partisan often at odds with his party's leadership, says he will "protect the integrity of Heritage's research and not politicize the policy component. Heritage is not just another grassroots political group."

Still, the senator acknowledges that the political fires still burn: "This really gets my blood going again thinking about the possibilities. This is the time to elevate the conservative cause.""

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George Zimmerman sues NBC Universal over edited 911 call - CNN.com

George Zimmerman sues NBC Universal over edited 911 call - CNN.com: ""NBC saw the death of Trayvon Martin not as a tragedy but as an opportunity to increase ratings, and so set about to create the myth that George Zimmerman was a racist and predatory villain," the lawsuit said."



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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

S.C. sheriff urges women to pack firepower - CBS News

S.C. sheriff urges women to pack firepower - CBS News: ""I know I'm going to get lit up by people that don't like guns . Guns have not killed a single person without somebody being stupid being on the trigger anyway. I'm all about gun safety, but I want them to go get their concealed weapons permit. I'm want these people to forever stop doing this. I am tired of looking at these victims. I am tired of looking at these people and saying, 'There is life after this.'""



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'Suspicious' fire under investigation by Sumter police : News : MidlandsConnect.com

'Suspicious' fire under investigation by Sumter police : News : MidlandsConnect.com: "Police describe the incident as "suspicious" and say authorities were alerted to the blaze at Lowery Heating & Air on Neeley Street around 3:30 a.m. Monday."

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Source: Clemson’s Morris interviews with N.C. State – The Post and Courier

Source: Clemson’s Morris interviews with N.C. State – The Post and Courier: "Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and Morris did not immediately respond to messages."

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WASHINGTON - Sen. DeMint leaves door open to White House bid - SC Politics - TheState.com

WASHINGTON - Sen. DeMint leaves door open to White House bid - SC Politics - TheState.com: "The lawmaker known as Senator Tea Party responded with quips to the earlier questions Wednesday.
“I don’t even know how much the (president’s) salary is,” DeMint said.
Told it was $400,000 a year, he quipped: “Is that all?”"

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Fantasy of Lights - City of Sumter, SC

Fantasy of Lights - City of Sumter, SC: "Beginning on December 1st every year at 6 p.m., one of the largest lighted displays in South Carolina will illuminate the world famous Swan Lake Iris Gardens! The Opening Ceremony is celebrating the 25th annual Fantasy of Lights and the 33rd Anniversary of the Floating Christmas Tree! The world famous 150 acre Swan Lake-Iris Gardens will illuminate with more than a million lights and 150 lighted figures!"



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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

12 Year Old Gives Birth - Sumter Man Arrested

SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WIS) -
Kesho Pentago Jackson, 19
A Sumter man is in jail after deputies say a 12-year-old gave birth to his baby.
Kesho Pentago Jackson, 19, is charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 14.
Arrest warrants allege that between January 1, 2011 and December 1, 2011 Jackson engaged in sexual intercourse with a 12-year-old female.
According to the Sumter County Sheriff's Department, the teen became pregnant with Jackson's child and delivered the baby in July of 2012.   
Warrants were issued for Jackson on November 11. He was taken into custody on November 26.
Jackson is being held at the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Public comments not allowed at Sumter board meeting - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina |

Public comments not allowed at Sumter board meeting - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina |: "....Jason Leto, of the S.C. Education Association, said the board did not give the required 24-hour notice for Tuesday's meeting."

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Secession: Texas and 33 other states prepare petitions to secede.

Secession: Texas and 33 other states prepare petitions to secede.: "Not to be outdone, Obama supporters filed a counter petition with We the People, calling for secession supporters to be exiled from the United States."

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Freedom Land by Hank Martin


The above YouTube video features a new song written by Hank Martin and P.R. Battle

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Happenings on Main

 
Winefest Logo

Proceeds benefit:
Sumter Senior Services 
Sip and Stroll 2012
 November 2, 2012
6:00-9:00 pm
Main Street Sumter

Businesses in historic downtown Sumter will open their doors to ticket holders to offer a wide variety of wines paired with wonderful hors d'oeuvres. Attendees will enjoy music, a stroll through our historic business district and will have the opportunity to become familiar with the continuing redevelopment of downtown. Make sure to visit all the venues and get your ticket stamped at each one for a chance to win a wonderful gift. At Rotary Centennial Plaza enjoy a sweet treat to finish your evening with dessert provided by Hamptons

Tickets on Sale Now! 
Buy now for just $25 each, will be $35 the night of the event.  Go to www.sumterwinefest.org or call803-773-5508.
Main Street Society Members
If you are a current member of the Main Street Society, you can purchase up to 2 tickets for only $17 each.  Just call Sumter Senior Services at 803-773-5508 to purchase your tickets at the special reduced member rate.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

