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SCETV and South Carolina Public Radio Coverage of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

June 2, 2017 - Posted in SCETV
Within the penumbra, the eclipse is partial (left), but within the umbra, the Moon completely covers the Sun (right).

South Carolina ETV and South Carolina Public Radio will provide Solar Eclipse Coverage from Columbia, S.C. Columbia third largest city in the U.S. on the centerline of the path of totality . NASA estimates that the state could see one million visitors for a once-in-a-...

Furman Student's Experience with Greenville's BlueCross BlueShield Internship

May 31, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Imani King
Meg Demaar on her first day at BCBSSC

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is the only South Carolina-owned and operated health insurance carrier. They have been offering security to Palmetto State citizens for more than 65 years and is one of South Carolina's largest employers. In addition to their service...

Charleston Harbor Receives Fund for Deepening

May 30, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Charleston Port

The Charleston Harbor Deepening Project has received $17.5 million in construction funding as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2017 Fiscal Year Work Plan. An additional $16.1 million is dedicated to the project for operations and maintenance, which includes dredging...

South Carolina ETV to Receive Spectrum Auction Funds

May 25, 2017 - Posted in SCETV by Glenn Rawls
SCETV logo

South Carolina ETV is embarking on a capital improvement project that will upgrade its technical facilities statewide. The project will last five to ten years. The source of funding will be one-time-only proceeds of $35 million as a result of a Federal Communications...

Richland County Library Wins National Award

May 16, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by John Underwood
RCPL Main Branch

The Richland County Library in Columbia was recently honored by The Institute of Museum and Library Services as a recipient of the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The award is the highest honor that is given to museums and libraries, and Richland County’...

PBS NewsHour Selects Greenville Students as Reporting Labs Fellows

May 16, 2017 - Posted in SCETV by Glenn Rawls
Kimberly Castro-Rebolledo and Christian Peebles of Legacy Charter School

South Carolina ETV and the PBS NewsHour are extremely excited to announce that Greenville students Kimberly Castro-Rebolledo and Christian Peebles of Legacy Charter School have been selected as Student Reporting Labs Fellows and will attend NewsHour’s annual academy this...

SC Senate Legislative Update May 8 - 12, 2017

May 15, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The S.C. Senate

The General Assembly reached sine die adjournment on Thursday, the last day of the regular legislative session. All bills not enrolled for ratification or assigned to a conference committee by 5 p.m. on Thursday are stalled until the General Assembly reconvenes in January...

SC House Legislative Update May 9, 2017

May 15, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The S.C. House of Representatives

Legislative Update May 9, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 17 The House of Representatives refused to concur in Senate amendments to H.3516, comprehensive INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING AND GOVERNANCE legislation, and appointed a conference committee to address its differences with the Senate on...

Inmates and Taxpayers to Benefit from Pilot Project

May 3, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
S.C. prisons will use telehealth for urgent care in five prison facilities.

In 2017, the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) will begin connecting inmates to providers over video, for urgent care needs. Traditionally, inmates would be transported with security personnel to an emergency department, whether or not the need was emergent...

SC House Legislative Update April 25, 2017

May 1, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The S.C. House of Representatives.

Legislative Update April 25, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 15 The House of Representatives concurred in Senate amendments to H.3792, a bill addressing MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR RESTROOMS AVAILABLE AT MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STADIUMS, and enrolled the legislation for ratification. This...

SC Senate Legislative Update April 24 - April 28, 2017

May 1, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The S.C. State House.

On Thursday, the Senate gave a third and final reading to an amended version of H. 3516, commonly called the roads bill, by a vote of 30-9. The Senate’s version would raise the state’s motor fuel user fee 2 cents per gallon over a six year period for a total of 12 cents, in...

USC Women's Basketball Team Honored at State House

April 28, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
USC head coach Dawn Staley

The 2017 national championship-winning University of South Carolina women's basketball team, along with head coach Dawn Staley, were honored at the State House on April 25, 2017. The ceremony in the State House culminates nearly a month of festivities honoring the Gamecocks...

S.C. Forestry Commission Celebrates Nine Decades

April 27, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Forestry Commission Celebration

The SC Forestry Commission celebrated its 90th anniversary with a tree planting ceremony at the State House and announced the economic impact of the state's forestry industry. A Clemson University study found that the industry has a $21 billion impact on the state's economy...

SC Senate Legislative Update April 17 - 21, 2017

April 24, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The S.C. State House.

The Senate began debate on H. 3516, commonly called the roads bill, and adopted the Senate Finance Committee amendment. The committee amendment increases the motor fuel user fee two cents per year over six years. When fully implemented, the legislation is estimated to...

Former Sen. Fritz Hollings Statue Dedication Ceremony

April 21, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Former Vice President Joe Biden.

On April 17, 2017, the statue dedication ceremony for former U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings (D-S.C.) was held at the Waring Judicial Center Garden in Charleston, South Carolina. View the full video of the ceremony or fast forward to the speakers, according to the following time...

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