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State House Daybook: Jan. 10, 2018

By Gavin Jackson

S.C. State House

The State House Daybook 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 all in one place.

Watch daily legislative recaps live at 7 p.m., on Palmetto Scene's Facebook and SCETV's YouTube.

 

LEGISLATIVE COVERAGE

Senate

SC Lede: 2018 Legislative Preview

By A T Shire

SC Lede logo

Host Gavin Jackson discusses the upcoming 2018 South Carolina Legislative Session with The Post and Courier's Columbia Bureau Chief, Andy Shain.

Topics include the VC Summer nuclear situation, ethics reform, and more!

 

State House Daybook: Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018

By Gavin Jackson

S.C. Statehouse

The State House Daybook 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 all in one place.

Watch daily legislative recaps live at 7 p.m., on Palmetto Scene's Facebook and SCETV's YouTube.

LEGISLATIVE COVERAGE

Senate

The Latest: Charleston International Airport Closed Thursday

By Gavin Jackson

Charleston International Airport Closed Thursday

The latest on the winter storm in South Carolina as of:

1:30 p.m.

The runways at Charleston International Airport remain closed Thursday, due to the lingering winter weather conditions.

The National Weather Service in Charleston recorded 5.3 inches of snowfall on Wednesday. The significant snow and ice has rendered the airport’s runways and taxiways inoperable, according to Paul Campbell, executive director and CEO of the Charleston County Aviation Association.

The Latest Winter Weather Outages, Conditions And Closings

By Gavin Jackson

Press Conference on Winter Weather

7:15 p.m.

The following are the only current weather alerts from the National Weather Service for South Carolina:

A winter weather advisory was issued at 7:09 p.m. and is in effect until 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, for the following counties: Allendale; Beaufort; Charleston; Coastal Colleton; Coastal Jasper; Dorchester; Hampton; Inland Berkeley; Inland Colleton; Inland Jasper; Tidal Berkeley.

Winter Weather Expected in South Carolina

By Kaitlyn Park

cars driving in winter storm

In a release from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division (SCEMD), residents in South Carolina's coastal counties should monitor local weather conditions and continue winter safety precautions. The National Weather Service predicts the possibility of a wintry mix of snow and rain for all coastal counties beginning Wednesday morning, Jan. 3. Forecasters expect below freezing temperatures to last for most of the week throught the entire state.

Riley Institute Announces Wilkins Leadership Awards

By Furman University

Wilkins Leadership Award

Furman University’s Riley Institute has announced that Rep. Weston Newton (R-Beaufort and Jasper Counties) and Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr. (USMC-Ret.), former astronaut and head of NASA, are recipients of the David H. Wilkins awards recognizing outstanding legislative and civic leadership in the state.

The winners will be honored at the13th annual awards ceremony and dinner, which takes place at the Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, the first night of the legislative session. 

McMaster Declares Public Health Emergency Over Opioid Epidemic

By Gavin Jackson

McMaster Declares Public Health Emergency Over Opioid Epidemic

Gov. Henry McMaster declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency Monday in his latest push to help combat the growing problem in South Carolina.

McMaster called the epidemic a “silent hurricane” from the state Emergency Operations Center surrounded by Cabinet secretaries and others who are now part of an emergency response team to address the problem.

Heroin deaths jumped 67 percent from 2014 to 2016 and have not peaked yet, officials said.  A major factor in the death increases is the prevalence of the powerful, synthetic opioid called fentanyl.

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