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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...

Haley Talks Pride for Upcoming Clemson Game

January 8, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Clemson

Gov. Haley praised the Clemson Tigers for their hard work in getting to the National Championship game, which they play on Monday against Alabama. While she won't be able to attend the game in Arizona, she said her heart will definitely be with her Tigers.

SCETV's Role During the South Carolina Floods 2015

January 7, 2016 - Posted in ETV by Tabitha Safdi
SC Flood

In October of 2015 South Carolina experienced historic levels of rainfall leading to flooding around the state. This is a short video about SCETV's role during the South Carolina floods of 2015.

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, January 2016

January 1, 2016 - Posted in ETV
Downton Abbey

Dear Viewers and Listeners: Happy New Year! SCETV and S.C. Public Radio have a wonderful line-up of programming and educational initiatives ahead, and we’re starting out the year with a bang! The long-awaited final season of Downton Abbey comes to ETV this month. This Emmy...

Governor's Mansion Ready for the Holidays

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene

An inside look at the Columbia Garden Club decorating the S.C. Governor's Mansion for Christmas.

Haley Talks Flood Costs

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene

Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference Tuesday to go over specific costs associated with the South Carolina Flood. The public assistance estimate, which includes roads and government buildings, is $300 million. The individual assistance, which is money given to...

Columbia Police Will Have New Body Cameras in Place by 2016

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene
Blue lights on top of a police car, blurred taillights in background

Columbia City Council has approved the purchase of 300 body cameras for Columbia city police, according to The State . Police Chief Skip Holbrook said Thursday, Dec. 3, that the first cameras should arrive within 30 to 45 days and will provide further accountability to the...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, December 2015

December 11, 2015 - Posted in ETV
Sesame Street with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Dear Viewers and Listeners: Our beloved state of South Carolina has been through some trying times this year, thrusting us in the national spotlight--from the massacre of nine church-goers in Charleston to the unprecedented flooding throughout the state. But in each of...

New Legislation Could Make Killing a Police Dog a Major Crime in S.C.

December 7, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Dog

This coming legislative session will see the introduction of a new bill that would increase the penalties to those convicted of harming or killing a police dog or police horse. Rep. Jonathon Hill and Rep. Neal Collins are sponsoring a bill named "Fargo's and Hyco's Law."...

Haley Creates One SC Fund to Help Flood Victims

November 16, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced the creation of the One SC fund this morning. The purpose of One SC is to help South Carolinians rebuild and repair their homes that were damaged or destroyed during the flood. The Governor is leading the effort to raise funds...

Veteran's Volunteer Group Helps Organize Flood Relief Effort

November 13, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Lynn Cornfoot
Volunteers

The Timberlane community was hit hard by the recent flooding in Columbia. The residents have come together to support their neighbors, and through the help of outside groups like Team Rubicon, are now better organized with their grassroots effort. To see a previous story on...

Lexington County Residents React to Quarry Approval

November 11, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Highland
area in construction

Vulcan Materials Company gained approval to plan to build a quarry in Batesburg-Leesville. The quarry will take up about 520 acres and be located off of U.S. Highway 1 and Windmill Road. The mine will provide materials needed for concrete and asphalt for residential and...

Who Will Pay to Kill Mosquitoes After Flooding?

November 6, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene
Mosquitos

After the historic flooding, S.C is facing a serious influx in the number of mosquitoes in certain areas. To solve this problem, counties in S.C. will spray for mosquitoes from the air. It will cost about $39 million to treat all the counties that are supported by the...

Music Icon to Perform at the Church in Charleston Where 9 People Were Killed in Shooting

October 30, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by L. Steele
Emanuel

The popular Grammy-winning pop singer, musician and music producer, Pharrell Williams, will perform at the Charleston church where 9 innocent people were shot and killed this past June. According to The State , several news outlets have reported that A+E Networks and...

S.C. DSS and The Salvation Army Teamed Up To Give Temporary Housing to Flood Victims

October 30, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
House

The S.C. Department of Social Services and The Salvation Army have teamed up to give flood victims a place to stay, after being made homeless by the flood. According to WIS , at one point, there were over 900 flood victims staying in shelters in S.C. The DSS moved a number...

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