by Sam Spence
Yes, that is Tim Tebow with a baseball bat in his hands. Now we believe it. pic.twitter.com/rp08XcOfWx— Charleston RiverDogs (@ChasRiverDogs) June 16, 2017
The Charleston RiverDogs got so much criticism from anonymous people on Twitter that the team GM said yesterday that they were sorry that they offended people for mocking the 29-year old minor league baseball player and Heisman Trophy winning former back-up NFL quarterback. Source: P&C
Side-note: Tebow clocks in at #25 on (Columbia) Free Times' annual 'Power Issue' this week, just behind Attorney General Alan Wilson and ahead of UN Ambassador Nikki Haley. Source: Free Times
Republican Ralph Norman squeaked out a victory in the deep red 5th District on Tuesday, beating Democrat Archie Parnell by just over 3 percent. In November, a well-funded Democrat in the same district lost to Mick Mulvaney by 21 percent. Source: Rock Hill Herald
U.S. Sens. Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham say they aren't concerned that their eagerly-anticipated legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is being written "behind closed doors." Elsewhere, Republicans remain dubious of the plans being negotiated. Source: P&C, WaPo
A measure sponsored by Pee Dee Congressman Tom Rice that would incentivize nuclear power production, including the troubled S.C. nuclear power plant project, won approval in the House yesterday. Source: P&C, The State
NYT Mag headline: "Is North Carolina the Future of American Politics?"
Greenville News headline: "From peaches and textiles to automobiles: The rebirth of the Upstate"
50: The number of hotel rooms that will soon replace the space occupied by the now-vacant Dixie Furniture building. Source: P&C
Clemson fans can now get a S.C. license plate celebrating their football national championship. Source: G'ville News