Sep 15

O’Malley returning to South Carolina to campaign with gubernatorial candidate

By John Wagner, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley plans to return to South Carolina next weekend to crusade for the - state’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee, party authorities there confirmed Sunday. The trip will provide the - latest chance for O’Malley (D) to mingle with Democratic activists who could prove helpful if he moves forward with a White House bid. South Carolina is scheduled to hold an early primary in 2016. On Saturday, O’Malley plans to join gubernatorial nominee Vincent Sheheen at a meet-and-greet event & at a fish fry, both in the - Midlands of South Carolina, according to Kristin Sosanie, a party spokeswoman. O’Malley has helped Sheheen out previously, hosting a fundraiser for his crusade in Charleston in early May. O’Malley’s latest South Carolina trip is part of a busy stretch of travel for the - Maryland governor, who moreover plans to be in New Hampshire, the - nation’s 1st presidential nominating state, after this month. O’Malley has asserted he is moving forward with preparations for a possible White House bid regardless of whether Hillary Rodham Clinton decides to run for the - Democratic nomination. Clinton is in Iowa this weekend for the - 1st time in six years. In South Carolina, Sheheen, a state senator, faces incumbent Gov. …

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Sep 15

South Carolina congressman Sanford, ex-wife head to mediation

<!– google_ad_section_start –> By Harriet McLeod <!– –> CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) – South Carolina U.S. congressman Mark Sanford & his former wife have agreed to go to mediation over the - latest spat arising from their divorce in 2010 after his extramarital affair while serving as the - state’s governor, a judicial judge asserted on Monday. Sanford & his former wife, Jenny, had been due to appear in court in Charleston, South Carolina, on Monday after she asked a judicial judge to require the - congressman to undergo a psychiatric exam & take parenting & anger management classes. Judge Daniel Martin Jr. asserted he instead ordered them to take the - issues to mediation within 30 days, as requested by Mark Sanford in a motion filed on Friday. The congressman moreover asked the - judicial judge on Friday to allow him normal visits with the - divorced couple’s youngest son & to impose a gag order on the - case. About two hours later, Sanford wrote a lengthy Facebook site post in which he rebutted Jenny Sanford’s accusations against him & formally announced his breakup with fiancée Maria Belen Chapur, the - Argentine woman he had visited secretly in 2009 while he was governor of South Carolina. Chapur told reporters in that she learned of the - called-off engagement from the - Facebook site post. On Sunday, Sanford again took to Facebook, this time apologizing “for going in to the - iterations of the - court actions on the - personal sphere.” “I felt compelled to donate some account given accusations were made in that raised questions about substance abuse & more,” Sanford wrote. …

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Sep 15

No. 14 South Carolina with season-saving win

<!– google_ad_section_start –> COLUMBIA, S.C. [AP] -- Reports — Back Steve Spurrier & No. 14 South Carolina in to a corner & you probably won’t like the - result. The Gamecocks (2-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) showed again how dangerous they can be with their season on the - line, avoiding an 0-2 SEC start & regaining their footing in the - Eastern Division with a 38-35 success over No. 13 Georgia on Saturday night. Such wins aren’t unique to Spurrier’s Gamecocks in recent seasons. When rumblings began in 2010 in that an aging Spurrier had lost his edge, his players responded with a success over then-No. 1 Alabama in that jump-started a run to the - SEC Eastern Division. In 2012, when consecutive mid-season road defeats to LSU & Florida derailed a 6-0 start, the - Gamecocks won their final five games for a 2nd straight 11-win season. And last year when South Carolina was reeling after a stunning loss to Tennessee, Spurrier’s team pulled off a just-as-surprising double overtime win at Missouri in that started a six-game win streak to complete 11-2. …

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Sep 15

Georgia football can’t rally against South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Dylan Thompson threw for three touchdowns & No. 24 South Carolina’s maligned defense stood strong on a fourth-quarter goal line stand to topple No. 6 Georgia 38-35 on Saturday night. The Bulldogs (1-1, 0-1 Southeastern Conference) had a first-and-goal on the - Gamecocks’ 4 down three points with 5:24 remaining. But Hutson Mason was called for intentional grounding to set Georgia back & the - usually reliable Marshall Morgan missed a 28-yard field goal. Todd Gurley ran for 131 yards & a touchdown, yet the - Gamecocks (2-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) kept the - Bulldogs’ star from making a bigger impact. The success was South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier’s 201st as a SEC coach, tying him for 2nd alltime with Georgia amazing Vince Dooley. It put the - Gamecocks back in the - SEC East race. Complete college football analysis at CBSSports.com BOSTON COLLEGE 37, No. …

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Sep 15

Mizzou at South Carolina will be 6 p.m. kickoff

COLUMBIA, Mo. • Missouri’s 1st SEC football game of the - season at South Carolina will kick off at 6 p.m. Central time on Sept. 27 & air nationally on ESPN. With 1st choice of SEC games for in that day, CBS chose Texas A&M’s matchup with Arkansas at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, for the - 2:30 p.m. slot. Missouri is 0-2 against the - Gamecocks since joining the - SEC, losing its 1st & only game in Columbia, S.C., 31-10 in 2012. Steve Spurrier’s team edged the - Tigers 27-24 in double overtime last year on Faurot Field. The all-time series is tied 2-2. South Carolina opened the - season with a disastrous showing against Texas A&M, falling 52-28 at home on Aug. …