2 jailed in video poker machine raid - The Item: Local News

2 jailed in video poker machine raid - The Item: Local News: "2 jailed in video poker machine raid
Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012 6:00 am | Updated: 9:23 pm, Thu Oct 11, 2012.
Estep
Collins
BY BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com
Two Sumter businessmen have been arrested and charged with operating an illegal gaming house after devices police consider video poker machines were seized from a restaurant.
Kevin Blake Collins, 46, of 608 N. Purdy St., and Kenneth Scott Estep, 39, of 101 Saratoga St., were arrested Wednesday after law enforcement raided the Palmetto Oyster House on West Wesmark Boulevard. Officers from the Sumter Police Department's Narcotics and Vice Unit, assisted by the Sumter County Sheriff's Office's Drug Unit and the State Law Enforcement Division, reportedly seized two video poker machines and more than $600 at 6:30 p.m."

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Public Meeting Concerning State of the Lee County School District


The public is invited to attend a Community Meeting to discuss the state of the Lee County School District at Bethlehem United Methodist Church on Thursday evening at 6:30 pm in the Atkinson Center. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Classic Car Show - Sumter, South Carolina


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Classic Car Show

9:00am to 2:00pm
Sponsored by Sumter Cute Rate
Drugstore & Soda Fountain
Entry Fee ($10 per entry) and proceeds benefit the Gamecock Shrine Club 

50/50 Tickets - Door Prizes - Giveaways


Come Show Off Your Ride!


Trophies for  
 * Oldest Car
* Best Paint Job
* Best Engine Compartment
* Manager's Choice
Entrants to Stage Cars in Rear Parking Lot 
Enter from Dugan or Sumter Streets


For More Information 
Call Todd Touchberry @ 803-983-5430

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

For Sale - 1985 Chevrolet El Camino

Was $12,295

Now $10,500

Cash or Certified Check

1985 Chevrolet El Camino (Vin# 3GCCW80H3FS914535)

Dark cherry with maroon combination vinyl & cloth interior
150,400 actual miles - Very good overall condition (no rust) & runs great
305 V8 (Uses no oil between changes)

This classic was assembled in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico


Ø  New paint and window rubber
Ø  Automatic transmission (shifter on column)
Ø  Bench Seats
Ø  Armstrong window cranks
Ø  Three or four minor paint nicks and one very small dent near tailgate
Ø  Small crack in dash panel
Ø  Oversize wheels; Mastercraft Avenger G/T raised letter tires
Ø  New top for dash panel
Ø  New Air conditioner, radiator, heater, hoses & belts
 Ø  Recent Carburetor Overhaul
Ø  New Manifold Gaskets
Ø  Power brakes & steering
Ø  Tilt steering & cruise control
Ø  Intermittent wipers
Ø  Original radio works; speakers need replacing

 All previous owner history (2 prior owners) including service papers

Phone: John Reames @ (803) 720-5007
E-mail: johnreames@gmail.com



Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fundraiser @ SONIC Drive-In Restaurant


Seniors over 60 and All Military
10% Off your purchases
(You have to let them know to get your discount)
Saturday, 18 August 2012

Fundraiser @ SONIC Drive-In Restaurant
1091 BROAD STREETSUMTERSC
Between the hours of 5 and 9pm

SONIC will be donating 20% of the net sales for this event back to Sumter Masonic Lodge #364

Now is the time to load up the car and head to SONIC on Broad Street !

Support Your Masons

Freemasons Donate about 2 million Dollars to Charity Everyday

The Masonic Way is to give without remembering and to receive without forgetting

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Woof Woof.... BARK BARK Meow Meow



BARK
Bishopville Animal Rescue Krew, Inc.- BARK – will be in Sumter Saturday, August 18, 2010 at Sumter Tractor Supply Co. located at 2705 Broad Street between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm during their Pet Appreciation Week. Special deals and Savings during the event!

For a nominal fee your pet can receive a microchip. Dog washing is $10. Doris Winstead from the Lee County Animal Shelter will have lots of shelter animals available for adoption. 

Adoption fees for Cats is $25 and for Dogs it is $50. Many of these animals have already been spayed or neutered.

Lee County Animal Shelter Website Link: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/SC89.html


For More Information Call:
Lee County Animal Shelter
101 Animal Shelter Lane
Bishopville, SC 29010
Phone: 803-428-2077
843-332-5432



Tuesday, August 7, 2012

U.S. Capitol Tour with David Barton


In my 70 years and I've never heard about this before... Why?

Awesome history lesson!!!

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Sumter Photo Gallery | Can you ID these men? | Sumter News

Sumter Photo Gallery | Can you ID these men? | Sumter News: "The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is asking for the community’s assistance in identifying the two individuals in the above photos.

