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9:00 am on Thursday March 3, 2011

Testing the resolve: No earmarks and no Charleston port deepening grant

The freshmen group of Congress has many that oppose earmarks on a matter of principle.Continued difficulty in procuring a relatively minor $400,000 to fund a port-deepening study is putting increased pressure on South Carolina lawmakers —...
10:27 am on Wednesday December 23, 2009

A bit of confusion later, and $100,000 marked for S.C. library ends up in California

Image by Flickr user kpishdadiOh, good old bureaucratic government. After the Jamestown library requested $50,000 to upgrade its facilites, $100,000 was ultimately secured in congress. But that windfall is moot (at least for now), a bureaucratic ...
4:48 am on Thursday February 26, 2009

Shem Creek will not get funds from PRC

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission has denied a $3 million investment in the Shem Creek area that would sustain the beloved creek and marshland surrounding. [gmap markers=blue::32.79174813202901,-79.88399505615234 |zoom=13 |...
11:51 am on Sunday June 15, 2008

U.S. Rep. Clyburn fingered in dubious earmarks

Image by Office of the Majority WhipImage by 20080616clyburn.jpg Clyburn has drawn fire for his millions in earmarked funding. The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News has published a story calling attention to U.S. Rep. James Clyburn's decisions to set aside $6...