Aimee Crouch

Election Day: What You Need to Know

By Aimee Crouch

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On November 8, South Carolina, along with the rest of the country, will head to the polls to cast their votes.  The SC Election Commission released all the information voters need to be aware of on Election Day.

Q. I need to vote absentee.  Can I still do that?  What is the deadline to return my absentee ballot?  Should I return my absentee ballot by mail?

Conversations with the Candidates

By Aimee Crouch

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With Election Day one week away and many focused on the race for the White House, there are several federal races in South Carolina on the ballot. We talked with qualified candidates running for both the U.S. House and Senate, as part of a special series the past few weeks, about issues facing South Carolina.

Congressional District 1 Conversation with Mark Sanford (R) and Dimitri Cherny (D)

Palmetto Scene Election Programming Continues

By Aimee Crouch

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Palmetto Scene continues to air back-to-back episodes (Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., ETV) that will focus on candidates running for federal office in South Carolina.

Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund Gets $100,000 Donation

By Aimee Crouch

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Nucor Corporation, the largest steel producer in the country, announced a $100,000 donation to help families impacted by Hurricane Matthew through the One SC Relief Fund. The fund was established after the 2015 flood to help families recovering from natural disasters. After Hurricane Matthew hit S.C., Governor Haley, who started One SC, along with the Central Carolina Community Foundation, expanded fundraising efforts to help those dealing with the aftermath of the hurricane.

Obama Signs SC Emergency Declaration

By Aimee Crouch

White House

President Barack Obama declared an emergency in South Carolina and ordered federal aid to help with any conditions because of Hurricane Matthew. Obama spoke with Governor Nikki Haley yesterday and offered her any assistance the state needed.

Additional Evacuations Ordered

By Aimee Crouch

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Governor Nikki Haley ordered additional evacuations a short time ago, as Hurricane Matthew approaches South Carolina. The additional counties are in Zone B of Jasper and Colleton.

To verify if you are in the evacuation area, go to Know Your Zone.

Evacuations may be expanded, if necessary.

Many shelters are open across the state. To see the list, visit SCEMD.

Price Gouging Statute in Effect

By Aimee Crouch

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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.

Trump with Lead in Latest Winthrop Poll

By Aimee 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 felt each candidate was honest, 21% feel Clinton is and 32% feel Trump is.

A Mother's Voice

By Aimee Crouch

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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 Leadership Initiative, along with S.C.'s Department of Correction, A Mother's Voice, has become a reality and is now helping to connect those mothers to their children.

For more on the program, visit The Riley Institute.

 

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