Aimee Crouch

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...

A Mother's Voice

September 22, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
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There are almost 1,400 women incarcerated in South Carolina prisons, and 80 percent of those women are mothers—mothers who are missing integral parts of their children’s developmental years. Through a program developed at The Riley Institute at Furman University's Diversity...

Salkehatchie Summer Service Helping Those In Need

September 19, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
teen working on roof

Salkehatchie Summer Service , a mission of the United Methodist Church-South Carolina Conference, has been helping those in need since 1978. This summer, Palmetto Scene visited with a group in Columbia, where students came together for a week to make new friends, and most...

SC Campaigns Gear Up After Labor Day

September 8, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
vote button

This week, the country celebrated Labor Day, which for many is the official end to summer, but it’s also when campaigns across the country kick into high gear. Candidates running for office have two months to sway voters to their side. While Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump...

SC's Aerospace Industry Continues to Rise

August 24, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
airplane

A new study was released this week at S.C.’s Aerospace Conference and Expo that showed the industry continues to grow and has a $19 billion impact on the state. The South Carolina Council on Competiveness released an economic impact study that shows a $2 billion increase in...

South Carolina Helps Flood Soaked Louisiana

August 19, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
food donations

Just as South Carolina was hit by historic flooding last year, the state of Louisiana has been hit with 6.9 trillion gallons of rain that has caused extensive damage; 4,000 residents remain in Red Cross and community shelters after being impacted by the flood, and thousands...

High Levels of Mercury Found in Several Fish

August 17, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
bass fish

South Carolina has many bodies of water used for recreation activities and one of the most popular is fishing. But, for those who like to eat what they catch, be warned, a large quantity of some fish aren’t good for you. S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control...

Columbia Ranked Number 3 in New List

August 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
SC State House

For the second year in a row, Columbia was named one of the 10 Best College Towns by livability.com . The number 3 ranking was because of the numerous government jobs, healthcare industry, and Fort Jackson. It notes that not only does the University of South Carolina bring...

Made in SC: Mercedes Benz Vans

July 29, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
ground breaking

This week, in North Charleston, Mercedes Benz Vans broke ground on its first U.S. manufacturing plant. The plant will produce the Sprinter vans and is an expansion to an existing assembly site. The company is expected to invest $500 million and create 1,300 jobs in South...

New Palmetto Scene on Law Enforcement

July 13, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
police cars

Last week was a deadly week in our nation, which started with the killings of two black men by police in Minnesota and Louisiana. Amid protests throughout the country, a lone gunman opened fire at a protest in Dallas, killing five police officers and wounding seven. This...

Remembering Charleston, Mayor John Tecklenburg

June 16, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Mother Emanuel street sign

Mayor John Tecklenburg addresses how Charleston came together after the Mother Emanuel tragedy, and what the city is doing to continue the healing.

Remembering Charleston, A Special Palmetto Scene

June 16, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
AME

A special one-hour Palmetto Scene from the historic sanctuary of Mother Emanuel in Charleston. SCETV's Beryl Dakers talks with Mother Emanuel pastor, Rev. Betty Clark; Presiding Elder of the A.M.E. Church, Rev. Joe Darby; former S.C. legislator Bakari Sellers; and brother...

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