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  1. Trump, trade and South CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 21 | Bluffton Today

    President Donald Trump came to South Carolina in a much-hyped event at Boeing in Charleston last month, proclaiming his "America First" policy that has been one of his constant themes since the first days of his campaign. He said he was determined the country will "rely less on imports and more on products made right here in the U.S.A. a This is our mantra: Buy American and hire American."

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  2. Do you recognize this mystery plant?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 14 | Bluffton Today

    This past Tuesday was bright and sunny, perfect for a botany field trip. I took my class to a marvelous place here in central South Carolina, Poinsett State Park in western Sumter County on the east side of the Wateree River.

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  3. It doesn't have to be this wayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 14 | Bluffton Today

    Recently, U.S. News & World Report released a study of the 50 states based on 68 metrics in seven categories: health care, education, infrastructure, crime and corrections, opportunity, economy and government. South Carolina ranked 45th overall and 48th in opportunity, but let's just focus on education.

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  4. Confederate thefts: Vandalism or souvenir seekers?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 10 | Bluffton Today

    The caretaker of the ruins of a 260-year old South Carolina church is convinced that the theft of three iron crosses from the graves of Confederate soldiers was an act of vandalism, meant to insult the valor of the men after the shooting of nine black worshippers. "It's disgusting that someone would desecrate graves," Bill Sammons said.

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  5. A big reform idea people love and politicians hateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 7 | Bluffton Today

    It's a given that South Carolina's Statehouse politics is dysfunctional on a good day and thoroughly corrupt on most days. An idea that has surfaced may be the single biggest thing we can do to reform this broken system - and it's getting some traction.

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  6. Public gets look at upgrades to U.S. 17Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 1 | Bluffton Today

    Liz Bloom/Jasper County Sun Times SCDOT explains the proposed plans for the U.S. 17 expansion to Lowcountry residents. Liz Bloom/Jasper County Sun Times SCDOT explains the proposed plans for the U.S. 17 expansion to Lowcountry residents.

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  7. Innovation: The choice for South Carolina's futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 28 | Bluffton Today

    If we make innovation a hallmark of who we are and what we do, we will grow and prosper. If we do the opposite, we will stagnate and die.

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  8. Prison for 2 who threatened violence at black child's partyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 28 | Bluffton Today

    A Georgia judge sentenced two people to lengthy prison terms for their role in the disruption of a black child's birthday party with Confederate flags, racial slurs and armed threats. Jose Ismael Torres, 26, will spend 13 years in prison; Kayla Rae Norton, 25, is to serve six years, Atlanta news outlets report.

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  9. S. Carolina law makes it tough to lower Confederate flagsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 27 | Bluffton Today

    In the aftermath of the racially motivated Charleston church slayings in 2015, the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Statehouse during an elaborate nationally televised ceremony. But in less prominent places, the fight over the flag rages on, with the rebel banner garnering at least two recent victories.

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  10. A bridge to a brighter futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 25 | Bluffton Today

    We have people all across the country living paycheck-to-paycheck who are forced to make choices no family should, like whether they should pay for heat in the winter or purchase necessary medications. Our country has witnessed underemployment rates soar, high school graduation rates drop, and poverty numbers remain stagnant.

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  11. Rusty reptiles: Orange turtles pop up in CarolinasRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Bluffton Today

    The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports a visitor to the Myrtlewood Golf Club's Palmetto Course reported seeing several orange turtles while playing a round of golf Wednesday. Add that to the rust-colored alligators that already have been seen in Calabash, North Carolina - about 30 miles up the coast - and down in the Charleston area of South Carolina.

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  12. Three things to fix in educationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | Bluffton Today

    Jon Butzon has spent years working to improve and reform education in South Carolina. He believes that not only should we have great schools, but we can have great schools for every child in South Carolina.

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  13. Do you recognize this mystery plant?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | Bluffton Today

    "The air was now cool and salubrious, and riding seven or eight miles, through a pine forest, I came to Sapello bridge, to which the salt tide flows. I here stoppeda " Bartram went through a forest of this pine near the Georgia coast, near the Sapelo River.

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  14. Troopers: Wrong way school bus driver charged with DUIRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2017 | Bluffton Today

    South Carolina troopers say a bus driver has been charged with driving under the influence after officers saw him drive a school bus the wrong way down a highway. Highway Patrol Sgt.

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  15. Inside the South Carolina mindRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2017 | Bluffton Today

    In 1929, Gaffney native W.J. Cash wrote "The Mind of the South." Every subsequent attempt to understand the mind of the South necessarily starts with this book.

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  16. Boeing workers, Machinists rally ahead of unionization voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2017 | Bluffton Today

    Two days before South Carolina Boeing employees vote on whether to join a union, workers gathered Monday to hear from union leaders why they should vote to organize in a state where union membership is the lowest in the country. Workers and members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers for an hour rallied at a hotel just a mile from Boeing's North Charleston operation where, on Wednesday, nearly 3,000 workers are set to vote on whether to form a union and be represented by the Machinists.

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  17. Port Royal waterfront poised for redevelopmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | Bluffton Today

    A Port Royal Town Council member is optimistic the port property, which has remained stagnant and undeveloped for 12 years, will be sold this year, positioning the town for growth. Councilman Tom Klein, Mayor Sam Murray and about 20 other residents attended a forum last week with researchers from the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium, Clemson University and College of Charleston who discussed what makes a successful working waterfront.

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  18. We are better than we think we areRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | Bluffton Today

    South Carolina is a unique state. We are not like other states, partly because of our history, culture and politics.

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  19. McMaster asks Trump for $5B for South Carolina's roadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | Bluffton Today

    Gov. Henry McMaster asked the federal government Monday for $5 billion to help repair South Carolina's crumbling roads and bridges, marking his first public stance on the road-funding question. The Republican governor's letter to President Donald Trump also indicated a dislike of raising the state's 16-cents-per-gallon gas tax.

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  20. Attorneys for ex-SC officer want murder charge dismissedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2017 | Bluffton Today

    Attorneys for a former South Carolina police officer whose case ended in a mistrial last year want murder charges against him dismissed. In a motion filed Thursday, attorneys for Michael Slager argue that prosecuting him a second time on murder charges would violate his constitutional rights.

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