AUTOMATED POLITICAL CALLS

Although tax-exempt charities, public opinion polls and POLITICAL CALLS aren’t covered by the do-not-call laws, automated recorded political calls are specifically spelled out as being prohibited by South Carolina Law 16-17-446. 16-17-446. Regulation of automatically dialed announcing device (ADAD. (A) “Adad” means an automatically dialed announcing device which delivers a recorded message without assistance by …

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Spider Lily – Lycoris Radiata: Fall Flowering Bulbs

In late September or early October, a tall stem bearing a frilly red flower suddenly pops out of the ground. It’s fall and Spider Lilies- Lycoris Radiata- are in bloom in the South. Spider Lilies were brought to the United States in the 1850’s from Japan. They are hardy, easy to grow perennial bulbs that …

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COMPANIES CANCEL PLANS TO BUILD IN SC AFTER HOUSE SHOOTS DOWN AMAZON DEAL

UPDATE 5-28-11: The House, followed by the Senate, has changed their vote against giving Amazon a 5 year break from collecting taxes on goods sold to SC residents. As a result, Amazon will be locating in South Carolina. In addition, Altgen Corp, which pulled out of negotiations when Amazon announced they were scrapping the SC …

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Trespassers and Property Owners

With the approach of spring and summer, more people are out and about, therefore land and property owners are more likely to experience problems with trespassers. Exactly what is a trespasser? A trespasser is someone who enters the property of another without permission. An amazing amount of people think it’s perfectly okay to trespass at …

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Pine Pollen Is Here Again !

It’s everywhere!  Pollen season has arrived and the air is full of it, especially of pine pollen. You wash your vehicle only to find it back in minutes.  Although the weather is beautiful, forget opening windows – pine pollen makes an unwelcome visitor.

BUY A SHORTER EMERGENCY ROOM WAIT

Now you can buy a place in line at some hospital emergency rooms! A new online service allows you to make an appointment with participating hospital emergency rooms. If you aren’t seen within 15 minutes of the scheduled time, you don’t pay for the online registration, and at some hospitals you may not have to …

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I Smell A Banana Shrub…..

Imagine walking out of your door on a warm late spring day to be greeted by the scent of ripe bananas – not on a tropical island, but right in the US mainland. This treat can be yours if you have a banana shrub growing in your yard.