Deputies say the two men are believed to be persons of interest that may have been involved in the robbery of the P&D Grocery.

If you have any information or recognize these individuals you are urged to contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC."

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Call 877-754-8837 and Report A Litterbug | PalmettoPride

24 Hour Hot Line

 "You spot someone tossing litter from an automobile. 


You immediately call 877-754-8837 and anonymously report them.  

…or


 dial #LB on your AT&T or Alltel phone (toll-free) and report the location, time and the litterbug’s license number."


The litterbug will receive a letter from the Department of Public Safety informing him or her that they can’t get away with littering in South Carolina. The letter will explain that if a law enforcement officer had witnessed the littering, it could have resulted in a serious fine or even jail time.

Report A Litterbug | PalmettoPride:

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

State Top Democrat Implies Fraud Conviction Qualifies Doyle for Federal Office

Dick Harpootlian
Chairman State Democratic Party
Brian LRyan B Doyle
Candidate for United States House Of Representatives District 3, South Carolina

S.C. Democrat with criminal past runs for Congress - Local / Metro - TheState.com: "Dick Harpootlian, chairman of the state Democratic Party, said party officials would need to evaluate Doyle’s chances of success and campaign strategy before opting to devote resources toward campaigning for him.
“He’s legally qualified, A. and B, we’re sending him to Washington, where fraud is a way of life. So I certainly don’t think it’s a disqualifier,” Harpootlian said of Doyle’s conviction. “We’d have to see what kind of effort he’s making.”"








Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2012/06/16/2318275/sc-democrat-with-criminal-past.html#storylink=cpy




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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Free Parking for the Annual Iris Festive Parade


Sunday, May 27, 2012
Sumter Masonic Temple
Free Parking for the Annual Iris Festive Parade
Boiled Peanuts, Hot Dogs and Cold Drinks Available
Location: Sumter Masonic Temple
215 Alice Drive, Sumter, SC 
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Call ahead for pickup or more info: 803-773-9518

Monday, May 7, 2012

Everybody Loves a Parade - Join us for the Iris Festival Parade



Sunday, May 27, 2012
Sumter Masonic Temple
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Free Parking for the Annual Iris Festival Parade

Front row seats-Bring your lawn chairs

Boiled Peanuts, Hot Dogs and Cold Drinks Available! ! ! 

Location: Sumter Masonic Temple
215 Alice Drive, Sumter, SC 
Call ahead for pickup or more info: 803-773-9518

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Who Electric Cars Help and Hurt. | Swing Trading

Who Electric Cars Help and Hurt. | Swing Trading: "Beyond these obvious beneficiaries it gets a little more complicated. I found this interesting table from the QVM Group that listed the impact that electric cars, which will soon be produced at one million units a year, will have on the supply and demand for raw materials."



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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Owner of McDonald's were employee allegedly spit in tea issues s - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina |

Owner of McDonald's were employee allegedly spit in tea issues s - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina |: "After getting the tea they noticed it was not sweet, according to deputies. After returning the drinks the customers realized that the order was still not correct, deputies said.

Deputies said rather than going back to the restaurant, the victims went home to add their own sweetener.

The victims said when they open the top they noticed a large deposit of phlegm was found floating in both drinks."



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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ethics Compliant Charges Governor Haley Unlawfully Hid Campaign Contributors Identities

Haley faces ethics hearing | The Greenville News | GreenvilleOnline.com: "Butch Bowers, the attorney representing (Governor Nikki) Haley, described the accusations to GreenvilleOnline.com as “minor” and called the missing information “routine matters.”

The State Ethics Commission has notified Haley that it found probable cause “to support the allegations” in the complaint and has scheduled a July 18 hearing, which will be held behind closed doors unless Haley requests an open hearing, according to the commission’s hearing notice."

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Welcome migratory songbirds to your yard

Welcome migratory songbirds to your yard: "Welcome migratory songbirds to your yard

Nothing says spring like the sweet sounds of songbirds. As warmer temperatures begin to arrive, so do the many familiar sounds of spring, including the songs of returning migrant birds.

After a long winter and tiring migration, our feathered friends need a welcoming haven to come back to. How can you ensure your yard or garden is bird-friendly?

To get you started, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR), offers a few helpful tips for creating an outdoor space birds will flock to:"

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Dick Cheney released from hospital - CNN

Dick Cheney released from hospital - CNN: "Former Vice President Dick Cheney has been released from a Virginia hospital 10 days after undergoing a heart transplant, his office said Tuesday."

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Gulf Coast: August - Seven Years Ago

Publication Details | USAonWatch.org: A Program of The National Sheriffs' Association's Neighborhood Watch: "The Gulf Coast: August - Seven Years Ago
No one living on America’s Gulf Coast when Hurricane Katrina struck in August 2005 will ever forget the devastation wrought by this monster cyclone. The most costly and one of the five deadliest storms in U.S. history, Katrina was responsible for at least 1,836 deaths, caused at least $80 billion in damages (some estimates are much higher), and left countless others homeless."

