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State House Daybook: Feb. 8, 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 FacebookYouTube and reporter Gavin Jackson's Twitter.

State House Daybook: Feb. 7, 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 FacebookYouTube and reporter Gavin Jackson's Twitter.

State House Daybook: Feb. 6, 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: SCANA, Amtrak, and Bye Bye Trey Gowdy

By Gavin Jackson

Host Gavin Jackson with The Post & Courier's Jamie Lovegrove and Andy Brown.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson is joined by Post & Courier reporters Jamie Lovegrove and Andy Brown to discuss their story about a breakdown of trust between state lawmakers and SCANA Corp., the parent company of South Carolina Electric and Gas, over the failed V.C. Summer nuclear project.

Amtrak Train Braked Seconds Before Hitting Parked CSX Train

By Gavin Jackson

NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt addresses the media on Feb 5, 2018.

Robert Sumwalt, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board,  gave reporters more details Monday on the tragic collision of an Amtrak train and a CSX freight train that left two dead and more than 100 injured on Sunday.

The Miami-bound train crash killed Michael Cella and Michael Kempf, the train's conductor and engineer. 

Preliminary findings of the investigation point to human error as the main culprit of the crash since an improperly, manually set CSX switch sent the Amtrak train speeding down a separate side track--into a parked freight train. 

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.

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