WASHINGTON – Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing https://secure.rd.usda.gov/files/CF_DirectLoans_NewsReleaseCHARTMarch2019.pdf" style="color:#0000EE;text-decoration:underline;">$91 million to build or improve community facilities (PDF, 108 KB) and essential services for nearly 300,000 rural residents in 12 states.

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WASHINGTON (March 18, 2019) —  The application period has been extended for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE). 

Applications are now due April 5, 2019.

EPA is seeking PIAEE awards applications that highlight environmental stewardship in one or more of the following areas:

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To the South Carolina Public Service Commission,
101 Executive Center Dr, Suite 100,
Columbia, South Carolina 29210
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 803-896-5100
Regarding, my objection to Duke Energy’s request for a 12% increase in electric power rates.

I am opposed to Duke Power Energy raising electric rates because it is a tax on the poorest of people, including the sick, the helpless and the unemployed. Duke constantly asked for rate increases and they have made so much money they have bought out Piedmont Natural Gas for billions of dollars. Besides polluting rivers with coal ash, Duke Power got a rate increase to help build the Oconee Nuclear Plant 50 years ago saying they were spending $1 million per day to build the plant that would cut power rates. 

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On Thursday, March 7, 2019, we celebrated what God has done in and through Piedmont Women's Center during the last year and looked forward to what He will do in the coming months.

Check out these banquet highlights below

  • Hearing from keynote speaker Jordan Sekulow
  • Testimony from a Grove client
  • Grove Rd Building update and opening date!
  • Ticket sales for Unplanned movie

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State remains top exporter of tires and completed passenger motor vehicles

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- For the ninth consecutive year, the state of South Carolina set a record for total export sales in 2018. Today, Gov. Henry McMaster, the S.C. Department of Commerce and the S.C. Ports Authority announced that the state's 2018 export sales totaled $34.6 billion, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The figure represents a 7.5 percent increase over the 2017 total.

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Olympic rings in the Place du Trocadéro in Paris. By Anne Jea. - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0
Olympic rings in the Place du Trocadéro in Paris. By Anne Jea. - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

For those who have thought that it will take an outrage of global proportions to restore sanity to this spectacle of “feelings-over-science” that is transgenderism, I can’t help but think we are on the cusp of that very moment. 

Last week I wrote about how it was beginning to dawn on an increasing number of gay and lesbian activists that the doctrine of transgenderism completely undermines their own.  If gender is a fluid, social construct with no binding social or cultural value, then the premise behind homosexuality is obliterated.

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It looked like your typical reading class. Dozens of kindergarten students sat cross-legged on the floor watching their teacher turn to the first page. It didn't take long for the five-year-olds to realize: this was no ordinary children's book. "I have a girl brain but a boy body," Miss McBride started. "This is called transgender. I was born this way."

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