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South Carolina ETV to Receive Spectrum Auction Funds

May 25, 2017 - Posted in ETV by G. 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 between $35 to $43 million as a result of a Federal...

Richland County Library Wins National Award

May 16, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by J. 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 ETV by G. 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...

S.C. Forestry Commission Celebrates Nine Decades

April 27, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. 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...

Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery in South Carolina

April 3, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
broken hotel sign

Human trafficking has come to the forefront of many Americans' minds through reporting, investigation and even popular culture. With legislation in 2012, South Carolina made a pledge to end the crime. But in 2016 alone, 73 reports related to human trafficking were made in...

Meals on Wheels

April 3, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by L. Cornfoot
meals on wheels

South Carolina ranks fourth worst in the nation for senior hunger. Palmetto Scene takes a trip with Meals on Wheels and we learn the importance of this volunteer-driven program.

SC Farmers See Devastating Loss

March 22, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
peaches

In the past several days, South Carolina has seen record high and record low temperatures. Due to the record low temperatures, peach farmers are facing extreme damage to this year’s harvest. Because of the unseasonably warm winter the state has seen this winter, the peach...

US Programs Selected for INPUT and US Producer Fellowships Available!

February 23, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Presents by A. Shumaker
INPUT facilitators having fun and stuff themselves in booths

Don't get stuck in a box! Explore the hottest trends in new TV formats and storytelling on multiple platforms and technology. Interact with your international public media colleagues in lively screening sessions facilitated by fellow producers from around the world. Join us...

President Donald Trump at Boeing South Carolina

February 20, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
President Donald Trump at Boeing South Carolina

NORTH CHARLESTON -- President Donald Trump called the new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, produced at the North Charleston Boeing plant, an example of America producing more of its own products domestically and lessening its reliance on imports. "It has to be much easier to...

S.C. House Legislative Update Feb. 14, 2017

February 20, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
Members in the S.C. House of Representatives

Legislative Update February 14, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 6 The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3035, a bill revising eligibility criteria for IN-STATE HIGHER EDUCATION TUITION RATES FOR VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS. The legislation provides that...

S.C. Senate Legislative Update Feb. 6-10, 2017

February 13, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina
S.C. Sen. Luke Rankin at Sen. Hugh Leatherman's portrait unveiling.

The Senate moved a number of bills forward this week, including S. 6, which increases penalties for injuring or killing a dog or horse used by law enforcement. The bill is known as “Hyco’s Law,” named for an Anderson County K-9 officer killed in the line of duty in October...

House Roads Bill Advances, Gov. McMaster Weighs In on Proposed Gas Tax Increase

February 10, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
The S.C. State House

The approval of a key House committee and comments by the state’s new governor made for key developments in the roads funding debate this week. On Thursday, the House Ways and Means Committee sent a bill raising the state gas tax by 10 cents per gallon and increases to...

S.C. Senate Legislative Update Jan. 30 - Feb. 3, 2017

February 6, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The South Carolina State House

The House and Senate met in Joint Session on Wednesday to elect a new Supreme Court Justice, as well as Court of Appeals, circuit court, family court and administrative law court judges. The Senate spent much of the week passing S. 27, which makes the Superintendent of...

S.C. House Legislative Update Jan. 31, 2017

February 6, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The South Carolina House of Representatives

Legislative Update January 31, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 4 The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3488, a bill that makes provisions for ELECTRONIC INSURANCE DOCUMENTS, including authorization for insurers to deliver, store, or present evidence of...

"This Week in SC" Premieres with Governor Nikki Haley as Guest

January 13, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by A. Crouch
Governor Haley and Charles Bierbauer

Gov. Nikki Haley is the inaugural guest on the launch of a new weekly public affairs program in South Carolina. This Week in South Carolina highlights one topic each week with political leaders, newsmakers and policy makers in studio. The half-hour program premieres on...

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