Lawmakers have now created two separate committees to explore the sale of state-owned utility Santee Cooper. One of those committees (formed by the Senate) met last Tuesday and requested to spend roughly $193,000 to gather more information before taking official action. In light of this reluctance to move toward a sale, it’s important to remember that lawmakers are not just discussing the future of a state-owned public utility, but that Santee Cooper also functions as an economic development machine for the state.

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Bob Jones Academy’s Middle School robotics teams, Light Brigade and Alpha and Omega, placed 1st and 14th respectively out of 49 teams at the end of the qualifying rounds at the Palmetto State VEX  Robotics Competition held Saturday, Mar. 2, at Dutch Fork Elementary School in Irmo, South Carolina. Both teams entered the elimination rounds with the Light Brigade continuing on to win the state championship.

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Oppose 5395-CSE at March 12th Hearing

Posted by Washington State Parents Involved in Education

Urgent call to action! Please attend and oppose SB 5395 – Comprehensive Sex Education at the House Education Comm Hearing on Tuesday, March 12th at 8:00am.

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State remains top exporter of tires and completed passenger motor vehicles

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- For the ninth consecutive year, the state of South Carolina set a record for total export sales in 2018. Today, Gov. Henry McMaster, the S.C. Department of Commerce and the S.C. Ports Authority announced that the state's 2018 export sales totaled $34.6 billion, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The figure represents a 7.5 percent increase over the 2017 total.

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Pickens, South Carolina -- United States Parents Involved in Education ACTION (USPIE Action) announced its endorsement today of South Carolina conservative leader Philip Healy for the Pickens County School Board District #7 seat.

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WASHINGTON -- The Washington, D.C. based, Christian Defense Coalition, calls for Speaker Pelosi to include Christianity in a potential House Resolution condemning all forms of hatred including anti-Semitism, racism and Islamophobia.

According to the Pew Research Center, Christianity is the most dangerous and persecuted religion in the world with nearly a quarter of a billion Christians facing bigotry, harassment and violence.

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Fourteen Bob Jones University graphic design students were presented awards by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Greenville chapter at the annual AAF Gala Saturday, Feb. 23.

The American Advertising Awards Competition is a three-tiered national competition conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation. The competition is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition for both professional and student creative excellence.

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