Around South Carolina
Friday | March 9, 2018
Scott toured the Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood of North Charleston, South Carolina as part of his National Opportunity Tour. Scott was joined by leaders of Metanoia, a Community Development Corporation.Read More
Monday | January 29, 2018
U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) welcomed Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President, to Greenville on Friday, to discuss tax reform and the Child Tax Credit.Read More
Tuesday | December 5, 2017
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott was introduced to the world of tire making on Dec. 4 during his tour of the Giti Tire Group's $560 million tire plant in Richburg.
Mr. Scott, the junior senator from South Carolina, spoke to several employees during the tour and learned about the tire-making process at the state-of-the-art facility.
"I found the Giti employees to be friendly and professional," Mr. Scott said. "They are very happy to be here, and I can see why. It is a very clean and healthy environment...a great example of the future in manufacturing."Read More
Sunday | November 12, 2017
The cold weather couldn’t stop more than 100 people from gathering and sharing their appreciation for the men and women who preserve our freedoms.
A Vietnam War-era veterans pinning ceremony took place in downtown Greenville on Saturday, honoring the men and women who put their lives on the line.
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott was in attendance, and pinned certain veterans. “Every day should be Veterans Day,” Scott said. “But this day we should stop and say thank you to every single veteran that we see.”
Young and old veterans gathered to be recognized. Asheton Breland, who served in Afghanistan attended the ceremony as a volunteer at Starbucks, sharing free coffee with other veterans.
"I was definitely honored to be here with the older veterans who served in Desert Storm or Vietnam.” Breland said. “It's amazing to learn their stories and be around these guys and hear what they had to go through."
Scott said the pinning ceremony was especially special for him.
“What I realized looking into their eyes was the amount of gratitude that they have that we as a community take time to celebrate their significant contribute to this nation,” Scott said. “It was really heart warming."
Helen Massey lost her oldest son in the Vietnam War. Forty years later she still comes to ceremonies like these to pay her respects to all those who put their lives on the line.
"When you come to something like this it's just in a good memory of (my son). And when I hear the taps it's just like hearing it the day he was buried. (It) brings all of it back," Massey said.Read More
Tuesday | November 7, 2017
Scott welcomed U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to Spartanburg to meet with local leaders about how they can help economically distressed communities.Read More
Monday | November 6, 2017
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott brought Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to the Upstate on Monday to showcase community development initiatives, including an attempt to cure a "food desert."Read More
Monday | November 6, 2017
Meeting Street Academy was the third and final stop on a visit to Spartanburg Monday by South Carolina’s junior senator and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. The visit’s purpose was to meet local leaders and see firsthand the successes of community projects that have involved private investment.Read More