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8 hrs ago | Newberry Observer

AARP volunteer program provides real possibilities

This week Doris J. Gleason, director of Community Research Outreach for AARP in South Carolina, is the guest spokesperson.

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Related Topix: Health, AARP, South Carolina, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Opinion

14 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Time to ask lawmakers tough questions on domestic violence

It's downright embarrassing listening to state officials as they dream up excuses for ignoring South Carolina's domestic violence epidemic.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Summerville Journal Scene

CVSC honors Bennett for environmental record

Jim Tatum/Journal Scene Left, Shawn Drury, Field Director, Conservation Voters of South Carolina thanks Sen. Sean Bennett for his environmental record.

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Related Topix: South Carolina

FactCheck.org

South Carolina Ad 'Hides' Key Fact

An ad from the Democratic challenger in the South Carolina governor's race says that when hackers stole 3.6 million Social Security numbers from state computers, Gov. Nikki Haley "hid it from us for over two weeks" - but the ad fails to mention that Haley's silence was at the direction of state and federal investigators.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Computer Security, Science / Technology, Nikki Haley, US Governors, Social Security, Personal Finance

RickeyStokesNews.com

23rd Annual Hands Across the Border Campaign

During the 23rd annual Hands Across the Border campaign, Georgia, Florida, Alabama North and South Carolina law enforcement will be meeting their counterparts in communities near the Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida state lines to conduct road checks.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Florida Government, Georgia Government, South Carolina, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Tennessee Government, Tennessee

WLTX-TV Columbia

Boom Or Bust: Offshore SC Liquid Gold Rush

Boom Or Bust: Offshore SC Liquid Gold Rush Most of South Carolina's political leadership favors offshore energy production Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1tFgGes Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling is among those who fear the impact that offshore oil drilling platforms like this one owned by Shell oil company could have on tourism ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Representative Tim Scott, US House of Representatives, Representative Jeff Duncan, South Carolina, Offshore Drilling

Mon Aug 25, 2014

American Reporter

On Native GroundIRAN'S Future Will Be Decided by Iranians

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

National Journal

The Date of the 2016 Iowa Caucus Is Set. For Now.

The Democratic National Committee voted this weekend to adopt its 2016 calendar, setting the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses for early February-and unlike in 2008 and 2012, the calendar this time seems much more likely to stick.

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Related Topix: 9, South Carolina, Florida, Florida Government, Michigan, Arizona, Arizona Government, Michigan Government, Missouri

The Daily Caller

Another State Adds 'Don't Tread on Me' Flag To License Tags

Drivers in another state will soon be able to obtain official license tags featuring the "Don't Tread on Me" flag that has been adopted by the tea party movement.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Alabama, Arizona, Arizona Government, Missouri Government, Missouri, South Carolina, US News, Conservative Political News

Sun Aug 24, 2014

ABC News 4 Charleston

New SC identity theft unit handles 3,000 calls

A new identity theft unit in South Carolina has taken over 3,000 calls from concerned people since it was formed 10 months ago.

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Sentencing Law and Policy

Detailing the high cost of an aging prison population in the Palmetto State

This lengthy local article , headlined "Graying of SC prisons will cost state's taxpayers," reports in a South Carolina context an issue facing nearly every American jurisdiction as the costs of past tough-on-crime policies come due.

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Related Topix: Prison, South Carolina, Criminal Defense Law, Law, State Prisons, Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution

Fri Aug 22, 2014

FITSNews

More Consultants Hired At SC Welfare Agency

South Carolina's official motto is Dum Spiro Spero , which is Latin for "While I Breathe, I hope."

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Nikki Haley, US Governors

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Notes from the Field: Atypical Pneumonia in Three Members of an...

Notes from the Field: Atypical Pneumonia in Three Members of an Extended Family - South Carolina and North Carolina, JulyaS'August 2013 On August 5, 2013, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control was notified of a case of acute respiratory failure in a previously healthy woman.

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Related Topix: Pneumonia, Medicine, South Carolina, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Zithromax, Azithromycin (generic)

Cheraw Chronicle

Right-to-work status not as solid as you think

Well, hold on. By the common legal definition, yes - South Carolina is a right-to-work state: its residents can't be forced to join a union.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Opinion

Common Sense Journalism

Impressive work by Charleston Post and Courier

The Post and Courier in Charleston has started running an investigation into domestic violence against women in South Carolina.

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Related Topix: South Carolina

Wed Aug 20, 2014

FITSNews

School Choice Support: Status Check

Recent polling in South Carolina showed a major uptick in support for school choice.

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The Miami Herald

Sheheen: Haley's welfare-to-work claims misleading

Gov. Nikki Haley's Democratic opponent said Wednesday her administration hasn't moved more than 20,000 people from welfare to work as claimed, since many of those people still earn so little, they continue to receive government assistance.

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Related Topix: Nikki Haley, US Governors, South Carolina

FITSNews

SC Unemployment Rate Rises

South Carolina's unemployment rate rose from 5.3 percent in June to 5.7 percent in July - although as we've mentioned on multiple previous occasions this widely-watched economic indicator isn't the true test of a state's jobs situation.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Nikki Haley, US Governors

Psychology Today

How to Take Full Responsibility for an Affair

In 2009, Mark Sanford, Governor of South Carolina disappeared for six days on a "hike" and then confessed to having been in Argentina with a woman with whom he was having an affair.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, US Governors, Mark Sanford

Crescent-News.com

George Will - In a stew over inversions

Barack Obama, presiding over an unusually dismal post-recession economy, might make matters worse with a distracting crusade against the minor and sensible business practice called "inversion," more about which anon.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois, Illinois Government, South Carolina, Opinion

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