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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...

"K" is for Kiawah Island

October 18, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "K" is for Kiawah Island in Charleston County. Kiawah is a small barrier island situated south of Charleston between the mouths of the Stono and North Edisto Rivers. It is named for the Kiawah Indians who at one time lived in the vicinity. In 1719 the...

Fort Jackson Remembers Trainees As Brave Aspiring Soldiers

October 17, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Soldiers participate in final salutes for Privates Timothy Ashcroft and Ethan Shrader during a memorial service

This past September, Timothy Joseph Ashcraft of Cincinnati, Ohio and Ethan McKay Shrader of Prospect, Tennessee enlisted in the United States Army. The two were members of the 2nd Battalion 13th Infantry Regiment and were in their 8th week of training when they were killed...

"J" is for Jasper, William [d. 1779]

October 17, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "J" is for Jasper, William [d. 1779] Soldier. On July 7, 1775, William Jasper enlisted in the elite grenadier company of the Second South Carolina Continental Regiment. During the battle of Sullivans Island on June 28, 1776, he was a sergeant and won...

This Week in SC - The Opioid Crisis

October 16, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Aimee Crouch
opiod

Rep. Eric Bedingfield and SCDAODAS Director Sara Goldsby address the growing opioid epidemic in our state.

Nichols: One Year Later, Residents Continue to Recover, But Where Will Businesses Rebound?

October 13, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
One year after Hurricane Matthew caused flooding in Nichols, businesses still haven't returned to the downtown district.

About 75 families have returned to repaired homes in Nichols, South Carolina. The small town in Marion County was home to 260 homes before Hurricane Matthew brought strong winds and devastating floods in 2016. All but three sustained flood damage and most businesses were...

"R" is for Ransier, Alonzo Jacob [1834-1882]

October 13, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "R" is for Ransier, Alonzo Jacob [1834-1882]. Lieutenant governor, congressman. Born in Charleston to free persons of color, Ransier acquired a common school education, and clerked in a Charleston shipping firm. After the Civil War he became active in...

"P" is for Palmetto Bug

October 12, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "P" is for Palmetto Bug. Three hundred million years ago, cockroaches [or palmetto bugs] made their first appearance on earth. While thousands of species have developed and become extinct since then, the cockroach thrives. The palmetto bug is the...

As Hurricane Season Continues, Local Seniors Remain Vigilant in Preparing for Possible Storms

October 11, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Instructors for Richland County's Flood Ready Seniors event present to the attendees at the Garner's Ferry Adult Activity Center

If the past two years have taught South Carolinians anything, it’s that disasters are never out of the question, especially during hurricane season. County officials across the state have placed emphasis throughout 2017’s hurricane season on preparing the public for weather...

SCETV Looks Toward the Future with the PBS Digital Immersion Project

October 2, 2017 - Posted in SCETV by Tabitha Safdi
Meeting at McWaters

The Digital Immersion Project , developed by PBS Digital with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, is a unique opportunity that mixes in-depth training, hands-on workshops, and collaborative mentorship to improve overall expertise in digital strategies and...

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...

O'Bryon Receives Order of the Palmetto

September 21, 2017 - Posted in SCETV by Glenn Rawls
Linda O'Bryon accepts the Order of the Palmetto from Dr. Brent Nelsen

Linda O’Bryon has been awarded The Order of the Palmetto by South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster. This prestigious award recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the life and well-being of South Carolina and her people. O’Bryon, who has led South Carolina...

SCETV Names New President

September 20, 2017 - Posted in SCETV by Glenn Rawls
Anthony Padgett

The South Carolina Educational Television Commission has announced the appointment of Anthony Padgett as the new president and CEO of South Carolina ETV and Public Radio, following a nationwide search. He succeeds Linda O’Bryon, who announced her intention to resign last...

Irma Weakens as S.C. Lifts Evacuation Orders: Governor's Update 09/12/17 10 a.m.

September 12, 2017 - Posted in SCETV by Kaitlyn Park
washed out home and yard

Governor Henry McMaster addressed the public from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division (SCEMD), just after 10 a.m. today, Sept. 12, 2017. As of 9:15 a.m., Governor McMaster lifted the evacuation order from the barrier islands of Hilton Head, Daufuskie, Tulfinny...

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