State House Daybook: Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018

January 9, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
S.C. Statehouse

The State House Daybook provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly during the legislative session. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources all in one...

South Carolina Hospital Earns National Recognition

January 8, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
MUSC Center for Telehealth in Charleston, South Carolina.

The telehealth program at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) earned national recognition as a telehealth center for excellence. It’s one of two such centers in the country. The designation is given to programs that operate in mostly rural areas known for...

SCETV Is On Demand

January 5, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Tabitha Safdi
SCETV is On Demand

Beginning January 15, SCETV in Charleston will be experiencing reductions in transmitter power as part of a channel conversion mandated by the FCC called " repack ." Viewers may periodically go off the air for tower work to be completed. This process will be intermittent...

The Latest: Charleston International Airport Closed Thursday

January 4, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Gavin Jackson
Charleston International Airport Closed Thursday

The latest on the winter storm in South Carolina as of: 1:30 p.m. The runways at Charleston International Airport remain closed Thursday, due to the lingering winter weather conditions. The National Weather Service in Charleston recorded 5.3 inches of snowfall on Wednesday...

The Latest Winter Weather Outages, Conditions And Closings

January 3, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Reports by Gavin Jackson
Press Conference on Winter Weather

7:15 p.m. The following are the only current weather alerts from the National Weather Service for South Carolina: A winter weather advisory was issued at 7:09 p.m. and is in effect until 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, for the following counties: Allendale; Beaufort; Charleston;...

Winter Weather Expected in South Carolina

January 2, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Reports by Kaitlyn Park
cars driving in winter storm

In a release from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division (SCEMD), residents in South Carolina's coastal counties should monitor local weather conditions and continue winter safety precautions. The National Weather Service predicts the possibility of a wintry mix of...

Riley Institute Announces Wilkins Leadership Awards

January 2, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Furman University
Wilkins Leadership Award

Furman University’s Riley Institute has announced that Rep. Weston Newton (R-Beaufort and Jasper Counties) and Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr. (USMC-Ret.), former astronaut and head of NASA, are recipients of the David H. Wilkins awards recognizing outstanding legislative...

McMaster Declares Public Health Emergency Over Opioid Epidemic

December 18, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
McMaster Declares Public Health Emergency Over Opioid Epidemic

Gov. Henry McMaster declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency Monday in his latest push to help combat the growing problem in South Carolina. McMaster called the epidemic a “silent hurricane” from the state Emergency Operations Center surrounded by Cabinet...

Former Rep. Rick Quinn Pleads Guilty In Ongoing Corruption Case

December 14, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Former Rep. Rick Quinn, R-Lexington, in Richland County Court on Dec. 13, 2017.

Former state Rep. Rick Quinn could face jail time after pleading guilty to a statutory misconduct in office charge, stemming from an ongoing State House corruption probe that’s ensnared several current and former state lawmakers, as well as his politically-connected father...

USC Economists Say SC Economy to Remain Strong in 2018

December 8, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
USC Economic Outlook

University of South Carolina economists said the state’s economy will remain strong in 2018, despite a tight labor market and large layoffs in the Midlands area. Job creation, the single best indicator of economic performance, is expected to grow at 2.1 percent in 2018,...

Walter Scott's Family Hopes Officer Sentencing Sends a Message

December 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
June Scott holds a picture of her son Walter

It was a rare sentencing following a string of officer involved, racially charged killings across the nation. Thursday, a federal judge gave former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager 20 years behind bars for killing an unarmed man as he fled a 2015 traffic stop...

Rep. Todd Atwater Announces Attorney General Bid

December 7, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Rep. Todd Atwater

Rep. Todd Atwater, R-Lexington, announced on the State House steps Wednesday his run for attorney general. Atwater is taking aim at current Attorney General Alan Wilson, a fellow Republican from Lexington County, who is running for his third term in office. The crux of...

Interstate 73 Moves Closer to Reality

November 30, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
Abstract map of possible routes for proposed I-73

The five major interstate highways that crisscross South Carolina are part of its social and economic lifeblood. Since 1982, when Ronald Reagan was President, there have been plans for a sixth interstate, I-73 which would run from the North Carolina-South Carolina state...

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Running Mate Pamela Evette

November 29, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Pamela Evette named Gov. Henry McMasters 2018 running mate on Nov. 28, 2017.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster named Upstate businesswoman Pamela Evette as his running mate in the 2018 gubernatorial race on Tuesday afternoon. Evette, 50, is president and CEO of Quality Business Solutions, a Travelers Rest-based company, which generates nearly $1...

South Carolina Prepares for Winter Weather Season

November 29, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Severe winter weather in South Carolina

With freezing low temperatures already chilling South Carolinians this week, several state officials told citizens on Tuesday to be prepared for the winter weather season and the potential hazards it may bring over the coming months. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston...