“Inez Tenenbaum must not speak at our Decembermeeting … The media is going to eat us alive on this one.”

Mickey Lindler, board member of the Republican First Tuesday Club, regarding Tenenbaum’s scheduled appearance. Source: The State

$5.8 million

That’s the amount of a recent federal grant given to the state of South Carolina to track the effectiveness of the No Child Left Behind Act. Source: U.S. Department of Education

6.9

That’s South Carolina’s unemployment rate for the month of October — the third straight month of unemployment increases. Only Louisiana and Mississippi, both crippled byhurricanes, fared worse. Source: S.C. EmploymentSecurity Commission

“The person doesn’t have to be in the room.”

Response made by U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett (R-S.C.) to the charge that a “person” could become offended by a public official using Jesus’ name during a prayer at a public meeting. Barrett is currently trying to pass a bill that would let officials pray with their minds as closed as they wish. Source: The State