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  • Tucker Carlson Lindsey Graham FULL Interview 1/18/17

    01/18/2017 6:56:21 PM PST · by scooby321 · 66 replies
    Jim Browski 3.0 You Tube Account ^ | Published on January 18, 2017 Jim Browski 3.0 You Tube Account | Tucker Carlson via Jim Browski 3.0 You Tube Account
    Russia is Nazi Germany and Putin is Hitler
  • Lindsey Graham gets passed over for Russian hacking panel

    01/18/2017 5:01:06 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 27 replies
    POLITICO ^ | January 17, 2017 | Martin Matishak
    Lindsey Graham, one of the Senate GOP's leading proponents of a select committee to investigate Russian meddling in the election, won't be taking over a new cybersecurity panel to investigate the issue. Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, confirmed on Tuesday that Graham — his good friend — would not be heading the new subcommittee devoted entirely to cyber issues, contrary to earlier statements McCain had made.
  • Lindsey Graham becomes instant Democrat hero after he slams GOP for going too easy on Trump

    01/13/2017 8:28:36 PM PST · by kevcol · 62 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | January 13, 2017 | Frieda Powers
    Graham proceeded to take a thinly-veiled jab at his fellow Republican lawmakers. “I can only imagine,” Graham continued, “what we would have said if a Democrat said that.” The Republican senator apparently inspired many Democrats who cheered his remarks on Twitter where users issued a collective round of applause.
  • McCain, Graham Push Bipartisan Bill to Increase Russia Sanctions

    01/12/2017 12:03:36 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 10, 2017
    John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are set to release a bipartisan bill to increase sanctions on Russia over the country's interference in the U.S. presidential election. The Countering Russian Hostilities Act of 2017, whose chief sponsor is Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, will depute at an afternoon press conference, Politico reports. The bill is intended as a message that the GOP wishes to repudiate Russia for its hostile actions despite Republican president-elect Donald Trump has publicly questioned the country's involvement in the hack of the Democratic National Committee.
  • Trump mocks Lindsey Graham at presser, cracks up room full of reporters

    01/11/2017 4:11:29 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 77 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 01/11/2017 | Carmine Sabia
    President-elect Donald Trump took no prisoners in a contentious press conference Tuesday. A reporter questioned Trump on a bill Graham and Sen. John McCain are proposing to increase sanctions on Russia. “I haven’t heard Lindsey Graham is going to do that. Lindsey Graham, Lindsey Graham, I’ve been competing with him for a long time. He’s going to crack that 1 percent barrier one day,” Trump quipped.
  • Battle of Cowpens: January 17, 1781

    01/10/2017 3:37:44 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 30 replies
    fold3|||HQ bkig ^ | January 1, 2017 | Trevor
    THE BATTLE OF COWPENS In the early morning of January 17, 1781, in South Carolina, American troops under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan defeated a force under British Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton in one of the more decisive victories for the Americans in the south during the Revolutionary War (snip) The British infantry had been stunned by the fire from the American’s first two lines and now faced the third line, predominately composed of experienced Continental troops overseen by Lieutenant Colonel John Howard. Meanwhile, Tarleton sent his reserve infantry and additional dragoons to try to outflank their opponents on the Americans’...
  • McCain, Graham call for greater sanctions against Russia

    01/08/2017 11:53:00 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 121 replies
    MSN ^ | January 8, 2017 | Erin Kelly
    WASHINGTON — Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham pushed Sunday for greater sanctions against Russia for trying to influence the U.S. election and said President-elect Donald Trump is in danger of being in conflict with congressional Republicans if he doesn't get tougher on Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two senators, in a joint interview on Meet the Press, also said the U.S. intelligence community's evidence of Russian interference during the American presidential campaign is overwhelming, and that Trump should accept those findings. "You can't go on with your life as a democracy when a foreign entity is trying to...
  • Graham Calls Republicans Celebrating Russian Interference ‘Political Hacks’ — ‘You’re Not Patriots’

