The Sweet Tea

Hartsville truck driver headed to Super Bowl of Safety

Wednesday | August 17, 2022

Thousands of truck drivers take to the highways each day to deliver the goods needed to each community across America, but none do it as well and as safely as Dubby Freeman. With over 1.5 million accident-free miles, Dubby’s commitment to safety and professionalism should be applauded by all!

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SC 4-H Shooting Sports Team wins national title

Friday | August 12, 2022

This is one group of kids that definitely won’t throw away their shot! Congratulations to the Clemson 4-H youth development program for bringing home the title of National Champs from the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championship. This is the first time in history that a team from South Carolina has won a title and I couldn’t be more proud!

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Disabled Army veteran makes history with zero gravity flight

Friday | August 12, 2022

Centra ‘Ce-Ce’ Mazyck is the embodiment of a fight spirit. After a tragic training incident in the Army left her paralyzed, she was determined to continue serving her country. Not only has made history but she is living proof that disabilities can’t stop you from living life to the fullest.

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Francis Marion University names facilities in honor of Rae, McDuffie

Friday | August 12, 2022

Trailblazers come from all walks of life and it’s important to keep their memory alive. The amazing work and dedication that Dr. John G. Rae III and Teresa McDuffie displayed will be commemorated by the building named after them on Francis Marion’s campus.

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Everyday Hero: Jeff Parrish

Friday | August 12, 2022

One of the reasons that Charleston is the number one travel destination in America is because of the beauty of the Lowcountry. Thanks to Jeff Parrish leading the way, our beaches continue to stay pristine and amazing for all to see.

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North Charleston commissary kitchen now home to nearly 50 F&B businesses

Friday | August 5, 2022

Charleston is known across the country for the great culinary scene. This small business is helping chefs and entrepreneurs bring more flavor to the food scene in the Charleston area. I can’t wait to get a taste of what they cook up!

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Student volunteers helping clean up North Hill neighborhood

Friday | August 5, 2022

If these students are any indication of the future, America is going to be in good hands. Not only are they taking the time out of their summer to volunteer, but they are also doing work that will improve a community for generations to come!

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Boy battling cancer sworn in as honorary deputy with Charleston County Sheriff's Office

Friday | August 5, 2022

Charleston County Sheriff’s office is comprised of some amazing selfless and brave individuals, and they recently had one more special recruit join the ranks. As he is battling brain and spine cancer, 10-year-old Devarjaye “DJ” Daniel was sworn in as an honorary deputy. DJ is fighting an amazing battle and he is a hero in my eyes. I wish DJ and his family the best in the journey ahead!

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Fort Dorchester’s Camacho-Quinn wins bronze medal at World Championships

Friday | July 29, 2022

Talk about fast! Fort Dorchester High School graduate, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, continued her Olympic success this month at the World Championships. With a time of 12.23 seconds, she earned a bronze medal in the 100 hurdles competition. Congratulations!

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Murrells Inlet youth honored for 911 call

Friday | July 29, 2022

There is no age requirement for heroes. Thanks to his quick thinking, 12-year-old Jack Olsen was able to save the life of a man in medical distress in Murrells Inlet.

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Students awarded scholarships to SC State

Friday | July 29, 2022

Historically Black Colleges and Universities continue to uphold the tradition of producing African American leaders in industries across the country. It’s fantastic to see communities supporting these students through scholarships. Congratulations and best wishes to these students as they head to South Carolina State.

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Gullah matriarch of Edisto Island releases first cookbook, though she’s never used one

Friday | July 29, 2022

Gullah Geechee traditions are something unique to the Lowcountry and surrounding regions. Good cooking doesn’t just feed the stomach, it feeds the soul. Ms. Emily Meggett’s legacy of feeding her entire community will live on in her cookbook that will preserve the Gullah culture for future generations.

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Interns Complete First Year of Public Safety Program

Monday | July 18, 2022

The inaugural class of the Paving the way to Better Public Internship finished their training this July.

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Charleston Named No. 1 City for 10th Straight Year

Tuesday | July 12, 2022

For the 10th year in a row, Travel + Leisure has named Charleston the best travel destination in the U.S.

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Deputies help a Georgetown County woman celebrate 103rd birthday

Monday | July 11, 2022

Georgetown deputies helped a woman celebrate turning 103 on Sunday.

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SC will require personal finance class to graduate from high school

Friday | July 8, 2022

Following the lead of other states, South Carolina will soon require seniors to take a personal finance class in order to graduate. 

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Making an impact: Mission trip brings youth to serve in Greenwood

Wednesday | June 22, 2022

Youth from all across the country are spending one week of their summer break camped out at Greenwood High School as part of a mission trip.

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Constituent Services Story: Berti-jo Leymeister

Friday | June 17, 2022

“It’s a beautiful Monday at the Leymeister household today all because of your hard work and diligence,” said Mrs. Leymeister. “Our refund check arrived today.  Once again, thank you for all you did to walk this through the mired system.”

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Executive director of Mental Health America of Aiken County recognized for efforts

Thursday | June 16, 2022

Bonnie Fulghum, the executive director of Mental Health American of Aiken County, was recently recognized by MHA of South Carolina. She was named the Affiliate of the Year for the state.

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Free Summer Camp Provides Community for Kids with Cancer

Wednesday | June 15, 2022

Prisma Health Children’s Hospital opened “Camp Kemo” more than 40 years ago with a mission to serve patients who are going through cancer treatment

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