U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) announced his campaign for president on Monday in Central, S.C., where he grew up. Graham's life began modestly. He was raised in a one-room apartment behind his family’s liquor store. He served in the U.S. military for 33 years before being elected to the U.S. Senate.
Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy and the Lugar Center recently introduced a bipartisan ranking showing how often every member of Congress has worked outside of party lines, including South Carolina lawmakers. The purpose of the index is to bridge a gap in the information about the members of Congress and their performance.
AT&T has one of the communications industry's biggest, most cutting-edge business and continuity disaster-response programs, which aims to ensure its customers stay connected during hurricane season, which began on Monday. The company invested more than $600 million in its Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) program and has over 300 trailers filled with technology and equipment that can be dispatched at a moment's notice, making the program one of the nation's largest.
SCRA Technology Ventures said on Monday that SC Launch Program client Job Market Maker and Resource Partner Network member Silicon Harbor Communications have formed a partnership. “We are pleased to bring these two companies together to help accelerate South Carolina’s high-tech economy,” SCRA CEO Bill Mahoney said. “The very reason we promote these partnerships is to further the overall economic impact in the state.”
The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is calling on the General Assembly to spend at least half of an expected surplus on the state’s infrastructure after a $400 million increase in revenue swelled the state’s coffers. The chamber said this additional revenue presents a chance to address some needs.
Alice Paylor, a partner at Charleston-based law firm Rosen Hagood, recently was honored with the Platinum Compleat Lawyer Award from the University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Council. This recognition is bestowed each year by the law school's Alumni Council to alumni who have exhibited professional competence, exemplary ethics and integrity in their field.
Four attorneys were recently elected to become partners in McNair Law Firm's Charleston, Columbia, Greenville and Hilton Head Island offices. M. Ryan Gentry (Columbia) practices mostly in public finance law, with a concentration on compliance with federal and state securities registration and disclosure requirements.