    01/08/2017 9:04:06 AM PST · by Rockitz · 82 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8 Jan 2017 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said any Republican celebrating Russia’s hacking into the 2016 presidential election were “making a huge mistake” and described them as a “political hack.” Graham said, “To my Republican friends who are gleeful, you’re making a huge mistake. When Wikileaks released information during the Bush years about the Iraq War that was embarrassing to the administration, that put our troops at risk most Democrats condemned it, some celebrated it. Most Republicans are condemning what Russia did and to those who are gleeful it you’re a political hack. You’re not a Republican...
  • Trey Gowdy Kicks Obama Out The Door With Brutal Message About His Presidency, You’ll Love It

    01/05/2017 7:32:43 AM PST · by upchuck · 32 replies
    ETF News ^ | Jan 3, 2017
    Conservatives who are sick of the tyranny of President Barack Obama and wary of the corruption of failed Presidential wannabe Hillary Clinton have had no better ally for the past few years than Congressman Trey Gowdy of upstate South Carolina. Gowdy recently stood up with a national advocacy group for veterans and brutally criticized lame-duck President Obama for his sickening neglect of the VA healthcare system and for the way Obama’s government retaliated against whistleblowers both within the Internal Revenue Service and the VA. Said Gowdy, standing shoulder to shoulder with Concerned Veterans for America, “I don’t like bullies. Government...
  • Stop building new roads until we know the threat to the environment (Oh, dear!)

    12/29/2016 7:59:36 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Myrtle Beach Online ^ | December 10, 2016 | Kenneth M. Lee
    After seeing all the damage from the recent hurricane, it’s time for South Carolina to abandon projects such as Interstate 73. There’s been a lot of fallen trees and a lot of flooding. What makes the state believe that flooding of urban areas is not being caused by the filling of wetlands, the heightening of new roads, and putting more concrete pilings in drainage basin areas? Before building any more roads, an environmental impact study should include what hindrances there will be to water drainage after all those waterways are filled with dirt, concrete piers and steel rebar. Water from...
  • President Obama Should Free Officer Slager

    12/08/2016 4:44:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 8, 2016 | Jack Cashill
    As a kid, when I got up in the morning, there was no more welcome a sight than a box of donuts on the kitchen table. Of course, I liked to eat donuts, but that was not the reason I welcomed their arrival. No, what the donuts told me was that while I was sleeping, my father had arrived home safely. My father was a police officer in Newark, New Jersey, a city in which bad things routinely happen to good cops. As South Carolina police officer Michael Slager has learned the hard way, today, bad things can happen to...
  • Breaking: Judge declares mistrial in Michael Slager case

    12/05/2016 12:41:15 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 70 replies
    Live5News ^ | 12/05/2016 | Live5News
    BREAKING NEWS - Mistrial declared in Michael Slager murder case
  • Lindsey Graham Working on Bill to Protect Dreamers if Trump Revokes Obama Executive Actions

    11/30/2016 5:09:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 30, 2016 | Justin Baragona
    President-elect Donald Trump ran on a platform of being extremely tough on immigration. One of his vows to voters was that he’d get rid of President Barack Obama’s executive actions, which could include those that provided protections to young undocumented immigrants from being deported. One Republican lawmaker and Trump critic is now prepping legislation that would keep those protections in place in case Trump moves forward with his pledge. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has said he is working with both Democrats and Republicans in order to protect immigrants, known as Dreamers, who willingly came forward to give their information in...
  • Why we can't forget the racism of this campaign - (South Carolina waiter called "boy")

    11/29/2016 11:53:34 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 78 replies
    cnn ^ | November 16, 2016 | Isaac Bailey
    I noticed the waiter lingering around my table a little more than usual. For the first time at this buffet-style restaurant, the waiter seemed agitated. Normally, he would be singing to mesmerized patrons in between busing tables and asking if customers needed any assistance in a place that is essentially self-serve. "That man called me boy," he finally told me, unprompted, while pointing his eyes toward an older white gentleman in blue overalls. "He said, 'boy, go get me some sweet tea,'" the waiter went on, mostly under his breath. He didn't want anyone else to hear. "I'm a man!...
  • S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley tapped to be Trump’s U.N. ambassador

    11/22/2016 10:59:40 PM PST · by Syncro · 253 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | November 23, 2016 at 1:31 AM | Robert Costa
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a rising Republican star and daughter of Indian immigrants, has accepted President-elect Donald Trump’s offer to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in the coming administration, according to a person familiar with the selection process.The move, which will be announced Wednesday morning, was first reported by the Post and Courier , comes as Trump advisers are seeking to diversify his ranks and marks his first female appointment to a cabinet-level post.The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a decision that has not yet been announced by Trump’s transition team.Haley, 44,...
  • LISTEN UP MARINES!

