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Ernest “Fritz” Hollings was on a program in the school's gymnasium the day after what is now known as “The Orangeburg Massacre.” I remember asking him what his thoughts were about the incident. Ironically, 50 years later, a number of school shootings are still occurring under diverse circumstances.
Fritz Hollings, Strom Thurmond, Floyd Spence, Jim DeMint, Mendel Rivers, John Spratt — something about the Palmetto State has furnished big personalities to take on prominent roles in Washington despite a relatively compact delegation. In recent years, that reputation had slightly languished, due mostly ...

Former Vice President Joe Biden signs autographs as he arrives at the ceremony to unveil the statue of former senator and South Carolina governor Fritz Hollings in the garden of the J. Waties Waring Judicial Center Monday April 17, 2017. Grace Beahm/Staff. By Grace Beahm gbeahm@postandcourier.
Fritz Hollings did not stand in the schoolhouse door at Clemson, or anywhere else. He told the General Assembly that “South Carolina is running out of courts … this General Assembly must make clear South Carolina's choice, a government of laws rather than a government of men.… This should be done ...
Also during Hugo, former governor and Democratic U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings uttered one of his more famous quotes. He dubbed the Federal Emergency Management Agency "the sorriest bunch of bureaucratic jackasses I've ever worked with" on the Senate floor after the agency took seven days to open its ...

Fritz Hollings of Charleston: "No education in the second kick of a mule." "How many more kicks do Republicans have to take to the gut before they realize that this old mule is really difficult to deal with?" Inglis asked. But it is precisely Inglis' fate — crushed in a GOP primary by now-Rep. Trey Gowdy as part ...
While SCANA and other stakeholders sort through the mess, we have a proposal for state lawmakers — it's time to take a second look at the Base Load Review Act .… All the BLRA does is allow utilities to shift the burden to ratepayers who are seeing zero return on their investment. V.C. Summer ...

With hand extended, the new bronze statue of Fritz Hollings aims to capture the South Carolina politician's defining asset — his “ability to make friends,” according to its sculptor, Richard Weaver. Several of Hollings' colleagues, including former Vice President Joe Biden, echoed that sentiment as they paid ...
Ernest Hollings on Friday, April 14, 2017. It has been placed in a small park beside the Waites Waring Judicial Center on ... Henry McMaster will be among the speakers Monday at the Fritz Hollings statue dedication in Charleston. Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and former Mayor Joe Riley will also ...
By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | More than a decade after South Carolina's Fritz Hollings left the United States Senate, people still talk about how he would talk about things. Whenever Hollings took the floor of the Senate to make a speech, staffers would often stop their day-to-day business and watch ...
By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | More than a decade after South Carolina's Fritz Hollings left the United States Senate, people still talk about how he would talk about things. Whenever Hollings took the floor of the Senate to make a speech, staffers would often stop their day-to-day business and watch ...
Former Gov. Fritz Hollings remembers that in the early 1960s the Statehouse's leading promoter of flying the Confederate flag was an Aiken County legislator who sometimes liked to wear his rebel uniform on the floor of the House. The lawmaker, John May, was known as “Mr. Confederate.” No one thought ...
CHARLESTON, S.C., April 18, 2015 — No one in modern time has given as much to South Carolina as Fritz Hollings. In seven decades of public service — starting as a young officer in World War II to becoming governor to being elected seven times to the United States Senate — Hollings has given back in ...


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