State charter schools: risking closure if funding cut

Unless the state legislature increases funding for charter schools, the alternative form of education could disappear in South Carolina. That’s the warning being given by the man who oversees all of South Carolina’s state-run charter schools. Wayne Brazell says, as the federal stimulus expires, most of the startup and federal funding will disappear after this year. The problem now [...] [...] Read More

Amber Alert issued for Berkeley teen

An Amber Alert has been issued for a Berkeley County 16-year-old, Victoria Elizabeth Anderson. She is white, 5′ 9″, with shoulder-length blonde hair and blue eyes. She was wearing a black fleece jacket, blue jeans, red,white, blue top, and a red scarf. She was last seen at 1830 Royal Road, Lot 45 in Ladson. View SLED [...] [...] Read More

Amber Alert cancelled for Berkeley teen

An Amber Alert has been cancelled for a Berkeley County 16-year-old, Victoria Elizabeth Anderson. She is white, 5′ 9″, with shoulder-length blonde hair and blue eyes. She was wearing a black fleece jacket; blue jeans; red, white and blue top; and a red scarf. She was last seen at 1830 Royal Road, Lot 45 in Ladson. [...] [...] 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 (mostly holiday-themed) picks for the Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week! We’re posting the list today, since GAC offices are closed on Friday, Dec. 31. Happy New Year, everyone! Miranda Lambert: @Miranda_Lambert Merry Christmas to me from Stag [...] Read More

Brad Paisley Lives Beyond His Dreams

From the day Brad Paisley signed his first recording contract more than 10 years ago, he had a plan. He knew how he wanted his first album to introduce him, the kinds of talents and lyrical themes he wanted to unveil on the second and even a bit of how the third project should go. Plans change, of course, and Brad’s planned and adjusted repeatedly through the years, finally finding himself at the top of the country music heap in 2010. He won the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year award after being nominated six straight years. But it wasn’t the only highlight of the last 12 months for Brad. He put out his first greatest-hits album, he was the first musical guest when Jay Leno resumed his place as the host of “The Tonight Show,” and he got a personal phone call from President Barack Obama with words of encouragement for the city of Nashville in the wake of the floods in May. If that weren’t enough, Brad played for an estimated 65,000 people in boats during an AquaPalooza concert at Lake Travis in Texas. And he headlined a sold-out stadium for the first time, playing Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., with Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker, Sara Evans and Easton Corbin. All of that planning he did in the beginning? Well, Brad’s way beyond any of his expectations. Read More