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Electricity - it's one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It's hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That's why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today's day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.

Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Columbia, SC. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.

Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don't let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that's exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We're talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses - only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Columbia.

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What sets us apart from other electricians in Columbia, SC? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

As guests in your home, you won't ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don't need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that's what we will provide.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you're not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you're satisfied paying.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Columbia. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.

Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:

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Electrical Repairs

Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection
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Electrical Installations

Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you'd like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week - there's no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Columbia, SC, can't handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation
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Renovations and Remodeling

If you're renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring
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New Construction Electrical Projects

Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it's just another day on the job. If you're building your dream home, don't leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Columbia. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring
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Your Residential Electrician in Columbia, SC

When you own a home, there's something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren't fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it's best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home's safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home's electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.

With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.

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Panel Breaker is Tripped

If you don't have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can't, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the "off" position before turning it back on. If you don't have any luck, give our office a call. We'll send a trained residential electrician in Columbia to your home to fix the problem on-site.

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Overhead Fan Stops Working

If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it "on" or "off," they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you're sure you didn't hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We'll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.

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Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you're constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it's most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.

At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you're renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Columbia.

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Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home's Electrical Systems

Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That's why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home's most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family's safety.

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Install Surge Protectors

Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home's electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.

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Examine Your Breaker Panel

Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there's a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won't flip, it's time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Columbia, SC, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

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Test Your GFIs

GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a "test" and a "reset" button. Hit the "test" button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit "reset" to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.

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Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don't need checking every month, it's a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.

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Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home's electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
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DELIVERING QUALITY ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO 5,000+ HOMES PER YEAR

he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you're promised.

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Full-Service Electrical Work for Home and Business

Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.

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Latest News in Columbia, SC

lawmakers vote to leave out $24 million supercomputer in state budget

A $25 million quantum supercomputer in Columbia did not receive fundingCOLUMBIA, S.C. — Lawmakers returned to the State House Tuesday to decide whether to fund millions in local projects that Gov. Henry McMaster rejected from the state's $14 billion spending plan.The Governor issued 73 vetoes, totaling $53 million from the s...

A $25 million quantum supercomputer in Columbia did not receive funding

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Lawmakers returned to the State House Tuesday to decide whether to fund millions in local projects that Gov. Henry McMaster rejected from the state's $14 billion spending plan.

The Governor issued 73 vetoes, totaling $53 million from the state's budget.

Many of those vetoes were overridden, meaning those projects get their funding. Some of those locally include $100,000 for the Department of Parks Recreation and Tourism for the Township Auditorium and $350,000 for the Columbia Museum of Art.

Lawmakers also approved $7 million for a cultural welcome center in Orangeburg and $500,000 to improve the stadium at Summerville High school near Charleston

The biggest project that didn't make the cut was a project to bring a $25 million quantum supercomputer to Columbia. In his veto letter, McMaster called it "an end run around the state procurement laws." The item would have funded the creation of a non-profit in Columbia that would operate the computer and make it available to researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs for a profit.

"There’s lots of things I could think of to spend $25 million in South Carolina. A Quantum super computer is not one of them, it's not anywhere close on the list," said

"We have to be careful with taxpayer money and this is a prime example of where we could use a little more carefulness," said

Rep. Russell Ott defended the funding supercomputer.

"If you were standing up here and you were advocating for an override of any veto and you voted to override vetoes, understand if you vote to sustain something like this, you’re voting against yourself.

Lawmakers upheld a veto toward creating a committee called Project Justice Forty, which would focus on environmental justice.

"Sustaining this veto is allowing South Carolina to miss out on hundreds of millions of dollars," Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter (D-Orangeburg).

"The General Assembly does not need to create a study committee to help enact the social justice policies of President Biden and his administration," said McMaster in his veto letter.

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A $600,000 earmark for a Greenville Nonprofit and $1.5 million for a video game learning tool for schools were other projects that didn't get their funding.

The budget, which takes effect July 1, sets aside $1 billion for tax rebates and $600 million for tax cuts. It also raises the minimum starting salary for new public school teachers to $40 thousand a year, up from $30 thousand just five years ago.

$1 billion is also allocated for road repair and expansion.

SC’s strongest earthquake in 8 years rocks Columbia area

COLUMBIA — Columbia-area residents were awakened early June 26 by South Carolina’s strongest earthquake since 2014.A 3.4 magnitude quake, centered just outside Elgin in Kershaw County, rumbled through the Midlands at 1:30 a.m. for several seconds and was strong enough to rattle walls, floors and furniture inside homes. Three smaller aftershocks followed.Residents from as far away as Charlotte and Aiken reported feeling the quake, the U.S. Geological Service reported.The latest quake is one of many centered in...

