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Increased Security for Guard Facilities Announced

July 20, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by S. Simmons
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Governor Nikki Haley and Major General Bob Livingston announced Monday that the security of National Guard facilities across the state will be reviewed and strengthened, Fox Carolina reports . The undertaking of increasing security comes as a result of the shooting at two...

S.C. House Votes in Favor of Removing Confederate Flag

July 9, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by S. Simmons
Confederate Flag

Representatives in the South Carolina House voted early Thursday morning to remove the Confederate flag that flies on the State House grounds, ABC News reports . After over 13 hours of deliberation, the House approved the bill, originally written by Senator Vincent Sheheen...

On Third Reading, the S.C. Senate Has Voted to Remove the Confederate Flag

July 7, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by S. Simmons
Confederate Flag

On third reading, the South Carolina Senate has voted 36-3 in favor of removing the Confederate flag from the State House grounds. On Monday, the South Carolina Senate voted 37-3 in favor, CBS News reports . According to a report from the Huffington Post, Senator Vincent...

Remembering the Charleston Church Victims

June 30, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by S. Simmons
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Almost two weeks later, funerals have been planned and held for the nine victims of the shooting at Emanuel A.M..E Church in Charleston, South Carolina. A CNN report provides a closer look at the nine people lost that Wednesday night. CYNTHIA HURD Cynthia Hurd, 54, worked...

Funeral Plans for Charleston Church Shooting Victims

June 25, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by S. Simmons
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Funeral services have been set across the state of South Carolina for the Charleston A.M.E. Church shooting victims. A report from ABC News provided the details below: CLEMENTA PINCKNEY Two public viewings will be held Thursday. The first will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at...

Charleston Church Shooter Charged with Murder

June 19, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by S. Simmons
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Dylann Roof has been charged with nine counts of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, police tweeted Friday. According to CNN , Roof, who was arrested in Shelby, North Carolina on Thursday, confessed to killing nine people in Emanuel...