The South Carolina Senate has approved a bill …allowing school boards …..to forgive up to five days of classes canceled during this winter's snow storms. / Greenville County Schools  will still require makeup days.. two are in March..7th and 10th…another on June 6,
.an state employment program ..helps  troops of all branches… leaving military service… find jobs in the state/ ..thru  S.C. Guard employment advisers …. in … S.- C. Works regional offices … =- go to Operation Palmetto Employment.sc.gov

Area companies are hiring..biltmore estate for food and beverage service ..visit Biltmore.com/careers..
A greeer cmanufacturer needs drivers..go to //job openings.mau.com
Nutrition Facts'' labels on food packages are getting a new look./ Calories would be in larger, bolder type,/   for the first time we’ll know if there are  added sugars…and serving sizes will be more realistic/
profitable Fortune 500 companies …that didn’t pay any federal income taxes… from 2008 to 12,…include  Duke Energy   .GE ..and Verizon ..they are among the  26 companies… that didn’t pay  federal taxes …… according to a new  nonpartisan report on corporate taxes/   
A bill that would have allowed Arizona businesses to.. deny service… to gays and lesbians out of religious conviction has died on the governor's desk. Other states, though  including Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi and Missouri  are considering similar bills. Proponents say the measures would protect people from being compelled to take actions against their religion, while critics say they're a way to discriminate against gays.
Crude oil prices are rising.. but at the gas pump, the average price for a gallon of regular – remained at  $3.43. That's 15 cents higher than a month ago,
How veterans seeking employment can get more information about the new program:
Go online to operationpalmettoemployment.sc.gov
Call program manager Kyle Caldwell at (803) 299-1639.
Email Caldwell at kyle.r.caldwell2.mil@mail.mil.

Fountain Inn Police say a man followed a  UPS truck …then, went to doorsteps and stole the delivered items/   Gerald McConnell has been charged.
Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/#storylink=cpy

10 hours of video of  Justin Bieber's January arrest …in  South Florida ..for driving under the influence and other charges…has been released../ his wobbly sobriety test is among the clips/
The South Carolina Senate  voted to waive state law requiring schools to make up snow days/ still, the greenville county school district will require makeup days.. two are in March..7th and 10th …and  June 6,
Simpsonville’s Police Department was shaken up again …as a new majority of city leaders… . voted to… rescind former Police Chief Keith Grounsell’s …firing …more than a year ago…and make the current chief his second in command. /  Grounsell gets 14 months back pay. Grounsell’s firing and accusations of corrupt government.
State senators have rejected a proposal requiring elected officials in South Carolina to disclose on ethics forms how much their employers pay them. It happened after Sen. Vincent Sheheen attempted yesterday to add it to an ethics reform bill that senators tentatively approved last week. 

th egovernment is investigatating  whether General Motors acted quickly enough to recall 1.6 million ...older-model small cars..... in a case linked to 13 deaths. /  On Tuesday, GM doubled the number of cars in a recall for faulty ignition switches. Documents show GM knew of the problem as early as 2004. The recall affects  the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky sports cars, the Saturn Ion, Chevy HHR SUV, Chevy Cobalt and Pontiac G5.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have allowed business owners to deny services based on their religious beliefs. The Republican bill set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination
Electric car maker Tesla Motors is considering sites in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas for a massive battery factory that would employ around 6,500 people
Singer and actor Clay Aiken is now officially making himself a North Carolina congressional candidate. The former ``American Idol'' runner-up planned to file his candidacy papers today in Raleigh for the 2nd Congressional District seat currently held by Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers. Aiken will face a May Democratic primary against at least two other candidates.
21-Jadeveon Clowney was arguably the biggest star of the show at the NFL combine, but it may be Puma that makes the biggest move of the week. Clowney would represent a major U.S. catch. While Nike is the sports apparel industry's runaway leader in sales, Adidas and Reebok are well-established, and Under Armour is an up-and-comer. Puma's place in the market, particularly in the U.S., could benefit from an athlete withClowney's name recognition... Clowney, a former University of South Carolina defensive end eyeing a top draft slot in the NFL,  6'5" and weighs 266 poundsNike enjoys exclusive rights to outfitting the players. 

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