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  COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is releasing its new scam report, highlighting the top reported scams in South Carolina during 2017. Throughout 2017, SCDCA’s Identity Theft Unit received 1,441 scam reports. Nearly half of the reported scams were imposter scams...
  Our neighbor to the east, Union County, is in the news now-a-days for an appeal to the SC High School League and for a decision by a state lawmaker. The High School League has decided to let Union County High School compete as a Class AAA school, even though its enrollment qualifies it for Class...
  Guns. I just needed to get that out there, in case you’re one of those who hears the word and automatically turns the page. If you think everyone who owns one is the spawn of Satan, go ahead, turn the page. And if you think anyone who can actually pronounce the word “control” is a worthless,...
STATE: The Strangulation Bill for South Carolina  (S-172) will be presented to the Senate Judiciary Committee at the date and location below  This will be the first time testimony will be offered to the committee on this bill.   All who are in support are encouraged to be present!!!   We need this...
  S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis Identifies Nearly $200,000 in Unclaimed Property for S.C. Public Schools - Including Clinton   COLUMBIA – State Treasurer Curtis Loftis identified nearly $200,000 in unclaimed funds for South Carolina school districts on Thursday, including Clinton’s District 56....
  It is no longer funny. If it ever was. It’s not cute, it’s not gangsta, it’s not going to earn you respect. It’s not “just kidding." Do it again, and you are going to juvey. We might let you stop in at a Family Court Judge. Maybe. If you post a threat about a school, we are going to put you in...
  The editor: Everyone has a right to their opinion or belief. Mine below is of belief: The thought that labeling the NRA a terrorist organization, deporting leaders or banning assault weapons will deter crime is laughable at minimum. Why?  Could someone thinking deeper than the liberal left...
Industry leaders in South Carolina are positively giddy, now that your Constitutional right to a “redress of grievance” has been curtailed by state law. The so-called “nuisance suits” that go to courts to protect property owners from the by-products of some industries are now illegal in South...
  As I write this column, I sit angry, saddened, and perplexed over the recent shooting in Parkland, Florida, where an obviously disturbed teenager decided to senselessly attack his former high school and ravage it leaving seventeen innocent victims dead at the scene. Such situations are occurring...
  One of my prized possessions rests in Birmingham, Alabama. It is a 12 inch comic book rendition action figure of the Black Panther. I purchased it nearly twenty years ago when there was still a toy Mecca called KB Toys.   It was the perfect compliment to my collection of limited reprints of Black...

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