COLUMBIA — Columbia-area residents were awakened early June 26 by South Carolina’s strongest earthquake since 2014.

A 3.4 magnitude quake, centered just outside Elgin in Kershaw County, rumbled through the Midlands at 1:30 a.m. for several seconds and was strong enough to rattle walls, floors and furniture inside homes. Three smaller aftershocks followed.

Residents from as far away as Charlotte and Aiken reported feeling the quake, the U.S. Geological Service reported.

The latest quake is one of many centered in recent months on Green Hill Road, a gravel roadway off Interstate 20 with a dozen homes near a sand mine and a drag racing strip.

The area around Elgin, which is about 20 miles northeast of Columbia, has been the epicenter of 36 quakes since Christmas, the S.C. Emergency Management Division said. The rest of the state has experienced six earthquakes since late last year.

The weekend quake was the strongest since a 4.1 magnitude quake shook the Sumter National Forest in Edgefield County in February 2014, according to S.C. Department of Natural Resources data.

The latest tremor came a week after a 3.9 magnitude quake centered 75 miles west of Savannah in Georgia was felt from Atlanta to parts of South Carolina, including Columbia.

All but eight of the earthquakes since Christmas in the Elgin area have been under 2.5 magnitude — the level where quakes are felt and can cause minor damage.

But the area was hit by a 3.25 magnitude quake on May 9, the third strongest in the recent cycles of Midlands tremors.

The quakes are occurring along an ancient fault system called the Eastern Piedmont Fault Zone, which extends from Georgia through the Carolinas and into Virginia, according to Scott White, director of the South Carolina Seismic Network at the University of South Carolina.

The longevity of the recent sequence of earthquakes in central South Carolina, now at seven months, is “considered unusual but within the range of expected behavior” from the past, White said in a May interview.

“It could stop at any time, but when it will stop is unknown,” White said.

South Carolina typically experiences between 10 to 30 earthquakes annually, according to the state’s Emergency Management Division. About one in five of those are felt, as the majority are below 3.0 on the magnitude scale, the agency reports.

The strongest quake to ever hit the state was on on Aug. 31, 1886. The 7.3 magnitude quake centered around Charleston-Summerville and was felt from Cuba to New York and west to the Mississippi River. It was the strongest quake ever recorded in the Eastern U.S.

Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 21 mi northeast of Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA, on Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 at 2:43 pm (GMT -4) -

16 hours agoI felt this quake29 Jun 18:45 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 1 minute.29 Jun 18:47: Now using data updates from EMSC... [show all] ...29 Jun 19:26: Magnitude recalculated from 3.3 to 3.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.7 to 2.6 km (from 1.7 to 1.6 mi).Magnitude 3.3 earthquake strikes near Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USAThe United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.3 quake in the United States near Columbia, Richland Co...

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29 Jun 18:45 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 1 minute.29 Jun 18:47: Now using data updates from EMSC... [show all] ...29 Jun 19:26: Magnitude recalculated from 3.3 to 3.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.7 to 2.6 km (from 1.7 to 1.6 mi).

Magnitude 3.3 earthquake strikes near Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA

The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.3 quake in the United States near Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, only 10 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early afternoon on Wednesday, June 29th, 2022, at 2:43 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 1.1 miles. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 3.3 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.3.Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Elgin (pop. 1,500) located 3 miles from the epicenter, and Lugoff (pop. 7,400) 5 miles away.Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Camden (pop. 7,100) located 9 miles from the epicenter, Fredericksburg (pop. 7,100) 9 miles away, Columbia (pop. 133,800) 21 miles away, West Columbia (pop. 16,100) 23 miles away, Saint Andrews (pop. 21,200) 24 miles away, and Seven Oaks (pop. 15,100) 25 miles away. In Sumter (pop. 40,800, 28 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.

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Nearby towns and cities6 km (4 mi) E of Elgin (pop: 1,480) | Show on map | Quakes nearby8 km (5 mi) SSW of Lugoff (pop: 7,430) | Show on map | Quakes nearby33 km (21 mi) NE of Columbia (pop: 133,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby37 km (23 mi) ENE of West Columbia (pop: 16,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby39 km (24 mi) ENE of Saint Andrews (pop: 21,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby40 km (25 mi) ENE of Seven Oaks (pop: 15,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby45 km (28 mi) NW of Sumter (pop: 40,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby621 km (386 mi) SSW of Washington (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby

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columbia south caroline (14.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating : Sitting at my computer desk, heard a loud rumbling noise, felt the ground start shaking. Lasted 10-15 seconds. | 4 users found this interesting.

