Monday, September 26, 2016

SC

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"REPUBLICANS" FRACTURED OVER ONGOING INVESTIGATION ... Late last week we reported that “Republican” leaders in the S.C. House of Representatives had been served with an expansive discovery request from the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED). What did the discovery request...
STARTING THINGS OFF RIGHT ... Last week we kicked off our annual "Hot Lawyer" competition for 2016 ... and the submissions have been steadily streaming in ever since.  As we noted, this year's event is open to both male and...
WATCHDOGS DISPUTE OFFICIAL ESTIMATES ... Government-subsidized tourism leaders claim South Carolina's Grand Strand drew a record 18 million visitors during the summer of 2016 - although that figure is being vigorously disputed by local watchdogs. Last year, these same leaders claimed...
COMMON SENSE REFORM WOULD HELP PATIENTS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT ... || By JANEL RALPH || In South Carolina opiate addiction has become a growing epidemic - one placing a tremendous burden on the state's police force.  Because the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is...
SECOND AMENDMENT "RECOGNIZES RIGHTS WE ALREADY POSSESS" Dear Editor, This week I had the pleasure of speaking to the special S.C. Senate judiciary subcommittee on gun violence. My remarks, as best I can remember them, are below. I've got three quick points, but...
CAN'T YOU JUST FEEL THE MOONLIGHT? As we dined sumptuously on the barbecue plate at The War Mouth restaurant in downtown Columbia, S.C. this week, it struck us that summer was nearly at an end. Steve Winwood was on the loudspeakers...

Vigil For Allie Heatherly

CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF A COURAGEOUS YOUNG WOMAN ... Earlier this week, we reported on the untimely passing of nine-year-old Allie Heatherly - a gorgeous little girl who personally lobbied members of the S.C. General Assembly in support of legalizing medical marijuana earlier this...
OR IS IT JUST BEST FOR BIG BUSINESS?  || By NANCY YATES || Browsing through my morning news earlier this week, a headline captured my attention.  "Georgia, South Carolina rank No. 1, 2 in best places for business," it proclaimed. Anxious...
#PROBEGATE, TAX COMMITTEE CAUSE RANCOR ... The S.C. House of Representatives is in turmoil over how best to respond to discovery requests related to a pending corruption investigation. Multiple sources have confirmed to us that "Republican" leaders in the S.C. House have...
"ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT" FUNDS SCAMMED ... We've said it before, we'll say it again: Government has no business being in the "economic development" business.  It is simply not a core function of government. South Carolina taxpayers and small business owners should never...