Terrorism Bill S. 997

DSS public hearing Powdersville 03.29.2016

Contact: Dave Wilson, 803-665-3361

Senator Kevin Bryant, Chairman of the SC Senate General Committee, announces an upcoming Department of Social Services Oversight Sub-Committee Hearing on Tuesday, March 29th, at 6:00 P.M. at the Tri-County Technical College Powdersville/Easley campus.

“Our state’s social services agency is fraught with issues, not the least of which is social workers in Anderson County with more than 100 cases in their case load,” said Senator Bryant announcing the hearing. “These workers are dealing with some of the most fragile family situations in our state, and we need to ensure they are capable of meeting the needs of those families.”

The Senate General Committee DSS Oversight Sub-Committee members are:

  • Sen. Tom Young, Chair (R-Aiken)
  • Sen. Joel Lourie (D-Richland)
  • Sen. Greg Gregory (R-Lancaster)
  • Sen. Thomas McElveen (D-Sumter)
  • Sen. Katrina Shealy (R-Lexington)
  • Sen. Margie Bright-Matthews (D-Colleton)

SC Department of Social Services Director Susan Alford and South Carolina Department of Social Services Region 1 Director, Keith Frazier will also be in attendance.


Palmetto Panel Conference 03.19.2016

This unique citizen-led conference is designed to offer information you will not get any where else. By providing subject matter experts, networking and training opportunities, this conference empowers citizens to take constructive action on issues critical to the Palmetto State. Our venue, Clemson University’s premier conference center, located on the shores of beautiful Lake Hartwell, provides the perfect setting to bring this all together. Please consider staying for a second day to attend citizen training through The Center for Self Governance. www.CenterForSelfGovernance.compolicy

Anderson Co. Improvements: Brown/King & Concord/Harris Br. Rd. 

potholeWith all our potholes, these projects don’t seem to be a priority to me, but here’s an open forum for you, the taxpayer.


Thursday, March 24, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the North Pointe Elementary School Auditorium located at 3325 SC 81, Anderson, South Carolina, 29621. The meeting will be a drop-in format with displays for viewing. A formal presentation will not be given at this time.

In the future, if an official Public Hearing is held, a formal presentation will be given during the meeting, and citizens will have the opportunity to make formal, verbal comments immediately following.

Purpose: To provide information and solicit feedback from area residents concerning the proposed intersection improvements at the following two locations: Concord Road at Harris Bridge Road and Kings Road at Brown Road.

The intersection at Concord Road and Harris Bridge Road is proposed to be reconstructed as a roundabout that will also realign Cathey Road as part of the intersection. The intersection at Kings Road and Brown Road is also proposed to be reconstructed as a roundabout. The purpose of these projects is to improve the operation, efficiency, and safety of the intersections, thereby improving the level of service as well.

SCDOT will also gather information from the public or any interested organization on historic or cultural resources in the community. Engineering, Right of Way, and Environmental personnel from the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will be available to answer questions. Plans will be displayed showing the proposed projects.

Contact: Additional information concerning the project may be obtained by contacting Mr. Chris Jordan, SCDOT Program Manager at (803)737-4964 in Columbia, SC. Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Ms. Betty Gray at (803)737-1395.

South Carolina Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration

s. 351 registration by party

registration.partyS. 315 is a bill that requires voters to register allegiance to a political party in order to vote in that party’s political nomination. On February 18, 2015, I made a motion to recall S. 315 from the South Carolina Senate Judiciary Committee and place it on the Senate’s calendar for debate. The motion was tabled by a 33-8 vote. Below is the roll call vote on the tabling motion:

AYES – 33 Alexander, Allen, Bennett, Campsen, Cleary, Coleman, Courson, Fair, Gregory, Grooms, Hayes, Hembree, Hutto, Jackson, Johnson, Kimpson, Lourie, Malloy, Martin(Larry), Massey, McElveen, Nicholson, O’Dell, Pinckney, Rankin, Reese, Sabb, Scott, Setzler, Shealy, Sheheen, Williams

NAYS – 8 Bright, Bryant, Corbin, Davis, Martin (Shane), Thurmond, Turner, Young

EXCUSED ABSENCE – 3 Campbell, Peeler, Verdin


Justice Thomas: Gospel at Justice Scalia’s Funeral

clarence.thomasAt the funeral of Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Clarence Thomas read a key scripture declaring the Gospel of Jesus Christ. A judge on our nation’s highest court acknowledge our Savior.

Romans 5

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

Jeff/Melody/Heidi Cruz stops 02.15.2016

jeff-duncanHey guys,
Wanted to let you know that my wife Melody and I will be touring the Third Congressional District tomorrow with Heidi Cruz, the wife of Senator Ted Cruz. We’ll be making stops at Lander University, the city of Greenwood for the Greenwood GOP Women’s Club luncheon, Bryant’s Pharmacy in Anderson, and Grady’s Great Outdoors in Anderson.

I hope you’ll consider joining us at one of these stops!!

10:15am – 11:15 am Tour of Lander University, 320 Stanley Ave, Greenwood SC 29649

11:30 am-1:00 pm Greenwood GOP Women’s Club, Montagues Restaurant, 115 Hampton Ave, Greenwood, SC 29646

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm Bryant Pharmacy and Supply, 1901 North Main Street, Anderson, SC 29621

3:30 pm4:15 pm Grady’s Great Outdoors, 3440 Clemson Blvd., Anderson, SC 29621

God Bless,


Jeff Duncan

Jeff Duncan is from Laurens, South Carolina and serves as the Congressman for the Third Congressional District. Jeff has been recognized as a defender of the Constitution, a fiscal conservative champion, and a protector of family values.  Jeff is married to his high school sweetheart Melody, and they have three boys. www.JeffDuncan.com


Cruz in Anderson Tuesday 02.16.2016 @7:30pm

Ted Cruz is holding rallies across the state of South Carolina!  Please join Ted and special guest Congressman Jeff Duncan in Anderson on Tuesday, February 16th, for a rally at the Anderson Civic Center.
Anderson Rally with Senator Ted Cruz and Special Guest Congressman Jeff Duncan
Tuesday, February 16th 7:30pm
Anderson Civic Center, 3027 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Anderson, SC 29625
I hope to see you at the event, please invite your friends and family.
Lyndsey Blagrave, Ted Cruz for President, South Carolina
P.S. You can find Ted’s full South Carolina schedule here.

S. 719 personhood!

ultrasoundS.719 (Senators Bright, Cromer, Bryant, S. Martin, Turner, Fair, Shealy, Grooms, Massey and Verdin) is a constitutional amendment restoring equal protection to all South Carolinians. Here's Official Results by County for Republican Advisory Question #1, in the June 2014 Statewide Primary Election. The raw vote totals are displayed, which totaled 240,453 ( 78.6% ) in favor.
The text of Republican Advisory Question #1 on the Official Ballot, read as follows:
“Should Article I, Section 3 of the South Carolina Constitution be amended to include the following language?”
“The privileges and immunities of citizens of South Carolina and the United States shall not be abridged, so that no person shall be deprived of life without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws.  These rights shall extend to both born and pre-born persons beginning at conception.” 
Yes [ ] N [ ]

I’m w @tedcruz

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