Aimee Crouch

Remaining Disaster Recovery Centers to Close

January 27, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
flooding, roads

FEMA will close its three remaining disaster recovery centers this Friday, January 29. Victims of the October floods still needing asistance can call the FEMA hotline at 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. The hotline can be used to: Ask questions about FEMA decision letters...

Winter Weather Operations Scaling Back

January 23, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Ice

Most of the winter weather has left the Palmetto State and as of midday today, the State Emergency Operations Center returned to normal operations. The National Weather Service predicts some light snow for the remainder of the day in parts of the state, but temperatures...

King Day at the Dome in Columbia, South Carolina

January 19, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Clinton

On the morning of January 18, at the S.C. State House, the annual King Day at the Dome was held for the first time without the presence of the Confederate flag. The event initially began on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 2000, in protest to the flag flying on the State...

Governor Haley Gives State of Union Response

January 13, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
US Congress

Following President Barack Obama's final State of the Union Address, S. C. Governor Nikki Haley was chosen to give the Republican response. Her speech touched on healthcare, national security, and the economy. Haley also spoke to being a daughter of Indian immigrants and...

Corporal Freddie Stowers Monument Unveiled

November 12, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Stowers

On Veterans Day, a special monument dedication was held at Anderson University to celebrate Corporal Freddie Stowers, the first African American from South Carolina to receive the Medal of Honor for his service in World War I. Anderson University President Evans Whitaker...

Volunteers Needed to Assist Victims

October 10, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Volunteers

Volunteers are needed across South Carolina to help victims clean and sort debris from their homes after the historic flooding this past week. The United Way is asking that anyone who can assist register at getconnected.uwasc.org/drm . Governor Nikki Haley said, "what we've...

DHEC Expands Well Testing

October 9, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Flood

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control will expand its private well testing office hours in several counties. If you have a private well water system that was flooded, your well can be tested to ensure the water is safe to drink. DHEC advises all residents...

S.C. Price Gouging Statute in Effect

October 5, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Flood

Attorney General Alan Wilson reminded South Carolinians that the price gouging statute is in effect. It went into effect when Governor Nikki Haley declared a state of emergency due to the flooding across the state. The statute states no business can charge excessive prices...

Obama Signs Disaster Declaration for S.C.

October 5, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Flood

President Obama signed a declaration declaring a disaster in South Carolina and ordered federal aid to supplement the recovery in affected areas. The action makes funds available to individuals in Charleston, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland,...

Obama Declares Federal Disaster in S.C.

October 3, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Hope Ferry

Earlier today, President Obama declared a state of emergency for all 46 counties in S.C. due to storms and flooding. Federal aid will be available to support state and local efforts, with FEMA coordinating any relief efforts and providing assistance in emergency situations...

S.C. Sees Biggest Unemployment Drop in Three Decades

September 23, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
job classifieds

South Carolina’s August unemployment rate saw the biggest decrease in three decades, falling from 6.4 percent to 6 percent. This is also the third straight month the unemployment rate has seen a decline. Cheryl Stanton, executive director of S.C.’s Department of Employment...

S.C. First in Attracting Foreign Investments

September 16, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
person welding, with great bright sparks

South Carolina, once again, is ranked number one in attracting jobs through foreign investments. This is the third time in four years IBM-Plant Location International (IBM-PLI) has ranked the state first, per million inhabitants. Each year the group releases a report...

S.C. State Parks Bring in Record Revenue

September 2, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
wooden boardwalk through wooded park

The S.C. State Park Service ended the 2014-2015 fiscal year generating the most revenue in its 81-year history with $26.9 million dollars. This is a $3 million increase from the previous year. In a release from the park service, budget officials say the increase is due to...

S.C. Ranked 42nd for Child Well-Being

July 21, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
School

South Carolina showed some improvement in the annual Kids Count Data book ranking, moving up three spots from 45 to 42. The data book is published to raise awareness on child well-being throughout the states and nation. South Carolina's improved ranking is because of the...

SCETV Remembers Charleston

July 17, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Charleston Nine

A look back at the last month in South Carolina. From tragedy to triumph, we are #OneSC.

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