Columbia, South Carolina (38.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Heard the rumbling first. This sounded like what people tell me is am explosion at the quarry but I don't know if that is true. It happens very often. The rumbling increase as of approaching and then the windows vibrated, dishes rattled, etc. | 3 users found this interesting.

Cassatt, SC (34.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It made the house shake, i wobbled a little bit. Everything was creaking and rattling. It was rather scary. You could even hear a rumbling outside. I felt like a was on the ocean for a few seconds because I was swaying back and forth. And even the pool wa | 2 users found this interesting.

Blythewood, SC (28.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was working and the entire house began shaking and rumbling. That was the strongest one I’ve felt in the last few months. | 2 users found this interesting.

Columbia sc (17.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I am currently moving into a home and was cleaning my bay windows and the whole house began to shake for more than a couple of seconds so I knew that it was not thunder. Things in my garage which were stacked or shaking as well and rattling. | One user found this interesting.

Columbia sc (30.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s : The walls rattled, felt the shaking from below and around me, and heard really loud rumbling that I thought was thunder until I saw it is bright and sunny outside. | One user found this interesting.

Laying in bed working from home / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : so I know what I felt I’ve I never been in a earth quake before it was like the house was vibrating and sounded like some to hug was rolling and my bed was shaking I’m so scared because I never felt anything like that before | One user found this interesting.

Stricter abortion ban on the table in SC, would ban nearly all abortions

The Fetal Heartbeat Bill might be this state’s strictest, but it does not ban abortion outright.The Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade allows for individual states to set their own abortion policies.COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBTV) - Roe v. Wade being overturned has opened the door for South Carolina’s strictest abortion law to date.The South Carolina Attorney General, Alan Wilson announced this week the Fetal Heartbeat Bill is now law in the Palmetto State. Meaning it is now illegal to have an abortion after ...

The Fetal Heartbeat Bill might be this state’s strictest, but it does not ban abortion outright.

The Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade allows for individual states to set their own abortion policies.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBTV) - Roe v. Wade being overturned has opened the door for South Carolina’s strictest abortion law to date.

The South Carolina Attorney General, Alan Wilson announced this week the Fetal Heartbeat Bill is now law in the Palmetto State. Meaning it is now illegal to have an abortion after the point a fetal heartbeat is detected—usually around the six-week mark. There are exceptions in cases of rape or incest but the fetus must be less than 20 weeks along.

The mother’s life being in danger is another exception. However, there are some in the statehouse thinking the Fetal Heartbeat Bill does not go far enough.

Abortion clinic in Charlotte preparing for influx in patients from other states after Roe v. Wade overturned

The Fetal Heartbeat Bill might be this state’s strictest, but it does not ban abortion outright.

”It’s just been an exciting time,” says Palmetto Women’s Center Executive Director Starsha Thompson.

The center sits in a small Rock Hill neighborhood. After the Roe v. Wade reversal, they are expecting these doors to be revolving.

”We’ve always been here for any woman no matter what she decides,” says Thompson.

The center is a Christian-based organization supporting women through unplanned pregnancies. Thompson says the organization has been able to save more than 300 babies just last year. It does not offer abortions, but Executive Director Starsha Thompson says they do support women who make that choice.

”One of the services that we always offered is post-abortion counseling and just want people to know we are here for them and they don’t have to walk through it alone,” she explains.

Other services like free pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds, and parenting counseling can also be found here. Services that might be needed more with the newest legislation on the table.

”I’m glad I lived to see the day that Roe v. Wade was overturned,” says State Senator Richard Cash.

Cash, a senator from Anderson County, has introduced a bill banning all abortions except when the mother’s life is in danger.

”An unborn baby is the most innocent among us,” he says.

This bill would consider life to start at conception. And there are no exceptions for cases of rape and incest.

”Of course, I believe criminals should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. But why put the baby to death for something the baby has no culpability with,” he says.

Cash’s bill will go through a scrutinizing process where he believes the House will come up with its own bill. But he hopes his will be the framework for what is to come.

”I thank God that we have the ability to return protection to the most innocent and helpless among us. And hopefully, we will get this one in South Carolina in the next several months,” he says.

