Company offers free cell phones to unemployed South Carolinians

Starting this week, a new company now offers free cell phones to low-income South Carolinians. Assurance Wireless, a division of VirginMobile and Sprint, is providing the cell phones and 250 prepaid monthly minutes for those who meet certain criteria. The phones would be available to those receiving either Medicaid, food stamps, or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families [...] [...] Read More

Haley’s office releases more info in weekly schedule

A Sunday article in The State newspaper by reporter John O’Connor called into question the sparse schedule listings released to the public by Gov. Nikki Haley. Starting this week, Haley’s office issued a new format for her schedule and revisited last week’s events: COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley’s schedule for the week of January 24 [...] [...] Read More

Clemson researcher to explore why few veterans seek mental health help

Why do so few veterans ask for mental health help when help is available? This is a question being asked by the Defense Department, and they have asked a Clemson professor to help them find the answer. A grant for $1.5 million has been awarded to Clemson University professor Thomas Britt by the U.S. Department [...] [...] Read More

SC health care stakeholders team up to grapple with ACA (AUDIO)

Whether all or parts of the Affordable Care Act can be repealed –or disregarded by states-in the future–it is the law of the land now. Agencies, health care providers and advocacy groups have asked the non-political South Carolina Public Health Institute to help them sort out how to apply the law. These stakeholders include Health [...] [...] Read More

Graham on Afghanistan: patience and time is of the essence (AUDIO)

After a nine day tour of duty in Afghanistan as a colonel in the Air Force Reserves, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham returned to Washington Wednesday. Graham says after nine years of U.S. military involvement in the country, more time is needed to properly train a skillful, able Afghan Army. Graham says, on paper, a non-commissioned [...] [...] Read More