    11/11/2016 6:44:20 AM PST · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    Vanity | 11/11/2016 | Gamecock
    This morning I attended the 8th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast hosted by the President of the University of South Carolina. It was a great event with probably 600 people in attendance. One of the speakers was the Dean of University Libraries who told us that the University is the recipient of 10,000 reels of film from Quantico chronicling the Marine Corps in the 20th Century. Snippets of film we saw included scenes from Boot Camp, WWII, Vietnam and many other clips. The University has the films safely archived but they want to do more than that! The vision is to...
  • Lindsey Graham Tweet: I voted @Evan_McMullin for President. [tr]

    11/08/2016 1:40:27 PM PST · by C19fan · 136 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 8, 2016 | The Dishonorable Lindsay Graham
    I voted @Evan_McMullin for President. I appreciate his views on a strong America and the need to rebuild our military. #3
  • Lindsey Graham announces McMullin vote

    11/08/2016 1:40:23 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 71 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced Tuesday that he voted for independent candidate Evan McMullin for president.
  • Cadaver dogs signal remains near where woman was chained

    11/04/2016 9:42:11 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    The State ^ | 11/4/2016 | AP
    Investigators with cadaver dogs prepared themselves Friday for the possibility of more grisly discoveries near where a missing woman was rescued from a large storage container. Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright told reporters that cadaver dogs have signaled possible remains near where the woman was found. He says deputies will excavate the area. The missing woman was found Thursday "chained up like a dog" inside the container measuring about 30 feet by 15 feet. Wright says she told him the bodies of other women could be buried on the land, owned by 45-year-old Todd Christopher Kohlhepp.
  • attn. Black America: proof that Democrats are demon-craps [aw!m vanity]

    11/03/2016 5:58:39 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 5 replies
    Hey guys! You got bloods in Detroit and Flint. You got bloods in Chicago shedding blood. And I have the proof! Here's a hint, two names: Benjamin Barber and Deborah Ross. You don't recognize those names, do you? And that's the proof, baby. Demon-rats don't give a rat's rear. The only ones with 'skin in the game' are the down-and-outs, victims blood-drinking politicians. That includes career republicans. A newcomer to DC might start off with ideals, but my gang wants them all term-limited before they too get corrupt. It's gonna be a rumble, baby, but that's where we're at. And...
  • John McCain: 'I might write in Lindsey Graham'

    10/11/2016 6:31:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 145 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 10, 2016 | Daniel Chaitin
    During a debate Monday evening in Phoenix, Ariz., in which the Republican incumbent faced off against Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, McCain revealed he just might write in a friend of his in the Senate. "I think I might write in Lindsey Graham," McCain replied, referring to his fellow senator and former Republican presidential candidate. "He's an old, good friend of mine and a lot of people like him," he added with a smile.
  • Bomb squads safely dispose of Civil War ordnance found on Folly Beach

    10/10/2016 9:02:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    postandcourier.com ^ | 10/10/2016 | glenn smith
    Military and law enforcement bomb squads safely disposed of 16 unexploded Civil War-era munitions Sunday on Folly Beach after the ordnance was uncovered as a result of Hurricane Matthew. Members of the United States Air Force Explosive Ordnance Team worked with Charleston County Sheriff’s Office and Charleston police bomb squad personnel to remove the munitions from the beach near the end of East Ashley Avenue. Joint Base Charleston released images from the operation Monday.
  • Sheriff: Driver agitated over evacuation route wounded in gunfight with deputies (SC)

