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Gov. McMaster: 2 Killed, 116 Injured in Amtrak Collision

By Alfred Turner and Vince Kolb-Lugo

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher.

Update:

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the names of the two persons killed in the collision. Amtrak engineer Michael Kempf, 54, of Savannah, GA, and Amtrak conductor, Michael Cella, 36, of Orange Park, FL, were both killed in the early morning collision. The coroner also said, "We do have some that are in critical condition but we're hoping to hear good news on those." Listen to the complete press conference below.

 

 

 

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State House Week for February 2, 2018

By Russ McKinney

BIll temporarily halts customers of SCE&G from paying for the abandoned VC Summer Nuclear Project.

The S.C. House voted 119-1 this week to pass a bill that would temporarily halt customers of SCE&G from paying for the abandoned VC Summer Nuclear Project.

Credit Russ McKinney/SC Public Radio

 

The S.C. House this week passed what's expected to be the most important piece of legislation to be considered during the 2018  legislative session, a repeal of the 2007 Base Load Review Act.

State House Daybook: Feb. 1, 2018

By Gavin Jackson

Statehouse

This Week in South Carolina: In Session provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly during the legislative session. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources in one place.

Watch daily legislative recaps live at 7 p.m., on SCETV’s FacebookYouTube and reporter Gavin Jackson's Twitter.

Two Years After a Historic Flood, Farmers Continue to Recover

By Olivia Aldridge

Adyson Ashley holds one of the birds in her flock.

In September 2015, many farmers in South Carolina were looking forward to a promising harvest. The drought that began in 2014 had subsided in time for at least one crop to flourish remarkably well: by the time October rolled in, full, glistening fields of white cotton spread through rural South Carolina, just shy of ready for harvest. It seemed that farmers would see a rich reward for the stress of the long, dry months that preceded. Then the rain came. From the Midlands to the Lowcountry, record-breaking rainfall accounted for the deaths of 19 South Carolinians during the weekend of Oct.

State House Daybook: Jan. 31, 2018

By Gavin Jackson

S.C. State House

This Week in South Carolina: In Session provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly during the legislative session. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources in one place.

Watch daily legislative recaps live at 7 p.m., on SCETV’s FacebookYouTube and reporter Gavin Jackson's Twitter.

SC Lede: Tariffs, Shutdowns, and Drilling, Oh My!

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson and Jamie Lovegrove

On this edition of South Carolina Lede, Jamie Lovegrove, reporter for The Post & Courier, joins Gavin Jackson to discuss national news stories which could have major impacts here in South Carolina. Topics include the government shutdown, tariffs, the State of the State, offshore drilling, and more.

State House Daybook: Jan. 30, 2018

By Gavin Jackson

State House

This Week in South Carolina: In Session provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly during the legislative session. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources in one place.

Watch daily legislative recaps live at 7 p.m., on SCETV’s Facebook, YouTube and reporter Gavin Jackson's Twitter.

LEGISLATIVE COVERAGE

Senate

Watch State of the Union Address 2018 with SCETV and PBS NewsHour

By Kaitlyn Park

Capitol Hill at Night

PBS NewsHour will provide live coverage of President Trump’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM ET.  The live coverage will include the president’s speech, the Democratic response, and analysis from the PBS NEWSHOUR team. 

Dockless Bike Sharing System Looks to Improve Transportation at Furman, Spread Through Region

By Tut Underwood

The orange Spin bicycle has become a familiar sight on the Furman campus.

Bicycle sharing systems have popped up in cities – especially tourism cities - in the past few years, but a new innovation being tested at Furman University may take transportation at the Upstate college to the next level.  It’s called dockless bike sharing, and according to Dr. Weston Dripps, director of Furman’s Shi Center for Sustainability, older bike sharing systems require a person to go to a docking station to pick up the bike, and return it to that or another docking station, which may be inconvenient. 

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