Post Tagged with: "South Carolina"

Dennis Tyndall to Announce Sheriff Candidacy Today

December 10, 2014 12:42 PM
Dennis Tyndall to Announce Sheriff Candidacy Today

West Columbia police chief Dennis Tyndall is announcing his candidacy for Lexington County Sheriff today.

Tyndall will be making his official announcement at West Columbia City Hall at 5:30 p.m.

A 33-year veteran of law enforcement, Tyndall has been chief of the West Columbia department for the past 17 years. He is a 1995 graduate of the FBI Academy and is certified in South Carolina as both a police officer and corrections officer.

In 2009, Tyndall was awarded the Strom Thurmond Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement.

Under his direction, the West Columbia Police Department, in 2007, was awarded the Municipal Association’s Achievement Award for innovation in dealing with Family Violence.

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S.C. General Assembly and New Taxes

November 24, 2014 7:30 AM
S.C. General Assembly and New Taxes

The S.C. General Assembly will be hearing proposals for new taxes in January and they won’t be coming from Democrats.

It looks like Grover Norquist and his pledge will be forgotten when the S.C. General Assembly convenes in January looking for more money for the state’s crumbling roads and inadequate schools.

Need more funding for road maintenance and repair? Raise the gas tax.

Need more money for schools? Pass a new property tax.

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Searching for South Carolina Road Funding

November 16, 2014 8:22 AM
Searching for South Carolina Road Funding

The message seems to have finally gotten through to Columbia that South Carolina roads are in generally poor condition.

However, how to fix the problem, or more specifically how to fund the fix, elicits differing solutions but no consensus to date.

Gov. Nikki Haley has promised to unveil her “magic” road maintenance funding plan in January. So far, she has promised to not raise the gas tax and to veto any legislation doing so.

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Join Bravo for the Wounded Warrior Celebration with Thomas Ravenel

November 7, 2014 1:02 AM
Join Bravo for the Wounded Warrior Celebration with Thomas Ravenel

Over the course of my campaign, ensuring, our veterans receive the care they deserve is an issue I have taken close to heart. Hearing the stories of numerous veterans across the state instilled an enormous amount of respect for those who willingly volunteer their lives towards the continuation of our liberties and way of life, while stressing the moral obligation, we have to guarantee their access to the highest-quality of services.

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It’s a Great Day in South Carolina?

November 5, 2014 3:47 AM
It’s a Great Day in South Carolina?

It’s a great day in South Carolina!

It has to be.

Gov. Nikki Haley was reelected to a 2nd term in office by a 57% to 40% margin and incumbents around the state were swept back into office.

Many of the incumbents didn’t even have opponents to worry about in the general election.

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NEWS RELEASE: AG Alan Wilson joins 16 AG’s & Gov’s in wanting intrusive “Waters of the U. S.” proposal withdrawn

October 16, 2014 2:53 PM
NEWS RELEASE:  AG Alan Wilson joins 16 AG’s & Gov’s in wanting intrusive “Waters of the U. S.” proposal withdrawn

Attorney General Alan Wilson Joins Governors, Fellow AG’s in Wanting “Waters of the U. S.” Proposal Withdrawn

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) Attorney General Alan Wilson joined with sixteen governors and attorneys general in asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to withdraw their proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule.

On April 21, 2014, the EPA and Corps jointly released a proposed rule called Definition of Waters of the U.S. Under the Clean Water Act. It would greatly expand the definition of waters that fall under federal jurisdiction. Under the proposal, roadside ditches, small creeks, farm ponds, flood control channels, drainage conveyances and storm water systems would be subject to federal regulation. That, in turn, would impose new hardships on county governments, farmers, developers and small businesses.

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