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  Maybe it’s mercenary of us, but if Clinton is going to sell its soul to put alcohol in the middle of our family-friendly downtown festivals, we hope the city’s going to get something for it. There’s nothing in the special events ordinance about beer vendors paying the city a fee to sell (give...
  GREENWOOD — “If you’re in a bad relationship, get out,” guest speaker Emily Joy, of Clinton, urged the crowd at last Monday’s Take Back the Night rally and march at Lander University. The mission of Take Back the Night events, which are held in more than 30 countries annually, is to end sexual...
Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC-03-Laurens County), a newly appointed Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, will be participating in the hearing entitled “Facebook: Transparency and Use of Consumer Data.”   Details: What:       Facebook: Transparency and Use of Consumer Data Date...
  STATE: SCGOP COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY PASSES RESOLUTION DENOUNCING DEMOCRAT RUNNING IN REPUBLICAN PRIMARY   On Wednesday evening, the South Carolina Republican Party Executive Committee held a special meeting via conference call to pass a resolution denouncing one of the candidates that filed to run...
  STATE: Noble Releases Statement to Honor MLK, Jr.   Charleston – South Carolina Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Phil Noble released a statement to remember the work and legacy of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr., who was assassinated 50 years ago today. Noble recalled memories of...
  “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – John 15:13   Sunday we celebrated Easter. Growing up, Christmas was my favorite holiday. It is for most kids. Wonder why? As an adult, Easter is my favorite holiday. I asked my wife, Jane, to marry me on Easter. In spite...
  There are two things you need to know about newspapers. Newspapers are important to community life and democracy. Always have been.  We at the National Newspaper Association think it is important for all sorts of newspapers to survive for the sake of a free society — the very large and the very...
  We took God out of our schools, and the world went to hell. I hear the sentiment frequently. One of my church members recently offered this opinion as rationale for all of today’s cultural depravity, and the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, TX, now claiming fame as a Fox news guest...
STATE: House Passes Santee Cooper Reform Bill   Columbia – House Speaker Jay Lucas (District 65-Darlington) issued the following statement after the House voted by a vote of 104-7 to approve the Santee Cooper reform bill. This piece of legislation is the fifth bill included in the House’s ratepayer...
  COLUMBIA - Governor Henry McMaster held a special event today honoring South Carolina veterans and issued a statewide proclamation recognizing the first annual South Carolina Vietnam War Veterans Day.  To view a copy of the governor's proclamation, click here. "I want to thank all here, and those...

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