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Bill Could Expand Beer Brewery Industry in SC - WLTX.com

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:56pm

Bill Could Expand Beer Brewery Industry in SC
WLTX.com
Lawmakers hope the bill could lure the Stone Brewing Company to the Palmetto State, something that could bring in an estimated 400 jobs. "The brewery business in South Carolina has taken off, the craft brewery business. It's an industry that across the ...
Lawmakers may change laws to help bring breweries to SCWPDE

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SC Seeks Ruling in Nuclear Fuel Funding Lawsuit - WLTX.com

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:56pm

SC Seeks Ruling in Nuclear Fuel Funding Lawsuit
WLTX.com
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina wants a federal judge to rule in the state's favor in a lawsuit seeking to keep viable a nuclear reactor fuel project at the Savannah River Site near Aiken. Attorney General Alan Wilson has asked for a decision ...
South Carolina seeks MOX rulingThe Augusta Chronicle

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Graham, Sanford Talk Minimum Wage & Unemployment - WLTX.com

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:19pm

Graham, Sanford Talk Minimum Wage & Unemployment
WLTX.com
Members from the South Carolina delegation talked about what needs to be done to make our state a better place to live and work. "I am not going to vote to raise the minimum wage, because if you raise it to $10 an hour, one million people will lose ...
SC congressional delegates talk infrastructure, energySCNow

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Winthrop Poll: Haley's approval ratings rising - Hilton Head Island Packet

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:36pm

Hilton Head Island Packet

Winthrop Poll: Haley's approval ratings rising
Hilton Head Island Packet
Education is a top issue that faces South Carolina, according to those surveyed by latest Winthrop Poll, narrowly displacing jobs — 18.5 percent to 17.5 percent — as the top issue. That's a change from recent polls, where jobs ranked as the No. 1 ...
Winthrop Poll: South Carolinians think better of BMW, Boeing than polsMyrtleBeachOnline.com
It's more about education now than jobs, survey of South Carolinians showsCharleston Post Courier
Winthrop Poll shows approval for SC leadersWIS
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A'ja Wilson ends suspense, chooses South Carolina - U-T San Diego

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:21pm

ABC News

A'ja Wilson ends suspense, chooses South Carolina
U-T San Diego
South Carolina lost one senior from that team and Wilson's choice means the Gamecocks have signed four players ranked in the top 35 recruits. "Coach Staley has done such a great job turning the program around so really I thought this was my best fit," ...
Nation's top women's basketball recruit picks South Carolina over UNCCharlotte Observer
Gamecocks land top-ranked high school player A'ja WilsonCharleston Post Courier

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USC Aiken center awarded for fostering small business - The Augusta Chronicle

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:16pm

USC Aiken center awarded for fostering small business
The Augusta Chronicle
The Small Business Development Center on the University of South Carolina Aiken campus, where both DiSano and Clark work as consultants, received the Small Business Administration's Excellence and Innovation Center Award for the South Carolina District ...

"That fact alone," Moore added, "is proof we are doing our job and living our ... - Huffington Post

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 6:12pm

"That fact alone," Moore added, "is proof we are doing our job and living our ...
Huffington Post
Moore was responding in part to South Carolina Sen. Mike Fair (R) and Sen. Kevin Bryant (R), who had previously slammed the university's two-day lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) symposium and scheduling of a satire act titled "How To ...

Expansion at Marion County plant expected to create new jobs - WPDE

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:00pm

Expansion at Marion County plant expected to create new jobs
WPDE
Aerial Options plans to add 5,000 to 10,000 square feet to its existing building in Mullins and create 13 new jobs with a $410,000 investment, according to a release from the South Carolina Department of Commerce. The release says the addition of the ...
Marion county plant plans to expand, add 13 jobsWMBF

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SC beer law change pitched to attract breweries, jobs - Charleston Post Courier

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:45pm

SC beer law change pitched to attract breweries, jobs
Charleston Post Courier
South Carolina lawmakers soon may consider loosening restrictions on breweries in an effort to draw job-producing beermakers like Stone Brewing Co. to the Palmetto State. The Escondido, Calif.-based craft brewery, the 10th largest of its kind in the ...

