Thursday, July 28, 2016

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BACTERIA SPIKES ACCOMPANY SUMMER STORMS Dozens of visitors to Myrtle Beach, S.C. have reported contracting various illnesses due to unsafe spikes in bacteria levels in the water.  Several have even been hospitalized as a result of their ailments, according to MyrtleBeachSC.com. Runoff from...
WHICH LAWMAKERS ARE GOING DOWN? After a three-month delay due to obstruction by S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson, an investigation into alleged corruption involving powerful members of the S.C. General Assembly is once again underway. Solicitor David Pascoe - empowered by...

SCDOT Still Complaining

AGENCY PROPAGANDIZES FOR GAS TAX HIKE IN RESPONDING TO MAINTENANCE REQUESTS The woefully mismanaged, scandal-scarred S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is at it again ... On the heels of several additional embarrassing revelations about its ongoing incompetence, the agency is once again complaining about its budget...
"COP GONE WILD" GETS OFF EASY A captain with the Laurens, S.C. police department has received a three-day suspension after he allegedly hurled racial slurs at a bar, got into a physical altercation with his wife and drove drunk. For those of...
LOWCOUNTRY LEADERS "CALL TO DISARM"  Charleston County is begging the state of South Carolina - and the federal government - to impose sweeping bans on assault weapons and ammunition. "I cringe why we as a country, a nation, state, county, or...
EXPLORING THE GOVERNOR'S "LOW-PROFILE" AT GOP CONVENTION During the 2016 presidential campaign, S.C. governor Nikki Haley wagered all her chips on the "Republican" establishment ... and lost. Bigly. Then she doubled-down … and lost again. Her national ambitions extinguished, Haley decided to dive back into state-level politics -...
LOW PUMP PRICES NOT HELPING THE ECONOMY, THOUGH After creeping up this spring, gas prices in the United States are once again falling - and are expected to stay low for the foreseeable future. The only problem?  All that extra money in...
ONE PROTEST LEADER DECRIES DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY A city of Columbia, S.C. police vehicle was reportedly vandalized last Sunday evening during a #BlackLivesMatter protest that briefly shut down Interstate 126. Missed that story?  So did the mainstream press, apparently. In fact you have...
TIME TO STOP THE SUFFERING ...  A little over two months ago, we gave rare props to S.C. governor Nikki Haley for taking the time to meet with Dixie Pace - a young girl from Piedmont, S.C. Dixie is one of many young people...
MORE NEGLECT, MORE COSTLY INCOMPETENCE ... In recent years we've posted dozens of items from readers all over South Carolina attesting to the deplorable condition of our state's roads and bridges.  We've also chronicled the ham-fisted efforts of government to make...
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