Journeys Beginning and Ending

August 24, 2018

We sent two off to college this week. One transferring as a junior into the orange world, the other starting out as a freshman under the garnet flag. Because I attended both universities, I have to admit it gives me great joy to know that at some time this week, one will walk through the doors of Sirrine, the other Gambrell.

End of Session Round-Up

July 17, 2018

The 122nd South Carolina General Assembly (2017-2018) is officially history. In late June, the legislature finished their work for the year…although rumor has it that they will be back in the fall to deal with the Governor’s budget vetoes. With the V.C. Summer nuclear debacle sucking most of the legislative oxygen out of the room

What July Fourth means to me

July 4, 2018

The beach. The mountains. The family cookout. The parade. The fireworks. In the Weaver house, it’s celebrating my Dad’s birthday. (We’re still not sure if he knows that the festivities aren’t all just about him.) As Americans, we love our Independence Day traditions! But on that first Independence Day in 1776, the celebration must have

Happy Carolina Day!

June 28, 2018

Honoring the 230th Carolina Day by U.S. Senator Jim DeMint Delivered on the Floor of the U.S. Senate | June 28th, 2006 June 28 is a great day in the history of my State of South Carolina and in the formation of our great Nation. You see, it is on this date that we celebrate

What’s the plan?

June 15, 2018

Tell the truth. When you voted on Tuesday, were you doing your civic duty, or just hoping that by casting your ballot, the mail would stop coming?! It has been a long and grueling election season, that’s for sure. And with a runoff election looming in key races on June 26, it’s not over yet.

Can you ace the Santee Cooper Quiz?

June 1, 2018

When the SCANA/Santee Cooper project to expand the V.C. Summer nuclear station whimpered to an end last summer, it left a $9 billion hole in the ground. But there’s a larger crater. That’s the huge gap in knowledge among Palmetto State citizens about Santee Cooper. To fill this knowledge gap, Palmetto Promise Institute developed “The

Tim Scott: Education and the American Dream

May 19, 2018

Dear South Carolina Family, For me, education is one of our most important manifestations of the American Dream. It is a fundamental force that allows Americans, regardless of background, the ability to improve their lives. It is part of what truly makes this the land of opportunity. I believe in education and the American Dream