Obama in Columbia: Some honored by president’s visit, others critical
Jeorgie Hicks says the challenges facing South Carolina’s at-risk youth give them a one-in-four shot of graduating high school.
“I wanted an opportunity to help eliminate that statistic,” said Hicks, a 25-year-old Benedict College graduate who said it will be “an honor” to attend a town hall-meeting with President Barack Obama at his alma mater Friday.
Not all South Carolinians are so pleased with the president’s return to the Palmetto State for the first time since he won the state’s 2008 Democratic primary.
“We’ll probably be trolling him on Twitter,” said Grace Kerley, president of the University of South Carolina College Republicans.
Obama in Columbia: What he will discuss at town hall
President Barack Obama will hold a town-hall meeting Friday with Benedict College students and Columbia-area youth leaders about the importance of community involvement, the White House said Thursday. The discussion comes on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Selma voting-rights marches.
Obama in Columbia: His schedule
When does Air Force One arrive and when does the president speak
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Former S.C. First Lady Jenny Sanford has applied for the vacant job as director of the state Department of Health and Environmental Control
Senate confirms four cabinet directors, including one for a new agency
Sen. Tim Scott talks about heading to Selma for voting-rights marches anniversary
Sen. Lindsey Graham says his presidential aspirations benefiting from security concerns
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