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April 15, 2019

Legislative Update: Week 14, 2019

Overview We tee’d off Master’s weekend and the beginning of our furlough week with a special visit from the Carolina Panthers football team. Head Coach Ron […]
April 8, 2019

Legislative Update: Week 13

Tremendous progress was made on the calendar this week, numerous bills were passed and have been sent to the Senate. This is an extremely busy time […]
April 1, 2019

Legislative Update: Week 12, 2019

Legislative Update: Week 12 Overview This week was a big step forward in reducing income taxes in South Carolina. Months ago, House Speaker Jay Lucas created a […]

Getting Political with Jonah Steppe (NHS)


Meet Tommy

His father was a sheriff, his mother was a school teacher and Tommy Pope was destined to continue their careers in public service. After graduating from Rock Hill High School, Tommy pursued a degree in Business Management at the University of South Carolina. As a freshman, Tommy began working at the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) as a “phone boy” — literally, the boy who answered the phones. Throughout his undergraduate years, in addition to his phone boy duties, Tommy ran the blood hounds, cut down marijuana fields and apprehended criminals. By the time he graduated from Carolina in 1984, he had “blue lights in his blood" and soon became a full time agent at SLED.

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Panthers’ plans for SC headquarters include massive complex, hotel

The Popeteam appreciates our linemen at @yec_cooperative and @SCcooperatives on National Lineman Appreciation Day and everyday! Especially our very own pole dancer Logan Pope at YEC!!! #popeteam #PopeforHouse47

South Carolina prides itself on being economically competitive and the dividends have yielded great success. Higher Education affordability and accountability must be met with the same fervor.

SC senator blocking tax breaks for Carolina Panthers offers compromise

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