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.
"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). "
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."
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.
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.
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"
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."
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.""
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."
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."
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.""
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.'""
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!"
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.
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.
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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."
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.
"You spot someone tossing litter from an automobile.
You immediately call 877-754-8837 and anonymously report them.
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.
Brian L. Ryan BDoyle 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
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."
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."
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."
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
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?”"
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."
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.