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South Carolina State Newsletter Newsletter for Wednesday June 09, 2010


South Carolina State Newsletter Newsletter for Wednesday June 09, 2010 ( 21 items )  

America's Farmers Grow Communities Project - to Provide $2,500 Awards in 14 SC Counties
ST. LOUIS, June 7 -- The South Carolina Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: South Carolina farmers have the opportunity to win awards to help community nonprofit organizations that are dear to their hearts. The awards are available through Monsanto Fund's America's Farmers Grow Communities Project, a new program offered in select counties in California, Kansas, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and South Dakota. Through the program, farmers can enter to w  more

Anderson Woman Charged with Counterfeiting
COLUMBIA, S.C., June 8 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina issued the following news release: United States Attorney William N. Nettles stated today that Lorree Ann Capps, age 41, of Anderson, South Carolina, was charged in three-count Indictment with making counterfeit money, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 471; with possessing counterfeit money, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 472; and with making false statements to a federal ag  more

Columbia's Gold's Gym Receives 2010 SCSDB Hearts & Hands Award
SPARTANBURG, S.C., June 8 -- The South Carolina Department of Education School for the Deaf and the Blind issued the following news release: The South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind (SCSDB) has selected Gold's Gym of Columbia to receive one of the 2010 Hearts & Hands Awards. The award recognizes those who have helped further SCSDB and its mission through extraordinary efforts with great kindness and compassion. For more than two years, Gold's Gym has worked closely with The Walker   more

Director of Risk Management Selected for National Board
ASHEVILLE, N.C., June 8 -- The city of Asheville issued the following news release: Betty Coulter, director of risk management for the city of Asheville, has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Public Risk and Insurance Managers' National Board. The National Board develops and directs education and training for risk managers, safety managers, human resource managers, and insurance brokers/managers. The organization's membership totals more than 1,800 cities, counties,   more

Florence County Library Director Receives Excellence Award
COLUMBIA, S.C., June 8 -- The South Carolina State Library issued the following news release: LYRASIS, the nation's largest regional membership organization serving libraries and information professionals, is proud to announce the winners of the LYRASIS 2010 Excellence Award and the LYRASIS 2010 NextGen Librarian Award. Recipient of the Excellence Award is Ray McBride, Director, Florence County Library System, Florence, SC. The Excellence Award honors one individual who has made a signi  more

Gettysburg College Alumni Honored for Professional Development and Service
GETTYSBURG, Pa., June 6 -- Gettysburg College issued the following news release: Gettysburg College honored alumni for achievements in fields ranging from neonatology to human resources and for dedicated service to the College. Alumni received their awards in a ceremony on campus during Reunion Weekend in June. In citations that accompanied the awards, Gettysburg College President Janet Riggs, Class of 1977, outlined the graduates' achievements and expressed the College's pride and grat  more

Governor Martin O'Malley Announces Offshore Wind Energy Partnership
ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 8 -- Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., issued the following news release: Governor Martin O'Malley announced today the State's formal partnership in the newly formed Atlantic Offshore Wind Consortium. The group, comprised of States along the Atlantic coastline and the United States Department of the Interior (DOI), will work to coordinate regionally prominent issues surrounding the development of off-shore wind along the Atlantic outer continental shelf. "Offshore wind ener  more

Greenville Fugitive in Federal Fraud Case Stemming from State Child Custody Battle Apprehended in Thailand
COLUMBIA, S.C., June 8 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina issued the following news release: United States Attorney William N. Nettles stated today that federal fugitive, Samuel Lee Horton, age 38, of Greenville, South Carolina, was located yesterday in Phuket, Thailand, and is being escorted back to the United States by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.). He is expected to arrive late evening on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 in Los Angeles, Californ  more

Greenville Men Charged with Counterfeiting
COLUMBIA, S.C., June 8 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina issued the following news release: United States Attorney William N. Nettles stated today that Vinson W. McDuffie, age 42, and Gary Jeter, Jr., age 31, both of Greenville, South Carolina, were charged in a two-count Indictment with possessing and attempting to pass counterfeit money, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 472, and with conspiracy to possess and pass counterfeit money, a violation of T  more

Laurens Man Charged with Counterfeiting
COLUMBIA, S.C., June 8 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina issued the following news release: United States Attorney William N. Nettles stated today that John T. Anderson, age 52, of Laurens, South Carolina, was charged in two-count Indictment with possessing and passing counterfeit money, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 472. Williams N. Nettles stated the maximum penalty John T. Anderson could receive for each count is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or  more

Limping Bandit Pleads Guilty to 23 Bank Robberies
COLUMBIA, S.C., June 8 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina issued the following news release: United States Attorney William N. Nettles stated today that Cecil Stephen Haire, age 52, of Douglas, Georgia, pled guilty June 7 in federal court in Charleston, to 23 counts of bank robbery. United States District Judge Sol Blatt of Charleston accepted the plea and will impose sentence at a later date after he has reviewed a presentence report. Evidence presented at the guilty   more

