More widening work to begin Monday on Upstate I-385

More road-widening work is scheduled for a part of Interstate 385. The state Transportation Department announced Thursday that weather permitting, widening will begin Monday, January 3, on a 5.5 mile stretch of the heavily-travelled road between Simpsonville and Greenville. Dale Williams, the DOT project manager explains, “We’re keeping two lanes open as much as we can all [...] [...] Read More

CEMEX workers to recover back wages

An agreement has now been reached to settle allegations that CEMEX failed to properly pay overtime as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act. The U.S. Department of Labor and CEMEX have reached an agreement to settle allegations that the company failed to properly pay overtime to employees who worked more than 40 hours in [...] [...] Read More

Senator revives roll-call voting with new bill

Roll call voting will likely become an issue again in the South Carolina legislature next year, especially since one senator who opposed a roll-call bill last session is leading a renewed attempt to pass it. In March, the South Carolina House passed a bill sponsored by then-representative Nikki Haley that would have required both the House and Senate to record [...] [...] Read More

SC drought conditions persist despite snow

Even though there was snow statewide–even up to seven inches in the mountains–drought conditions persist, according to State Climatologist Hope Mizell: There’s a 10 to 1 ratio in general that’s a rough ratio we use for when you take that snow and you actually melt it down and what’s the water equivalent or the liquid [...] [...] Read More

Tim McGraw Gets “Country Strong” Look from Reba’s Husband

If you’re one of the lucky few who’ve seen the movie Country Strong (the movie’s been in limited release since Dec. 22 and opens nationally Jan. 7), you may have noticed Tim McGraw‘s character’s distinguished “beard and turtleneck” look. It turns out Tim — who plays the husband/manager of Gwyneth Paltrow’s character, a country singer [...] Read More