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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...

Winter Weather Coming to the Palmetto State

January 5, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
snow flake

As South Carolina prepares for possible winter weather this weekend, the S.C. Deparment of Transportation is prepping roads in advance. Crews will begin working on interstates and major roads in the upstate today and continue the work in the Midlands and the Pee Dee...

Catholic Sisters Help South Carolina Town

December 12, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by L. Cornfoot
Felician sister

South Carolina ranks in the top ten nationally for its high poverty levels, and during the holiday season, many people like to give to those less fortunate. In the town of Kingstree, a group of Catholic Sisters aims to help those in need and teach the value of giving back,...

75 Years Later, Rock Hill Resident Reveals a Truth About Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Cannon
Manning Kimmel, grandson of Admiral Husband Kimmel.

This December marks the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a “date that will live in infamy,” according to former president Franklin Roosevelt. His speech continues as he explains that December 7, 1941 is the day when “the United States of America was suddenly and...

Cocky's Reading Express Promoting Early Literacy Across SC

December 6, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Cocky's Reading Express at a school

At a Title 1 school in rural South Carolina, a bus pulls up to the front door. Out of the bus walk a few University of South Carolina students. The purpose of the visit today is to surprise students in 4K through 2 nd grade with some group reading and USC’s mascot, Cocky...

Give the Gift of SCETV and SC Public Radio on Giving Tuesday

November 29, 2016 - Posted in ETV
giving tuesday image

As the Executive Director of the ETV Endowment, I know all of us here do our work not just because we love making sure you have access to the exceptional programs you love, but because we want to make a difference in South Carolina. We want to expand horizons, keep people...

Civil Rights Leaders Recognized in Rock Hill, SC

November 21, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Cannon
Freedom Walkway in Rock Hill, SC.

On November 14, 2016, important civil rights leaders were recognized at The Palmetto Room in Rock Hill, S.C. The event started with a dedication of the Freedom Walkway and continued with a screening of “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise." The event culminated with a...

SCETV President Linda O’Bryon to Step Down in Fall of 2017

November 18, 2016 - Posted in ETV by G. Rawls
Linda O'Bryon

Linda O’Bryon, the president and CEO of South Carolina ETV and SC Public Radio, announced plans to step down next fall. She advised the ETV Commission meeting Friday, Nov. 18 during its regular meeting. When O’Bryon steps down, she will have served as ETV CEO for seven...

StoryCorps in Columbia, South Carolina

November 17, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
The StoryCorp Mobile Booth

StoryCorps is in Columbia, South Carolina to collect interviews with residents. StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. They acheive this by recording and...

SCETV and SC Public Radio Welcome StoryCorps to Columbia, SC

November 17, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
StoryCorps Airstream trailer

On Thursday, Nov. 18, StoryCorps , EdVenture and South Carolina Public Radio held a press conference to announce the beginning of StoryCorps' tenure in the Palmetto State. StoryCorps gives people the opportunity to record conversations with someone else—a loved one, a...

Drought Conditions Lead to Wildfire Spreading In SC Upstate, Air Quality Concerns

November 16, 2016 - Posted in ETV by K. Park
Wildfires on Pinnacle Mountain in the Piedmont

Wildfires have been spreading throughout the Southeast, creating concerns for the upstate of South Carolina, where a dry summer and fall have led to a prolonged drought. The fire, which began in North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee, has led to evacuations in those states...

Photo Story: Gwen Ifill in South Carolina

November 15, 2016 - Posted in ETV by K. Park
Journalist Gwen Ifill with SC Public Radio's Tut Underwood

South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) and South Carolina Public Radio honor and remember Gwen Ifill. Ifill visited SCETV in 2012 with PBS' Washington Week for the Presidential primaries. She returned to the state in 2015 for the PBS NewsHour's Special Presentation...

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