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3:50 am on Wednesday October 17, 2012

Years later, those in charge of Jasper port effort agree to study river's basics

Flickr user Andrew Albertson This is a long way away from reality in Jasper County. Two years back I wrote about how surprisingly slow progress has been on a long sought port in Jasper County, and it seems little had changed. TheĀ Charleston Regional...
10:42 am on Tuesday January 13, 2009

Two more local manufacturers cut back

Giant Cement's Harleyville plant is laying off 27% of its employees, and paper-products maker KapStone is slowing production at its North Charleston paper mill. Read more stories on this subject in our manufacturing topic page.Head over to The Post...
9:26 am on Tuesday January 13, 2009

S.C. Honda plant goes on hold as economy slows

Image by HondaImage by 20090113-honda.jpg An archive image of our Governor Mark Sanford at the dedication Timmonsville plant. Not 100% relevant, but how could I resist? Honda's South Carolina plant is going on hold March through May because of a...
12:44 pm on Saturday November 8, 2008

MUSC still looking to save cash

We've been hearing about MUSC looking to save cash for a while now, but South Carolina's latest cut in funding for higher education isn't doing the school any favors. And now the country's sixth-oldest continually operating school of medicine school...
7:24 am on Thursday October 16, 2008

MUSC tightening belt as economy slows

We knew it would happen sooner or later, MUSC is getting serious about saving cash and has placed a hiring freeze into place, cut overtime, and getting more efficient with consumables. And business has cooled with the economy as folks are doing less...