Archives for July 2009

Top ten concerns with Chinese Drywall in the South East and Beyond

Chinese Drywall has been located in 33 states. Charleston was the third largest port in the United States to receive what is now believed to be defective Chinese Drywall, bringing in almost 18.7 million pounds of defective Chinese drywall. Chinese Drywall can be found in any type of home whether a “cookie cutter” or “tract housing” type of … [Read more...]

Sumter County Drug Bust Hoped to End Recruitment of 13 year olds To Sell Crack Cocaine

Last Friday, the Sumter County Sherriff’s Department arrested 23 suspects near the town of Shiloh, believed not only to be selling drugs, but recruiting 13 year olds to sell crack cocaine. Deputies charged John and Marcus Hogan with selling crack cocaine from inside a convenience store where they worked. As part of the the Sumter County drug bust … [Read more...]

Sumter Teen’s Life Taken Too Soon

Sixteen year old Sumter County teen was killed late last week in a train wreck in Sumter, South Carolina. The teen was driving his Jeep Cherokee around 12:30pm when he crossed the tracks while a train was coming. Nearby residents say they heard a loud crash followed by the screeching brakes of the train. The train, which was traveling at 35mph, … [Read more...]

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson Secures Win for Credit Card Holders Everywhere

In a move to help protect Americans from being forced into arbitration that they did not voluntarily agree to, Minnesota Attorney General, Lori Swanson, sued the National Arbitration Forum (NAF), the country’s largest administrator of consumer arbitrations, on July 14, 2009, for consumer fraud, deceptive trade practices, and false advertising. The … [Read more...]

Ammonia cloud kills one, causes property damage to unconfirmed number of homes

An ammonia leak that occurred outside Swansea shortly after 8:00 AM yesterday, killed one, injured at least nine others, and damaged several homes in the area. Tanner Industries representative David Binder confirmed that the company had a leak of nearly 2,000 pounds of the compressed gas and hydrous ammonia during an unloading operation when the … [Read more...]

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