School bus driver shortage compounds tardiness problem - Greenville News

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:13pm

School bus driver shortage compounds tardiness problem
Greenville News
Whether there's a correlation with staffing levels of experienced bus drivers or not, the number of accidents involving school buses in South Carolina has increased in recent years. The number of collisions rose from 292 in 2011 to 366 the next year ...

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Sheheen hits Haley on alleged DSS incompetence - WIS

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:10pm

The State

Sheheen hits Haley on alleged DSS incompetence
WIS
It remains to be seen whether this is one of those issues that will resonate with voters or if they're more concerned with jobs and healthcare or other things. But right now, Senator and Democratic candidate for governor, Vincent Sheheen, is pounding ...
Sheheen, Haley clash over DSS managementGreenville News

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MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut - WIS

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 7:12pm

MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut
WIS
Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades. Jackson traveled to baseball's 1992 winter meetings to criticize its lack of minorities in management, and he pushed ...

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New craft beer degree program brewing at HGTC - MyrtleBeachOnline.com

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:20pm

MyrtleBeachOnline.com

New craft beer degree program brewing at HGTC
MyrtleBeachOnline.com
HGTC received the go-ahead last week from its area commissioners to offer an Associate in Applied Science with a major in brewing, distillation and fermentation -- which would be the first program of its kind in South Carolina, said Marilyn Fore, HGTC ...

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Scott links South Atlantic OCS bill, jobs growth plan - Oil & Gas Journal

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:47pm

Scott links South Atlantic OCS bill, jobs growth plan
Oil & Gas Journal
Scott's bill would create a single South Atlantic offshore energy planning area comprised of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. It would give those states more ... Scott's bill also would establish a veteran's workforce training ...

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Bolton: SC State University deserves better treatment from board, state leaders - The State

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:01pm

Bolton: SC State University deserves better treatment from board, state leaders
The State
Dr. Hugine arrived during a time when S.C. State and South Carolina's other public colleges were being hit hard by budget cuts. Those cuts were particularly harsh on S.C. State because it never had gotten sufficient funding from the Legislature in the ...

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SC Republicans, lesbians, and the infantilization of young adults - Charleston City Paper

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 5:32pm

SC Republicans, lesbians, and the infantilization of young adults
Charleston City Paper
Or at least that's what I've gathered after watching South Carolina legislators attempt to protect students at the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina Upstate from learning about adult matters, like sex, sexual orientation, and ...

Santorum: Security a key issue leading up to 2016 - Philly.com

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:22pm

Philly.com

Santorum: Security a key issue leading up to 2016
Philly.com
"We haven't stood by our promises and when we show weakness, bullies take advantage of it," said Santorum, who finished third in South Carolina's first-in-the-South GOP presidential primary two years ago. "We are approaching a very, very critical time ...
Santorum staying out of SC Senate racesCharleston Post Courier

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Area teams playing in South Carolina - Martinsburg Journal

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:39am

Area teams playing in South Carolina
Martinsburg Journal
Six baseball teams and a softball team will be in Myrtle Beach, S.C., the next several days to compete in two tournaments - the Mingo Bay Classic for baseball and the Grand Strand Classic for softball - and maybe enjoy a little time in the sun during ...

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County health rankings engender as many questions as answers - The State

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 11:36pm

The State

County health rankings engender as many questions as answers
The State
would take more investigation into the communities themselves,” said Megan Weis, associate director of the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health. “And that is ... Better education leads to better jobs leads to better health outcomes ...

SC's sealed adoptions a roadblock in quest for truth - USA TODAY

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 6:49pm

SC's sealed adoptions a roadblock in quest for truth
USA TODAY
"A lot of South Carolina adoption laws need to be changed," said Linda Cecil, a private investigator who maintains an online registry for people in South Carolina who are searching for birth families. She said 7,500 people are registered. The state ...

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