Articles by: Statehouse Report

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Family time

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Family time

This week’s mystery photo, snapped by correspondent Lindsay Street, was taken this week in South Carolina.  That’s the only clue you’ll get.  Where is it and what’s it all about?  Send your best guess to:  feedback@statehousereport.com and make sure to include your name and hometown.  If possible, write “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.

SPOTLIGHT: S.C. Association of Counties

SPOTLIGHT: S.C. Association of Counties

This week’s featured underwriter is the South Carolina Association of Counties.

The SCAC was chartered on June 22, 1967, and is the only organization dedicated to statewide representation of county government in South Carolina.

by · 10/20/2017 · Underwriters
MYSTERY PHOTO:  Dripping with history

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Dripping with history

Boy, this old building seems to be dripping with history. But where could it be?  Send your best guess to:  feedback@statehousereport.com and make sure to include your name and hometown.  If possible, write “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.

Last week’s photo got some great guesses, including bat house. But several people correctly guessed it was a “winnowing house”or “winnowing barn” for rice at Mansfield Plantation in Georgetown County.

SPOTLIGHT: AT&T

SPOTLIGHT: AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed Internet and voice services. We’re the world’s largest provider of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. We offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider*. And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.

by · 10/13/2017 · Underwriters
FEEDBACK:  Three very different views on guns, violence

FEEDBACK:  Three very different views on guns, violence

P.C. Coker, Charleston: “I hate to propose a barbaric response to this [gun] issue, but nothing will galvanize the public to demand more stringent controls on assault weapons and comprehensive background checks than for the media to start showing the dead in living color.”

Two other views from Ben Moise of Charleston and George Wilson of Stone Mountain, Ga.

by · 10/12/2017 · Commentary, Feedback
Rees

HISTORY:  Ennis Rees, poet laureate

S.C. Encyclopedia  |  Poet, literary critic, translator, children’s author. Ennis Samuel Rees, Jr. was born on March 17, 1925, in Newport, Virginia, to Ennis Samuel and Dorothy Drumwright Rees. He received his A.B. from the College of William and Mary in 1946, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa and where he received the Botetourt Medal for distinguished scholarship. The same year he married Marion Ensor Lott.

NEWS: Noble joins gov’s race; 3 Dems, 4 GOPers now running

NEWS: Noble joins gov’s race; 3 Dems, 4 GOPers now running

Noble to attack culture of corruption at Statehouse

Staff reports (updated, 10 a.m.)  |   Charleston businessman Phil Noble is the latest Democrat to join the race to be elected governor in 2018.  He announced his candidacy this morning in Charleston. 

Last week, state Rep. James Smith, D-Richland, joined the race.  Previously, self-described “dark horse” Democratic candidate Philip Cheney of Anderson has announced he was running.

Republicans running for the seat held by the GOP since 2003 include incumbent Henry McMaster, Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant of Anderson, former Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill of Kingstree and former state agency head Catherine Templeton of Mount Pleasant.

by · 10/11/2017 · 2018, News
FEEDBACK:  On protecting the SNAP program; Remembering the past

FEEDBACK:  On protecting the SNAP program; Remembering the past

Pat Walker, North Charleston: “Although food insecurity affects more than 17 percent of people in South Carolina, it is often hard to see.  When a child can’t focus at school because they didn’t have dinner the night before or breakfast that morning, it isn’t always clear that hunger is driving their distraction – but it is oftentimes the culprit.”

Also: Bryan Harrison of Charleston on remembering the past.

by · 10/06/2017 · Commentary, Feedback