Recent Updates

February 22, 2021

Legislative Update: Week 6, 2021

Legislative Update Making History: Passing the Heartbeat Bill The Heartbeat Bill, which outlaws abortions in the state of South Carolina after a heartbeat has been detected […]
February 15, 2021

Legislative Update: Week 5, 2021

Legislative Update: Week 5, 2021 February is Black History Month. This month, we celebrate the accomplishments and contributions made by Black Americans, who make our country […]
February 8, 2021

Legislative Update: Week 4, 2021

Legislative Update: Week 4, 2021 February is Black History Month. This month, we celebrate the accomplishments and contributions made by Black Americans who make our country […]

Getting Political with Jonah Steppe (NHS)

 
 
parallax background

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.

Read More

Twitter

Plan to prioritize SC teacher vaccinations stalls, as DHEC says it could hurt seniors https://www.thestate.com/news/local/education/article249462800.html

Lot of talk on SC House floor today about this story.

@tommypopeSC noted Black lawmakers voted against 1 of 4 Black judicial candidates. @leonhowardsc76 responded that White lawmakers could’ve approved her themselves then spoke at length about diversity.
https://www.postandcourier.com/columbia/lack-of-diversity-among-sc-judicial-election-winners-angers-black-lawmakers/article_ad898e02-6725-11eb-927e-d3ac07cebe95.html

Bills that could bring back electric chair in SC headed to House, Senate floors https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article249456615.html

Load More...