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11:07 am on Friday February 28, 2014

Pee Dee schools prepare for new federal nutritional guidelines

The Obama administration is moving to phase out junk food advertising on football scoreboards and elsewhere on school grounds - part of a broad effort to combat child obesity and create what Michelle Obama calls "a new norm" for today's...
3:50 am on Sunday October 11, 2009

Word is: First Lady blocked from visiting S.C. due to a 'hostile environment'

Image by Staff illustration, base image by chego101 Image by 20091011-sc.jpg To be clear, there is some doubt just how accurate U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn's remarks are that Michelle Obama is being blocked from visiting South Carolina due...
7:59 am on Saturday October 10, 2009

Michelle Obama's maternal roots also have a S.C. connection

Image by Flickr user barackobamadotcom While we've known for some time that Michelle Obama's paternal roots stretch back to a slave plantation in Georgetown, it has recently been unveiled that her maternal roots also stretch to South Carolina,...
4:52 am on Monday June 15, 2009

Columbian politician jokes about a gorilla and the First Lady

Image by People for DePassImage by 20090615-rusty.jpg Good ol' Rusty seen here with George Bush -- he was a Bush Chairman in Richland County during the 2000 election. Columbia's Rusty DePass, a well-known Republican activist in the state, is getting...
12:53 pm on Tuesday December 2, 2008

From slave in Georgetown to First Lady in three generations

Image by Flickr user (monica) Image by 20081202-slave-cabin.jpg A slave cabin similar to the one that house Michelle Obama's great grandfather. The Chicago Tribune on Michelle Obama's family roots as a slave in Georgetown: Their documented passage...
1:34 pm on Monday November 10, 2008

Local doctor hopes Obama presidency will promote health

Local physician, Dr. Thaddeus Bell, thinks that Barack and Michelle Obama will serve as good role models for the black community to practice healthy lifestyles. Here's a bit from the Post and Courier: 'Historically, we have not had role models...
9:28 am on Saturday September 6, 2008

Michelle Obama (not) coming to town?

Image by Flickr user P/\ULImage by 20080822michelleobama.jpg Could S.C. be blessed this year with attention from presidential politics -- or is that cursed? Update September 6: Alas it seems she is not coming, but Jesse Jackson will be giving the...
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