Aiken Area Progressive

Progressive blog for the Central Savannah River Area.

Aiken Republican Senator: “we don’t have the votes” to pass total ban on abortion

Columbia — Here is some good news on the home front: it appears that all the shenanigans the Republicans pulled in committees last autumn will be for naught.

WLTX News 19 is reporting that Aiken Senator Shane Massey (who is also the chamber’s majority leader) said that it is unlikely that H. 3020 will make it through the Senate. Read the rest of this entry »

Graniteville train crash: 15 years later

Graniteville — Fifteen years ago at 2:33 am, a loud boom suddenly changed a small west central Aiken County community forever.

That’s when two trains collided, causing a gigantic chemical spill that caused the community to be evacuated.

“They were local families,” Sheriff Michael Hunt told the Aiken Standard Friday, remembering the derailment and its effect on the community. “Some of them we were familiar with, so I think the loss of life is the first thing that comes to mind. It’s just sad we lost citizens, and our thoughts and prayers go with them today.” Read the rest of this entry »

AT&T removes Hearst owned channels for the second time in four years

Dallas — For the second time in four years, Hearst and DirecTV are engulfed in a fee fight.

That’s resulted in Hearst-owned stations – including many local TV stations – being pulled by AT&T right before the Bachelor season premiere is scheduled to air. Read the rest of this entry »

All Republicans (including the local delegation, but except Murkowski) and two DINOs sign brief calling on Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs. Wade

Washington, DC — Almost all of the Republicans in the House and Senate and two House Democrats signed a brief today calling on the US Supreme Court to take away basic civil rights to bodily autonomy.

The brief has 207 known members of the House and Senate, but is likely to include 15 of the 16 Senate Republicans who have not signed it. With the exception of Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), all of the Republicans are expected sign on to the brief.

These are the men and women who do not have one iota of respect for a pregnant person’s rights. Most of the signees are up for re-election on November 3. Remove them from power before they destroy America.

Feel free to rage at the brief.

Camden set to outlaw plastic bags

Camden — Plastic bags in stores will be a thing of the past come Thursday, January 2, 2020 in Kershaw County’s seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Skip the Games is under a denial of service attack

Sex worker advertising web page Skip the Games reports that they are under a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The warning appeared on the top of their web page Monday night. The site was down for much of the past weekend.

This DoS attack comes at the worst possible time as people are looking for companionship to ring in two thousand twenty (2020).

Sharon Stone temporarily blocked from Bumble after dating site claimed her account was fake

Los Angeles — Sharon Stone, the star of Basic Instinct, was blocked temporarily by a women’s dating site called Bumble.

The site accused her of creating fake accounts.

Clare O’Connor, an editorial director at Bumble, replied to Ms. Stone.

The site then unblocked Ms. Stone.

Bumble is a dating site for women and women make the first move conversation-wise on the site.

Don Imus, sexist radio host who called a group of Rutgers Scarlet Knight women’s basketball players ‘nappy headed ****’, has died

New York City — Don Imus, the infamously sexist radio host who called Rutgers University’s women’s basketball team ‘nappy headed hoes’ ahead of a national championship game in 2007, has died. He was 79.

He was in an ER since the evening of Christmas Eve.

South Carolina high school realignments are out, shake-up on the way for some Aiken Area schools

Columbia — The South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) has released its preliminary biennial region realignments.

Here’s a look at who will be where: Read the rest of this entry »

Donald Trump and Mick Mulvaney are coming for your Social Security

Washington, DC — Donald Trump wants to take away Social Security benefits.

That’s not fear mongering, folks. It’s the truth. Read the rest of this entry »

Senator Mia McLeod wants the state to (rightfully) reimburse pregnant people for being forced (or coerced) to give birth

Columbia — A bill that’s been prefiled for the 2020 state legislative session aims to force anti-choice politicians walk the walk instead of just talking the talk.

S. 928, prefiled by state Senator Mia McLeod, would reimburse pregnant people who were forced or coerced into giving birth. Read the rest of this entry »

Statesboro man arrested on sexual battery charges for slapping WSAV-DT anchor Alex Bozarjian on the ass

Savannah — A Statesboro man who participated in a marathon on December 7 was arrested Friday after he was caught on WSAV-DT News 3’s camera slapping an anchor of that television station on the ass.

Thomas Callaway, 43, of Statesboro, was identified as the runner numbered 7553 in that event. Read the rest of this entry »

%d bloggers like this: