Katie Geer

Senate Passes Roads Bill, but Not Everyone is Happy

March 11, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Senate looks to fund road repairs.

The roads in South Carolina may be one step closer to repair, but many lawmakers are unhappy with the current bill that passed through the Senate this week. The Senate gave the $400 million roads plan key approval with a 30-15 vote. This version of a roads bill does not...

Tax Season Tips

February 1, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Tax Season

It’s tax season, and while you’re probably pretty excited about getting a tax refund, the IRS is now warning of scams that could take your identity this tax season. The main thing the IRS is warning people to be on the lookout for is fake emails and phone calls that are...

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.

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...

Relationship Violence: A Survivor's Story of Crazy Love

October 21, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Domestic Violence

Leslie Morgan Steiner is an author and public speaker about relationship abuse, as well as a survivor of her own horrific relationship. She sat down with Palmetto Scene’s Katie Geer and Brittany Braddock to talk about her memoir, Crazy Love and to answer the question that...

Children Prefer Facts, Adults Fiction

October 19, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Reading

Take a look at any kid's book section in a library and you're bound to find many fiction based books—books that embrace make-believe and fantasy worlds. Pop on over to the adult section and you're much more likely to find a wider variety of factual books. But one group of...

Loads of Hope Comes to Midlands to Help

October 13, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Loads of Hope

Proctor and Gamble's rolling washing station came into Columbia this week to help flood victims wash laundry. Tide's "Loads of Hope" offered washing, drying and folding to those who dropped off laundry, all for free! The company started "Loads of Hope" after hurricane...

The Community Reaches Out to Those in Need

October 7, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Flood

The Red Cross has set up 33 shelters across the state to help with people who have been displaced from their homes due to the flooding. Shelters like this one that Palmetto Scene visited in Columbia are handing out cases of water, food, and clothing, and are providing...

Missing Pets Hope to Find Their Home on Facebook After Historic Floods

October 6, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Abandoned Dog

After water rapidly filled much of the Palmetto State over the weekend, people are turning to Facebook to help owners and stranded pets reconnect. Lost and Found Pets of South Carolina is a Facebook page dedicated to helping people across the state who are missing pets...

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...

Helping Tigers Worldwide from the Coast of South Carolina

September 30, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
baby tiger with Safri attendant

Most people travel down to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to work on their tan on the sandy beaches, partake in seafood and splash in the waves. But a little known safari sits just miles from the hub of one of the largest tourist destinations in the country. Myrtle Beach...

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...

Almost $3 Million in Grants Goes to S.C. Police Departments

September 23, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
silver police badge

Some police departments in South Carolina are going to get an unexpected check. That's because almost $3 million in grants will be handed out to local police departments to help with better policing efforts, according to an article in The State . The largest grant comes...

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