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1 hr ago | ABC News 4 Charleston

Sheheen calls for federal investigation into DSS

Gov. Nikki Haley's Democratic opponent is calling for a federal investigation into South Carolina's Department of Social Services. Sen. Vincent Sheheen said Tuesday the U.S. attorney in South Carolina should look into allegations he's heard from potential whistleblowers that the Cabinet agency has misused federal money.

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

5 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

Benghazi Committee To Hold First Hearing

South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy, the appointed chairman of the committee, has called Greg Starr, the assistant secretary for diplomatic security; Mark J. Sullivan, the former director of the Secret Service; and Todd Keil, the former assistant secretary for infrastructure protection at the Department of Homeland Security as witnesses. "Chairman Gowdy is leading a fair, fact-based and impartial investigation," committee spokesman Jamal D. Ware said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Trey Gowdy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Conservative Political News

9 hrs ago | Daily Kos

It's a good year to be a immoral, scandal-plagued hypocrite

A man of strong values, if you ignore the having affairs with multiple patients and getting one pregnant and pressuring her to get an abortion part. As they endure humiliating headlines, damaging federal investigations and tough scrutiny of their personal lives, scandal-tarred lawmakers aren't just surviving this midterm year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Scott DesJarlais, 2012 Presidential Election, Cameras, Mark Sanford, US Governors, South Carolina Government

11 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

Theatre South Carolina to Present Ajax in Iraq, 10/3-11

Theatre South Carolina at the University of SC will kick off its 2014-2015 season with the provocative war drama Ajax in Iraq, October 3-11 at Longstreet Theatre. Show times for Ajax in Iraq are 8pm Wednesdays through Saturdays, with additional 3pm matinees on Sunday, October 5 and Saturday, October 11. Tickets for the production are $12 for students, $16 for USC faculty/staff, military personnel and seniors 60+, and $18 for the general public.

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Award, Life, Veteran Affairs

15 hrs ago | The Northern Echo

HEYROCCO on tour

SOUTH Carolina rockers, HEYROCCO, are heading across the pond for the first time for a short UK tour. They're working on their debut album at the moment, which will air in 2015 and already have a few supporters, including Radio One's Huw Stephens and XFM, who have been championing their first single Melt.

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19 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Walmart Works With AutoInsurance.com to Drive Into South Carolina...

Walmart and AutoInsurance.com today announced the continued national expansion of the first-of-its-kind auto insurance comparison site into 11 new states, including South Carolina. This comes on the heels of an overwhelming customer response to the service in the eight states launched earlier this year.

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Related Topix: South Carolina Government

20 hrs ago | Oxford Mail

Teddy takes to the skies for round-the-world charity trip

Pilot Officer Ted Little, immaculately dressed in standard uniform, has flown 70,000 miles across the world, spanning four continents and 12 military bases. The teddy bear - launched on his global adventures after Carterton mayor Lynn Little came up with the concept - has visited British servicemen and servicewomen stationed abroad to raise money and awareness of miltary charity SSAFA .

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Related Topix: Oxfordshire County, England, United Kingdom, Prince William, World News

21 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald

NYer to be sentenced in fatal girlfriend stabbing

A man who has been attacking women with knives for decades, and has spent half his life in prison as a result, may never get out again. Lucius Crawford is scheduled for sentencing Tuesday after being convicted of fatally stabbing his girlfriend, Tonya Simmons, at his Mount Vernon home in 2012.

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21 hrs ago | ABC News

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Visiting South Carolina

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the latest possible presidential contender to visit South Carolina, the home of the GOP's first presidential primary in the South. Christie was visiting Tuesday as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, attending a pair of fundraisers for Gov. Nikki Haley and a governor's association event in Charleston.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jeff Duncan, Chris Christie, US Governors, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Nikki Haley

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WPDE

Florence man admits to killing ex-girlfriend

Doni Anderson, 47, pled guilty Monday morning to murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend Kendra Johnson in Florence last February. Johnson's coworker went to her home that morning to pick her up for work, but Johnson didn't answer the door.

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ETonline

Bill Murray Dances to 'Turn Down For What'

Murray is still the world's best party crasher, as was proven once again when he showed up at the head of the table for a birthday party in rural Jedburg, South Carolina. Charleston Chef Brett McKee was catering the event and posted a few moments from the bash that was in honor of the party's host Marvin Larry Reynolds and Murray's upcoming 64th birthday on Sept.

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Post and Courier

New South Carolina alliance promotes 'patient-centered' primary care

A handful of health care agencies, including the largest private health insurance company in South Carolina and the state Medicaid program, announced a new partnership Monday to improve the way primary care is delivered. The alliance will encourage primary care practices across the state to become "patient-centered medical homes."

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Related Topix: South Carolina Government, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Medicine, Nursing

Patch.com

I-85 Crackdown on Speeding, Distracted Drivers Starts Tuesday

Drivers on Interstate 85 throughout Georgia should expect to see law enforcement officers targeting truck drivers in a 72-hour crackdown. According to a news release, the Georgia Motor Carrier Compliance Division will take part in a multi-state campaign to target unsafe driving by commercial vehicle drivers on I-85 from South Carolina to Alabama.

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ABC News 4 Charleston

US Marshals: Man threatens shootout with SC police

Authorities in South Carolina are looking for a man wanted for assault, resisting arrest and running from police who has said he will shoot it out with officers next time they try to arrest him. U.S. Marshals said in a news release that DeWayne Shaw is wanted by authorities after an assault in July 2013.

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Cybercast News Service

Judge: Sanfords to Mediate over Divorce Issues

U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford and his ex-wife Jenny have agreed to mediate parenting issues and other concerns in their contentious divorce, a South Carolina family court judge said Monday. Attorneys for Jenny Sanford have asked the family court to limit the Republican lawmaker's visitation with his youngest child and to have the lawmaker undergo psychological tests and take anger management and parenting courses.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Mark Sanford, Parenting, Family, South Carolina Government

The Hill

Juan Williams: GOP right content to attack the president

One of the most often repeated Republican complaints about President Obama is that he has only made political polarization in Washington worse, despite having promised to end it. The nation "has been bitterly divided by our president," Sen. Marco Rubio said in May at a GOP fundraiser in New Hampshire.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Jack Kingston, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Marco Rubio, John Boehner, US Senate, Senator Ted Cruz, Opinion

Forward

11 Facts About Jewish South Carolina

In it, he granted "liberty of conscience to all heathens, Jews and dissenters." 3. In 1774, Francis Salvador became the first Jew to hold elected office in the Americas when he joined the South Carolina Provincial Congress.

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Related Topix: Camden, SC, Religion, Judaism, Kingstree, SC

Philly.com

Holtec chief on doing well and doing good

With the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in the background, Holtec International's chief executive, Krishna P. Singh, in July faced the news media, Gov. Christie at his side, and talked about plans to build a $260 million factory on Camden's waterfront, bringing, eventually, 3,000 jobs to the impoverished city. "We look at this as our social responsibility," Singh, 67, told reporters as officials described how New Jersey would provide $260 million in tax incentives and Singh would guarantee 400 jobs.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Chris Christie, Nuclear Energy

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

SC ignores laws under ADA concerning service dogs in business establishments

This article will bring to light a problem veterans with service dogs in South Carolina face on a daily basis. The right to enter a business establishment accompanied by their service dog.

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Related Topix: South Carolina Government, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Down The Drive

SB Nation Underdog Poll Ballot: BYU Stays On Top

This is getting easier by the week. At this point there is a bit of a chasm developing between the top of the group of five and the rest.

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Related Topix: Sports, NCAA Sports, University of Cincinnati NCAA

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