Katie Geer

Gov. Nikki Haley Talks Flood Preparation: What You Should Know Right Now

By Katie Geer

Press Conference

As S.C. prepares to see record breaking rainfall, Gov. Nikki Haley held a press conference to update the citizens about what they need to know about the next few days.

Haley suggested that those who live in flood-prone areas leave and seek shelter right away. She also said that shelters would be provided. Just contact your local emergency department. http://scemd.org/

Power outages and extensive flooding are expected to last until Monday and possibly even into Tuesday, the governor said.

Helping Tigers Worldwide from the Coast of South Carolina

By Katie Geer

baby tiger with Safri attendant

Most people travel down to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to work on their tan on the sandy beaches, partake in seafood and splash in the waves. But a little known safari sits just miles from the hub of one of the largest tourist destinations in the country. Myrtle Beach Safari, T.I.G.E.R.S. houses some of the worlds largest cats, including the nearly 900 pound liger. Yes! A liger is a real thing!

South Carolina Ranks #1 in the Nation for Relationship Violence

By Katie Geer

Purple Ribbon

South Carolina has once again filled the number one spot for women killed by men in the nation. A new study released by the Violence Policy Center  showed that across the nation “more than 1,600 women were murdered by men in 2013 and the most common weapon used was a gun.”  South Carolina led the nation with 57 women killed, followed by Alaska and New Mexico. The study rates the top ten most deadly states for women killed by men based on population.

South Carolina Ranks #1 in the Nation for Relationship Violence

By Katie Geer

purple ribbon for domestic violence with Palmetto Scene logo

South Carolina has once again filled the number one spot for women killed by men in the nation. A new study released by the Violence Policy Center  showed that across the nation “more than 1,600 women were murdered by men in 2013 and the most common weapon used was a gun.”  South Carolina led the nation with 57 women killed, followed by Alaska and New Mexico. The study rates the top ten most deadly states for women killed by men based on population.

Cellphones: Do They Help or Hurt Social Gatherings?

By Katie Geer

people using phones in a group

A new survey from the Pew Research Center measured whether people think that cellphones help or hinder conversations in a social settings. The study mentions "82% of all adults (not just cell owners)" find phone usage in social gatherings to hurt the conversation and atmosphere of the time. Only 18% of people surveyed said that it rarely or hardly ever hurt conversation.

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