SC Politics: USC football greats to headline fundraiser for Sen. Graham

November 4, 2013 

Former Gamecocks to headline Lindsey Graham fundraiser

Former University of South Carolina Gamecocks football players and USC athletics hall-of-famers will headline a barbecue fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Seneca Republican, this month, according to a flyer that Graham’s campaign tweeted Monday.

The Nov. 15 fundraiser at the Carolina Field House will feature 1980 Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers, a USC tailback. Fifteen other former Gamecock football players also are headlining the event, including USC trustee Chuck Allen, state Sen. Mike Fair, and quarterbacks Todd Ellis, Jeff Grantz, Tommy Suggs and Steve Taneyhill.

Former USC tailback Kenny Miles, 2009-12, also was on the list of Gamecocks expected at the event. Miles was transported to Palmetto Health Richland Monday with non-life threatening injuries after being shot in the arm during an attempted robbery.

Jamie Self

Coalition releases ads opposing trash bill

Conservation groups and county governments are fighting legislation they contend will lead to more out-of-state trash being dumped in South Carolina, polluting both the environment and the senses.

But business groups argue the proposal does no such thing. They contend the bill that bans counties from requiring disposal of a county’s garbage in county-owned landfills is about ensuring businesses have a choice of where they dump their trash.

The debate will pick up in the State House when the Legislature returns in January. The bill moved quickly through the House earlier this year but got hung up in the Senate.

In an effort to stop it from going further, a coalition that calls itself Don’t Dump on SC launched a statewide campaign of radio and TV advertisements Monday that will run for the next month.

The Associated Press

Governor’s schedule, activities

Gov. Nikki Haley’s publicly announced schedule for the rest of this week, released Monday by her staff, is:

Tuesday, 1 p.m. – Speak to the Rotary Club of Chester

Tuesday, 4:15 p.m. – Visit a Community Options group home, Columbia

Wednesday, 12:45 pm. – Take part in a “Texting Can Wait” press conference, State House

According to her office, Haley’s activities last week included:

4 – Economic-development meetings or calls, plus four tours of S.C. companies – Cummins Turbo Technologies in Ladson, and Jarden Applied Materials, Pure Fishing and Technetics Group, all in Columbia

3 each – Meetings with constituents; also, speeches to the Georgetown and Summerville Rotary clubs, and a Columbia College luncheon; also, meetings or calls concerning state policy

2 – Media activities, a press briefing in Georgetown concerning the Front Street fire and a newspaper interview

1 each – Staff meeting; call to a fellow governor; visit to a school, Leslie Stover Middle School in Elgin; also, a Budget and Control Board meeting

Busiest day – Thursday, with nine activities

Slowest day – Wednesday, with three activities

Of note – Haley’s schedule included no activities for Monday, Oct. 28

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