This Week in South Carolina

AAA: More Carolinians to Travel Than Ever Before For July 4

June 29, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
AAA Carolinas predicts a record-breaking travel weekend for travelers in the Carolinas

A record-breaking number of Carolinians are expected to hit the roads, fly the friendly skies, and travel the rails and waterways this July 4th, according to AAA Carolinas. Some 630,000 South Carolinians and 1.2 million of its neighbors are expected to travel 50 miles or...

Charleston Forum: Charleston Experience Panel

June 22, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
The Charleston Experience Panel at the Charleston Forum.

Highlights from the Charleston Experience Panel at the Charleston Forum on June 16, 2017. Participants: Deputy Chief Naomi Broughton, City of Charleston Reverend Joe Darby Jennifer Pinckney, Wife of the late Reverend Clementa Pinckney Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Mayor of...

Charleston Forum: Economics and Education Panel

June 22, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
Charleston Forum: Economics and Education Panel

Highlights from the Economics and Education Panel at the Charleston Forum on June 16, 2017. Participants: Paula Boggs, Former General Counsel for Starbucks Godfrey Gibbison, College of Charleston Malcolm Graham, Former N.C. State Senator and brother of Cynthia Graham Hurd...

Charleston Forum: The Future of the Past Panel

June 22, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
Charleston Forum: The Future of the Past Panel

Highlights from the Future of the Past Panel at the Charleston Forum on June 16, 2017. Participants: David Blight, Director of Yale’s Gilder Lehrman Center State Senator Paul Campbell (R-Goose Creek) Ethan Kytle, Fresno State Reverend Nelson Rivers Blain Roberts, Fresno...

Charleston Forum: Criminal Justice and Policing Panel

June 22, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
Criminal Justice and Policing Panel at the Charleston Forum

Highlights from the Criminal Justice and Policing Panel at the Charleston Forum on June 16, 2017. Pariticipants: Former Tampa Police Chief, Jane Castor State Sen. Gerald Malloy (D-Hartsville) DeRay McKesson, Black Lives Matter Kassy Alia, Heroes in Blue Moderator: State Sen...

Post Office Issues Heat-Sensitive Total Eclipse Stamp

June 20, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
The Total Eclipse of the Sun Forever stamp commemorates the upcoming Aug. 21 eclipse.

Though August's total solar eclipse will sweep across only part of the country on August 21, the Post Office is bringing the excitement of the rare event to postal customers with a newly available stamp. Well, it's more like two stamps in one, thanks to a special heat-...

Clemson Football Team Honored at The White House

June 12, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
President Donald Trump stands with Clemson football team and South Carolina politicians at the White House on June 12, 2017.

President Donald Trump honored the 2016 NCAA Football National Championship-winning Clemson football team at the White House on Monday. The Clemson Tigers defeated the Alabam Crimson Tide 35-31 in January to win the national title that eluded them the year before. Trump,...

Gov. McMaster Vetoes $56.4 Million From State Budget

June 12, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster

Gov. Henry McMaster used his veto pen to nix $56.4 million from the state budget, including millions to upgrade the state's aging school buses. The 41 vetoes represent a fraction of the state's roughly $8 billion budget lawmakers sent him last week. McMaster only struck $20...

Drought Status Improves In South Carolina

June 8, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
All counties within the state are now in normal or incipient drought status.

All 46 counties in South Carolina are now at either normal drought status or incipient, according to state officials. The state Drought Response Committee downgraded the statuses of multiple counties around the state, thanks to increased precipitation since April. The...

Hurricane Season Is Underway, Above Normal Year Predicted

June 8, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
The South Carolina shoreline in Garden City.

The Atlantic hurricane season is underway, eight months after South Carolina was hit by one of its worst hurricanes. The Category 1 Hurricane Matthew made landfall near McClellanville last October and killed five people across the state. Storm surge reached over six feet in...

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