Aimee Crouch

South Carolina Helps Flood Soaked Louisiana

By Aimee Crouch

food donationsJust 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. Several S.C. organizations have been lending a hand, including the University of South Carolina, who sent two trucks full of supplies. The American Red Cross has more than 60 people helping with the relief effort in Louisiana. One of those volunteers is Dennis James of Myrtle Beach, who will be...

High Levels of Mercury Found in Several Fish

By Aimee Crouch

bass fishSouth 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. They include spotted and largemouth bass in Lake Keowee and spotted bass in Lake Hartwell. These fish have been added to the list due to mercury levels found in tissue samples. Suggestion for consumption of the...

Columbia Ranked Number 3 in New List

By Aimee Crouch

SC State HouseFor 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. "From outdoor activities like hunting, fishing or camping, to a surprisingly active art and music scene, residents and students have plenty of culture at their fingertips...

Made in SC: Mercedes Benz Vans

By Aimee Crouch

ground breakingThis 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. Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes Benz Vans, was in attendance and said, “Today we are writing automotive history in South Carolina! The groundbreaking also marks an important milestone for our growth strategy, 'Mercedes-Benz Vans goes global': With our new plant, we...

New Palmetto Scene on Law Enforcement

By Aimee Crouch

police carsLast 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

AMEA 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

Mother EmanuelOne 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.

Governor Haley Reflects on Charleston

By Aimee Crouch

Mother EmanuelGovernor Nikki Haley talks with Palmetto Scene about the response of the state after the tragedy at Mother Emanuel in Charleston one year ago.

Sen. Pinckney's Portrait Unveiled at the State House

By Aimee Crouch

Senator Clementa PinckneyOn Thursday, the late Senator Clementa Pinckney's portrait was unveiled in the State Senate. SCETV streamed the ceremony live. Stay tuned to SCETV and Palmetto Scene for more coverage, as we approach the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Charleston.

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