House panel dismisses Joe Wilson’s per diem investigation

Congressman Joe Wilson’s office released a statement today saying the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct announced it is dismissing the issue before it regarding Congressman Joe Wilson. Wilson released the following statement following the Committee’s dismissal: I appreciate members of the Committee on Standards for thoroughly examining the matter brought before them. There [...] [...] Read More

Courting Joe Wilson: Presidential hopefuls eye SC

Before the state becomes a proving ground for presidential candiates–it will be a sort of parade ground for Republicans getting ready for their party primary–one of the first to take place. And those “wanna be” candidates are courting South Carolina’s GOP leaders in Congress–especially Congressman Joe Wilson. Wilson is enjoying a higher profile since he [...] [...] Read More

Roger Milliken’s life honored by political leaders, press

The passing of South Carolina textile titan Roger Milliken at age 95 has prompted a wave of condolences from business and political leaders. Both worlds were greatly influenced by his investment of time and money. During his seven decades as the leader of the company, Milliken expanded the business from a handful of plants to 50 [...] [...] Read More

2010 Rewind: No. 1 — Nashville Floods, And Digs Out

It rained. And rained. And rained some more. Nashville took in over 13 inches of water in a 48-hour period in May, and some areas of the region were swamped with as much as 20 inches. It was more than the rivers and streams could handle, and by May 3, the drainage system was overflowing. The stage and much of the floor seating at the Grand Ole Opry House was covered, water seeped into one room at the Country Music Hall of Fame, LP Field — the site of the CMA Music Festival — became a swamp, and an instrument storage unit was drowned, destroying guitars and equipment owned by Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Toby Keith and Vince Gill, among others. It took a while for people to notice outside of Middle Tennessee. The focus of the major news organizations at the time was on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. So Music City rolled up its sleeves and started digging out on its own. The Nashville flood is No. 1 on the list as GAC concludes its countdown of the top country news stories of 2010. Read More

SC Forestry Commission HQ robbed of vehicles, tools

About $100,000.00 worth of equipment has been stolen from the South Carolina Forestry Commission’s headquarters. Between December 23 and the morning of December 27, someone cut through a locked gate in a non-public area of the agency’s state headquarters in Columbia. Scott Hawkins of the Forestry Commission says stolen items ranged from a Ford F350 [...] [...] Read More