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Firm Behind Failing Wando Bridge Also Designed Tragically Collapsed Bridge in Florida

May 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Firm Behind Failing Wando Bridge Also Designed Tragically Collapsed Bridge in Florida

The failing Wando River bridge that has cut off access to I-526 was designed by FIGG Bridge Engineers–the same firm behind the bridge near the Florida International University in Miami that collapsed onto the highway below earlier this year, killing six people. The Wando River bridge has suffered from several issues, the most recent of which being a broken cable that was discovered on Monday morning.

Initial estimates for how long the bridge would remain closed were optimistic, but it now seems that the Wando River bridge could potentially be closed for several weeks. This will have a severe impact upon the commute time of many in the Mount Pleasant and Charleston area, as the bridge served as a valuable through-line. […]

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FOLLOW THE LEADER: Epley Outperforms in Latest SC-04 Forum

May 1st, 2018|Comments Off on FOLLOW THE LEADER: Epley Outperforms in Latest SC-04 Forum

Last night was the third in a series of candidate forums for South Carolina’s fourth congressional seat, and the definitive winner of the evening was James Epley, the businessman who served as the Regional Director for President Trump’s successful 2016 campaign. Epley was joined by 11 of his GOP primary opponents on stage at the forum, which was hosted by the Greenville County Republican Women’s Club. At the end of the evening a straw poll was held, and Epley found himself in the lead by a sizable margin. The results were as follows:

James Epley – 46
Josh Kimbrell – 30
Stephen Brown – 22
Lee Bright – 21
Dan Hamilton – 19
William Timmons – 13
Berry Bell – 6
Claude Schmid – 6
Shannon Pierce – 3
Justin […]

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SC Attorney General Forum to be Held on Monday by Greenville Tea Party, WORD

April 28th, 2018|Comments Off on SC Attorney General Forum to be Held on Monday by Greenville Tea Party, WORD

The Greenville Tea Party, in association with 106.3 WORD,  will be holding a candidate forum with all three GOP primary contenders for South Carolina’s Attorney General seat, including incumbent Alan Wilson, and challengers Todd Atwater and William Herlong. The forum will held on Monday, April 30th, in the Zen meeting space in Greenville. Doors open at 5:30 PM, the event begins at 6:30 PM, and WORD will go live with a broadcast of the forum at 7 PM. The event will be moderated by Tara Servatius & Lee Rogers of WORD, and the forum can be heard on the station itself or viewed online on the Greenville Tea Party’s official page.

This forum will present attendees the opportunity to meet and […]

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GHS ‘Giveaway’ Bill to Receive Vote on Wednesday

April 24th, 2018|Comments Off on GHS ‘Giveaway’ Bill to Receive Vote on Wednesday

We have written many times on the Greenville Health System and the so-called GHS giveaway, which would hand over more than $4,000,000,000 worth of taxpayer funded assets to a privately controlled non-profit at a meager price of $1 per year. Tomorrow – Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – a bill will be voted on in the South Carolina  Statehouse that, if passed, will enable the GHS giveaway by explicitly legalizing the questionable practices being used to transfer GHS into private hands. The bill in question is S 1116, and it is being sponsored by Senators William Timmons and Scott Talley. As we wrote last week, Timmons – who is running for Congress in South Carolina’s fourth district – has caused controversy […]

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Hamilton Accepts Nearly $12,000 from GHS Executives

April 17th, 2018|1 Comment

South Carolina District 4 congressional candidate and District 20 Statehouse Representative Dan Hamilton has taken $11,750 in total between nine different donors who are currently executives of the Greenville Health System. This figure is accurate as of Hamilton’s most recent Federal Election Commission filing, which includes the donations he has received through March 31st. Among these donors are GHS President Spence Taylor ($2,500), GHS SCO Michael Riordan ($2,500), and GHS COO Gregory Rusnak ($1,000).

