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2 hrs ago | Rock Hill Herald

Zais says - No' to Common Core

Common Core education standards are still in effect through the 2014-15 school year, but the S.C. Department of Education is writing new standards for math and English for the 2015-16 school year.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., South Carolina, Texas

6 hrs ago | WIS-TV Columbia

New transit service Uber could run into legal troubles

The new transit company, Uber, launched services in four cities across South Carolina.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Gaston, SC, Latta, SC

10 hrs ago | Bluffton Today

Chikungunya virus found in S.C. resident

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has confirmed the first case of chikungunya virus this year in an Upstate resident who returned from a trip to Haiti.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

16 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

New companies coming to South Carolina expect clean energy, officials say

South Carolina's success in attracting international business to the state has made clean energy one of the most important topics in the critical world of economic development, the state's top business official said The state has led the nation in foreign direct investment the past two years and is on track to repeat that feat this year, state ... (more)

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Fort Mill, SC

20 hrs ago | American Reporter

MomentumTHE Odd Case of the Missing Iranian Revolution

This week, second term Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina disappeared for six days, leaving the state without a chief executive who could make decisions in an emergency.

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Related Topix: Mark Sanford, US Governors, South Carolina, US Politics, US News, Dan Burton, Republican, US House of Representatives, Henry Hyde

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Post and Courier

Gov. Nikki Haley has record nearly $1.1 million fundraising quarter

Republican Gov. Nikki Haley had a record fundraising haul in the past quarter, her campaign said Thursday, racking up around $1.045 million in donations.

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Related Topix: Nikki Haley, US Governors, South Carolina

Lexington County Chronicle

South Carolina wraps itself in the flag

Who says South Carolina is stuck in the 1860s? Despite its rebellious and secessionist past, South Carolinians love America.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, North Carolina, North Carolina Government

Wed Jul 09, 2014

SavannahNow

Savannah insurance broker expands to South Carolina

Savannah-based insurance broker Seacrest Partners Inc. announced Wednesday the opening of its first South Carolina office on Hilton Head Island.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Hilton Head Island, SC

Willamette Week

South Carolina Shrimp 'n' Grits: They Call it "Breakfast Shrimp"

The state: South Carolina is a bit of a hothead as states go. Its scions include a president who defied the Supreme Court by relocating the Cherokee Nation, a senator who championed the policy of nullification for federal laws he didn't agree with, and the Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Black Entertainment, Soul, James Brown, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q

Post and Courier

Study: South Carolina and other state Legislatures passed fewer abortion restrictions in 2014

States around the country enacted the fewest number of abortion restrictions this year since 2010, mirroring the recent legislative session in South Carolina when such efforts were largely stalled, according to a new study from the sexual and reproductive health rights research group Guttmacher Institute.

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Related Topix: Abortion, South Carolina, York, SC, US News, US Supreme Court

USA Today

Schools' budgets altered amid gay-themed assignment

"When August rolls around, there will be some collective action," she says. "I'm excited to see what's going to happen."

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, College of Charleston, South Carolina, University of South Carolina Upstate, Nikki Haley, US Governors

Post and Courier

Three correctional officers injured during disturbance at Lieber prison

Three correctional officers were hospitalized following a disturbance at Lieber Correctional Institute in Ridgeville Tuesday night, according to state prison officials.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, South Carolina

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Rock Hill Herald

Haley's veto on library trespass bill could stand

The bill allows a misdemeanor trespassing charge against people who return to a library before their written warning to stay away expires.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Nikki Haley, US Governors, South Carolina, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Atlantic

Should We 'Fix' Intersex Children?

When Mark and Pam Crawford took their family to Great Wolf Lodge, a water adventure park, for a week's vacation, their seven-year-old made a request.

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Related Topix: South Carolina

BroadwayWorld.com

New Memoir Presents Great Depression, World War II as Perspective of Child

Author Billie H. Wilson's new memoir , "Bug Swamp's Gold" , presents a fresh perspective of the past, as seen through the eyes of a spirited South Carolina girl who witnesses the trials of the 1930s and '40s firsthand.

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American Reporter

MomentumTHE Odd Case of the Missing Iranian Revolution

This week, second term Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina disappeared for six days, leaving the state without a chief executive who could make decisions in an emergency.

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Related Topix: Mark Sanford, US Governors, South Carolina, US Politics, US News, Dan Burton, Republican, US House of Representatives, Henry Hyde

The Kingstree News

Trashed: South Carolina ranked dirtiest state

Litter comes in every shape and size from a cigarette butt to a mattress like this one that was discarded in front of a church in Kingstree.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Kingstree, SC, Williamsburg County, SC, College of Charleston

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Vancouver Sun

Rumours surrounding Vancouver mayor's marital breakdown become a social media nightmare

Grey skies and occasional rain failed to dampen spirits as crowds turned out for the Carnaval del Sol on downtown Granville Sunday and the East Van Summer Jam Saturday at Strathcona Park.

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Related Topix: South Carolina

Coastal Observer

Roads: Cleary presses for details on Haley repair plan

State Sen. Ray Cleary says he's skeptical about a financial plan to fix South Carolina's crumbling roads and bridges that Gov. Nikki Haley will announce in January.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Nikki Haley, US Governors

The Aiken Standard

Column: John Rutledge and the war for independence

During the American Revolutionary War, when South Carolina groaned under the heel of the invader, S.C. Gov. John Rutledge used near dictatorial powers to preserve the remnants of civil authority and to carry on the fight.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Sullivan's Island, SC, Seabrook Island, SC

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