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Winter Weather Expected in South Carolina

January 2, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Reports by Kaitlyn Park
cars driving in winter storm

In a release from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division (SCEMD), residents in South Carolina's coastal counties should monitor local weather conditions and continue winter safety precautions. The National Weather Service predicts the possibility of a wintry mix of...

Riley Institute Announces Wilkins Leadership Awards

January 2, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Furman University
Wilkins Leadership Award

Furman University’s Riley Institute has announced that Rep. Weston Newton (R-Beaufort and Jasper Counties) and Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr. (USMC-Ret.), former astronaut and head of NASA, are recipients of the David H. Wilkins awards recognizing outstanding legislative...

McMaster Declares Public Health Emergency Over Opioid Epidemic

December 18, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
McMaster Declares Public Health Emergency Over Opioid Epidemic

Gov. Henry McMaster declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency Monday in his latest push to help combat the growing problem in South Carolina. McMaster called the epidemic a “silent hurricane” from the state Emergency Operations Center surrounded by Cabinet...

Former Rep. Rick Quinn Pleads Guilty In Ongoing Corruption Case

December 14, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Former Rep. Rick Quinn, R-Lexington, in Richland County Court on Dec. 13, 2017.

Former state Rep. Rick Quinn could face jail time after pleading guilty to a statutory misconduct in office charge, stemming from an ongoing State House corruption probe that’s ensnared several current and former state lawmakers, as well as his politically-connected father...

USC Economists Say SC Economy to Remain Strong in 2018

December 8, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
USC Economic Outlook

University of South Carolina economists said the state’s economy will remain strong in 2018, despite a tight labor market and large layoffs in the Midlands area. Job creation, the single best indicator of economic performance, is expected to grow at 2.1 percent in 2018,...

Walter Scott's Family Hopes Officer Sentencing Sends a Message

December 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
June Scott holds a picture of her son Walter

It was a rare sentencing following a string of officer involved, racially charged killings across the nation. Thursday, a federal judge gave former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager 20 years behind bars for killing an unarmed man as he fled a 2015 traffic stop...

Rep. Todd Atwater Announces Attorney General Bid

December 7, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Rep. Todd Atwater

Rep. Todd Atwater, R-Lexington, announced on the State House steps Wednesday his run for attorney general. Atwater is taking aim at current Attorney General Alan Wilson, a fellow Republican from Lexington County, who is running for his third term in office. The crux of...

Interstate 73 Moves Closer to Reality

November 30, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
Abstract map of possible routes for proposed I-73

The five major interstate highways that crisscross South Carolina are part of its social and economic lifeblood. Since 1982, when Ronald Reagan was President, there have been plans for a sixth interstate, I-73 which would run from the North Carolina-South Carolina state...

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Running Mate Pamela Evette

November 29, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Pamela Evette named Gov. Henry McMasters 2018 running mate on Nov. 28, 2017.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster named Upstate businesswoman Pamela Evette as his running mate in the 2018 gubernatorial race on Tuesday afternoon. Evette, 50, is president and CEO of Quality Business Solutions, a Travelers Rest-based company, which generates nearly $1...

South Carolina Prepares for Winter Weather Season

November 29, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Severe winter weather in South Carolina

With freezing low temperatures already chilling South Carolinians this week, several state officials told citizens on Tuesday to be prepared for the winter weather season and the potential hazards it may bring over the coming months. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston...

Chapin High School Principal Named 2018 National Principal of the Year

November 28, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Dr. Akil Ross during an assembly

Chapin High School’s principal, Dr. Akil Ross, has a mantra for the school, “We are a thousand passions with one heartbeat." He aims to foster an environment where students can be challenged, while pursuing their own interests. In a surprise assembly in October, Dr. Ross...

What To Watch For in The 2018 SC Governor's Race

November 16, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Candidates

The full interview with Professor Gibbs Knotts, College of Charleston political science department chair, on the state of the 2018 South Carolina governor’s race. Catch up on who the candidates are and where the race stands a year away from Election Day here . What does the...

Sea Change Debuts

November 15, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Presents by Kaitlyn Park
fallen trees at botany bay

Individuals across the world have had to consider what effects climate change could have on the planet. It’s a topic of political and cultural discussion, but as weather events and rising sea levels continue to rock the coastline, lands that claim homes and businesses...

Narrative: His Mother Dreamed of Having Her Own Family

November 15, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Scotty Barnes with his father, Scott Barnes, and his son, Richard Barnes, Columbia, 2016.

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project where friends and loved ones interview each other. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Scott Barnes sat down with his son Scotty and his grandson Richard, to tell them...

S.C. Mayors Unite in Their Stance on Climate Change

November 15, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Mayor Terence Roberts of Anderson wearing a blue jacket and red tie

Since President Trump announced the U.S. would exit the Paris Climate Agreement back in June, redoubled support for the agreement has come from the local level, with mayors from around the nation pledging their cities' support for the Agreement. Here in South Carolina,...

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