    10/06/2016 5:19:07 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 30 replies
    WIS-TV ^ | October 5th 2016 | Ray Rivera
    BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Investigators say a motorist who was apparently agitated over an evacuation route was wounded after exchanging gunfire with deputies in Moncks Corner Wednesday afternoon. Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis said the gunfight happened at an employees' parking lot at the Dupont plant on Cypress Gardens Road. Lewis said during a Wednesday evening press conference that the subject was treated on the scene and was transported to Trident Hospital. The subject's condition has not been released by authorities. The incident started at 5:30 p.m. when the sheriff's office received a call from the Moncks Corner Police...
  • MAJOR HURRICANE MATTHEW BRIEFING- SITUATIION OVERVIEW

    US National Weather Service Jacksonville Weather.gov/JAX@NWSJacksonville The storm poses an imminent threat of tropical storm and/or hurricane conditions to SOME PORTION of the Warning area. Heed the advice of Local officials. Be careful about rumors, erroneous social media posts and unwarranted speculation. Major Hurricane Matthew Briefing Situation Overview ...THIS IS NOW A WORST CASE STORM SURGE SCENARIO... Catastrophic Damage is Anticipated for Coastal Areas. Major Hurricane Matthew is still expected to move DANGEROUSLY CLOSE the Florida First Coast and Southeast Georgia Coast Friday through Friday night into Saturday with catastrophic impacts expected along and near the coast. A major hurricane...
  • SCDOT Still Pimping Interstate 73

    10/06/2016 11:13:57 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    FITSNEWS ^ | July 21, 2016 | FITS
    AGENCY LOBBYING HARD FOR MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR BOONDOGGLE South Carolina’s corrupt transportation “leaders” still desperately want to foist Interstate 73 on dirt poor Palmetto State taxpayers … even as government’s embarrassing inability to do basic maintenance continues to be on display all over the state.How desperate are our powerful “roads czars” to get this Interstate built? Let’s recap …First, they’ve spent more than $100 million on an interchange for the highway (even though it’s not clear if it will ever be built).Next they’ve proposed spending millions more on wetlands mitigation related to the road (again, even though it’s not clear if...
  • Hurricane Matthew Live Thread II

    10/06/2016 4:10:09 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 1,516 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | October 6 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    Hurricane Matthew is big, bad and just downright scary, with iminent and sustained impacts to U.S. mainland. Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a state of emergency for all of Florida and disaster operations are activated. More than 1.5 million Floridians reside in current evacuation zones. Governor Scott has spoken with utilities across the state to ensure utilities are pre-positioned and there are no unmet needs. Multiple coastal hospitals have been evacuated. Meanwhile, feckless President Barack Hussein Obama is personally monitoring the progress of the storm. Cone of Death Historic Archive LoopMash image to find lots of satellite imagery linksPublic AdvisoriesNHC...
  • Hurricane Matthew

    10/01/2016 7:00:34 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 760 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 1 October 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    Hurricane Matthew is big, bad and just downright scary, and we await the long anticipated sharp turn northward. Jamaica is completing final storm preparations. All interests in the Eastern U.S. and Bahamas should be carefully watching the track of Mighty Matthew. Ripped straight from the NHC Discussion page: Matthew remains south of a low-to mid-level ridge over the western Atlantic. The dynamical models forecast this ridge to weaken over the next 72 hours as a mid- to upper-level trough develops over the Gulf of Mexico. This evolution should cause Matthew to turn northwestward after 24 hours and northward by 48-72...
  • Winnsboro police chief among 10 arrested in Columbia prostitution sting

    10/01/2016 12:52:04 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 31 replies
    The State ^ | 10-1-2016 | SARAH ELLIS
    COLUMBIA, SC The Winnsboro police chief was among 10 men arrested in an undercover prostitution sting in Columbia on Friday. The Columbia Police Department arrested the men in a raid at a hotel in the Greystone Boulevard area. Winnsboro Department of Public Safety Chief Freddy Lorick Sr. was among those arrested. During the arrest, Lorick told officers he needed medical treatment, and he was taken to a local hospital, police said. He was still in the hospital on Saturday afternoon, police said. The men, ranging in age from 29 to 59 years old, are charged with soliciting for prostitution. No...
  • Police respond to reports of possible shooting at South Carolina school (Developing)

