Thursday, January 10, 2013
The members of the S.C. Army National Guard left Thursday for a month of training in Indiana before heading to Afghanistan.
Gov. Nikki Haley and her family, along with more than 40 other families of S.C. Army National Guard soldiers, said goodbye to their loved ones Thursday at the McGrady Training Center in Eastover. The 47 soldiers of the S.C. ADT 3/49 — including Gov. Haley's husband Michael Haley — left for Indiana, where they will spend a month training. After training, the unit will spend about 11 months in Afghanistan teaching local farmers agricultural techniques and how to grow crops. "We are so proud of all of our families because they provide us the support that allows us to launch our troops forward," Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston said. "Each family, each soldier, each airman is special, and the Haleys are part of that family." Gov. Nikki Haley …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Plans for Gov. Nikki Haley's husband to deploy to Afghanistan were first announced in July.
First Gentleman Michael Haley will deploy to Afghanistan next week. The Associated Press is reporting Gov. Nikki Haley's husband will leave Jan. 10 for a one year mission with the S.C. Army National Guard. Michael Haley's plans to deploy were announced in July, but it wasn't stated then exactly when the deployment would occur.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The governor is asking citizens to observe a moment of silence Friday morning to honor those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.
To honor the victims' of last week's mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Gov. Nikki Haley is urging everybody in the state to observe a moment of silence on Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. “Like families across our state and nation, we were heartbroken by the tragedy that took so many innocent lives in the Town of Newtown,” said Gov. Haley in a statement. “We ask the people of our state join us in a moment of silence as we lift up the families of the fallen in prayer, hug our children a bit tighter and give thanks to our teachers for the selfless service they provide day in and day out.” The observance comes exactly a week, and at approximately the same time, as last week's shootings. Haley's spokesman Rob Godfrey …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Democrat Vincent Sheheen hasn't said if he will challenge Gov. Nikki Haley in 2014, but he's already started asking supporters to contribute to his campaign.
State Sen. Vincent Sheheen hasn't said if he will make a run for the governor's office in 2014, but he's already soliciting donations for support. Sheheen says a recent poll showing him beating Gov. Nikki Haley in a rematch is less about him and more about South Carolinians desire for a new direction in leadership. In a statement Thursday, Sheheen wrote, "There's no time like the present to commit to good government in our state." He provided a link for for supporters to donate to his campaign in what he calls an effort to hold state officials accountable. The letter is attached to this story. "Those of us in South Carolina know we deserve better than what we have gotten from our government officials," Sheheen said in the statement. A poll…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
A Christmas Open House at the Governor's Mansion will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The public is invited to join Gov. Nikki Haley and her family for a Christmas Open House on Monday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Governor's Mansion. The event is free of charge and no reservations are required. Guests are invited to bring canned goods for Harvest Hope Food Bank as well as school supplies for the Original Six Foundation to donate to public school students. The open house features music by the Carillon Carolers of Columbia. Regular guided Christmas tours will be available from Dec. 11-13 and Dec. 18-20 at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. The tours are free of charge, but are by reservation only. To schedule a tour, call Nancy Bunch at 803-737-1710.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Rep. Tim Scott slid behind enemy lines Tuesday to blast President Barack Obama during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.
CHARLOTTE — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said she isn't worried about the military under the control of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. In fact, the military wife said Romney's leadership is exactly what is needed to keep soldiers safe. "What he has said many times on his stump speech is that he will never apologize for America, that he will always have the backs of our military," Haley told reporters on Tuesday afternoon at a press conference at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. "I can tell you as a military wife, and as a military sister, there has never been a time when military families feel more insecure than we do right now. Because when you have a President who slashes the budget by thousands, knowing that we are sending our …
Monday, September 3, 2012
Civil rights leader says Nikki Haley is trampling on Voting Rights Act.
CHARLOTTE — S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley wouldn't be a voter, much less governor, if it wasn't for the Voting Rights Act now jeopardized by new requirements to show picture ID when casting a ballot. That's the view of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who spoke Monday at a handful of impromptu events at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. "I'm astonished Nikki Haley would take such a strong position against easy access to voting when she is a primary beneficiary of the Voting Rights Act,' Jackson told Patch. The state's first female governor, Haley's parents are Indian immigrants. She was reared as a Sikh, though she converted to Christianity as an adult. "She's a part of the wave of beneficiaries of the Voting Rights Act," Jackson said after …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
While Charleston is flooded, Haley is working on her image at GOP convention in Tampa, Democrats charge.
Gov. Nikki Haley is in Tampa tonight cementing her role in national Republican politics while the state's second-largest city is recovering from widespread flooding. That's the charge from the South Carolina Democratic Party, which says the first-term governor should be back in the Palmetto State like other Southern governors facing impacts from Hurricane Isaac. "South Carolina is suffering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Isaac as the streets of Charleston fill with water," said party spokeswoman Amanda Loveday in a media statement. "The Governor of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama are all in their states making sure their citizens property and lives are safe and secure," she wrote. "Nikki Haley once again proved that politics…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
A look at South Carolina's 116th Governor.
Latest News: January 10, 2013 Gov. Haley’s husband Michael began his one year deployment to Afghanistan. January 4, 2013 At a Statehouse press conference, Haley announced that Time Warner Cable would be opening an office in Lexington County that would employ more than 600 people. December 20, 2012 Haley presented her 2013-2014 FY Budget and also publicly discussed the Newtown shooting for the first time. December 17, 2012 Haley appointed Rep. Tim Scott to replace Jim DeMint in the United States Senate. ---------------------------------------- Haley On Patch All of Patch’s coverage of Nikki Haley can be found HERE. Haley’s official web site can be found HERE. Haley’s campaign web site can be …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The S.C. Senate takes up 38 vetoes overturned by S.C. House.
The S.C. Senate will meet today at 1 p.m. to discuss Gov. Nikki Haley’s July 5 vetoes to the 2012-2013 state budget. The Senate will take up 38 vetoes overturned by the S.C. House on Tuesday (NOTE: Veto letters attached as pdf to this piece). Two of the vetoes overturned Tuesday by the House were the funding for the arts commission and rape crisis centers. If the Senate overturns those today, the funding will be restored. On Monday, Haley took to her Facebook page, urging followers to contact their legislators and vowing to track votes in today’s session. "The days of spending one time money for recurring items or on earmarks and pork have to come to an end," she said in the post. The veto session has become an annual spectacle in South …