Fire Prevention Week: Do You Have Enough Smoke Alarms?

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside all sleeping areas, and on every level of the home, including the basement. According to the NFPA, which develops NFPA 72, National Smoke Alarm Code®, many homes still don’t have that level of protection. Unfortunately, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths per year result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms at all or no working smoke alarms.

Secretary Of Transportation Updates General Assembly

Secretary of Transportation H.B. Limehouse Jr. has sent a letter to the General Assembly, updating his annual “State of SCDOT” report with the latest operational and financial status of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT).

National Newspaper Week: I Miss My Newspaper

An editorial cartoon in recognition of National Newspaper Week.

National Newspaper Week: Putting Things In Perspective

It’s National Newspaper Week, and it is a good time to put things in perspective.
In a head-to-head test of public notice results, a newspaper recently won by a 7-to-1 margin over the Internet.

Williams Graduates Basic Training

Army National Guard Pfc. Sandra K. Williams has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

Local Soldier In Afghanistan

Spc. Roberick McNeil (left) of Dillon, Capt. Saddler Taylor (center) of Columbia, and Staff Sgt. Kurt Jacumin (right) of Charleston, all of Security Force, Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team, catch a breath during a two hour foot patrol in 110 degree heat in a rice field in Laghman province.

Fire Prevention Week: Smoke Alarms–A Sound You Can Live With

Smoke alarms save lives, and can cut the risk of dying in a fire in half. However, smoke alarms must be installed, maintained and working properly to do so. That’s according to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), which is promoting “Smoke Alarms: A sound you can live with!” as the theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 3-9, 2010. NFPA has been the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for 88 years.

Census Bureau Reports Hispanic-Owned Businesses Increase at More Than Double the National Rate

The number of Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States increased by 43.7 percent to 2.3 million, more than twice the national rate of 18.0 percent between 2002 and 2007, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. About 45.8 percent of all Hispanic-owned businesses were owned by people of Mexican origin.

Everybody Has A Story

Everybody has a story although most would probably disagree his or her life experiences would be worthy of being recorded.