    09/28/2016 11:49:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 28, 2016
    DEVELOPING: Police are responding to reports of a possible shooting at a South Carolina elementary school. Law enforcement officials were called to Townville Elementary School in Townville, S.C., Wednesday afternoon over an "emergency situation," though district officials have not provided any additional information, according to Fox Carolina.
  • Lindsey Graham: Trump should apologize for pushing birtherism

    09/21/2016 7:23:54 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 78 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 09/20/2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Donald Trump should apologize for pushing the “unseemly” birther conspiracy regarding where President Barack Obama was born, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham indicated Tuesday. Trump last week explicitly acknowledged that Obama was born in the U.S., though he went on to blame Hillary Clinton for igniting the so-called “birther” controversy despite no evidence and refused to apologize for questioning the validity of the country's first black president. “I would apologize,” Graham, a frequent and colorful Trump critic, told Bloomberg Politics on Tuesday. “I think the whole movement was unseemly. I had a lot of distaste for it. No factual basis....
  • Trump Gets Nearly 26 Percent Of The Black Vote In New Poll(SC)

    09/14/2016 2:59:57 PM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Republican nominee Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton in South Carolina with 53 percent of the vote in a poll out Wednesday which also shows Trump getting 26 percent of the black vote. Trump is leading with 53 percent, Clinton follows with with 37.57 percent, Libertarian Gary Johnson is at 3.4 percent and the Green Party’s Jill Stein got less than one percent in the Trafalgar Group poll. South Carolina is a solidly Republican state so Trump’s lead here isn’t surprising. However, Trump is doing quite well with blacks in the poll. He has 25.75 percent support among black voters, and...
  • Lexington County man gets life sentence in neighbor’s shooting death

    09/09/2016 7:07:48 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    The State ^ | 9/9/2016 | CYNTHIA ROLDÁN
    LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC A Lexington County man was sentenced to life in prison, after he was convicted of murdering his neighbor, officials announced Friday. A jury on Thursday found Billy John Geisendorff, 52, guilty of murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to 11th Circuit Solicitor Donnie Myers’ office. Geisendorff was arrested in 2014 for the shooting death of Bobby Lee Christofoli, 42, in the Red Bank area. Witnesses told Lexington County sheriff’s investigators Geisendorff had spent April 2, 2014, drinking and making “numerous attempts to engage in an altercation” with Christofoli. At...
  • Unfunded SC pensions 'out of control'

    09/05/2016 12:40:03 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 31 replies
    Billions in unfunded obligations in the South Carolina pension funds for state and local government workers, teachers and police officers are “a freight train out of control,” a state representative said Tuesday. The unfunded obligations of the largest of those pension funds, the S.C. Retirement System, are expected to grow by $1.4 billion over the next year, according to actuarial firm Gabriel Roeder Smith and Co. That system serves more than 180,000 state and local government employees, including teachers. Another 134,634 retirees also are part of the system. The Retirement System has about $24 billion in assets, according to the...
  • Black 17yo Assaults 5yo White Girl on School Bus, School Officials Defend As "Normal"

    09/03/2016 9:02:27 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 78 replies
    A 17-year-old black teenager was caught on tape assaulting a 5-year-old white girl while riding on a school bus in South Carolina. The teen, Tavon Walters, was on probation at the time of the assault. It's not clear why he was allowed to ride the bus with a 5-year-old that's 12 years his junior. Nonetheless, the school's superintendent Phyllis Schwarting defended Tavon's actions saying: "The behavior on the bus was not any more abnormal than most buses." From Global News: A five-year-old girl from South Carolina is now scared to ride the school bus after a 17-year-old boy allegedly hit...
  • Black Teen on Probation Slaps 5 Yr-Old Girl on School Bus – School Defends it as Normal Behavior

    09/01/2016 6:57:12 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 96 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 1,2016 | Jim Hoft
    A 17-year-old black teenager on probation assaulted a 5-year-old girl on a school bus, but the school’s superintendent later tried to defend the behavior as normal. The girl’s father, Terry Peters, said he noticed a mark on his daughter’s face when he picked her up from the school bus last week. “People came out and they began to state to me that she got slapped on the school bus,” said Peters told WAGT. “I’m very upset, I’m mad.” Surveillance footage shows 17-year-old Tavon Walters reach over a bus seat and use another student’s hand to hit 5-year-old Jasmine Peters on...
  • ...HERMINE HEADED FOR THE FLORIDA GULF COAST...

