Aimee Crouch

SC House Remembers Rep. Joe Neal

February 15, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Aimee Crouch
SC State House

Rep. Joe Neal, of Richland County, passed away suddenly this week. Neal was a pastor and 24-year veteran of the S.C. House. Speaker Jay Lucas, along with House Majority Leader Gary Simrill and House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, paid tribute to Rep. Neal on the House...

Fuel Efficiency School Buses Debut in the Lowcountry

February 10, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
school bus

Starting today, students in Dorchester and Berkeley counties will be riding to school in a new alternative-fueled school bus. Twenty-six propane powered school buses are the first alternative fleet to replace the state's aging diesel buses. Mike Bullman, director of...

SC Roads Featured on This Week in SC

February 3, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Aimee Crouch
Bierbauer and Christy Hall

Of South Carolina's roadways, 2,000 have been deemed the worst of the worst. Charles Bierbauer sits down with S.C. DOT Secretary Christy Hall to discuss the state of S.C. Roads. Hall tells This Week in SC that the S.C. roadways are decaying rapidly, and the decay has almost...

USC Students Involved in New Public Affairs Program

January 20, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Aimee Crouch
Students learning camera

By Megan Sexton, USC As a senior broadcast journalism major, Danielle Barilla says each of her internships has offered her new experiences and different challenges. This week, she starts a new job, helping to put together a weekly public affairs program produced by South...

"This Week in SC" Premieres with Governor Nikki Haley as Guest

January 13, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Aimee Crouch
Governor Haley and Charles Bierbauer

Gov. Nikki Haley is the inaugural guest on the launch of a new weekly public affairs program in South Carolina. This Week in South Carolina highlights one topic each week with political leaders, newsmakers and policy makers in studio. The half-hour program premieres on...

Winter Weather Coming to the Palmetto State

January 5, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
snow flake

As South Carolina prepares for possible winter weather this weekend, the S.C. Deparment of Transportation is prepping roads in advance. Crews will begin working on interstates and major roads in the upstate today and continue the work in the Midlands and the Pee Dee...

USC's Economists Release 2017 Economic Forecast

December 12, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
money

The University of South Carolina’s economists at The Darla Moore School of Business unveiled their 2017 economic forecast and they expect gains for the state this upcoming year. The state continues to add more jobs and expects incomes to rise for S.C. families. Job growth...

Election Day: What You Need to Know

November 4, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
voting booth

On November 8, South Carolina, along with the rest of the country, will head to the polls to cast their votes. The SC Election Commission released all the information voters need to be aware of on Election Day. Q. I need to vote absentee. Can I still do that? What is the...

Conversations with the Candidates

November 1, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
flags with vote sign

With Election Day one week away and many focused on the race for the White House, there are several federal races in South Carolina on the ballot. We talked with qualified candidates running for both the U.S. House and Senate, as part of a special series the past few weeks...

Palmetto Scene Election Programming Continues

October 28, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
vote button

Palmetto Scene continues to air back-to-back episodes (Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., ETV) that will focus on candidates running for federal office in South Carolina. Although the biggest interest has been focused on the presidential race, here in South Carolina, all 7...

Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund Gets $100,000 Donation

October 26, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
tree on house

Nucor Corporation, the largest steel producer in the country, announced a $100,000 donation to help families impacted by Hurricane Matthew through the One SC Relief Fund. The fund was established after the 2015 flood to help families recovering from natural disasters. After...

Obama Signs SC Emergency Declaration

October 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
White House

President Barack Obama declared an emergency in South Carolina and ordered federal aid to help with any conditions because of Hurricane Matthew. Obama spoke with Governor Nikki Haley yesterday and offered her any assistance the state needed. This action gives the Department...

Additional Evacuations Ordered

October 6, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
rest stop

Governor Nikki Haley ordered additional evacuations a short time ago, as Hurricane Matthew approaches South Carolina. The additional counties are in Zone B of Jasper and Colleton. To verify if you are in the evacuation area, go to Know Your Zone . Evacuations may be...

Price Gouging Statute in Effect

October 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
gas pump

South Carolina's price gouging statute is now in effect, which prohibits "unconscionable prices" when in a state of emergency. The statute will be in effect for the next 15 days and gougers can be charged a $1000 fine and/or 30 days in jail. S.C. Attorney General Alan...

Trump with Lead in Latest Winthrop Poll

September 29, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Winthrop Poll

In the latest Winthrop Poll, Donald Trump is leading Hillary Clinton 42% to 38% in South Carolina. The poll was conducted before Monday’s presidential debate and 53% of the respondents feel Clinton is a capable candidate, while 46% feel Trump is. But, when asked if they...

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