GHS has been featured heavily in the news and the issue of its privatization has been a hotly contested one. A lawsuit has been filed to stop the process, which we have spoken of extensively before:
At the core of the lawsuit filed September 2, 2016, in Circuit […]

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SC Gov McMaster Launches Attack Website Against Templeton

April 12th, 2018|Comments Off on SC Gov McMaster Launches Attack Website Against Templeton

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has launched a new website called “What is Catherine Templeton Hiding?” that poses a variety of questions about his gubernatorial opponent, her tax returns, and her sources of income. This comes after Templeton’s recent refusal to release her tax returns, despite candidates Lt. Governor Kevin Bryant and John Warren making their returns available.

Templeton has not been shy about her desire to mimic President Trump’s brash style. In recent television commercials she has dubbed herself a “Buzzsaw for Governor” and she has touted herself as a non-politician, while simultaneously playing up her tenure as former Governor Nikki Haley’s state Department of Labor director. President Trump gained the ire of the press and his opponents during the 2016 […]

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Hamilton Received $1,000 from SC Chamber of Commerce, Despite His Claims Otherwise

April 12th, 2018|1 Comment

District 4 congressional candidate and District 20 Statehouse Representative Dan Hamilton claimed to have received no money from the Chamber of Commerce at the Congressional Candidate Forum that WORD and the Greenville Tea Party hosted on Monday evening.  Hamilton further insisted that he would not accept money offered by the Chamber. Later in the evening, when pressed by his opponent James Epley, Hamilton admitted that he might have taken money from the Chamber, but waved it off as “a few hundred dollars.” See the exchange below.

 

Upon further investigation, however, it was discovered that Hamilton received $1,000 from the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce in 2014, when he was running for Statehouse. Hamilton also received a total of $1,250 from the […]

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6 Technology-Based Moves Your Firm Should Make This Year

April 12th, 2018|Comments Off on 6 Technology-Based Moves Your Firm Should Make This Year

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It’s impossible to ignore the fact that new technology surfaces every day at the moment, and business owners need to keep their fingers on the pulse if they want their operations to succeed for many years to come. The issue is that learning about the latest tech and how it could benefit your operation can take a while. So, in the hope of making sure you leave no stone unturned this year, there are some suggestions below that you might like to consider. Each of the technology-related steps published under this introduction is guaranteed to improve your operation and help you to boost profits while reducing workloads. With that in mind, you need to implement some of these ideas as […]

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Nine Ways Your Small Business Is Losing Money

April 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Nine Ways Your Small Business Is Losing Money

Although it may seem like it sometimes, money doesn’t just vanish into thin air. When you put aside money to start up your business, you then went and spent it on something; It didn’t just evaporate in a cloud of white smoke.Of course, many of these purchases will have been essential, but others won’t have been, and the money could have been used better elsewhere. Once you start making these little mistakes, you start to make bigger ones, all of which harm your business’s finances and threaten its future. No business can survive without money, so if you want to keep yours going, you need to reduce the amount that you lose unnecessarily. Here are nine common ways your business […]

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Been Arrested? Here’s What to Do Next

April 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Been Arrested? Here’s What to Do Next

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Whether you have committed a crime or you have been unjustly accused, being arrested does not mean that you forfeit all your rights. Though you might be angry with the officers carrying out the arrest, what you do now will make all the difference to how you are treated later. So, here’s what you need to do now.
Go Quietly
It is hard to keep your mouth shut and be polite, but this is exactly what you need to do. Causing a fuss will only make the officer’s job more difficult and since they are the ones fitting the cuffs, you need to keep them onside.

You should always be told why you are being arrested and read your rights. You […]

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Google Put Blanket Ban On Cryptocurrency Mining Extensions

April 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Google Put Blanket Ban On Cryptocurrency Mining Extensions

Google has become the first browser to ban the use of cryptocurrency mining add ons in their Chrome browser amid fears of malware and cyber attacks. The company previously allowed the use of these extensions, but only as long as they were specifically used for cryptocurrency mining and they stated their purpose clearly to customers.

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Google has always had a policy of removing cryptocurrency mining add ons that don’t comply with that policy but it appears that recently, they’ve decided that the policy wasn’t doing enough. There was still a lot of malicious software getting through and Google users and other companies and organizations were suffering the effects.

