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Parts of South Carolina Experiencing Wintry Mess

January 22, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by P.A. Bennett
Ice and Snow

"Stay home if you can." That’s the warning for residents of Upstate South Carolina. A Winter Storm Warning is in place for the Upstate that means a quarter to a half-inch of ice and one to four inches of snow could accumulate. The weather prognosticators say that the...

Freezing Rain, Snow Hits Parts of S.C. as Winter Storm Sweeps In

January 22, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Freezing Rain

The National Weather Service is calling for hazardous winter weather in the parts of the Upstate beginning Friday morning with freezing rain and sleet, gradually changing to snow on Friday night and Saturday morning. In the Upstate, officials say travel conditions might...

Dangerous Winter Storm Forecast for South Carolina

January 21, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Ice

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division asks residents to prepare themselves and their homes for winter weather. The National Weather Service predicts freezing rain and ice accumulations in the Upstate and northern Midlands lasting into Saturday. State and local...

King Day at the Dome in Columbia, South Carolina

January 19, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Clinton

On the morning of January 18, at the S.C. State House, the annual King Day at the Dome was held for the first time without the presence of the Confederate flag. The event initially began on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 2000, in protest to the flag flying on the State...

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 Praises S.C. Domestic Violence Task Force

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

Gov. Haley spoke to the press Thursday about how pleased she is with the 50 recommendations from the task force, which has been looking into the issue of domestic violence since early 2015. The recommendations suggest things such as guidelines at workplaces on how to handle...

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.

No More New Year's Resolutions by P.A. Bennett

January 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by P.A. Bennett
New Year

You heard me, NO MORE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS! This year’s list is all about the fun things I’ll start doing or continue to indulge in. I have not yet composed that complete list, but I know what it won’t include; losing weight, saving money, or getting organized. I’ve been...

Santa Reveals a Secret to the Children of South Carolina

December 20, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Santa

Christmas is around the corner and we, the good folks at Palmetto Scene, decided to interview the man in red himself. Santa Claus took a few minutes out of his busy holiday schedule to answer a few of our pressing questions. In the interest of the children of South Carolina...

Woodworker's Guild Builds Toys for Christmas

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene

The guild is the largest woodworking group in the Southeast, and many of the organization’s projects center around charity. Palmetto Scene spent time with the craftsmen, seeing just what goes into making a toy for a special child on Christmas.

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...

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."...

War Dog Memorial Dedicated in Columbia

November 23, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
War Dogs

A seven-foot bronze statue now stands in Memorial Park in the city of Columbia honoring the war dogs that have fought throughout the decades. The statue is in the form of a Vietnam dog handler and a German Shepherd, to pay tribute to the 4,000 dogs that served in the war...

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