Charleston – A local publisher got a heaping helping of holiday cheer courtesy of South Dakota-based bank Citibank, a division of New York-based Citigroup (NYSE: C) on Sunday. The credit card giant shared the holiday spirit this year by decreasing his available credit by almost $5,000 to about $25 and letting him know via the cashier at a local Barnes & Noble when his card was declined.
Dillon – Fresh off of his official entry into the South Carolina gubernatorial election, Lt. Governor André Bauer began his issue roll-out this week with what he is calling his “big idea” to bring our state into the 21st century.
North Charleston – Officials in Washington admitted today that of all the cities vying for the new Boeing plant, North Charleston sucked up the most.
FITSNews has a well-earned reputation for playing favorites among palmetto state politicians. The slant is unapologetically conservative, but frequently launches scathing attacks on Republican candidates and office-holders, leading to speculation that his opinions are for sale.
Santee – House Majority Whip Henry Clyburn announced that an agreement has been reached to end the long controversial holding of terror suspects on Guantanamo Bay. The plan will involve housing the 200+ detainees on a state of the art “floating Alcatraz” Clyburn said.
Oconee – The wildly successful cash for clunkers program is being opposed by the state’s legislative leaders. The program, paying up to $4500 for qualifying cars to reduce the price on new automobiles ran out of funding last week.
Goose Creek – Google’s multi-million dollar data center, opened less than a year ago here in Berkeley County is apparently full and no longer accepting out-of-state information.
Columbia – South Carolinians have become dependent on the annual tax-free back to school shopping weekend in August. Too dependent say some. Others in key leadership positions say that they don’t want SC to become a haven for an “Obama-like” mentality that everything is free.
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