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What To Watch For in The 2018 SC Governor's Race

November 16, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Candidates

The full interview with Professor Gibbs Knotts, College of Charleston political science department chair, on the state of the 2018 South Carolina governor’s race. Catch up on who the candidates are and where the race stands a year away from Election Day here . What does the...

Where the SC Governor's Race Stands A Year Away from Election Day

November 10, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Gavin Jackson
The South Carolina state flag

To understand the 2018 governor’s race, rewind a year to the election of President Donald Trump. Trump’s win moved up South Carolina’s gubernatorial race calendar, when shortly after he won, he named then Gov. Nikki Haley to become his United Nations ambassador. Moments...

Poll Finds Southerners Split on Racial Issues, Confederate Monuments

November 8, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Southern states

A Winthrop Poll of 11 southern states found that both blacks and whites felt under attack and believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, but were heavily divided over the future of Confederate monuments, President Donald Trump and the economy. The poll, released...

GOP Gubernatorial Challenger Demands Ethics Changes

November 2, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
S.C. GOP gubernatorial candidate Catherine Templeton outside of her childhood home near Irmo on Nov. 1, 2017.

South Carolina Republican gubernatorial candidate Catherine Templeton held a press conference to call for resignation of indicted Sen. John Courson and Rep. Rick Quinn over alleged corruption charges. The backdrop was her former childhood home near Irmo, located in Courson’...

First Look Inside the In-Demand Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

October 20, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Gavin Jackson
Inside the 787-10 Dreamliner at Boeing South Carolina in North Charleston on Oct. 5, 2017.

Boeing recently unveiled a newly painted Singapore Airlines 787-10 Dreamliner as one of the company’s recent advancements to full-scale production of its newest aircraft. Photos from early October show the twin-aisle jet after a visit to the North Charleston plant’s new...

Rep. James Smith Announces His Bid for Governor

October 18, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
S.C. Rep. James Smith, D-Richland, formally announces his gubernatorial bid on Oct. 17, 2017.

Richland Democrat Rep. James Smith formally kicked off his gubernatorial campaign Tuesday in downtown Columbia. Smith, 50, is a Columbia native who has served in the South Carolina House of Representatives since 1997. Smith is running against Charleston businessman Phil...

President Declares Disaster For South Carolina and 16 Counties Due to Hurricane Irma

October 18, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Work on Folly Island following Tropical Storm Irma

President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that a major disaster exists in South Carolina and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in 16 counties affected by Hurricane Irma, but not for individuals. The Federal Emergency Management Agency Public...

South Carolina Sends 150 Guardsmen to Puerto Rico

September 28, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
An image of Hurricane Maria over Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017.

Gov. Henry McMaster signed an executive order Thursday to send 150 engineer soldiers with the S.C. National Guard to assist in recovery efforts following the widespread destruction wreaked by Hurricane Maria. The engineers are part of a multi-state Engineer Task Force...

Vulnerable Adults, South Carolina's 'Hidden Crisis'

September 26, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
S.C. Statehouse

The growing number of maltreated, vulnerable adults is a “hidden crisis” in South Carolina, fueled by an aging population, high turnover within the state Department of Social Services and low funding, the agency’s director said Tuesday. DSS Director Susan Alford told a...

SAT And AP Scores Edge Up in South Carolina

September 26, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
South Carolina Students Outpace Nation on SAT and AP Scores

South Carolina students outperformed the national average on both the SAT and Advanced Placement exams, according to the State Department of Education. The overall mean SAT score was four points higher than the national mean at 1,058—out of a potential 1,600 on the recently...

The Latest: Gov. Lifts Barrier Island Evacuation Order, Cleanup Begins

September 12, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Palmetto Blvd. at Edisto Beach on Sept. 12, 2017.

The latest on now Tropical Storm Irma's effects in South Carolina (all times local): 4 p.m. BEAUFORT -- Betsy Binette, who owns a crossfit gym with her husband Ted, was getting her workout in Tuesday. She squatted and pushed heavy chunks of pine tree into a pile after Ted...

VIDEO: Irma's Rain And Wind Arrive in South Carolina

September 11, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Folly Beach around high tide on Sept. 11, 2017.

The latest on now Tropical Storm Irma's effects in South Carolina (all times local): 6:45 p.m. BEAUFORT -- Authorities are in the process of performing a damage assessment of roadways and causeways in the area that is expected to be completed Tuesday morning. Once it's...

The Latest: South Carolina Braces For Hurricane Irma Winds, Flooding

September 10, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The scene from Folly Beach as wind from Hurricane Irma whips sand and waves on Sept. 10, 2017.

The latest on hurricane preparations in South Carolina (all times local): 7:50 p.m. BEAUFORT -- County officials are warning evacuees not to post information, including addresses, to social media about their vacant homes to prevent would-be thieves from targeting them. The...

The Latest: Curfew, Evacuation Order in Effect For Beaufort County Barrier Islands

September 9, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Troopers and National Guard troops.

The latest on hurricane preparations in South Carolina (all times local): 6:30 p.m. BEAUFORT -- Sheriff P.J. Tanner announced that a dawn to dusk curfew is now in effect for Beaufort County barrier islands under the governor's evacuation order due to hazardous effects from...

Updated: Governor Orders Evacuation of Several Barrier Islands as Hurricane Irma Looms

September 8, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Some Hurricane Irma preparations seen on Rainbow Row in Charleston on Sept. 8, 2017.

The latest on hurricane preparations in South Carolina (all times local): 8 p.m. BEAUFORT -- County Sheriff P. J. Tanner said the barrier island order to evacuate took into account the four King Tides that will be occurring, from Sunday through Monday, when Hurricane Irma...

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