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11:07 am on Friday February 28, 2014

Pee Dee schools prepare for new federal nutritional guidelines

The Obama administration is moving to phase out junk food advertising on football scoreboards and elsewhere on school grounds - part of a broad effort to combat child obesity and create what Michelle Obama calls "a new norm" for today's...
8:16 pm on Thursday December 12, 2013

Tom Rice wants to Bring Obama to Court

Freshman Congressmen Tom Rice, the first rep from the new SC 7th District has sponsored a resolution that would Congress to bring civil action against President Obama for not "Faithfully Executing Laws". So far 30 members support the House...
4:43 am on Tuesday January 15, 2013

S.C. residents along with a dozens of other states petition to secede (update: sorry, it's a no go)

Flickr User: bondidwhat Final Update January 14, 2013: The South Carolina passed the threshold with 26,104 signatures and some two months have passed, but not without answer. Jon Carson, director of the Office of Public Engagement, has replied...
4:04 am on Tuesday October 30, 2012

Chair hanging from noose makes local headlines, follows similar national stories

Screencap: WPDE WPDE News Channel 15 has a piece on a Horry County man who is taking cues from nationally, racially charged displays aimed at President Barack Obama. The empty chair has become a rallying cry for some this election season and the...
4:06 am on Friday June 11, 2010

Sen. Jake Knotts calls Nikki Haley, President 'ragheads' (updated: asked to resign)

Image by S.C. Senate GOP Update June 11: In response to Republican Senator Jake Knotts' racial slurs against both the President and GOP gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley, the executive committee of the Lexington County Republican Party have asked...
2:51 am on Wednesday February 17, 2010

Sanford says he's ready to sue over Obama's Yucca Mountain decision

Image by Flickr user Mr.TeaGovernor Mark Sanford is ready to engage in legal action against President Barack Obama over Obama's decision to ditch the plan to permanently store thousands of tons of nuclear waste in Nevada's Yucca Mountain facility....
10:00 am on Tuesday December 15, 2009

Cougars basketball team almost ousted by the President

Image by Flickr user Scot Patrijs After being kicked out of their Waikiki Beach hotel because of President Barack Obama's planned Christmas trip, the College of Charleston men's basketball team learned late Monday afternoon their original plans were...
4:03 am on Wednesday November 11, 2009

Poll shows Southerners turning a cold shoulder on health care reform

Image by Flickr user Mr. WrightImage by 20091111-health.jpg According to a new poll conducted by Winthrop University, Southerners aren't buying President Barack Obama's push to revamp the nation's health care system. South Carolina and ten other...
12:19 pm on Tuesday February 10, 2009

Charleston mayor says gov' should start supporting Obama's plan

Mayor Joe Riley has expressed his support of President Obama’s stimulus package and is saying Governor Mark Sanford should drop his opposition in light of the climbing unemployment rate, which is now nearing 10%. Here's a word from the Charleston...
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