Clemson eliminates textiles program

South Carolina’s textile industry has been losing jobs for decades. In order to remain competitive, manufacturers are leaving the state to take advantage of labor costs in other countries. Recognizing the shift in the industry, Clemson University says it will begin phasing out its textiles-related majors. John Ballatto leads Clemson’s Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technology (COMSET). [...] [...] Read More

Airline to pull out of two SC airports

A major air carrier says it will no longer fly to two South Carolina airports. Delta Air Lines has stopped service to Hilton Head Island Airport starting Monday. The airline had originally said it would suspend its service over the winter and resume again in the spring, but now Delta officials say they are pulling out of [...] [...] Read More

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! Here at GAC, we follow them too. Here are our picks for the Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week! Taylor Swift: @taylorswift13 Bring on all the pretenders… Miranda Lambert: @Miranda_Lambert At home making deer meat with my financy!!!:) I love it….. Frankie Ballard: @FrankieBallard Was thinkin how Id [...] Read More

SC students take oath against gun violence

Tens of thousands of students have made a pledge against gun violence, via a statewide law enforcement project. According to the federal prosecutor for South Carolina, U.S. attorney Bill Nettles, members of his office have met with 63,000 students from 131 middle and high schools across the state. The students signed a voluntary pledge that they [...] [...] Read More

Randy Travis & Wife Part Ways

The Associated Press reports that Randy Travis and his wife-manager, Elizabeth Travis, are splitting. According to the AP, a statement from Elizabeth Travis says they have “agreed to part ways.” The statement did not indicate whether they had filed for divorce. Neither could be reached for comment. Randy and Elizabeth were together for 34 years, [...] Read More