    08/31/2016 2:42:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 08-31-2016 | NOAA
  • Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center [TD9 in Gulf]

    08/30/2016 1:39:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    NOAA ^ | 08-30-2016 | Government
  • Tropical Storm Hermine (GOM) and TD 8 (Atlantic)

    08/28/2016 3:03:58 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 216 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 28 August 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season is heating up. Two tropical systems are taking aim at the United States. Tropical Depression Eight (Hermine) is expected to brush the Outer Banks of NC. Tropical Depression Nine (Ian) is in the Gulf of Mexico, anticipated to affect the Florida coast. Public Advisories: Ian(TD 9) Hermine (TD 8)Discussions: Ian (TD9) Hermine (TD 8)
  • SC school bans American flag from football games

    08/29/2016 12:45:21 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 41 replies
    Eagnews.org ^ | August 29, 2016 | Victor Skinner
    School officials’ decision to ban students from displaying the American Flag at a recent football game is creating controversy in a South Carolina school district. On Friday, Travelers Rest High School principal Lou Lavely banned students from carrying American flags into a football game against Berega High School, because a lot of students at Berega are Hispanic. Lavely contends the American flag could have been used to taunt those students, WNCN reports. “Some events at last evening’s football game have resulted in concerns being raised in our community. I am writing to assure that any decisions made regarding American flags...
  • SC high school bans American flags at football game, feared it could be used to ‘taunt’

    08/29/2016 9:40:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 106 replies
    WBTW.com ^ | 8-29-2016 | WSPA
    FULL Title: "SC high school bans American flags at football game, feared it could be used to ‘taunt or be unsportsmanlike’" TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – School officials’ decision to ban students from displaying the American Flag at a recent football game is creating controversy in a South Carolina school district. On Friday, Travelers Rest High School principal Lou Lavely banned students from carrying American flags into a football game against Berega High School, because a lot of students at Berega are Hispanic. Lavely contends the American flag could have been used to taunt those students, WNCN reports. “Some events at...
  • FBI agent: Missing teen Brittanee Drexel was kidnapped, shot and dumped in alligator pit

    08/26/2016 6:21:44 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 75 replies
    Charleston Post and Courier ^ | 8/26/2016 | Doug Pardue and Glenn Smith
    A teenage girl who disappeared from Myrtle Beach seven years ago was abducted, gang-raped, shot to death and thrown into an alligator-infested swamp in the dense forests near McClellanville, according to the FBI. FBI agent Gerrick Munoz this week gave the first detailed account of what investigators think happened to 17-year-old Brittanee Drexel after she disappeared in 2009. His account, contained in a federal court transcript obtained by The Post and Courier, is based on a statement from a prison inmate who claims he was present when she was killed. But a McClellanville woman whose husband and son have been...
  • Democratic Party's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner to be renamed (Because...Racism!)

    08/25/2016 9:54:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    wistv.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | LaDonna Beeker
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - South Carolina's Democratic Party will no longer use the name of two former presidents who were slave owners in its name for an annual fundraiser. The Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, which is scheduled for Sept. 30, will be renamed after this year's event, according to a spokesman for the SCDP. It was named after former presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson.
  • Man nearly beaten to death after kind act

    08/19/2016 7:04:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    WCBD-TV ^ | August 16, 2016 | Travis Rice
    A Johns Island man is recovering from what he says was a group ambush after giving a stranger a lift home. Brandon Reiter has 13 staples on his scalp, a black eye and plenty of other bruises from the incident last Friday morning. Reiter says he was driving home to Johns Island after a night out when he saw a woman frantically waving her arms on the side of the road. He pulled over and offered her a ride. “Just last week some guy was stuck in the middle of an intersection so I helped him out,” said Reiter “I...
  • Graham on Trump: 'He's in a death spiral'

