Wilson asks Equifax to waive fees in light of security breach

Posted by | September 18, 2017 4:52 pm

South Carolina Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson joined a bipartisan group of attorneys general from 33 other states and the District of Columbia in urging credit reporting firm Equifax to stop pushing its own fee-based credit monitoring service after the massive data breach affecting 143 million people. In a letter to the company, they’re asking Equifax to disable links for enrollment in its fee-based monitoring. They’re also asking Equifax to reimburse consumers who incur fees to freeze their credit. The states launched an investigation as soon as Equifax publicly disclosed the breach Sept. 7. “We believe continuing to offer consumers a… Read the rest

State representative exploring Gubernatorial run

Posted by | September 18, 2017 4:47 pm

South Carolina Rep. James Smith announced Monday the establishment of a website to gather support and input from South Carolinians as he considers a gubernatorial run. The attorney, father of four and former soldier will announce his full intentions in October, according to a release. “The website provides an opportunity to learn more about my service to our state and nation and to allow feedback on the direction of our state,” Smith said in a statement. “I am humbled by the support I have received from South Carolinians across our beautiful state to consider higher office. As I travel the… Read the rest

Wreck at 114NB on I-95

Posted by | September 18, 2017 1:42 pm

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no further information at the 114 northbound mile-marker on Interstate 95.

Elizabeth “Jackie” Beasley

Posted by | September 18, 2017 12:59 pm

WEST COLUMBIA – Elizabeth Hodge “Jackie” Beasley, 73, of West Columbia, wife of Charles Ray Beasley, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Born April 6, 1944 in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Elizabeth Lois Huffman. She retired after 25 years of service with BellSouth. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Debra Gallup (Brian); two grandchildren, Raegan and Caroline Gallup; a sister, Karen Freeman and her family, Colby, Amber (Jason) and Braxton; two brothers, Johnny Huffman and his family, Brian, Joey (Nicole) Kennedy and Madison, and Charlie Huffman and his family, Nicole, Cory (Tia)… Read the rest

Letter: Herring, Clearview almost impassable

Posted by | September 18, 2017 12:44 pm

I don’t live in the Herring-Clearview neighborhood, but I have to travel these roads to help relatives experiencing health issues. These roads are almost impassable as the ruts and holes can cause steering damage and possible accident. Of particular concern are school buses, which I am sure jostle children about daily. A petition supported by the residents to pave these roads was ignored by the county, who refused to hear it. If the road is not going to be paved, it should at least be maintained. It has been over two months since the road condition was addressed and with… Read the rest

Found Dog

Posted by | September 18, 2017 11:56 am

This dog was found by Ricky Barnes and is now in the custody of A Second Chance Animal Shelter. Call (803) 473-7075 for more information.

Loftis: More than $503M of unclaimed property in his office

Posted by | September 18, 2017 11:32 am

South Carolina state Treasurer Curtis Loftis said the state has more than $503 million of unclaimed money sitting in an “unclaimed property” account at his office. He said the funds come from old bank accounts, stocks, security deposits and inheritances. “The largest amount of money I’ve arranged to give back so far is $750,000,” Loftis said in a release. “That was a person from Chesnee; the father had been collecting Duke stock. He worked for Duke and just got paid partly in stock, and over time it amounted to $750,000. He had no idea. The father had been dead for… Read the rest

Residents received degrees from Clemson

Posted by | September 18, 2017 6:48 am

Two Manning residents received degrees from Clemson University during the college’s August 2017 commencement ceremonies. James M. Fleming Jr. received a bachelor of science degree in agricultural mechanization and business, while Robert Thomas Ouzts received a bachelor of science in pre-professional studies.

Today in History: Monday, Sept. 18

Posted by | September 18, 2017 12:00 am

AD 96 – Nerva is proclaimed Roman emperor after Domitian is assassinated. 324 – Constantine the Great decisively defeats Licinius in the Battle of Chrysopolis, establishing Constantine’s sole control over the Roman Empire. 1066 – Norwegian king Harald Hardrada lands on the beaches of Scarborough and begins his invasion of England. 1180 – Philip Augustus becomes king of France. 1454 – In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army is defeated by the Teutonic army during the Thirteen Years’ War. 1502 – Christopher Columbus lands at Honduras on his fourth, and final, voyage. 1618 – The twelfth Baktun in the… Read the rest

New hurricane could affect South Carolina

Posted by | September 17, 2017 9:46 pm

The National Hurricane Center is warning of a new storm that has the potential of making landfall in South Carolina. The organization announced Sunday that Hurricane Maria, which is currently moving through the Atlantic, is on track to hit the Leeward Islands on Monday night, and could make landfall on many of the tiny Caribbean islands that were destroyed by Hurricane Irma. “It does have the potential to affect us,” National Weather Service Columbia office meteorologist Chris Rohrbach said Sunday to The State newspaper. “Right now, it’s so far out it’s hard to say, but it’s something to keep watching.”… Read the rest

Senator looking for service academy applicants

Posted by | September 17, 2017 6:20 pm

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is currently accepting applications for service academy nominations through 5 p.m. Oct. 13. High school student interested in attending one of four service academies may submit applications and other necessary documents. Those service academies include the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Students interested in being considered for a nomination by Scott must submit an application, SAT/ACT scores, two essays, high school transcripts and three letters of recommendation. For more information about the Service Academy nomination process, visit the Senator’s FAQ page or call… Read the rest

Lies my parents told me

Posted by | September 17, 2017 1:14 pm

Children as a rule are gullible, but I was probably one of the most gullible that ever came along, at least in South Carolina.I believed basically anything I was told, and my father being what he considers to be a jokester, he would tell me things, I would just happily believe them. Some of these notions I gained from his “information” I believed until I was a teenager. But he wasn’t the only one. Something my mother told me I believed until I was in my 20s. The first thing I remember believing that my father told me involved singing.… Read the rest

Today in History: Sunday, Sept. 17

Posted by | September 17, 2017 12:00 am

456 – Remistus, Roman general (magister militum), is besieged by a Gothic force at Ravenna and later executed in the Palace in Classis, outside the city. 1111 – Highest Galician nobility led by Pedro Fróilaz de Traba and the bishop Diego Gelmírez crown Alfonso VII as “King of Galicia”. 1176 – The Battle of Myriokephalon is fought between the Byzantine Empire and the Seljuk Turks. 1382 – Louis the Great’s daughter, Mary, is crowned “king” of Hungary. 1462 – The Battle of Świecino (also known as the Battle of Żarnowiec) is fought during Thirteen Years’ War. 1577 – The Treaty… Read the rest

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