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BRIEFS: General Assembly to return; Unemployment drops

BRIEFS: General Assembly to return; Unemployment drops

Staff reports | The S.C. House and Senate are scheduled to return to Columbia Tuesday to finalize a budget compromise. But they’ve got a problem: House and Senate negotiators are at an impasse over the $8 billion spending plan.

MYSTERY PHOTO:   Another country store

MYSTERY PHOTO: Another country store

Since we had lots of people take a guess about the location of the interior of an old store, let’s go outside this week for the Mystery Photo. Where’s this South Carolina store? Send your best guess to: and make sure to include your name and hometown. If possible, write “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.


HISTORY: Pierce Butler, signer of the U.S. Constitution

S.C. Encyclopedia | Pierce Butler was born on July 11, 1744, in county Carlow, Ireland, the son of Henrietta Percy and Sir Richard Butler, fifth baronet of Cloughgrenan. His parents purchased a commission for Butler in the British army, and he rose through the ranks quickly. In 1766 he attained the rank of major, and in 1768 Butler’s regiment (the Twenty-ninth Foot) was transferred to South Carolina. Butler gained entry into Charleston society through his marriage to Mary Middleton on January 10, 1771. When his regiment returned to England in 1773, Butler sold his commission and remained in Charleston.

Nexsen Pruet

SPOTLIGHT: Nexsen Pruet

Nexsen Pruet represents businesses in virtually every industry. More than 200 attorneys practice in eight offices across the Carolinas. The National Law Journal ranks the firm as one of largest in the United States. Committed to integrity and skill, the firm’s lawyers often are selected among the elite in their fields. But they’re also an integral part of the fabric of the Palmetto State through community leadership that is just as effective and professional as the legal services they provide to clients across the state and country.

by · 05/18/2017 · Underwriters

HISTORY: Maria Martin, artist and naturalist

S.C. Encyclopedia | Maria Martin was born in Charleston on July 6, 1796, the youngest daughter of John Jacob Martin and Rebecca Solars. While no records of her formal schooling have been discovered, it is known that she was well read in literature, French, and German and possessed an interest in music, art, and natural science. By 1827 she and her mother had moved into the home of her brother-in-law, the Lutheran minister and naturalist John Bachman, and her ailing sister Harriet. Martin helped to raise and educate her sister’s fourteen children and manage the household.

SPOTLIGHT:  S.C. Farm Bureau

SPOTLIGHT: S.C. Farm Bureau

Statehouse Report is provided for free to thousands of subscribers thanks to the generosity of our underwriters. Today we shine a spotlight on our newest underwriter, S.C. Farm Bureau. It is a grassroots, non-profit organization that celebrates and supports family farmers, locally-grown food and rural lands through legislative advocacy, education and community outreach.

S.C. Farm Bureau’s alliance of nearly 100,000 members includes everyone from foodies and fishermen to lawyers, restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, community leaders, and of course, farmers. By connecting farmers to the larger community, the organization cultivates understanding about agriculture’s importance to our local economies.

by · 05/12/2017 · Underwriters
MYSTERY PHOTO:  Where is this joint?

MYSTERY PHOTO: Where is this joint?

There are so many clues in this Mystery Photo that we almost don’t want to give you a hint. But here it is: The photo wasn’t taken in South Carolina. Where is it? Send your best guess to: and make sure to include your name and hometown. If possible, write “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.

FEEDBACK:  Thanks for the EITC report

FEEDBACK: Thanks for the EITC report

Hayes Mizell, Columbia, S.C.: Thank you so much for your hopeful article on the possibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit in South Carolina. I have not seen this information in any other news source. Good for you.

by · 05/05/2017 · Commentary, Feedback