Rascal Flatts Wants Flatts Fest To Be Family Affair

Rascal Flatts launched their Flatts Fest summer tour last weekend with shows in Bristow, Virginia and Virginia Beach to crowds of more than 35,000. The Flatts Fest is more than a musical tour, as it includes a pre-show festival of karaoke, a scavenger hunt and the Why Wait Wedding Chapel, among other activities. While the [...] Read More

Longtime legislator steps down

Upstate representative Dan Cooper (R-Anderson) officially stepped down Wednesday, ending a career that lasted more than two decades. Cooper, who has served in the Legislature for 21 years, had already announced his resignation earlier this year. He said his job as chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee exhausted him. You know when it’s time to move on [...] [...] Read More

Republican leader slams Haley for reversal on ETV (AUDIO)

The South Carolina General Assembly sent a strong message to Governor Nikki Haley, overruling her veto of ETV funding by overwhelming margins Wednesday. In all, the legislature voted down 27 budget vetoes by the governor. Legislators, particularly House Majority Leader Kenny Bingham (R-West Columbia), were furious about the veto, accusing the governor of going back on her [...] [...] Read More

SCEA chief says school funding lags behind (AUDIO)

Of the $213 million dollars in spending that Governor Nikki Haley vetoed in the state budget proposal, $56 million of it was added for education at the end of the session by lawmakers using higher-than-expected revenue collected this year. Haley said the state had already increased education funding by more than $100 million dollars. Haley’s [...] [...] Read More

Governor wins Key Lime pie in friendly wager

The University of South Carolina Gamecocks come back to Columbia with a second straight national title. That means a win for Governor Nikki Haley as well. South Carolina defeated SEC East rival Florida in Omaha, meaning the Governor wins her friendly wager with Florida’s Governor Rick Scott. While Haley bet him a barbecue dinner from Hudson’s Smokehouse [...] [...] Read More