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SC Lede: Tariffs, Shutdowns, and Drilling, Oh My!

January 30, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson and Jamie Lovegrove

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , Jamie Lovegrove, reporter for The Post & Courier, joins Gavin Jackson to discuss national news stories which could have major impacts here in South Carolina. Topics include the government shutdown, tariffs, the State of the State...

Dockless Bike Sharing System Looks to Improve Transportation at Furman, Spread Through Region

January 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
The orange Spin bicycle has become a familiar sight on the Furman campus.

Bicycle sharing systems have popped up in cities – especially tourism cities - in the past few years, but a new innovation being tested at Furman University may take transportation at the Upstate college to the next level. It’s called dockless bike sharing, and according to...

State House Week for Jan 26, 2018

January 26, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Russ McKinney
S.C. Governor Henry McMaster delivers his State of the State address, Jan. 24, 2018.

Gov. Henry McMaster delivers his first State of the State Address to the SC General Assembly, and as expected fallout from the V.C. Summer nuclear debacle is shaping up to be the dominant issue for this years' legislative session.

South Carolina Olympian Strives for Perfection

January 22, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Sandi Morris, a native of Greenville, won the women's pole vaulting silver medal at the Rio summer Olympics in 2016.

Greenville native Sandi Morris has been a natural athlete all her life. At age seven, playing around at her older sister’s soccer game, she offered a boy a quarter to race her, and beat him handily. The boy’s mother, who was sitting near Sandi’s parents, told them of a...

State House Week for Jan 19, 2018

January 19, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Alfred Turner
State House Week

Wintry weather cut this week's session of the SC General Assembly short, but lawmakers had plenty of questions for the CEO of Dominion Energy. Domion Energy has proposed to buy SCANA Corp., the parent company of South Carolina Electric and Gas.

Citadel Researcher Finds More Army Recruits from Southern States Unfit to Fight

January 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Dr. Daniel Bornstein.

A new study finds South Carolina among ten states with a larger number of unfit Army recruits compared to the rest of the nation. The research comes from the Citadel, a military school in Charleston, and shows potential soldiers who are not physically fit are more likely to...

Children's Home Hopes to Help Children's Causes with Ice Cream

January 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Epworth Children's Home in Columbia makes peanut butter ice cream

For decades, Epworth Children's Home in Columbia has been well known in Methodist circles for two things: caring for children, and the unique dessert it has produced since the Great Depression: peanut butter ice cream. The government sent the home large quantities of peanut...

SC Lede: 2018 Legislative Preview

January 9, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by A T Shire
SC Lede logo

Host Gavin Jackson discusses the upcoming 2018 South Carolina Legislative Session with The Post and Courier's Columbia Bureau Chief, Andy Shain. Topics include the VC Summer nuclear situation, ethics reform, and more!

Rock Hill: City on the Move

January 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
 Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols.  On Jan. 8, 2018, Echols will complete a 20 year tenure as the City's longest serving mayor.

Doug Echols concludes his 20 year tenure as Mayor of Rock Hill, SC on Jan. 8, 2018. He is the longest serving Mayor in Rock Hill history. Attorney and former City Council member John Gettys assumes the Mayor's Office. Rock Hill is a City on the move. It is now the fifth...

The Latest Winter Weather Outages, Conditions And Closings

January 3, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Reports by Gavin Jackson
Press Conference on Winter Weather

7:15 p.m. The following are the only current weather alerts from the National Weather Service for South Carolina: A winter weather advisory was issued at 7:09 p.m. and is in effect until 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, for the following counties: Allendale; Beaufort; Charleston;...

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...

Experts Make Predictions for South Carolina's 2018 Economy

January 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
File: An information packet from last year's Economic Outlook Conference at USC.

Like the stock market, which has reached all-time highs in recent weeks, consumer confidence is high. And that same optimism is fueling the economic outlook for South Carolina for 2018. Economists Joey Von Nessen and Doug Woodward participated in a recent conference in...

South Carolina Prepares to Issue Real I.D.s

January 1, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
A regular, or non-compliant, drivers license.  It has no gold star and bears the phrase, "not for federal identification."

The Real I.D. Act of 2005 was passed by Congress in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks to standardize government-issued identifications, like drivers' licenses, for security purposes. Beginning in 2018, South Carolinians will be able to get a Real I.D., which they must have...

Columbia's Inclement Weather Center: Shelter from Cold, Flood and Gale

December 22, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
The Inclement Weather Center is located at 191 Calhoun Street, and opens on winter nights that are forecasted at 40 degrees or below.

Winter is an especially difficult time of year for unhoused South Carolinians. As temperatures dip below freezing throughout the season, the threat of hypothermia is ever-present. That’s why several nonprofits in the Midlands have forged together each winter since 2014 to...

West Columbia Man Brings the Spirit of Christmas Alive as Santa Claus

December 18, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Arthur Erskine of West Columbia and friend.

Most men don’t frequent beauty parlors, but Arthur “Cotton” Erskine of West Columbia visits his every day from Thanksgiving to Christmas to prepare his hair and long beard for a role he’s portrayed for years: Santa Claus. “Santa Cotton,” as he is known, becomes the Jolly...

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