Taylor Swift Gives GAC Viewers an Inside Look at “Mean”

“I never expected that if I wrote a treatment, a director would love it and want to direct the video exactly the way I’d written it,” says Taylor Swift referring to her video, “Mean.” Swift and video director Declan Whitebloom share stories and take fans behind the scenes of the video shoot in Taylor Swift: [...] Read More

What was vetoed in budget? What stayed in?

On Wednesday, the South Carolina state legislature easily overrode all but 9 of Governor Nikki Haley’s 36 budget vetoes. The total savings were a little over $500,000. Here is an explanation of each veto, followed by how the Legislature acted on it. 1. Department of Education’s SAT Improvement Program ($169,487): Designed to help schools better [...] [...] Read More

Congressman Duncan says Aug. 2 debt deadline arbitrary

The August 2 date is the deadline given by U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as the day when the federal government will have exhausted all of its emergency funds. However, 3rd District Congressman Jeff Duncan disputes that, telling Greenwood affiliate WLMA that August 2 was an arbitrary date picked by Geithner. Duncan says the country has already hit the debt [...] [...] Read More

Lt. Governor settles ethics violations

Lieutenant Governor Ken Ard announced Thursday he had signed a consent order with the South Carolina Ethics Commission to pay the necessary fines for ethics violations he committed. The announcement said a personal check was used to reimburse his campaign $12,121.35 and to pay the State Ethics Commission $48,400 in fines and $12,500 in administrative costs. Ard said [...] [...] Read More

Lawmakers protect arts funding (AUDIO)

Wednesday, South Carolina state legislators voted to override a number of Governor Nikki Haley’s vetoes to portions of the state budget, including funding for the state Arts Commission. Rep. Leon Stavrinakis (R-Charleston) took to the House floor to argue for maintaining the funding prior to the vote. Stavrinakis said the arts provide educational and financial opportunities [...] [...] Read More