Aiken Area Progressive

Progressive blog for the Central Savannah River Area.

South Carolina state Senate rejects permitless carry

Columbia — It was unexpected, but South Carolina can breathe a sigh of relief.

The South Carolina state Senate rejected permitless open carry by three votes. The final vote was 25-21. Twenty-eight votes were needed to pass this vulgar, indecent bill that came out of nowhere late last month.

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Six words (and phrases) the mainstream media must stop using

Recently, I ran across something on Facebook about President Biden and his administration soon to cease using the term illegal aliens to describe people who are undocumented.

That got me thinking about all the phrases the mainstream media has been using over the years.

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Openly carrying guns is the epitome of the destruction of morality and society in America

Once again, South Carolina continues the path of destruction of all morals in promoting the immoral gun culture.

A bill introduced this week would allow for anyone with a permit to open carry firearms and flaunt them around children, scarring them for life.

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Frowning Faces, Ugly Places: Unconstitutional bill banning abortion signed into law – pro-freedom groups sue five seconds later

Columbia — It is no longer a great day in South Carolina.

Instead, it is an awful day in the state.

Henry McMaster, as promised, signed a totally unconstitutional bill banning abortion into law at about 13:25.

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Former Ridge Spring-Monetta High School teacher arrested for sex trafficking a minor

Evans, Ga. — For all the ginned up hysteria about sex trafficking happening at this time of the year, here is an actual case of sex trafficking that is unlikely to be reported by high profile lobbyists who want to keep consensual sex work criminalized, while doing nothing about actual cases of sex trafficking like this.

A former Ridge Spring-Monetta High teacher was arrested by the FBI Augusta field office today and charged with sex trafficking a minor.

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T.I. and Tiny sexually abused numerous women

Atlanta — Reports have come out late last week that a power couple have been abusing women (and even girls) in recent years.

T.I., whose legal name is Clifford Harris, and Tiny, whose legal name is Tomeka Cottle, have reportedly abused numerous women in what can only be seen as another R. Kelly/Ted Nugent type situation.

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South Carolina Senate votes 30-13 to put the government into the examining rooms

Columbia — The radical conservatives are (for the most part) taking a victory lap and Satan is dancing right now.

Senate Bill 1 passed 30-13, with Marion Democrat Kent Williams joining 29 Republicans in voting for the unconstitutional bill that would ban most abortions.

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Instead of pandemic relief, S.C. Senate set to debate six week abortion ban with no exceptions

Columbia — Instead of pushing plans to get South Carolina COVID-19 pandemic relief, the South Carolina Senate is laser focused on taking away pregnant people’s rights.

The six week abortion ban moved out of the Senate subcommittee on Thursday. Nearly everyone who testified on S. 1 opposed the bill.

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Coming this spring: Orangeburg County will be divided into three forecast zones

Orangeburg — The US National Weather Service is dividing Orangeburg County into three different forecast zones.

Starting this spring, as early as March 30, the NWS said it will be splitting Orangeburg County up.

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Kenneth Bamberg makes history as Bamberg County’s first African-American sheriff

Bamberg — History was made in Bamberg County last week.

During a swearing-in ceremony, Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Bamberg officially became the first African-American sheriff of the county. The county formed in 1897.

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Allendale-Fairfax going back to hybrid

Allendale — The Allendale-Fairfax School District is going back to hybrid learning on Monday morning.

WJBF-DT NewsChannel 6 first broke the news Sunday morning.

District officials say they are continuing to encourage students and staff to continue practicing COVID-19 safety guidelines.

The Allendale-Fairfax School District has a COVID-19 dashboard that keeps track of cases district-wide.

Allendale-Fairfax High School, for instance, has five teacher and eight pupil cases of COVID-19.

Twitter has permanently suspended Trump’s account

San Francisco — Twitter has confirmed that it has permanently suspended Donald Trump’s official account.

This was a result of the aftermath of the riots on Wednesday at Capitol Hill.

This has been a breaking news report.

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