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Saturday, March 30, 2013

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Last chance! Sunday is the deadline to sign up for free ProtectMyID service – The Post and Courier

Last chance! Sunday is the deadline to sign up for free ProtectMyID service – The Post and Courier: "To sign up for ProtectMyID by March 31, individuals should visit and use the activation code SCDOR123, or call toll-free 866-578-5422. Business owners can sign up for free credit monitoring services through either Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. at or Experian’s Business Credit AdvantageSM at" 'via Blog this'

After 40 years, Vietnam memories still strong

After 40 years, Vietnam memories still strong: "The last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam 40 years ago Friday, and the date holds great meaning for many who fought the war, protested it or otherwise lived it. While the fall of Saigon two years later is remembered as the final day of the Vietnam War, many had already seen their involvement in the war finished — and their lives altered — by March 29, 1973. U.S. soldiers leaving the country feared angry protesters at home. North Vietnamese soldiers took heart from their foes' departure, and South Vietnamese who had helped the Americans feared for the future." 'via Blog this'

Monday, March 25, 2013

Betty Blanche Moore Hawkins - Saturday, 23 March 2013

Betty M. Hawkins - The Item: Obituaries: "BISHOPVILLE — Betty Blanche Moore Hawkins, 72, widow of W.W. “Bill” Hawkins, died Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville. Betty was the daughter of the late Luther Anderson Moore and Elizabeth “Betty” Driggers Moore. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Bishopville. Betty was a happy, contented person who enjoyed people. She is survived by several cousins. She was preceded in death by a brother, Luther A. Moore Jr. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in the Magnolia Cemetery in Hartsville. Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville is in charge of the arrangements." 'via Blog this'

John Lawrence "Jack" Shuford, Thursday, March 21, 2013

Obituaries: John Lawrence "Jack" Shuford, Thursday, March 21, 2013: "He is survived by his wife, Ruth Petty Shuford, and predeceased by his first wife, Eileen Elizabeth Plampin, who died in 1975. Their children are Joan Shuford, Columbia; John Hope Shuford (Glenda), Kitty Hawk, N.C.; Mary Ann Boyd (Hal), Mt. Pleasant; and Jacob Shuford (Cathy), Tampa, Fla. Surviving also are nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and his sister-in-law, Melba Shuford of Bishopville. His step-children surviving are Dale Underwood (Tommy), Walhalla, S.C.; Steve Petty (Debbie), Walhalla; Carolyn Sloane (Randy), Atlanta, Ga.; Mark Petty (Sheila), Columbia; and Julie Bates, Bluffton." 'via Blog this'

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Arrests of SC sheriffs have colleagues worried - SFGate

Arrests of SC sheriffs have colleagues worried - SFGate: "Before he became sheriff, Foster worked in law enforcement in Newberry County for about 15 years. He remembers when he started in the early 1970s, the sheriff lived in a home behind the jail and had inmates that cooked, cleaned the house and took care of children. Foster knows that times change, and he said he wants the rules for inmate work to change with them. State inmates are prohibited from using computers in local jails. But Newberry County's law library is now almost all online, and courts have ruled that prisoners must have access to legal materials. Also, Foster said it doesn't make sense to give an inmate who might know how to fix computers no way to use those skills. And he wants the rules applied to all elected officials with common sense." 'via Blog this'

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Andy Griffith widow plans to tear down his longtime house | Fox News

Andy Griffith widow plans to tear down his longtime house | Fox News: "The widow of actor Andy Griffith has gotten a permit to tear down the house where he lived for many years on the North Carolina waterfront, upsetting friends who had hoped it would be preserved as a museum or Graceland-type estate. Cindi Griffith obtained the demolition permit Monday, according to Dare County records. County officials and friends confirmed the permit is to demolish a smaller house along the Roanoke Sound that Griffith bought in the 1950s, not the larger house that he and Cindi built nearby several years ago." 'via Blog this'

Thursday, March 21, 2013

School rings bought in Vietnam remain mysteries

School rings bought in Vietnam remain mysteries: "Somehow, the two 1970s-era high school rings found their way into the hands of jewelry merchants in Vietnam. Now, they are waiting in Kentucky for their original owners. "My first thought that crossed my mind was, 'You know, this ring might have come off a dead American soldier.' That's the first thing I thought about," said Dan Cherry, a retired Air Force brigadier general who has one of the rings at his home in Bowling Green." 'via Blog this'

Lee County could lose funding if city, county don’t support bypass project - The Item: Local News

Lee County could lose funding if city, county don’t support bypass project - The Item: Local News: "BISHOPVILLE - Millions in state and federal dollars intended for a bypass project around Bishopville's downtown could be lost if both the local city and county councils don't support it. Kathy Powell, interim director of the Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments, told representatives of the Bishopville City Council and Lee County Council at a joint committee meeting on Tuesday that state Department of Transportation is waiting for the COG to authorize the expenditure of federal funds for an environmental impact study."

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Cat & Dog Food Recall

"During a recent random sampling, the Michigan Department of Agriculture confirmed the presence of salmonella in one of our products. We take this extremely seriously, because your pets are like ours – they're part of the family – and we aren't taking any chances. As a result, we have voluntarily recalled a number of our products as a precautionary measure. Fortunately, there have been no reported animal or human health issues associated with these products, and we have confirmed that this is not a widespread issue."

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Media Reports Officer OK in Bishopville

Officer Josh Kelly Image Link
800 N Main St, Bishopville, SC 29010
 "Routine Foot Patrol?"

