This Week in History

Clyburn Holds His Ground

Governors of the Neo-Confederacy Obstruct Federal Attempt to Alleviate Suffering by Refusing Stimulus Money

Last week, President Obama signed into law the $787 billion stimulus package designed to bring needed relief to struggling economies and families. Passage of the stimulus package was accomplished without much Republican support in either the Congress or among GOP governors, but most federal and local elected officials realize it is their duty to avail themselves of the money.

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Black History Month Exclusive

At its apex, St. Louis’ Gateway Arch stands at 630 feet, is adorned with 900 tons of stainless steel and mammoth’s the Mississippi riverfront with its indelible catenary curve. Its symbolic design represents the gateway to the west, yet the ground that it rests on possesses the spirit of a people whose fortitude had long before germinated the seeds of a bold and new frontier.

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Dillon Student’s Letter Lands Invite of a Lifetime

COLUMBIA – It’s a long way from the halls of J.V. Martin Junior High School in Dillon to the hallowed halls of Congress, but eighth-grader Ty’Sheoma Bethea made that trip Tuesday at the invitation of President Barack Obama.

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Bulldogs fail to make good on sweep of rival NCA&T Aggies

GREENSBORO, N.C. – In trying to make good on a two-game sweep of Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) arch-rival North Carolina A&T, South Carolina State fell a little short (of that accomplishment) Monday night (Feb. 23), on the homecourt of the host Aggies.

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Gamecocks open new facility in fine fashion as supporters rave about it

COLUMBIA – With all the bells and whistles and pageantry befitting the opening of a brand new baseball facility that was recently completed with a price tag of a little over $35 million dollars, South Carolina, with a packed house of 8, 153 gleeful supporters looking on opened the 2009 baseball season, and big-time Carolina Stadium in fine fashion Saturday afternoon (Feb. 21).

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon

The No Nothings at the Stimulus Plan

Last week, President Obama signed the historic recovery bill – pumping $787 billion into the economy in an effort to create 3.5 million jobs. With unemployment spreading, home foreclosures rising, poverty spreading, it will come none too soon.

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At least the ‘chimp’ cartoon got us talking

When you have to explain a joke, it’s not funny. That’s the core problem in the dust-up over a New York Post editorial cartoon, a peculiar and confusing creation that strikes many as linking President Barack Obama to a raging chimpanzee.

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