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FEMA Urges Residents in Southeast to Prepare for Potentially Life-Threatening Flooding Residents Advised to Turn Around, Don’t Drown

October 3, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Turn Around

The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency is urging residents in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee to closely monitor the potential for significant flooding, follow the direction of state, local and tribal officials, and...

Flash Flood Warnings Continue Statewide

October 3, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Wentworth and Barre

Significant rainfall has continued across South Carolina throughout the night and forecasters expect severe weather conditions for the next several days. The South Carolina Emergency Operations Center is fully activated at Operating Condition 3 by state agencies of the...

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...

Gov. Nikki Haley Talks Flood Preparation: What You Should Know Right Now

October 2, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Press Conference

As S.C. prepares to see record breaking rainfall, Gov. Nikki Haley held a press conference to update the citizens about what they need to know about the next few days. Haley suggested that those who live in flood-prone areas leave and seek shelter right away. She also said...

S.C. Governor Declares State of Emergency

October 1, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Haley-SOE

Video from U.S. National Weather's Service, Turn Around Don't Drown PSA Governor Nikki Haley has declared a State of Emergency in advance of any potential impacts from Hurricane Joaquin and flooding from a separate weather system. The Governor’s State of Emergency...

What You Need to Know About S.C. and Relationship Abuse

September 28, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Abuse

What is the issue in S.C.? South Carolina made the news this month when a new study from the Violence Policy Center showed that S.C. was once again the number one most murderous state for women in the nation. This is the fourth time the state has held this position, and S.C...

S.C. State Museum Offers View of Sunday's Supermoon

September 25, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Supermoon

There’s a unique astronomical event that will appear in the night sky on Sunday that, pun intended, only happens once in a blue moon. It’s a supermoon lunar eclipse. According to The State Newspaper , “a supermoon is a full moon at its closest approach to Earth of the year...

South Carolina Ranks #1 in the Nation for Relationship Violence

September 17, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Purple Ribbon

South Carolina has once again filled the number one spot for women killed by men in the nation. A new study released by the Violence Policy Center showed that across the nation “more than 1,600 women were murdered by men in 2013 and the most common weapon used was a gun.”...

South Carolina Ranks #1 in the Nation for Relationship Violence

September 17, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
purple ribbon for domestic violence with Palmetto Scene logo

South Carolina has once again filled the number one spot for women killed by men in the nation. A new study released by the Violence Policy Center showed that across the nation “more than 1,600 women were murdered by men in 2013 and the most common weapon used was a gun.”...

Increased Security for Guard Facilities Announced

July 20, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by S. Simmons
National Guard

Governor Nikki Haley and Major General Bob Livingston announced Monday that the security of National Guard facilities across the state will be reviewed and strengthened, Fox Carolina reports . The undertaking of increasing security comes as a result of the shooting at two...

Behind the Scenes: Climate Change

July 19, 2015 - Posted in ETV
Climate Change: A Global Reality

CNN’s John King hosts an expert panel as they examine the challenges and impacts of climate change. Extreme conditions, drought, floods, rising seas and hurricanes are part of the conversation. Check out behind the scenes photos from SCETV produced production below. Watch...

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.

“Triumph over Tragedy”: A Front Row Seat

July 15, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Xavier Blake
Flag

It has been quite a remarkable three weeks. After the tragedy on that Wednesday night, I spent Thursday afternoon at Morris Brown A.M.E., attending the prayer vigil for those now known as the Charleston 9. It was an incredibly touching day. I was asked to go back down on...

S.C. Benefits with $18 Million in Grants for Teen Pregnancy Prevention

July 13, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by V. Ortiz
Together

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health has awarded three South Carolina health organizations $18 million in grants to fund teen pregnancy programs, as announced by the OAH last Tuesday. The recipients of the grants include the South...

South Carolina: Confederate Flag History Made

July 10, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Yolian Ortiz
Flag

South Carolinians comment on the historic day as the Confederate flag is removed from the State House grounds.

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