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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Riley Institute names Wilkins award winners

Furman University’s Riley Institute has announced the winners of its David H. Wilkins Awards for Excellence. Rep. Weston Newton, R-Beaufort and Jasper counties, will receive...

Lima One Capital CEO announces SC gubernatorial bid

John S. Warren, the founder and CEO of Lima One Capital, a specialty mortgage finance company based in Greenville and currently active in 40 states, has announced that he has "filed to explore a run for the Republican nomination for governor" of South Carolina. 

White, Horne preparing for runoff in Spartanburg mayor’s race

Incumbent Mayor Junie White and challenger Todd Horne fought each other to a stalemate in Tuesday night's election and will go head-to-head in a runoff on Nov 21. Spartanburg County voters approved 1-cent sales tax increase to pay for government facilities.

Spartanburg County political leaders voice unified support for penny referendum

A penny taxed is a penny that could be used to fund a new courthouse and city/county government facility.

Opinion: Nuclear plant crisis calls for utility reform

Who will be responsible for paying the $9 billion in construction bonds for the defunct project owned by SCE&G and Santee Cooper?

Greenlink to deploy Proterra buses

Bus maker with Greenville factory to receive at least half of $55 million awarded by the Federal Transit Administration

Greenville Chamber disappointed in Trump’s DACA decision

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce has released a statement expressing disappointment regarding President Donald J. Trump's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Texas judge strikes down Obama overtime rule

U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant in November had issued a preliminary injunction blocking the mandate from the U.S. Labor Department.

Business lobby pressures Graham, Scott on Ex-Im

"We just haven’t gotten assurances if they had to cast the votes how they would vote."--Ted Pitts, president of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

Ex-con Jerry Blassingame leads the charge to get an expungement bill...

Jerry Blassingame says he wants to change the law not just for himself, but for the former prisoners he helps through his Greenville-based ministry, Soteria Community Development Corp.

The pro-business argument to erase the arrest records of some felons 

For people with criminal records, finding a job can be hard.

Sens. Turner, Gambrell declared ‘Business Champions’

Turner, a Greenville Republican, was the only state senator from the Upstate to score 100 percent on the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Legislative Scorecard.

President Trump reportedly takes another swipe at Germany

President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to stoke concerns about the nation’s trade relationship with Germany, reportedly calling Germans "very bad."

Unemployment rate drops 0.1% in April

The number of people working in South Carolina has reached a record high, according to the state Department of Education and Workforce, who released their employment figures for April.

Construction to start next year on new federal courthouse

The 193,000-square-foot courthouse — to be named for former South Carolina Gov. Carroll A. Campbell Jr. — is planned on what is now a parking lot directly across East North Street from the Greenville County courthouse.

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