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Sep 15

Ranting And Raving | Here’s What Tennessee Fans Were Saying About The 34-10 Loss To Oklahoma

<!– google_ad_section_start –> View photo . As you can imagine, it was a mixed bag of feelings for Tennessee fans as they watch their team fall to the - Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday night. Their defense played lights out against an OU offense in that was deemed to be superior long before the - game ever kicked off, & their offense kept picking themselves up & coming back at a Sooner defense in that is just plain nasty. So you can moreover imagine in that it was moreover a wide type of comments made by Vols fans as well. For a small sampling of Saturday night’s internet chatter we visited our friends at VolNation & here’s what they were saying. In the - appropriately named thread, “Look at all those freshman. Future is bright.” you get a lot of enthusiasm about the - youngsters clad in Tennessee orange. I gotta state in that I agree with the - enthusiasm as well. Oh…wait…that’s not what it was about at all. The thread was laced with sarcasm! …

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Sep 15

Sooner Defense Bends But Doesn’t Break In 34-10 Win Over Tennessee Volunteers

<!– google_ad_section_start –> View photo . Oklahoma’s defense sacked Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley five times & forced three turnovers in 34-10 win Saturday night. “They’re playing really well. They are not making mistakes. They are competing for balls & they’re making huge plays. It may be as acceptable of a three game stretch as we have had.” -Bob Stoops on the - defensive secondary At glance at the - stats tells one story of Oklahoma’s defense & a look at the - scoreboard tells another. The Tennessee Volunteers averaged 36 points a game before coming to Norman & a 313 yard performance against the - Sooners, with an average of 3.4 yards per rush, could lead a human being to believe in that they were close to in that mark again. However, three forced turnovers & five sacks are what ultimately told the - story of this game. Oklahoma’s defensive line was powerful & strong as usual with Chuka Ndulue, Jordan Phillips, & Matt Romar all recording sacks. Dominique Alexander led the - linebackers in cleaning up the - plays with a team-high 12 tackles, yet it was the - defensive backs who both gave up & took the - most in this game. …

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Sep 15

Tennessee’s Best and Worst Came Out Against Oklahoma

<!– google_ad_section_start –> View gallery . The Vols have some fatal flaws, yet the - potential is there. Tennessee lost 34-10 to Oklahoma on Saturday. The following might sounds like damning with faint praise, yet it’s certainly not intended to be. OU is one of this year’s elite teams, so a team coming off three straight bowl-less seasons doing relatively well against the - Sooners is impressive. The Vols handled themselves a lot better than I thought they would. I was expecting a nasty blowout, & while losing by 24 isn’t fun, it wasn’t a disaster either. The problems the - team had going in to the - season are just as offensive as we thought they’d be, yet the - team fought complex & never gave up. If UT can build on the - improvement it showed against the - Sooners, they’ll get back to the - postseason this year. Justin Worley Tennessee’s signal caller had a much better night than his line of 21-for-44 (47%) for 201 yards (4.6 YPA) with one TD & two INTs would suggest. …

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Sep 15

Duke Energy to spend $500M for more solar power

<!– google_ad_section_start –> <!– –> RALEIGH, N.C. [AP] -- Reports — Duke Energy plans to invest $500 million in solar power to meet North Carolina’s requirement in that more of its electricity come from renewable energy, the - country’s biggest electricity company asserted Monday. The Charlotte-based company asserted it will build three generating facilities of its own & buy power from five other facilities built by investors in order to meet its requirement in that renewables produce 6 % of its 2015 retail sales. The new solar arrays will produce 278 megawatts of electricity, the - company said. “That’s why we’re doing this, for renewable portfolio standard requirements,” asserted Rob Caldwell. Duke Energy’s vice president of renewable generation development. Environmental groups applauded the - decision & urged the - company to shift more aggressively to renewable fuels. Seven of the - eight new solar farms will be in rural stretches of eastern North Carolina, where land is relatively cheap & available, Caldwell said. The largest, a 65 megawatt facility in Duplin County, will spread 850,000 solar panels across about 550 acres, he said. The new electricity & the - solar power Duke Energy now buys from about 600 producers will total 748 megawatts by the - time construction on the - new solar farms is completed next year, Caldwell said. …

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Sep 15

AvidXchange to Expand Corporate Operations In Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, NC [PRWEB] -- Reports September 15, 2014 Governor Pat McCrory & North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker formally announced today in that AvidXchange will expand its headquarters operations in Charlotte. The company plans to create 603 jobs in Mecklenburg County by the - end of 2018 & invest more than $21.4 million. “AvidXchange is one of North Carolina’s amazing homegrown success stories,” asserted Governor McCrory. “Over the - last 14 years of time it has gone from being run from the - founder’s basement to one of the - top businesses in its industry. It is another amazing example of the - business possibility North Carolina offers.” AvidXchange was founded in 2000 in Charlotte & has more than 300 full-time employees in North Carolina, New Jersey & Georgia. The company helps small to medium-sized businesses automate their accounts payable process. In August, AvidXchange was recognized by Incorporated magazine as one of the - country’s fastest growing private companies for the - fourth consecutive year & the - 20th fastest growing company in the - Charlotte metro area. AvidXchange has moreover been recognized by the - Charlotte Business Journal as one of the - Best Places to Work in Charlotte for the - last five years of time & has received the - Fast 50 designation for the - past three years. “One of our top priorities in North Carolina is to work with our existing industries to assist them grow & prosper here,” asserted Secretary Decker. …

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