The company has had its concerns about cryptocurrency mining software since the Autumn but […]

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Is Crime On The Rise? The Best And Worst States When It Comes To Crime Rates In The USA

April 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Is Crime On The Rise? The Best And Worst States When It Comes To Crime Rates In The USA

Crime has always been a thing that has been recorded in the United States. The previous decades will show and highlight that there has been a real decline in crime in recent years, and now rates are very similar to how they were in the 1960s, after a few peaks in the eighties and nineties. But why is that? Some would say that it has been a focus of the presidential administrations for the past few decades, and obviously some of the improvement with law enforcement and response times have actually helped to keep crime rates low. But, the story differs from state to state with some states having lower crime rates than others. We thought we would highlight some […]

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Ear Health Issues More Prevalent Now In Under 50’s Than Ever Before!

April 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Ear Health Issues More Prevalent Now In Under 50’s Than Ever Before!

Shocking statistics from professionals in the field show that men and women in their 30’s and 40’s are increasingly suffering from ear health problems including hearing loss, tinnitus, and infections. Luckily, if aural health issues are bothering you, there are actions you can take to alleviate, as well as prevent such problems. Just read on to find out what they are.

Pressure related pain

Many folks experience pain in their ears that is related to pressure changes. This pain can occur because the muscles around the eustachian tube contract and cause the difference in pressure to increase. This change in pressure then presses on the tube causing pain, something that is frequently felt during the takeoff and landing of airplanes.

In most […]

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Could These Trading Trends Affect Your Investments?

April 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Could These Trading Trends Affect Your Investments?

The markets can be tough; everyone knows that. However, there are external factors in play which could affect your investments. A good investor will familiarize themselves with the latest trends to ensure they make the right decisions for their investments. While often it’s a game of chance, a bit of knowledge is no bad thing when it comes to finances.

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What trends should you be looking out for? Read more about the events that could be threatening your investments, as well as what you can do to mitigate the risks.
Brexit
Now less than a year away, Brexit continues to create wobbles in the financial markets. While Brexit talks are moving forward, and some agreements made in relation to citizens, the Irish […]

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Unusual Ways to Make Extra Cash

April 7th, 2018|Comments Off on Unusual Ways to Make Extra Cash

Who doesn’t need some extra cash in their pockets from time to time? Well, there is plenty of advice available online about the various ways that you can make more money, but in this article, we are going to discuss some of the more unusual methods of revenue-generation. Perhaps one or more of these methods will jump out at you, and you will get started in making some more cash for yourself. So, let’s begin!

Walk Some Dogs

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There are many people who own dogs and don’t have the time to walk them on a regular basis. This is where you could come in. If you don’t know anyone personally, you could easily offer your services online. If you are a […]

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Improve Your Financial Status In Just A Few Simple Steps

April 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Improve Your Financial Status In Just A Few Simple Steps

Improving your financial status might not seem like a simple task at all. However, it might just take a few steps before you’re in the clear and can breathe a sigh of relief. Have a look at the steps below and see what you can do to improve your financial status. Some of them might seem like no brainers, but they could make a big difference to how you live currently:

Don’t Save Before You’ve Paid Off Your Debt

Saving money might seem like a smart thing to do, and in many cases, it is. However, you don’t want to start saving any money until you’ve paid off any debt you have. The longer you take to pay off your debt, the […]

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When Is Violence A Crime?

April 6th, 2018|Comments Off on When Is Violence A Crime?

