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3:28 pm on Wednesday March 26, 2014

Banning Online Gambling: Sen. Lindsey Graham leads the way

According to TheVerge, Congress is considering banning online gambling across the board and leading the charge is South Carolina's Sen. Lindsey Graham. Along with Graham, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced the legislation today. via TheVerge "...
10:19 pm on Sunday June 3, 2012

Notes on Quotes-Edgar Allan Poe on Sweating It Out!

By Gordon Mercer and Marcia Gaines Mercer         “The best things in life make you sweaty.”  Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849    Author and poet, Edgar Allan Poe, was stationed in the U. S. Army at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island under the name of...
3:39 am on Saturday March 17, 2012

More local military activity next week for anti-terrorism training

Image by Flickr user WisGuard PicsThe Charleston area will see signs of a heightened military presence next week as Joint Base Charleston will be joining in the operation Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield 2012 from March 19 to 24. The exercise aims to...
10:45 am on Monday May 9, 2011

The Post and Courier reflects on the ten years since 9/11

Image by Flickr user KzAkabueze - ONEin12 The 9/11 tribute lights in 2010.Osama bin Laden's death on May 1st, 2011, has given us all a reason to reflect upon the past ten years and the battle we're still fighting against terror. On September 11th,...
4:50 am on Friday January 7, 2011

Local emergency response crews participating in chemical weapon drill

Image by Flickr user Stephen BaackFrom 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, police, firefighters, emergency medical specialists and South Carolina National Guard members will be participating in a training scenario on how to handle a chemical weapon of mass...
4:37 pm on Friday September 10, 2010

Charleston September 11, 2001 remembrance events (updated)

Image by Flickr user MalNino Update at the bottom. As we approach the 9th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks multiple events are being held in the area to remember those lost. I've seen a couple roundups, but The Post and Courier's seems complete; read...
1:56 am on Tuesday December 29, 2009

No one's heading up the TSA, and DeMint's on the hook

An effort by our Senator Jim DeMint to block the nominee to head the TSA appears to be backfiring after an attempt was made to blow up an international flight bound for Detroit. DeMint has been slowing things down for fear that the new leader may...
2:59 am on Sunday December 27, 2009

Plan for extra security screening at Charleston airport

Image by Flickr user steubenIf you're planning on flying out of Charleston International Airport, you may see added delays and new procedures when going through security checkpoints after the foiled terrorist attempt on Christmas Day to destroy an...
5:28 am on Monday February 9, 2009

Goose Creek mayor more receptive to housing Guantanamo detainees

Image by Flickr user Paul Keller Image by 20090209-guantanamo.jpg If you want to chat about PR damage, it's got to be hard to market the Guantanamo province in Cuba. When asked about the possibility of moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the naval...
10:43 am on Monday January 26, 2009

Charleston may yet be next home to Gitmo's detainees

Charleston City Paper's Greg Hambrick has done my job for me and has a good roundup of the latest sentiments regarding the potential use of Charleston's navy brig as a new home for the detainees currently at Guantanamo. The takeaway? Any would-be...

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