Governor wants halt on public college capital projects

Governor Mark Sanford is joining in the criticism of the state’s college tuition rates, calling them “grossly unfair to South Carolina parents trying to make ends meet in a tough economy and hoping to send their children to one of the institutions their tax dollars have supported for years.” The additional insult, says Sanford, is that [...] [...] Read More

Insurance industry: SC building codes hurricane-ready

For this hurricane season, the state’s building codes hold up well to industry scrutiny. Julie Rochman is CEO and President of the Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), says in a state-by-state analysis, South Carolina has done its homework. IBHS is an independent, nonprofit and scientific organization supported by the property insurance industry, with [...] [...] Read More

Rep. Gunn to step out of House race and take federal post

Anton Gunn, the SC House District 79 representative, has been appointed as Southern regional director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He released a statement to his constituents late last week. Gunn’s district includes parts of Richland and Kershaw counties. He was once a defensive lineman with the University of South Carolina football team [...] [...] Read More

FBI, SLED investigate suspicious letter to Sen. Graham (AUDIO)

The State Law Enforcement Division’s labs are now inspecting the contents of a package sent to Senator Lindsey Graham. The FBI was called to the downtown Greenville office of U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham this afternoon, after a suspicious letter arrived there. AUDIO: Ed Jensen’s Thursday report from Greenville (:28) Senator Graham’s office on Greenville has [...] [...] Read More

Commerce Sec. on SC’s economic growth: “Phenomenal” (AUDIO)

A new economic report published by “Business Facilities” has ranked South Carolina as number one in the nation for economic growth potential. “Business Facilities” is a trade publication used by industries. One of the main reasons for the top ranking, according to the publication, is Boeing’s decision to locate its 787 assembly facility in North [...] [...] Read More