Oct. 16-22, 2014 Edition

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Sheheen Calls for Four Additional Debates

Democratic gubernatorial candidate confirms participation in both Post & Courier debates, works with Myrtle Beach Area Chamber to push for Grand Strand, Midlands, Aiken & Rock Hill as well.

Recently Senator Vincent Sheheen called for open gubernatorial debates in the Grand Strand/Pee Dee, Midlands, Rock Hill, and Aiken areas after working with the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce to resolve their debate scheduling conflicts with the Charleston Post & Courier.

"Honest leadership means looking people in the eye and telling them what you'd do as governor I can't think of a more appropriate way to accomplish that than by debating in every region in the state," said Sen. Vincent Sheheen. "The people of South Carolina deserve the opportunity to hear directly from their candidates for governor, there are plenty of days left until the election do the right thing. I urge my opponents to immediately agree to at least three more debates to cover all regions of the state."

Volunteers to Participate in Annual River Sweep

On Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 9a.m. to 12p.m., volunteers with Keep the Midlands Beautiful will clean the banks of the Lower Saluda River at Riverbanks Zoo. 

Every third Saturday in September Keep the Midlands Beautiful, along with thousands of South Carolinians, volunteer to clear trash from our beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps. This year we will again clean the banks of the Lower Saluda River. Jacqueline Buck, Executive Director of Keep the Midlands Beautiful, looks forward to a great turn out of volunteers.

Richland One Announces Honors and Awards

Dreher Graduate Receives Full ROTC Scholarship

Mikayla Cox

Mikayla Cox, a 2014 graduate of Dreher High School, was awarded a full Marine Corps ROTC scholarship worth $180,000.

She is attending Spelman College this fall.

In order to earn the scholarship, Mikayla had to complete a Marine Corps physical fitness test, which included a three-mile run, sit-ups and a flex arm hang.

While attending Dreher, Mikayla was the recipient of the Earl T. Ware Award, which is presented to an outstanding JROTC cadet.