Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $53,756
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 61%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: southcarolina

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Video shows Midlands restaurant employee pulled by her hair

    05/26/2017 1:10:12 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 18 replies
    WIS-TV ^ | May 26, 2017 | Caroline Patrickis
    RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - An employee of a popular restaurant at the Village at Sandhill is facing charges after authorities say he grabbed a server by her hair and pulled her to the ground. The April 19 incident at Red Bowl Asian Bistro was recorded on surveillance video. Jiguang Yang, 68, was arrested and charged with third-degree assault and battery on Friday. Yang, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department, is the father of the owner of the restaurant. In the video captured on a camera in the kitchen, Yang can be seen pulling employee Cristina Surina’s hair and...
  • Indian Land could get 335 more jobs due to expansion of home decor distributor (South Carolina)

    05/23/2017 2:02:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Herald ^ | May 17, 2017 | David Thackham
    Fort Mill-based home decor distributor Unique Loom plans to expand to Indian Land, creating 245 new jobs over four years, said Jamie Gilbert, Lancaster County’s economic development director. The move will also allow the home design hub to move another 90 jobs from Fort Mill, for a total of 335 jobs for the Indian Land location. Gilbert said the company has leased 260,000 square feet of industrial space at the vacant Defense Ventures building at 793 Fort Mill Highway....
  • Woman, 26, cited after Charleston police said she scared carriage horses with T.rex costume

    05/20/2017 10:51:20 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 59 replies
    Post and Courier ^ | 5.19.2017 | Dave Munday
    A 26-year-old West Ashley woman was ticketed Friday after Charleston police said she caused an accident by scaring two carriage horses with a Tyrannosaurus rex costume. Nicole Wells of Ashley River Road was cited on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct and wearing a mask or disguise on a public street, a city code violation, police said. Wells was released after turning herself in Friday morning, spokesman Charles Francis said. She was not jailed. The incident was reported shortly after 5 p.m. on Thursday near Tommy Condon's restaurant on Church Street. Two Palmetto Carriage Works horses, named Yogi and Boo...
  • Police: ‘Mom’ beats son after grandma gets Mother’s Day card instead of her

    05/13/2017 4:02:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    crime online ^ | May 13, 2017 | Jacquelyn Gray, Contributor
    A Spartanburg, South Carolina, mom was arrested after she allegedly hit her 6-year-old son who gave his grandmother a Mother’s Day card instead of her. Shontrell Yurmeish Murphy, 30, hit the child “really hard a few times” in the back, front, and side of his head on Thursday, the victim’s sister said in an arrest warrant obtained by WSPA. Responding police were purportedly met by the grandmother and two children—one of which was crying. Murphy supposedly told deputies she disciplined her son because he was misbehaving at school and that she didn’t strike her son in a “hard or in...
  • Think you lack the skills needed to work at Volvo? Think again (2,000 jobs in S Carolina)

    05/13/2017 3:16:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WCIV-TV ^ | May 13, 2017 | Staff
    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — Berkeley County leaders want everyone who wants to work at the upcoming Volvo plant to have their best chance. They're launching a program with Trident Technical College to provide training to county residents that will teach them everything they need to know to snag a manufacturing job. While the training doesn't guarantee a job at Volvo, it does give participants a leg up over someone who is just coming in off the street. "This pilot program shows that Berkeley County leaders are keeping our promises and connecting Berkeley County citizens with jobs," said Berkeley County...
  • Missouri Senate passes Real ID compliance measure

    05/10/2017 8:17:08 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 15 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 10, 2017 | AP
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri senators voted early Wednesday to give residents the option of whether to get a driver's license that complies with a federal identification requirement, which would allow people to board airplanes and enter military bases. Missouri is one of only five states that doesn't comply or have an extension to comply with a 2005 federal law that established tougher licensing requirements in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Lawmakers have pushed back on the stringent proof-of-identity requirements under the law, known as the Real ID Act, citing privacy issues. But after hours of debate...
  • CompuCom Systems, Inc. Locates Global Headquarters In Lancaster County, South Carolina (1,500 jobs)

