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7:41 am on Tuesday May 6, 2014

Candidate proposes legalizing marijuana in SC to raise school money

Democratic candidate for state superintendent of education Sheila Gallagher is proposing that South Carolina legalize marijuana as a way to raise new tax money for schools."Between the tax dollars you could bring in and stop putting some of our kids...
7:43 am on Monday May 5, 2014

A look at US Sen. Tim Scott and his challengers

Tim Scott was appointed by Nikki Haley to fill Jim DeMint's vacated Senate seat back in December 2012. Scott now faces an election for the first time to keep his seat in Washington, but the challengers look to be political light weights and lacking...
10:14 am on Friday May 2, 2014

Election Officials, Voter Advocates Urge Voters to Prepare for June 10 Primaries

State and local voter registration and elections officials are using the month of May to encourage voters to prepare for June Primaries and draw attention to innovations designed to increase registration and help educate voters on candidates....
5:36 am on Friday May 2, 2014

118,000 Singup for Obamacare in South Carolina

Enrollment continues to grow, but not skyrocket, in the Palmetto State. 
12:11 pm on Thursday May 1, 2014

RIDE II tax on restaurants, hotels, retails expires Today

The Ride II or "Penny Sales Tax" expired at midnight in Horry County, but don't expect to see that penny tax removed when you go out to eat, shop or book a hotel Thursday. It's up to each and every business, restaurant, and hotel has to take the...
8:04 am on Wednesday April 30, 2014

Ni Hao Y'all, again! Myrtle Beach mayor planning second trip to China this year

via The Sun News:  Fresh off of a recent trip to Haikou, China, Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes is planning to return in June as a speaker at the third annual conference of World Cultural Forum in Shanghai. Mayor Rhodes has visited China several...
7:49 am on Monday April 28, 2014

Proposed Myrtle Beach budget includes $125 fee for library subscription -Really?

via The Sun News: Myrtle Beach residents could have to pay a membership fee to use the Chapin Memorial Library if the City Council approves recommendations made Sunday night by city staff at their annual budget retreat. City Council members did not...
8:20 am on Friday April 25, 2014

Democrats accuse Gov. Haley of ethics violations

via WBTW The South Carolina Democratic Party says Gov. Nikki Haley has broken state ethics laws by violating campaign donation and reporting rules, but the State Ethics Commission says it doesn’t see any violation. The party says there are two major...
7:57 am on Thursday April 24, 2014

Myrtle Beach Mafia, S.C. beer laws, and Capt. ‘Murica

This week from Under the Outhouse, a group claims a “Myrtle Beach Mafia” has hijacked the city, more beer freedom (and beer in general) may be headed to South Carolina, and Captain America channels his inner Edward Snowden... Click on through for...