SCDP Press Clips
January 8, 2021
INSIDE SOUTH CAROLINA
The plan calls for grants to be distributed between the Department of Social Services, the South Carolina Technical College System, the Office of First Steps and the Department of Education. Read More.
South Carolina Ports Authority: Failure Is Expensive A decade ago, the port of Charleston, S.C. was the fourth-busiest facility in the nation. Read More.
Oakbrook Prep student awarded United States of America Congressional Award Silver Medal The Congressional Award is the Congress’ non-partisan award for young Americans who achieve a level of competence and excellence in 4 areas over a two-year period. Read More.
North Augusta names Carrsville Neighborhood an African-American Heritage District The community of Carrsville has 90 years of African American history in North Augusta following the neighborhood’s life in Hamburg.Read More.
Magistrate Judges Took Bribes, Stole Money and Mishandled Cases. South Carolina Officials Now Want Reform. E 2019 series by The Post and Courier and ProPublica exposed how a flawed system of selection and oversight provided fertile ground for incompetence and corruption on the bench. Read More.
‘I did not think we could sink any lower’: LA doctor and other Angelenos react to US Capitol insurrection The insurrection at the US Capitol by pro-Trump extremists was shocking and disturbing. Read More.
Biden’s presidential inauguration will include a virtual parade and a military escort to the White House Rep. James Clyburn, co-chair of President-elect Joe Biden’s inaugural committee, told USA Today only about 2,000 people are expected to attend the event in person. Read More.
Majority Whip James Clyburn: Joe Biden will build on legacies of FDR and LBJ Thirty years ago, I was a single-digit handicap golfer. Not so much today. Time and circumstances have changed my golf game significantly. But thanks to new technology, hybrids have allowed me to play the game creditably. Read More.
Trump set on veto of defense bill over renaming bases honoring Confederates The president has told lawmakers he won’t back down from campaign threat to scuttle defense spending bill over proposed changes. Read More.
South Carolina pharma firm to provide single-dose COVID vaccine syringes The Ritedose Corp. announced Thursday that it has been selected as a subcontractor to ApiJect, which was retained by the Department of Defense and Department of Health and Human Services to find an alternative to glass vials, which are more expensive and take longer to produce. Read More.
AROUND THE WORLD
Police search for man who injected 92-year-old with fake Covid vaccine Suspected conman told woman in south-west London he worked for NHS, and charged her £160. Read More.
The baby-selling scheme: poor pregnant Marshall Islands women lured to the US Dozens of women from the Pacific island victims of brazen trafficking ring that operated for years. Read More.
UAE to reopen land, sea, air borders with Qatar on Saturday The move comes days after Saudi Arabia announced a breakthrough in ending the three-and-half-year Gulf disputes. Read More.