    05/07/2017 9:29:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Area Devolopment ^ | December 8, 2016 | News desk
    CompuCom Systems, Inc., a leading technology infrastructure services company, is locating its new global headquarters operations in Lancaster County, South Carolina. The new development is projected to bring $41 million in new capital investment and lead to the creation of 1,500 new jobs over the next five to seven years, making this the largest single job announcement in Lancaster County history. Located in the Bailes Ridge Business Park on S.C. Highway 160, CompuCom will be leasing a 150,000-square-foot building to serve as its new global headquarters. The newly-constructed building will house corporate offices and global contact center operations. As an...
  • Indian’s Land’s mortgage firm announces expansion, hundreds of new jobs (700 jobs in S. Carolina)

    05/07/2017 9:21:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Herald ^ | January 24, 2017 | Michael Harrison
    Movement Mortgage is expanding its corporate headquarters in Bailes Ridge Corporate Park on S.C. 160 East with an $18 million investment expected to created more than 700 new jobs, the company announced today. The jobs will be added over the next five years, according to a company release. “This hiring and expansion is going to help drive our business forward as we continue to lead a ‘movement of change’ in the mortgage industry, corporate culture and our communities,” Movement Mortgage CEO and Co-Founder Casey Crawford said in the release....
  • Natural Food Company to Create 180 Jobs in South Carolina

    05/02/2017 4:42:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | May 2, 2017 | The Associated Press
    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A company that distributes natural foods is opening a facility in South Carolina that will create 180 jobs. The commerce department said Tuesday that Moore's Food Resources will spend $15 million to open the facility in Greenville County....
  • Robbery Suspect's Terrifying Mugshot Shocks Nation

    04/29/2017 2:40:56 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 150 replies
    WISN Channel 12 ^ | April 29, 2017 | Dylan Hyman
    LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. — The scary mugshot of a suspect accused in a robbery and kidnapping case is getting national attention. 24-year-old Morgan Joyce Varn was arrested in South Carolina on April 24th. A SWAT team had to be called in after Varn and 23-year-old Jonathan Mikael Robinson allegedly entered a home and demanded money and a cell phone from one of the people inside. Police say the victim reported that Robinson was armed with a gun The victim was able to escape and called 911 from a neighbor's home, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. Officers arrived on...
  • JSI Store Fixtures expanding in Greenville, adding 97 jobs (South Carolina)

    04/28/2017 6:59:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WSPA-TV ^ | April 28, 2017 | Fred Cunningham
    GREENVILLE (WSPA) – A company that creates merchandising displays for grocery stores plans to expand in Greenville and add close to 100 jobs. JSI Store Fixtures announced Friday it would invest $2.1 million for an expansion to it’s current facility on White Horse Road. The move will create 97 new jobs according to the company. “The consolidation of our Suwanee, Ga. and Greenville facilities supports our long-term strategy of continued growth and success in the southeastern United States,” said President of JSI Store Fixtures Ken Bush in a written statement. Hiring has already started. If you’d like to apply, you...
  • Red Bank (SC) Elementary teacher sought on charges of having sex with student at school

    04/27/2017 9:46:09 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 68 replies
    The State ^ | 4/27/2017 | Clif LeBlanc
    LEXINGTON, SC Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in finding a Red Bank Elementary School teacher who is charged with having sex many times at school with a student. Hianlucas Isturiz Rodriguez, 40, is charged with two counts of first-degree sexual conduct with a child at the Lexington County school, the Sheriff’s Department said Thursday in a news release. Rodriguez, whom students called “Seńor Isturiz,” had sexual contact with the student multiple times while on duty at the school during this school year, according to arrest warrants and Sheriff Jay Koon. “These acts happened during the current school...
  • LuLaRoe says it will create at least 1,000 jobs in Blythewood (South Carolina)

    04/26/2017 12:48:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The State ^ | April 26, 2017 | Jeff Wilkinson
    LuLaRoe will create at least 1,000 jobs at a distribution center in Richland County, according to a news release from Gov. Henry McMaster’s office. On Tuesday, reported on Tuesday that the national women’s and men’s clothing company had purchased the former Bose plant in Blythewood for $16 million. The news release from McMaster’s office said the company is expected to invest $35 million and create at least 1,000 jobs during the next few years. The facility will open by June. The company has started hiring, and interested applicants should send resumes to “LuLaRoe recognized an immediate need to...
  • Boat Building Company Adding 370 Jobs in South Carolina

