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Patrick Gentry
December 16, 2018 - 9:46 pm
A South Carolina inmate is suing the state prisons department, saying the agency violated his religious freedoms by not allowing him to smoke marijuana. Media outlets report 41-year-old James Rose sued the South Carolina Department of Corrections on Monday. Rose is serving a life sentence following...
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Patrick Gentry
December 16, 2018 - 9:40 pm
A retiring legislator appears to be benefiting from a last minute change to a bill concerning the state agency he has been offered a job as director. Republican Rep. Mike Pitts of Laurens said last weekend he planned to leave the Statehouse to run the state Conservation Bank. The appointment would...
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Patrick Gentry
December 16, 2018 - 9:34 pm
South Carolina's top prosecutor is applauding a federal judge's ruling that President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Attorney General Alan tells The Associated Press that he has always believed the health care overhaul to be flawed. He says the legal challenge wasn't about...
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Fire Tower at Paris Mountain up for bid
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Ken Pauli
December 16, 2018 - 4:00 am
Here's a unique holiday gift - an 80-foot steel fire lookout tower. One is on the auction block right now at Paris Mountain State Park. Image: SC Forest Service The South Carolina Forestry Service has the tower up for auction and, as of Friday afternoon, the high bid is $505. If you're interested...
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a group of kindergartners
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Ken Pauli
December 15, 2018 - 10:00 am
Registration for kindergarten and first grade for the 2019-2020 school year in Greenville County Schools has been extended until Friday, December 21, 2018. Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2019 must enroll in public or private kindergarten, unless the parent or legal...
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Patrick Gentry
December 15, 2018 - 6:30 am
Eight schools won grants to support efforts to educate the next generation of environmental stewards, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced today. "Champions of the Environment grant winners will restore and protect coastal habitats, grow organic, sustainable...
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Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office
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Ken Pauli
December 15, 2018 - 5:00 am
The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office is currently taking applications for the 2019 session of the Citizen’s Police Academy. The Citizen’s Police Academy will consist of 14 sessions offered on Thursday evenings from 6 to 9pm from January 24 through May 2, 2019 and are limited to the first 25...
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SC Communities get improvement grants
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Ken Pauli
December 15, 2018 - 5:00 am
The City of Clemson is just one of 21 communities in South Carolina that will be getting a total of $7.6 million dollars for public improvement projects. It's the latest round of Community Development Block Grants from the South Carolina Department of Commerce . The grants are allocated to the...
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Patrick Gentry
December 14, 2018 - 5:59 pm
President Donald Trump on Friday picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his next chief of staff, ending a chaotic search for a new chief of staff that had been inching forward with the feel of an unfolding reality TV show. Trump tweeted that Mulvaney "will be named Acting White House Chief of...
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Patrick Gentry
December 14, 2018 - 4:32 pm
Governor Henry McMaster today announced the appointment of Charles Dalton of Greenville to serve as a member of the Commission on Higher Education. Mr. Dalton, who recently retired as president and CEO of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, fills an at-large seat vacated on December 6th by Greenville...
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