About S.C. Hotline

Paul and Kathy Gable

S.C. Hotline Editor Paul Gable pictured with his late wife Kathy.

Welcome to S.C. Hotline

Originally founded by politicos Mike Green and Jeffrey Sewell it is and will forever be the original political insiders news blog of South Carolina.  For over 20 years, I covered local news and politics for newspapers, the most recent being The Myrtle Beach Herald.

When the Herald was sold in Spring 2009, I went into semi-retirement to focus on a book. In the intervening period, I also served as a caregiver to my wife, Kathy, as she battled stage four colon cancer. Ultimately, we lost the battle, and Kathy passed on August 9, 2011.

With the extra time I now have, I am diving back into the news business with several online magazines of regional interests, mine and hopefully yours.

The focus of the publication will be state and local news and politics, as well as profiles of people and editorials on timely subjects.

Visit us every day to see our latest updates and please feel free to submit your story ideas to us.

Paul Gable, Editor

Please feel free to send us ideas for stories and or submit your own opinion editorials to grandstranddaily@gmail.com and or press@schotline.us.


  1. Pete Partee,

    Absolutely, I have felt this way for years, it did become very personal with regard to my friend Thomas Ravenels situation. Neither should have received jail time based on what we know of the situation and original charges.

    Miller was used and allowed to sell drugs in order to snare Ravenel. We collectively regardless of party need to agree upon our priorities and our beliefs that the rehabilitation of non-violent offender is the right thing to do.

    We have with no help from my own party have become a punitive and not rehabilitative oriented society.

    ~Jeffrey Sewell

  2. Thanks for your Ravenel piece in the Greenville News. Sounds like you are not a lock em up and throw away the key person.
    As Greenville County’s first Public Defender (22 years), I am well acquainted with Donnie Myers and the record of Lexington County. Was this just a Ravenel thing or can we count on your continued support for justice in sentencing.
    Will look forward to your reply.

  3. RepubliCANTS says:


    A conservative political consultant helps Republicans win races in the one of the most conservative/republican states in the nation…

  4. I think you’re batting for the wrong team, my man

  5. ColumbiaLightGuy says:

    Thanks for the SC Hotline. I travel a lot and it is very helpful.

    I hope you can do more independent reporting as SC media is very slack in the regard.

    Thanks again.

  6. Jeffery…

    Can’t make a move without you! When I get outta this white house gig we gotta get together…I wanna show you this top hat thing I am playing with…


  7. Does the power of the Sewell come from the Ascot? From a simple piece of cloth?

    Dare I drop the bow-tie and try “a Sewell”?

    If only I could harness the power of the A.


  8. Jeffery,

    Thanks for all the good work in the 2006 campaign. Data is boring, but you made it work for us.

    Now, as far as the Ascot, hmmm, the jury is still out. I will get back to you the Deb season…