State House called into one-day session

The State House was called back into session on Wednesday,  Aug. 27th to deal with 2 vetoes from the Governor. The first was S. 813. This bill gives authority to Librarians to remove disruptive people from the library and sets penalties for those who don’t comply with the order. I disagree with the Governor’s veto. Order must be maintained in our public libraries and disruptive people should not be allowed to return for a certain period. The veto was overridden and will become law.
The second veto (S.293) dealt with a special purpose district that spans two counties. The Murrells Inlet / Garden City Fire District. The legislation called for a tax increase. I agree with the Governor that the citizens should decide to raise their own taxes. The bill will not become law.

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Jeff Duncan’s Faith and Freedom Rally

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It was a great night in Anderson August 25th at congressman Jeff Duncan’s Faith and Freedom Rally! Great speakers including Sen. Marco Rubio, Gov. Nikki Haley, Sen. Lindsay Graham among others!

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2014 SC ACT scores released

The 2014 ACT scores have been released by the SC Department of Education! Congratulations to the Abbeville County School District, their teachers and students for raising the composite test scores from last year’s 19.0 to 21.0! Incredible job! Also, Anderson County School District 5 raised theirs as well from 20.5 to 20.9! This is great news for our college and career-bound students! Way to go!

https://ed.sc.gov/data/national-assessments/documents/ACT-Districts2014final.xlsx

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Veteran’s Motorcycle Rally

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imageWent to the Veterans Motorcycle rally today. Met a lot of great folks from all over the country! It was quite a scene to see all those motorcycles come streaming into town! God bless our Veterans! They are raising funds for scholarships for the children of our fallen soldiers!

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Chief Billy Haynie Honored

 

It was my distinct privilege to help celebrate the dedication of the Chief Billy Haynie Memorial Highway in Calhoun Falls. Friday night at Blue Hole Recreation Area, I presented the Concurrent Resolution and commemorative road signs to Mrs. Haynie and her family. Saturday morning, I was present at the ribbon cutting on Highway 72. Special thanks to Mayor Pro Tem Mindy Boggs Rogers, Jami Steifle, former Mayor Lee Garrett and Chief Galloway for their efforts in making this a success. Chief Haynie Dedication 2chief haynie dedication 1

 

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Ashley’s Triumphant Return

Ashley Bond was the guest of honor at a reception at the Village Grill in Abbeville. She got 2 medals (a silver and a bronze) at the Special Olympics held in New Jersey. Although she did not receive a gold medal, she has enough gold in her heart to go around! imageAnd, plenty of delicious cake!

 

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Yard Sale-ing in Iva

Iva celebrated Spring with their town-wide yard sale in Sat., June 14th. I met many nice folks there and couldn’t resist buying some things while there. I also got to get some fine food from C&J Catering – courtesy of Chris Crawford and family. imageimage

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