Aimee Crouch

SC Campaigns Gear Up After Labor Day

By Aimee Crouch

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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 are on the minds of many, there are several state seats up for grabs, including U.S. Senate and all Congressional seats. Here are the candidates running for those seats.

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Bill Bledsoe (Constitution/Libertarian)

SC's Aerospace Industry Continues to Rise

By Aimee Crouch

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A new study was released this week at S.C.’s Aerospace Conference and Expo that showed the industry continues to grow and has a $19 billion impact on the state. The South Carolina Council on Competiveness released an economic impact study that shows a $2 billion increase in the aerospace industry since 2014.

South Carolina Helps Flood Soaked Louisiana

By Aimee Crouch

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Just as South Carolina was hit by historic flooding last year, the state of Louisiana has been hit with 6.9 trillion gallons of rain that has caused extensive damage; 4,000 residents remain in Red Cross and community shelters after being impacted by the flood, and thousands remain without power.

High Levels of Mercury Found in Several Fish

By Aimee Crouch

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South Carolina has many bodies of water used for recreation activities and one of the most popular is fishing. But, for those who like to eat what they catch, be warned, a large quantity of some fish aren’t good for you. S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control released their annual state fish consumption advisory and several new locations and species were added to the list.

Columbia Ranked Number 3 in New List

By Aimee Crouch

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For the second year in a row, Columbia was named one of the 10 Best College Towns by livability.com. The number 3 ranking was because of the numerous government jobs, healthcare industry, and Fort Jackson. It notes that not only does the University of South Carolina bring a youthful feel to the city, but the other private colleges and universties do so, as well. They also point to all the activities the city has to offer.

Made in SC: Mercedes Benz Vans

By Aimee Crouch

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This week, in North Charleston, Mercedes Benz Vans broke ground on its first U.S. manufacturing plant. The plant will produce the Sprinter vans and is an expansion to an existing assembly site. The company is expected to invest $500 million and create 1,300 jobs in South Carolina, in addition to 400 new jobs at local suppliers.

New Palmetto Scene on Law Enforcement

By Aimee Crouch

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Last week was a deadly week in our nation, which started with the killings of two black men by police in Minnesota and Louisiana. Amid protests throughout the country, a lone gunman opened fire at a protest in Dallas, killing five police officers and wounding seven. This Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Palmetto Scene sits down with law enforcement officials to discuss how we stop the carnage.

Remembering Charleston, A Special Palmetto Scene

By Aimee Crouch

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A special one-hour Palmetto Scene from the historic sanctuary of Mother Emanuel in Charleston. SCETV's Beryl Dakers talks with Mother Emanuel pastor, Rev. Betty Clark; Presiding Elder of the A.M.E. Church, Rev. Joe Darby; former S.C. legislator Bakari Sellers; and brother of victim Cynthia Hurd, Malcolm Graham. The conversation focuses on the reaction after 9 people were murdered during a Bible study and what is left to be done.

Mayor Joe Riley, Remembering Charleston

By Aimee Crouch

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One year ago, during Bible study at Mother Emanuel church, nine people were murdered, and countless others were affected.

We spoke with former Mayor Joe Riley about how the community, city, and state responded after the tragedy.

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