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Stephen Garcia Pays Weekend Visit to Carolina Facility - Cat Scratch Reader

Stephen Garcia Pays Weekend Visit to Carolina Facility - Cat Scratch Reader: "In a move that may tip the Panthers  draft hand in a couple of respects, the Panthers spent the weekend getting a closer look at former at University of South Carolina Quarterback Stephen Garcia.

The team's prolonged visit with the former Columbia party animal may indicate a willingness to part with a late round pick to acquire his talents, as well as an intention of bringing in Garcia's former teammate and favorite connection Wide Receiver Alshon Jeffrey, who has spent the offseason slimming down and speeding up."

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DHEC Inspectors Could Suffer from Odor Abnormalities

Editors Opinion: It is entirely possible that SCDHEC's years of failure to recognize the huge odor problem associated with Lee County's famous 140 foot tall wart in an otherwise pristine landscape is because their Inspectors can detect the odors but can't classify them - perhaps they need to be tested for smell disorders. 
  • Anosmia - Inability to detect odors
  • Hyposmia - Decreased ability to detect odors
  • Dysosmia - Distorted identification of smell
    • Parosmia - Altered perception of smell in the presence of an odor, usually unpleasant
    • Phantosmia – Perception of smell without an odor present
    • Agnosia - Inability to classify or contrast odors, although able to detect odors LINK



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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic

28th Annual Premier Hunting & Fishing Outdoor Show



Over 300 Exhibitors with products, samples, demonstrations and the latest technology in:
  • Fishing tackle, rods and reels;
  • Hunting supplies, tree stands, camouflage and archery equipment
  • Boats and marine equipment and electronics
  • 4 wheelers and supplies

For more Information:
Call:803-734-4008
Email: psc@dnr.sc.gov

Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic:

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Gov. Nikki Haley’s book: South Carolina ‘blood sport’ - POLITICO.com

Editor: For the consummate politician writing a book seems to work... or at the very least doing so puts so much more doubt out there adding to the confusion about who is telling the truth... or some resemblance of the truth. But then, that is the whole idea isn't it?


Gov. Nikki Haley’s book: South Carolina ‘blood sport’ - POLITICO.com: "“The reporter was asking if the allegation was true. What? You have got to be kidding!” Haley writes. “Once again, I was being forced into the humiliating position of having to deny being unfaithful to my husband. It was a lie, it was ugly, it was sexist, and it was crowding out all the issues the people really cared about in the campaign. Again I found myself wondering: How much are these guys getting paid?”"

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Study: 8 states get 'F' on corruption - MJ Lee - POLITICO.com

Editor: It took a 'Study' to tell us this? The only thing transparent about South Carolina politics is the fact that it isn't.

Study: 8 states get 'F' on corruption - MJ Lee - POLITICO.com: "Eight state governments received a failing F grade when it comes to transparency, accountability and anti-corruption efforts, while not a single state earned an A, according to a comprehensive new study released Monday.

Michigan, North Dakota, South Carolina, Maine, Virginia, Wyoming, South Dakota and Georgia received failing grades in the State Integrity Investigation – an analysis of all 50 state governments conducted by the Center for Public Integrity, Global Integrity and Public Radio International."

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Best States for Retirement 2011: All 50 States

FYI for all you retirees out there... South Carolina didn't make the top twenty list and it didn't make the bottom twenty. In fact it came in 8th place in the middle ten...  which places it in squarely in the Mediore column of places to retire in my opinion. See Money-Rates for the details.


Best States for Retirement 2011: All 50 States: "Here are the full rankings for all 50 states:

1. Texas


2. Kentucky


3. Oklahoma


4. Iowa


5. Louisiana


6. Virginia


7. Mississippi


8. South Dakota


9. Tennessee


10. Kansas

11. Nebraska


12. Missouri


13. Hawaii


14. New Mexico


15. Illinois


16. North Dakota


17. Utah


18. Georgia


19. Arkansas


20. Wyoming

21. Pennsylvania


22. Alabama


23. New Hampshire


24. Indiana


25. Arizona


26. Delaware


27. Colorado


28. South Carolina


29. West Virginia


30. Florida

31. Montana


32. California


33. Idaho


34. North Carolina


35. Ohio


36. Vermont


37. Nevada


38. Minnesota


39. Oregon


40. New Jersey

41. Wisconsin


42. New York


43. Washington


44. Rhode Island


45. Maryland


46. Alaska


47. Connecticut


48. Massachusetts


49. Michigan


50. Maine"

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