Archives for June 2011

Study Finds Diet Drinks May Pack on Pounds

If you are old enough, you may remember the old diet coke commerical that swept the nation... Despite the portrayal in the commercial, beware soda lovers: diet soda can still make you pack on the pounds. At least that’s what two new studies presented at the American Diabetes Association in San Diego are saying. The information may come as a … [Read more...]

Drunk Drivers using Social Media, Texting to avoid Checkpoints

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is putting extra pressure on drunk drivers this summer, and social media is not helping them. “What we’ve done is use the 'fear of where we’re going to be' to keep you from drinking and driving,” Lance Corporal Billy Elder with the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The Lance Corporal says he’s seen an increase … [Read more...]

City of Columbia Passes Emergency Curfew

Columbia City Council passed an emergency curfew for minors in the Five Points area Tuesday morning. The restriction also includes Maxcy Gregg Park and M.L. King Park. Council passed the ordinance by a 7-0 vote, in the wake of the beating of an 18-year-old eight days ago. The new law prohibits anyone age 16 or younger from being in the … [Read more...]

FDA Reveals New Cigarette Labels

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on June 21 revealed nine new graphic health warnings that will soon appear on every cigarette package as part of the government’s efforts to reduce tobacco use. Margaret Hamburg, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner, said the company estimated that the new campaign could result in as many as 213,000 … [Read more...]

Taking Special Precaution With Kids and Cars In The Heat

Baby Dies in Hot Car Seat After Being Left Unattended in the Heat As reported by The State Newspaper, a nine-month-old baby died yesterday after being left unattended in a rear facing car seat. According to reports, the father dropped the mother off at work Sunday morning and left the child strapped in the car seat when he returned … [Read more...]

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs Crackdown

In South Carolina, you can be charged with driving under the influence of prescribed or over-the counter drugs or medication in addition to driving while under the influence of illicit drugs. Police officers in Florence, Darlington and Horry counties are cracking down on drugged driving and taking extra care to recognize drivers who are on … [Read more...]

Minimize Your Risk of Skin Cancer

3.5 Million New Skin Cancer Cases Every Year Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, affecting more than two million people each year, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Early detection and treatment are extremely important. It is also vital be aware of moles and other marks on your skin. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends … [Read more...]

Rapper Flo Rida arrested with DUI

Another celebrity has been charged with driving under the influence.  This time it was Rapper Flo Rida.  Fortunately, no one was injured. Police say Tramar Dillard, better known by his stage name, Flo Rida, was spotted driving his Bugatti erratically in Miami early Friday morning on June 10, 2011. According to the police report, when pulled over, … [Read more...]

BestLawyers.comAVBetter Business Bureau