When every day the headlines portray violent events, it’s difficult to believe that the world is becoming less peaceful than it’s ever been. For Christopher Strain, author of Pure Fire, it’s the community itself that is politically divided, creating polarizing debates and conceptions. Things may appear bad, for now, but most experts are convinced that the surge of violence will pass. For others, politicians and governments have disappointed too often and pushed citizens to violence to resolve their issues, or simply as a way of coping with the current situation. Journalists have long stopped trying to blame video games for the violence in society. Ultimately, with millions of gamers around the world, we are still waiting for the Assassin’s Creed […]

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4 Excellent Reasons For Giving Up Your Car

April 6th, 2018|Comments Off on 4 Excellent Reasons For Giving Up Your Car

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Here’s an important question for you. Do you enjoy driving? If the answer is yes, then giving up your car may not be for you. Another question. Do you need your car? If you have a valid answer, then yes, you probably shouldn’t give up your car just yet. That’s fine. However, if you don’t particularly enjoy driving, and if you don’t necessarily need to own a car (other modes of transport are available), then perhaps it’s time you ditched your car, at least for a while. Here are four good reasons to give you the incentive.

It’s good for your health

Your car is a deadly form of transport, but we aren’t just talking about the dangers of […]

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Doing These Things Will Result In A Failed Business

April 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Doing These Things Will Result In A Failed Business

No business owner wants a failed business, and yet that’s exactly what they get if they aren’t careful. Many of them don’t even realize that they’re doing things that could impact their business in a negative way. Read on for the things that will result in a failed business if you continue to do them:

Treating Your Employees Badly

Your employees are the most important people to your business, alongside your customers. Treating your employees badly is only ever bad news for you. Here are some of the negative effects it can have:

Build a bad reputation as your employees complain about their jobs/your service to people they know
A high employee turnover
Little productivity
Low quality of work
Dissatisfied customers

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When […]

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Press Release – Epley Opens Two Offices

April 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Press Release – Epley Opens Two Offices

CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE JAMES EPLEY OPENS GREENVILLE & SPARTANBURG CAMPAIGN OFFICES
District 4 Congressional candidate James Epley has opened campaign offices in Greenville and Spartanburg Counties.
Greenville, SC –  James Epley’s congressional campaign has begun operations out of their new offices located in each of the only two counties in District 4.

The Greenville office is located at 2241 Augusta St, Greenville.

The Spartanburg office is located at 2811 Reidville Rd, Suite 28, Spartanburg.

Each office will serve as a place for volunteers to meet and coordinate, and for others to learn about Epley’s platform.

“We haven’t heard of any other campaign that has opened a single office, but we want to make it very clear that we are here to serve the people of both […]

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Looking To Boost Your Business Profile? Here’s How To Do It

April 4th, 2018|Comments Off on Looking To Boost Your Business Profile? Here’s How To Do It

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In the world of business, it’s safe to say that you’re always going to want to do well. When you first start out, you can have dreams of creating this successful business that surpasses all of your wildest dreams. And it can be incredibly exciting. But at the same time, just having these visions isn’t enough. You really do have to be able to execute on them. Action is everything. When you decide to take action, and implement the things that are going to push your business and help it to progress, then you have a much better shot at winning. Because giving your business that boost isn’t something that will happen on its own. Instead, you have to really […]

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What To Do If You’re Not Feeling Well

April 4th, 2018|Comments Off on What To Do If You’re Not Feeling Well

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One of the most important things in life is knowing how to properly look after your body so that you can live a healthy life full of fun experiences rather than having to always worry about having to monitor yourself twenty-four seven. But in order to keep yourself safe and well, you will need to make sure that you do the basics to maintain a healthy routine.

But what about if you’re already dealing with an issue, whether that be battling the common flu, or coping with a long-term illness like Crohn’s disease? It’s important that you know what you need to do so that it doesn’t take away from […]

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Is Your Home As Secure As You Think It Is?

April 4th, 2018|Comments Off on Is Your Home As Secure As You Think It Is?

How safe is your home? While you might have the obvious security measures covered, there could be things you haven’t thought of that are leaving your home at risk. As well as basic security like locking your doors and windows, your home is also at risk of online threats.

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Make sure your home and personal data are kept safe with the following advice for protecting yourself against theft and cybercrime.
Securing your home
Securing your property is important to prevent burglaries and intruders coming into your home. Some things you should consider to help provide the best protection for your home include:
Locking your doors and windows
This might seem like an obvious recommendation, but you’d be surprised at how many people leave their […]