Women Won the Right to Vote a Century Ago; This Organization Works to Protect That Right

By Thelisha Eaddy

National League of Women VotersIn February of 1920, just six months before the 19th amendment was ratified, the League of Women Voters was founded by Suffragists of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in Chicago, Illinios. The nonpartisan organization has been referred to as a "mighty political experiment," designed to help 20 million women carry out their new responsibilities as voters. Dr. Laura Wolliver, President of the League of Women Voters of the Columbia South Carolina area, said league founders like Carrie Chapman Catt wanted their work to transition from fighting for the vote to protecting access to...

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Coastal Flooding and Rough Surf to Continue Early This Week

By Ray Hawthorne

Coastal Flood Alerts on MondayWidespread coastal flooding may cause road closures Monday and Tuesday before conditions begin improving toward the middle of the week. The National Weather Service issued Coastal Flood Warnings for the Lowcountry coastline until 3pm Monday. Coastal Flood Warnings are normally issued when at least widespread moderate coastal flooding is anticipated. The tidal gauge at Charleston Harbor was expected to peak at major flood stage near the time of high tide around noon Monday. Forecasters say salt water inundation of 1 to 2 feet above normally dry ground is forecast in parts of the coastal flood...

SC Entrepreneurial Update from "The Swampfox"

By Alfred Turner

John WarnerJohn Warner Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio An update of the news, issues, and events facing the entrepreneurial community in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics ( Vet-Tabs ) and the SwampfoxSuccess Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

Rough Surf and Coastal Flooding Expected Along Palmetto State Beaches This Weekend

By Ray Hawthorne

Coastal Flood AdvisoryWeather conditions are forecast to improve this weekend over most of the Palmetto State; however, coastal flooding and rip currents are forecast for residents and visitors along the coast. A cold front passed through much of the state late Thursday night. High pressure over the Great Lakes will supply cooler and less humid conditions over the weekend, but that same high will cause the pressure gradient -- the change in pressure over a distance -- to increase. In addition, the new moon phase recently passed and the perigee (when the moon is closer in its orbit to earth) are strongly favoring...

Flooding and Tornadoes Likely Thursday from the Remnant of Sally

By Ray Hawthorne

Tornado Risk over South CarolinaUpdate as of 10:30 AM: A Tornado Watch has been issued until 6 PM for the Central Savannah River Area, the Midlands, Pee Dee, and Grand Strand areas. Original Story from 7:45 AM: Torrential rain from what is now Tropical Depression Sally is spreading into the Palmetto State, where the threat of widespread flash flooding is expected to increase Thursday. Numerous flash flood warnings were in effect from Atlanta to Macon, GA associated with same area of heavy rain that is crossing the Savannah River into South Carolina. Rainfall rates are expected to increase to between 1 and 2 inches per hour...

Managing the Chronically Ill During the Pandemic

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoIndividuals with pre-existing, chronic health conditions are probably the highest-risk group during this pandemic. Couple that with the need for telehealth and other technology solutions and you can see why our next guest’s company has been very busy. Mike Switzer interviews Jon-Michial Carter, CEO and co-founder of Chartspan in Greenville, SC.

Flash Flood Watches Issued for Midlands and Upstate Ahead of Hurricane Sally

By Ray Hawthorne

Flash Flood WatchHurricane Sally is expected to make a turn toward South Carolina and dump heavy rainfall over portions of the state on Thursday with an increasing risk of flash flooding. As of early Wednesday morning, Sally is nearing landfall near the Alabama Gulf coast as a category 2 hurricane, with the eyewall extending into the western Florida Panhandle. Sally's winds are forecast to weaken as it moves farther inland Wednesday afternoon; however, torrential rain is expected to make it into South Carolina on Thursday. The heaviest rain is forecast over the Upstate region, where the National Weather...

New exhibit at SC State Museum honors 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment

By Leslie Leonard

New exhibit at SC State Museum honors 100th anniversary of 19th AmendmentA Voice of Her Own: South Carolina Women in Politics is a new exhibit at the South Carolina State Museum celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment passing, which gave women the right to vote. "One of the things we all wanted people to take away from this exhibit about women's history was that women are not a flock of birds; they don't go in a single line and all think together," says JoAnn Zeise, Curator of Cultural History at the South Carolina State Museum. When putting together the exhibition Zeise pulled the majority of the objects from the museum's permanent collection, and...

Flash Flood Risk Increasing over South Carolina from Sally Later This Week

By Ray Hawthorne

Hurricane Sally ConeThe threat of flash flooding is likely to increase over parts of the Palmetto State late Wednesday and Thursday as slow-moving Hurricane Sally makes a move toward the state. The storm was already drenching the Florida Panhandle and the Alabama Gulf Coast Tuesday morning. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said historic flooding was possible there on Wednesday as Sally heads toward landfall between the Mississippi coast and the Florida Panhandle. The winds associated with Sally will weaken as it moves across Alabama and Georgia Thursday and Friday, but torrential rain and flash...