    08/19/2016 12:34:01 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 111 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham is worried Donald Trump's floundering presidential campaign will cost the Senate Republicans their majority. "People are getting pretty nervous about our candidates because he's in a death spiral here and nobody knows where the bottom is at," the South Carolina Republican told the New York Times. The Republican presidential nominee overhauled his campaign this week following a string of controversial comments that angered many in the party. But it is unclear if that will help Trump avoid the fall he's seen in recent national and state polls. Specifically, Republicans worry that Trump's struggles in the swing states...
  • Two South Carolina Soldiers Killed Defending Woman at Bar, Suspect Charged

    07/26/2016 2:58:34 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 13 replies
    NBC ^ | Jul 26 2016 | Corky Siemaszko
    The military was mourning two soldiers Tuesday who were fatally shot while trying to protect a woman from a gun-toting man in a South Carolina bar. Staff Sgt. Charles Allen Judge Jr., 40, and Sgt. First Class Jonathan Michael Prins, 29, "were acting as good Samaritans when they were shot," said Capt. Adam Myrick of the Lexington County Sheriff's Department. Joseph Elijah Mills, 25, is charged with two counts of murder in Lexington County, South Carolina. Lexington County Sheriff's Office And they paid for their bravery with their lives. "We are shocked and saddened by the loss of Staff Sgt....
  • Lindsey Graham calls on Trump to clarify NATO dedication statement

    07/21/2016 8:22:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 72 replies
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham urged Donald Trump to clarify his position on defending European allies after a New York Times article quoted the GOP presidential nominee as not fully supportive of the NATO alliance treaty. “Statements like these make the world more dangerous and the United States less safe,” Graham, R-S.C., said this morning. “I can only imagine how our allies in NATO, particularly the Balkan states must feel after reading these comments from Mr. Trump,” Graham said. “I’m 100 percent certain how Russian President Putin feels – he’s a very happy man.” Trump, in a New York Times interview...
  • Abusive Babysitter Exposed by Family Dog

    07/21/2016 2:25:48 PM PDT · by RegulatorCountry · 100 replies
    Pet MD ^ | Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell
    Two parents in South Carolina knew something wasn’t right when their normally mild mannered and playful dog started acting strange toward the babysitter they hired to watch their infant son. Their dog’s behavior eventually led to the babysitter being convicted of abusing that same child.
  • Woman arrested on charges of multiple bomb threats

    07/20/2016 1:17:03 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 21 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 7.20.2016 | Derry London
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Richland County Sheriff Deputies arrested a 20-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly making multiple bomb threats against a business over two days. Sheriff Lott reported that Teyanna Johnson was arrested for making a bomb threat or conveying false information about a bomb threat Monday and Tuesday, July 18th and 19th. According to the report, on those two days Johnson made a total of four phone calls and sent two emails to Computer Science Corporate, with whom she was working as a temporary employee. The threats prompted response by the Sheriff's Department bomb squad, K-9 unit, and...
  • 'JUST WORDS': OBAMA '08 RIPS LINES FROM DEVAL PATRICK... TWICE...

    07/18/2016 11:14:19 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 11 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Feb 19, 2008
    Deval Patrick's speech in Worcester, MA on 6/3/06. Barack Obama's speech in South Carolina on 11/2/07.
  • Ousted Pastor of S.C. Megachurch has had Close Ties to Elevation’s Furtick

    07/13/2016 8:25:59 AM PDT · by Cecily · 31 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | July 12, 2016 | Tim Funk and Rick Rothacker
    A pastor ousted by his megachurch in South Carolina over problems that included alcohol use has been a close friend of Elevation Church pastor Steven Furtick and has served on the board of overseers at the Charlotte church. As recently as 2014, Perry Noble – removed July 1 by the board at NewSpring Church in Anderson, S.C. – was described as the longest serving member of the Elevation board. Elevation officials did not respond Tuesday to requests for comment on whether he was still on the board. Elevation, started in 2006, is one of the fastest growing evangelical churches in...