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Horry and Georgetown Counties Update #HurricaneMatthew

October 6, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
image of American Red Cross

Governor Nikki Haley issued an evacuation for Horry and Georgetown counties, which began officially at noon today, Thursday Oct. 6, 2016. The evacuation order is for Horry County Zone A and all areas east of U.S. Business 17 (Kings Highway) and all areas east of U.S. 17 to...

“This is a Storm We Want to Take Seriously”: Governor Haley, Thursday Morning

October 6, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
High wind projection from Hurricane Matthew

As evacuations for coastal counties south of Charleston continue, Governor Haley addressed South Carolinians in her fourth press conference concerning Hurricane Matthew. In reference to the I-26 lane reversal and evacuations out of Charleston, Haley said, “175,000 people...

Emergency Shelters Now Open Across the State

October 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
sign for emergency shelter

The South Carolina Response Team announced today that shelters will be open across the state for South Carolina residents and visitors who are evacuating S.C. coastal zones in prepartion for Hurricane Matthew. As of 5 p.m., Oct 5, there are 32 shelters open across the state...

"Make Sure that We're Watching Out for Everyone": Governor Haley, Wednesday Evening

October 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
cars congested on highway

"I continue to ask the citizens of South Carolina to pray for each other and to continue to take care of your neighbors and make sure that we're watching out for everyone," Governor Nikki Haley said in a press conference with her team at South Carolina's Emergency...

Images from the Road: #HurricaneMatthew

October 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
heavy traffic congestion on I26

This slideshow will be updated frequently with images from reporters in the field and S.C. residents featuring evacuations, weather and events related to Hurricane Matthew. SCETV and Palmetto Scene viewers are welcome to submit their photos by tweeting them to @PalmettoScene

Take Pets When Evacuating, Advises Humane Society

October 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
pet owner carries cat in carrier

South Carolina residents evacuating, as well as those evacuating from Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, should take their pets with them when evacuating for Hurricane Matthew. Although the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is ready to care for animals caught in...

Price Gouging Statute in Effect

October 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
gas pump

South Carolina's price gouging statute is now in effect, which prohibits "unconscionable prices" when in a state of emergency. The statute will be in effect for the next 15 days and gougers can be charged a $1000 fine and/or 30 days in jail. S.C. Attorney General Alan...

#HurricaneMatthew Prep Information from Governor Haley: Wednesday Morning

October 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
Track of Hurricane Matthew

Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference Wednesday morning to update the state on the status of Hurricane Matthew. Nikki Haley informed reporters at the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (EMD) that the National Weather Service advised her this morning how the...

Homegrown Cooking Sauces Dip into Local Markets

September 29, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
savvy foods bottles with steak, shrimp and barbecue sandwich

“I taught myself from a lot of trial and error and watching a lot of Food Network. I like to say, you really can learn something from television.” Savvy Foods cooking sauces President and Chef Will Lacey is by no means a traditional chef de cuisine, and he wouldn’t hesitate...

Trump with Lead in Latest Winthrop Poll

September 29, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
Winthrop Poll

In the latest Winthrop Poll, Donald Trump is leading Hillary Clinton 42% to 38% in South Carolina. The poll was conducted before Monday’s presidential debate and 53% of the respondents feel Clinton is a capable candidate, while 46% feel Trump is. But, when asked if they...

A Mother's Voice

September 22, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
reading

There are almost 1,400 women incarcerated in South Carolina prisons, and 80 percent of those women are mothers—mothers who are missing integral parts of their children’s developmental years. Through a program developed at The Riley Institute at Furman University's Diversity...

Palmetto Scene to Offer Interviews to SC Federal Candidates

September 19, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by G. Rawls
SCETV logo

SCETV’s weekly public affairs program, Palmetto Scene , is reaching out to qualified candidates for US Congressional Districts 1-7 and the US Senate seat to participate in a joint interview. The interviews will be scheduled in the weeks prior to the general election and...

International Group Focuses on Brain Health

September 19, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by P.A. Bennett
Brain health

Our conversation about what you can do to keep your brain healthy continues. In this next segment, we introduce you to The Global Council on Brain Health. And Dr. Barbara Bendlin, Associate Professor-University of Wisconsin, talks with us about why dancing may be the...

Salkehatchie Summer Service Helping Those In Need

September 19, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
teen working on roof

Salkehatchie Summer Service , a mission of the United Methodist Church-South Carolina Conference, has been helping those in need since 1978. This summer, Palmetto Scene visited with a group in Columbia, where students came together for a week to make new friends, and most...

SC Campaigns Gear Up After Labor Day

September 8, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
vote button

This week, the country celebrated Labor Day, which for many is the official end to summer, but it’s also when campaigns across the country kick into high gear. Candidates running for office have two months to sway voters to their side. While Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump...

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