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2 hrs ago | Trucker

S.C. port volume up sharply during March

March proved to be the busiest month at the Port of Charleston in almost six years, with a 16 percent increase in container volume over February, the board of the South Carolina Ports Authority learned Wednesday.

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6 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

SC could buy some alternative-fuel school buses

A state budget proposal approved Wednesday would provide new buses that run on alternative fuel to South Carolina school districts willing to foot some of the bill, as part of efforts to get decades-old, polluting school buses off the road.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Education Etc.

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Post and Courier

Education to be big issue in South Carolina campaign for governor

Ty'Sheoma Bethea celebrated four years ago after being honored at her former junior high school, J.V. Martin, in Dillion, for helping bring millions of dollars in federal aid to rebuild the town's dilapidated schools.

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Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Education Etc., US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Nikki Haley, US Governors

CBS Local

Bill Banning Abortions Beyond 19 Weeks Stalls In South Carolina Senate

Legislation seeking to ban and criminalize abortion beyond 19 weeks of pregnancy in South Carolina has stalled in the state Senate.

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Related Topix: Abortion

The Island Packet

Winthrop Poll: Nearly half of South Carolinians approve of Haley

Of the 877 South Carolinians surveyed, 49.8 percent approve of the job performance by Haley, who is running for re-election in November, according to the latest Winthrop Poll released Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US News

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Dept. of Health Wants Public Assistance to Track West Nile Virus [From ABC News]

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is asking for the public's help in tracking the arrival of the West Nile virus this season.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, South Carolina Government

Washington Times

SC seeks ruling in nuclear fuel funding lawsuit

South Carolina has asked a federal judge to rule in the state's favor in a lawsuit seeking to keep viable a nuclear reactor fuel project at the Savannah River Site near Aiken.

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Related Topix: Nikki Haley, US Governors

Newberry Observer

South Carolinaa s encouraging economic ...

It's up to the voters to sort through the rhetoric. And most would probably agree that no politician deserves as much credit as they'd like - or as much blame as their detractors would heap on them - for any uptick or downturn in the economy.

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Related Topix: Greer, SC, Darlington County, SC, Opinion

Post and Courier

South Carolina due for "reeferendum madness"

So the Democrats are going to ask South Carolina voters if marijuana should be legal - for medicinal purposes, of course.

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Related Topix: Drugs, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Marijuana, US House of Representatives, Tom Davis

WMBF

Latta Police Chief allegedly fired by mayor

LATTA, SC - The Police Chief of the town of Latta has been fired, according to a council member.

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Related Topix: Latta, SC, Florence, SC, Darlington County, SC, Timmonsville, SC

Tue Apr 15, 2014

National Public Radio

Sen. Ted Cruz: Too Early To Worry About 2016

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says it's too early to be thinking about 2016 and that he's working right now to make sure his party regains control of the Senate this year.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, The Citadel

Daily Mail

Fury over A 3bn Britain spends on foreign aid to groups who waste it

One-way ticket to paradise: Private island in the Bahamas with six beaches, four houses and its own AIRSTRIP goes on sale for $9m EXCLUSIVE - 'I've seen better days... giant a**hole': US Airways social media manager speaks out about that X-rated 'worst tweet of all time' 'World's most haunted island' where thousands of plague victims were left to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Conservatives (UK), Tax

KCTV5

Accused white supremacist shooter held SC Klan rally in '84

Thirty years before he allegedly gunned down three people at two Jewish centers in Kansas City in a story that made national headlines, suspect Glen Miller led a Ku Klux Klan rally in Lexington County.

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Free Republic

South Carolina Tea Party Leader Endorses One of Lindsey...

The possibility that opponents of Senator Lindsey Graham will coalesce around a single challenger in the June Republican U.S. Senate primary in South Carolina took an interesting turn on Monday when an influential Tea Party leader in the state endorsed attorney Bill Connor, who has lagged in both the polls and fundraising.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Myrtle Beach, SC

Insurance Journal West

South Carolina Looks to Increase Home Mitigation Funding

South Carolina lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to increase grants to homeowners who strengthen their homes against storm damage.

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Myrtle Beach Online

Court: State must run program despite funding veto

The ruling means that the Department of Health and Environmental Control will have to find another way to pay for the Certificate of Need program, which state law requires medical facilities to go through for approval to expand or build.

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Related Topix: South Carolina Government, Nikki Haley, US Governors

The News

Governor tours hospital

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley recently made a special trip to Williamsburg Regional Hospital where she met with administration and staff and congratulated them on their recent accomplishments.

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Related Topix: South Carolina Government, Nikki Haley, US Governors, Nursing, Medicine

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Adweek

Kevin Spacey Joins E*Trade's New Ad Campaign as a 'Type E*' Talent Scout

When Kevin Spacey appears on screen these days, you expect him to speak to camera in a South Carolina drawl, assess his chances at screwing over a rival, and perhaps even kill a person or two.

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WBTV

Rick Santorum making stops in South Carolina

Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, who finished third in the South Carolina Republican presidential primary in 2012, is back in the state for some political events.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Rick Santorum, The Citadel

CBS 3 Springfield

Report: Childcare costs exceed college tuition in 31 states

According to the advocacy group Childcare Aware of America, the cost of daycare exceeds in-state college tuition costs in 31 states.

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Related Topix: Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

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