The letter was signed by more than 45 local and state leaders, religious figures and union representatives demanding a sit-down meeting with Giti’s CEO, but the representative that handed it over does not know if it was delivered.
Records obtained by WBTV from lawsuits in Ohio and South Carolina show there were concerns about the finances at Greens of Rock Hill long before the former CFO was hired and charged with embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars.
“We’re probably going to run out of trees in early December,” Bryan Price of Price’s Christmas Tree Farm said. Price owns the Lexington County farm and also serves as the president of the South Carolina Christmas Tree Association, which counts around 50 farms as members, and he said many of them will likely also quickly sell out of trees this season.
H. 4605, also known as “Freedom from ideological coercion and indoctrination,” would regulate what goes on at any entity that receives state funding, grants, or tax exemptions, including public and private schools, colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, state contractors, and private businesses.
Winthrop officials say the Winthrop Police are attempting to do more. In response, the school is bringing in more officers on overtime and increasing patrols around the campus. However, officials say long-term solutions are being look into as well.
The South Carolina Department of Education has partnered with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to launch a statewide competition encouraging K-12 students to embrace their creativity and record a jingle for the COVID-19 vaccine campaign.