Link: Master Patrolman Josh Kelly, a two-year veteran of the Bishopville Police Department, was on a routine foot patrol of a residential area on the 800 block of North Main Street about 11:30 p.m. when he was attacked by a large dog, said Police Chief  Sonny Ledda.

Link:  Authorities say Josh Kelly was checking on reports of a drug deal...

Link: Bishopville Police Chief Sonny Ledda says his officer was able to drive himself about 15 miles to a Hartsville hospital despite suffering from traumatic groin injuries.

Link: The department hasn’t been able to find the dog and Kelly wasn’t able to get a good description of the animal, Ledda said.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

BISHOPVILLE, SC: Bishopville police officer hospitalized after dog attack | Crime | The State

BISHOPVILLE, SC: Bishopville police officer hospitalized after dog attack | Crime | The State: "BISHOPVILLE, SC — A police officer in Bishopville drove himself to the hospital after being attacked by a dog Tuesday night. Master Patrolman Josh Kelly was attacked by the dog while on a foot patrol on Main Street in Bishopville Tuesday evening, said Bishopville Police Chief Sonny Ledda." 'via Blog this'

Friday, March 08, 2013

Clowney obtains insurance policy afterall | The Greenville News |

Editor: I have a question.... who is paying for these questionable perks.... I wonder if this is special treatment for a star player, or is it a monetary carrot extended to ensure he stays put? I wonder... 

Clowney obtains insurance policy afterall | The Greenville News | " South Carolina’s athletic department has rules about the media availability of certain student-athletes on certain days, but the school is not adverse to bending them. Thus it came to pass that Gamecock junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, arguably the hottest name in college football, was made available to speak to the local media on Thursday. Among other things, Clowney revealed that he has secured a $5 million insurance policy through the school against the possibility of a career-ending injury."

"...He also says he’s now living in a gated community that requires a card for access.‘Where I’m staying is guarded,' he said. 'You can’t get in unless you have a card. It’s pretty tight'..."

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Former Gov. Mark Sanford's rough signs mask polished congressional campaign effort | Election | The Island Packet

Former Gov. Mark Sanford's rough signs mask polished congressional campaign effort | Election | The Island Packet: "...In her 2010 memoir, former first lady Jenny Sanford tells her own stories -- most of them unflattering -- of his frugality. In one, Mark Sanford bought her a diamond necklace for her birthday. He ultimately made her give back the beloved gift after deciding he'd paid too much for it...." One of Mark Sanford's handmade campaign signs is photographed Tuesday along U.S. 278 in Bluffton. "..."He's not the warm, fuzzy, romantic type that other husbands might be," Jenny Sanford said at the time. "Mark is kind of an odd duck. He's a guy who was raised in a very tough time on (a) farm. And once you understand that, other things make sense."..." IN A RELATED STORY Turner blasted Sanford, the race's front-runner, Tuesday for campaign signs that read, "Sanford saves tax $."
"...It's hypocritical for him to take that money, then claim to save taxpayers' money," said Turner, a Charleston economics teacher and son of media mogul Ted Turner..."
"...About an hour after Jenny Sanford talked of her pain and feelings of betrayal, her husband brushed aside any suggestion he might immediately resign, citing the Bible and the story of King David _ who continued to lead after sleeping with another man's wife, Bathsheba, having the husband slain, then marrying the widow. 
"What I find interesting is the story of David, and the way in which he fell mightily _ fell in very, very significant ways, but then picked up the pieces and built from there," Sanford told members of his cabinet in a session called so he could apologize to them in person and tell them the business of government must continue..."
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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

New poll finds most South Carolinians want Medicaid expansion – The Post and Courier

SC Governor Nikki Haley
Gov. Haley
Dir. Tony Keck
New poll finds most South Carolinians want Medicaid expansion – The Post and Courier: "Haley, S.C. Health and Human Services Director Tony Keck and several Republican lawmakers have said South Carolina will not participate because it is too expensive and Medicaid will not solve the state’s health problems." 

"...57 percent of 45-to 64-year-olds surveyed disagree with Gov. Nikki Haley’s refusal to accept federal funds to expand Medicaid in South Carolina...” 

Contact Governor Haley and let her know what you think. Here is the LINK 

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Monday, March 04, 2013

Raw Milk Co-Op Farmer Acquitted Through Jury Nullification » Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance || Good Vibes Promotions

Raw Milk Co-Op Farmer Acquitted Through Jury Nullification » Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance || Good Vibes Promotions: "Over the past two years, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has illegally raided Alvin’s van, warehouse, and farm resulting in the multiple charges that were decided upon in court last week.  Technically, Alvin was guilty of breaking the laws in question, even though the laws are totally ridiculous and unjust.  Luckily this jury was informed about the process of jury nullification, and their legal right to rule in favor of the accused for breaking unjust laws."

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Sunday, March 03, 2013

Lucy and Belle Missing | Photos | WISTV

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Lucy and Belle Missing | Photos | WISTV: "Vance Rd Bowman SC Still looking for my 2 female chocolate labs Lucy and Belle $1000 Reward for their safe return. Please keep your eyes peeled for any female chocolate lab (they could have gotten split up...they are very friendly one w a navy/pink whale collar and the other with an aqua/brown whale collar). Their family is heartbroken and misses them very much! Lynn Whetsell 803-707-5903. Britton Whetsell 803-682-0903. Please spread the word. I honestly don't know if they are lost in the swamp or someone picked them up :("

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