NCUA Issues Prohibition Orders
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 7 -- The National Credit Union Administration issued the following news release: The National Credit Union Administration Board has issued orders prohibiting the following individuals from participating in the affairs of any federally insured financial institution. Jason Rene Kisor, a former employee of Pen Air Federal Credit Union, Pensacola, Florida,was convicted of theft, embezzlement or misapplication of funds. Kisor was sentenced to 3 days imprisonment with a cre  more

Owens Board of Trustees Names Dr. Larry G. McDougle President
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio, June 8 -- Owens Community College issued the following news release: Owens Community College Board of Trustees has ended its presidential search and selected Dr. Larry G. McDougle to serve as the academic institution's new President. Dr. McDougle has been serving as the College's Interim President since January of this year. The Board of Trustees approved Dr. McDougle's appointment as the fifth President in the 45-year history of Owens Community College during th  more

Salazar Signs Agreement with 10 East Coast Governors to Establish Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Consortium
WASHINGTON, June 8 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service issued the following news release: Announces New Atlantic Offshore Renewable Energy Office Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and the governors of 10 East Coast states today signed a Memorandum of Understanding that formally establishes an Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Consortium to promote the efficient, orderly, and responsible development of wind resources on the Outer Continental Shelf. Salaz  more

South Carolina Dems: D.C. Insiders Slander John Spratt: How Long Will Mick Mulvaney Remain Complicit?
COLUMBIA, S.C., June 8 -- The South Carolina Democratic Party issued the following news release: Republicans to spread lies about Congressman John Spratt's health. Last month, the National Republican Congressional Committee shamefully attacked Congressman Spratt's health and was roundly criticized. Now, National Review Online columnist Jim Gerghaty is the one doing Spratt challenger Mulvaney's dirty work, telling reporters and activists that Congressman Spratt has "struggled with some healt  more

South Carolina Dems: SCDP Chair Statement on Democratic Primary Results
COLUMBIA, S.C., June 8 -- The South Carolina Democratic Party issued the following news release: South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Carol Fowler released the following statement tonight in response to the results of the June 8 Democratic primaries across the state. "I congratulate all of the winners of today's Democratic primaries. These men and women represent the ideas, values, and leadership desperately needed in South Carolina after so many years of Republican irresponsibility and s  more

Students Involved in City's Youth Leadership Academy Earn $133,000 in Academic Scholarships
ASHEVILLE, N.C., June 7 -- The city of Asheville issued the following news release: The 23 students in the City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy (CAYLA) have earned more than $133,000 in college scholarships to help finance their higher education. In addition to the $2,000 scholarship awarded by the city to each CAYLA participant, the ten CAYLA seniors have been recognized by many other foundations and organizations, including the Dell Corporation, the Paddison Family Foundation, Buil  more

The South Carolina Supreme Court Issues Unpublished Opinions Regarding BOOST v. City of Myrtle Beach
COLUMBIA, S.C., June 8 -- The South Carolina Judicial Department's Supreme Court issued the text of the following unpublished opinions: BOOST a/k/a Business Owners Organized to Save Tourism and Bart Viers, Petitioners, v. City of Myrtle Beach, Respondent. ORIGINAL JURISDICTION Memorandum Opinion No. 2010-MO-015 Heard February 3, 2010 - Filed June 8, 2010 JUDGMENT FOR PETITIONER VIERS J. Todd Kincannon, of Kincannon & Associates, of Columbia and Thaddaeus Viers, of Coastal  more

Two from Upstate Charged with Identity Theft
WASHINGTON, June 8 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina issued the following news release: United States Attorney William N. Nettles stated today that Jerry Edward Milliken, age 25, of Greenville, South Carolina, and Melinda Sue Cuddy, age 35, of Easley, South Carolina, were charged in four-count Indictment. Count One charges Milliken and Cuddy with conspiracy to possess stolen mail, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371, and which has a maximum penalty o  more

Virginia Joins Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Consortium
RICHMOND, Va., June 8 -- Gov. Bob McDonnell, R-Va., issued the following news release: Governor Bob McDonnell signed onto a Memorandum of Understanding with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, and nine east coast governors, to establish the Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Consortium. Through this consortium, Governor McDonnell will encourage the environmentally-responsible development of wind energy, and other sources of renewable energy, off Virginia's coast. In addition, it was announ  more

Watermelon Field Day at Edisto REC
BLACKVILLE, S.C., June 7 -- The South Carolina Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: A Watermelon Field Day will be held at the Edisto Research and Education Center (EREC) in Blackville, SC on July 8. The field day will begin with registration at 8:45 a.m. in the EREC office complex and the indoor session will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the EREC auditorium. Program Topics will include: * SCWB and Association activities, Brad Boozer * Soil Water Holding Demo, Gilbert  more




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