Politics

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 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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Patrick Gentry
December 11, 2018 - 12:45 pm
Three Republicans and one Democrat have filed for an open South Carolina Senate seat after the election of Greenville Sen. William Timmons to Congress. The Republican Timmons resigned his Senate seat after he was elected last month to replace retiring 4th District Congressman Trey Gowdy. The...
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Patrick Gentry
December 06, 2018 - 3:33 pm
Gov. Henry McMaster says Bobby Hitt will stay in his administration as Secretary of Commerce. McMaster said Thursday that Hitt agreed to remain at the agency he has directed for nearly eight years. McMaster's office says South Carolina has seen nearly $30 billion in investment and added more than...
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Patrick Gentry
November 26, 2018 - 4:14 pm
A lawsuit by South Carolina's newest state senator could change how Statehouse campaigns are funded in South Carolina. Democrat Dick Harpootlian has sued the Republican state Senate Caucus, saying the group spent too much money on ads for his opponent in this year's special election. Harpootlian's...
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Patrick Gentry
November 14, 2018 - 12:37 pm
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Patrick Gentry
November 13, 2018 - 3:14 pm
CNN sued the Trump administration Tuesday, demanding that correspondent Jim Acosta's credentials to cover the White House be returned because their revocation violates the constitutional right of freedom of the press. The administration stripped Acosta of his pass to enter the White House following...
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Patrick Gentry
November 12, 2018 - 12:09 pm
Greenville City Councilwoman Amy Ryberg Doyle has announced her bid to run for South Carolina's State Senate District 6 this morning. Doyle-Announcement1.mp3 Doyle, a mother of four, wife of 20 years and business owner said she would advocate for creating long term solutions for roads and...
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Patrick Gentry
November 10, 2018 - 8:42 am
South Carolina's newest congressional Democrat is standing by his pledge not to support Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House. Congressman-elect Joe Cunningham's campaign confirms to The Associated Press he is ``a man of his word and will keep the promise he made to voters'' not to back Pelosi's...
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