This bill also includes strict penalties against abortion providers and anyone who helps a woman get an abortion. However, Cash says no woman who chooses to get an abortion will be punished for that decision.

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PGA TOUR adds event in South Carolina

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida – PGA TOUR and CJ Group officials today announced that THE CJ CUP will be contested at Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland, South Carolina, the week of October 17-23, 2022. The tournament name will be changed to THE CJ CUP in South Carolina.The tournament was launched as Korea’s first official PGA TOUR tournament in 2017 and was played for three consecutive years at Nine Bridges on Jeju Island before being relocated to the U.S. due to the challenges of COVID-19.This will be th...

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida – PGA TOUR and CJ Group officials today announced that THE CJ CUP will be contested at Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland, South Carolina, the week of October 17-23, 2022. The tournament name will be changed to THE CJ CUP in South Carolina.

The tournament was launched as Korea’s first official PGA TOUR tournament in 2017 and was played for three consecutive years at Nine Bridges on Jeju Island before being relocated to the U.S. due to the challenges of COVID-19.

This will be the first time THE CJ CUP will be played in the Southeast region of the U.S. following the staging of the tournament in Las Vegas, first at Shadow Creek Golf Course in 2020 and The Summit Club last year.

“Thanks to the tremendous commitment from CJ Group, the PGA TOUR is thrilled to bring THE CJ CUP in South Carolina to the United States this October,” said Christian Hardy, the PGA TOUR’s Senior Vice President, International. “This event has provided a great platform on which to showcase golf’s top Korean players, and we are confident that Congaree will once again serve as a fantastic venue for hosting one of the TOUR’s premier tournaments.”

THE CJ CUP in South Carolina will feature a 78-man field comprised of five players designated by the Korea Professional Golfers’ Association (KPGA), as well as the top-3 available players of Korean nationality from the Official World Golf Ranking as part of CJ Group’s vision to support the development of professional golf in Korea. The remainder of the field will be made up of the leading players from the 2021-22 FedExCup points list and sponsor exemptions. There will be no 36-hole cut.

“We are excited to host THE CJ CUP at Congaree this October. Over the last five years, our tournament has established itself on the PGA TOUR through the caliber of champions who have emerged, and we are also proud the tournament has been well received by players, thanks especially to our bibigo chefs who help deliver an amazing dining experience on site,” said Wookho Kyeong, Chief Marketing Officer of CJ Group. “We look forward to engaging with our fans in a new region and celebrating another fantastic week of golf.”

Congaree, a Tom Fazio design, is located about an hour northwest of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The club, which debuted at No. 39 in Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses last May, hosted the PGA TOUR’s Palmetto Championship at Congaree in June of 2021, won by South African Garrick Higgo. The course was built to challenge the world’s top golfers and has earned widespread praise among PGA TOUR players.

Congaree was founded with a philanthropic mission to positively impact the lives of young people through the game of golf. The Congaree Foundation supports a number of educational and vocational initiatives within its local community and internationally through the Congaree Global Golf Initiative. Instead of members, the club invites “ambassadors” to join who are passionate about supporting Congaree Foundation’s philanthropic programs and becoming personally involved through a shared devotion to the game and giving their time to mentorship opportunities.

“It’s a privilege to welcome THE CJ CUP to South Carolina and Congaree. From day one, our steadfast belief has been that Congaree can be a conduit to make a difference in the lives of young people locally and around the world,” said Dan Friedkin, founder of Congaree. “In addition to providing a significant economic impact for the state, THE CJ CUP will enable Congaree Foundation to give back to youth in the Lowcountry and beyond in even more meaningful ways.”

THE CJ CUP in South Carolina will be held in partnership with The State of South Carolina, which also supported the Palmetto Championship.

With more than 300 courses and an annual economic impact in the billions, golf is one of the most important markets in South Carolina’s tourism industry. THE CJ CUP in South Carolina joins the list of other significant tournaments in South Carolina in 2022, including the annual RBC Heritage on Hilton Head Island, and the Korn Ferry Tour’s BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation in Greenville.

“In 2021, South Carolina caught the eye of the golf world by hosting three highly successful tournaments in the PGA Championship at the Ocean Course, the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links, and the Palmetto Championship at Congaree Golf Club,” said South Carolina Governor, Henry McMaster. “This success, coupled with the rapidly growing popularity of golf in our state, has made South Carolina a top destination for major golf events. We look forward to continuing to grow this reputation with THE CJ CUP in South Carolina and beyond.”

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