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SC Lede: Fear and Loathing on the Trail in South Carolina

By Gavin Jackson

5e260988-ee6f-4035-a340-25e507bba606After the debacle in Iowa the Democratic playing field was incredibly murky and hard to read, BUT, thanks to New Hampshire, we finally have some real results to work with! Host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard and The Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove to discuss what the Primary's results mean and what it all means for South Carolin as cracks appear in Joe Biden's firewall. Then, South Carolina Public Radio's Russ McKinney stops by to quiz Gavin about South Carolina history in this week's Did You Know segment. Plus, the week's top news and more! You can subscribe...

Final Bout of Rain Arriving Before Drier Weekend

By Ray Hawthorne

River Flooding ForecastUpdate as of 8:30 AM Thursday A line of strong thunderstorms, which prompted The National Weather Service to issue Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for Anderson, Pickens, and Oconee counties early Thursday morning, is moving eastward through the Upstate. Strong winds in the lower part of the atmosphere may transfer to the ground as the line of heavy showers and a few thunderstorms move through the state today. For this reason, the Storm Prediction Center has issued a “marginal risk” (a level 1 out of 5) for severe storms over the state today. A line of showers and storms associated with a cold...

South Carolina ETV to air documentary depicting success stories of democratic political reform

By Jeremy Cauthen

The Democracy RebellionOn March 19 at 10 p.m., South Carolina ETV (SCETV) will air " The Democracy Rebellion: A Reporter's Notebook with Hedrick Smith ." In the one-hour film, Smith, a veteran, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, travels the country looking for positive stories of democratic political reform. Viewers will see compelling narratives of citizen movements and graphic portraits of local heroes launching local, bipartisan campaigns to restore democracy through clean elections, exposing dark money, voter protections and gerrymander reform. The film began premiering on PBS stations earlier this year. In...

State House Daybook Feb. 12, 2020

By Gavin Jackson

scsState House Daybook provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources in one place. Follow reporter Gavin Jackson's Twitter for the latest legislative coverage. LEGISLATIVE COVERAGE Senate The Senate gavels in at 11:00 a.m. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . House The House gavels in at 10:00 a.m. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . Combined meeting schedule 8:30 a.m. Senate Finance Criminal Justice Subcommittee, Gressette Room 307...

A Brief Lull in the Rain, But More Expected This Week

By Ray Hawthorne

Rainfall forecastUpdate as of 3:00 PM Tuesday: The National Weather Service has canceled the Flash Flood Watch it had in effect over the Upstate. Scattered showers or an isolated strong thunderstorm are still possible Tuesday evening thanks to the passage of a weak front. Overall, a brief period of drier weather is expected on Wednesday before another cold front arrives late Wednesday night and Thursday with more widespread rain and thunderstorms. Update as of 10:30 AM Tuesday: A lull in the rain has developed. Flash Flood Watches remain in effect for Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, and Pickens counties until 7...

State House Daybook: Feb. 11, 2020

By Gavin Jackson

SCState House Daybook provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources in one place. Follow reporter Gavin Jackson's Twitter for the latest legislative coverage. LEGISLATIVE COVERAGE Senate The Senate gavels in at 12:00 p.m. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . House The House gavels in at 12:00 p.m. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . Combined meeting schedule 9:00 a.m. Senate Finance Transportation and Regulatory Subcommittee,...

Lots of Debate But Little Movement on Several Education Bills

By Russ McKinney

University of SC sign. Credit Real Tough, Real Stuff [CC BY-NC-SA 2.0] via FlickrFour weeks into this year’s session of the state legislature there has been lots of debate, but little movement on several education bills. The Senate is slowly working its way through the massive School Improvement Bill with no end of debate in sight. Senators have turned in several late nights debating the bill and it seems the longer its debated, the more complicated some of the issues become. A controversial bill that would establish so-called education scholarships is in a Senate committee, and there are bills pending in both the Senate and the House that would re-constitute the Board of...

In Orangeburg, a Museum Spotlights People, Events Crucial to the Civil Rights Movement

By Thelisha Eaddy

Cecil Williams in front of the Briggs-Delaine exhibit at his museumA new museum in Orangeburg county celebrates South Carolina residents who fought racial injustice. The Cecil Williams Civil Rights Museum features over 500 photographs, most of which were taken by Williams. After years of trying to get local support for a civil rights museum in the area, Williams said he used thousands of dollars of his own money to create a place where the images and stories of those who helped shape American history can displayed. Tucked away in a residential neighborhood, not far from where the Orangeburg massacre took place, is the Cecil Williams Civil Rights Museum ...

Tornado Watch issued for more of South Carolina

By Ray Hawthorne

85d4b51b-9897-4b21-9f5c-118c41d16879A new Tornado Watch has been issued for the South Carolina Midlands until 8 PM. The watch includes the Columbia metropolitan area, Orangeburg, Sumter, and North Augusta. A line of severe thunderstorms, which has produced significant wind damage and possible tornadoes in the Spartanburg area this morning, is accelerating eastward. The line is forecast to reach the Columbia metro area between 3 and 5 PM and Sumter and Florence between 5 and 7 PM. The Storm Prediction Center says widespread wind damage, including gusts in excess of 75 mph, are likely within the watch area. Isolated tornadoes are...

State House Daybook: Feb. 6, 2020

By Gavin Jackson

SCState House Daybook provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources in one place. Follow reporter Gavin Jackson's Twitter for the latest legislative coverage. LEGISLATIVE COVERAGE Senate The Senate gavels in at 11:00 a.m. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . House The House gavels in at 10:00 a.m. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . Combined meeting schedule 9:00 a.m. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S.998 and H.4262 , Gressette...

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