    04/24/2017 12:10:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | April 13, 2017 | The Associated Press
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A company that makes fishing boats plans to expand its operations in South Carolina and hire another 370 employees. The state commerce department said in a news release Thursday that Scout Boats plans to spend nearly $11 million on the expansion of its operations in Summerville. The company plans to add several new models to its product line. Scout Boats makes a variety of coastal fishing boats ranging from 17 feet to 53 feet in length....
  • Muslim “NO-GO” Zones Confirmed In 9 U.S. States. Warn Your Friends.

    04/22/2017 12:39:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 137 replies
    Angry Patriot ^ | April 21, 2017 | Angry Patriot
    Another day passes as radical Islam continues its aggressive expansion across the globe. Now OUR country is in serious trouble.A video has appeared that shows Muslim enclaves ruled by Sharia law in nine different states: Alaska, California, New York, Texas, Michigan, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Americans are forbidden to enter these communities. (via Twitter)Dear Obama: please admit you have failed the American people. It is because of your “open border” policies that we now are losing valuable real estate in our own country. This is unacceptable.After eight years of Obama, we have literally lost American soil to terrorists....
  • Constitutional Carry Still Has A Chance in South Carolina

    04/20/2017 5:00:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    ammoland ^ | 18 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
     H. 3930, a Constitutional Carry bill is on the move in South Carolina. On March 9th, it passed the Judiciary Constitutional Laws Subcommittee.On 21 March, it passed the full committee with a vote of 15 to 7.  On Wednesday, April 5th, it passed the House. Last year a similar bill passed the House, but died in the Senate. From COLUMBIA — The South Carolina House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill that would allow residents to carry a gun, openly or concealed, without getting a weapons permit.The controversial bill passed the chamber 64-46 after more than three...
  • Freight forwarder will expand, create 100 jobs in Spartanburg County (South Carolina)

    04/17/2017 1:05:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Upstate Business Journal ^ | April 17, 2017 | Trevor Anderson
    Global freight forwarder Senator International plans to invest nearly $7.4 million over five years to establish a new facility in Spartanburg County and create 100 jobs. The company, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, has signed a lease on 181,440 square feet of Spartanburg-based Johnson Development Associates’ more than 362,000-square-foot speculative, or spec, building at 769 Flatwood Industrial Drive. Senator International signs were placed near the property’s entrance Monday. The building sits on 53 acres of Johnson Development’s 1,400-acre Flatwood Industrial Park in northern Spartanburg County beside Rite Aid’s 900,000-square-foot distribution center. In its fourth quarter report, Greenville-based commercial broker Lee &...
  • Graham about McCain: I love him to death

    04/15/2017 12:26:11 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | CNN staff
    Sen. Lindsey Graham gets emotional when reflecting on his friendship with Sen. John McCain during a CNN town hall with the two senators.
  • Scout Boats expanding; Dorchester industry to create 370 jobs, invest $10.9 million (South Carolina)

    04/13/2017 9:58:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Times and Democrat ^ | April 13, 2017
    COLUMBIA – Scout Boats, a designer and manufacturer of luxury coastal fishing boats, is expanding its existing Dorchester County operations, the S.C. Department of Commerce announced Thursday. The company is adding multiple new boat models to its product catalog, bringing $10.9 million of capital investment and creating 370 new jobs. Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Summerville, Scout Boats designs and manufactures a wide variety of luxury coastal fishing boats, including center-console, dual-console and bay-boat models. Ranging from 17 feet to 53 feet lengths, Scout Boats’ products can be found in more than 70 dealers across the nation and the...
  • Graham: Putin a ‘War Criminal’ — ‘Intentionally Left Chemical Weapons in the Hands of Assad’

    04/12/2017 5:33:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 11, 2017 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on CNN’s “At This Hour,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Russian President Vladimir Putin was a “war criminal” who he believes “intentionally left chemical weapons in the hands of Assad.”