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March For Our Lives: South Carolina State House

By Kaitlyn Park

students demonstrating for March For Our Lives at South Carolina State House

On March 24, 2018, students, parents, teachers and community members gathered at the corner of Calhoun and Sumter Streets in South Carolina's capital, Columbia, S.C. to march and advocate for gun control legislation as a part of the March For Our Lives.

State House Daybook: March 27, 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.

 

March for Our Lives: Moments From Across South Carolina

By Thelisha Eaddy

March for Our Lives Demonstrators in North Charleston, SC

As thousands of students, teachers and supporters gathered in the nation’s capital Saturday for the March for Our Lives rally, thousands more gathered in cities across South Carolina to join the collective voice of teens and young Americans demanding greater gun control laws.

According to the March for Our Lives website, more than 800 events, worldwide, were scheduled for Saturday, March 23, including events in North Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville.

ETV Endowment Meet & Greet with New SCETV President & CEO Anthony Padgett

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Mr. Padgett addressing the crowd.

The room was full—with more than 65 local residents—as SCETV’s new President and CEO, Anthony Padgett, took the stage at the ETV Endowment Meet & Greet this past Monday at the Family Trust Federal Credit Union in Rock Hill, S.C. Hosted by Dick McCoy, David Vipperman, Gary Williams, and the Family Trust, the event was held to introduce Mr. Padgett to the community. This event was one of several planned across the state to introduce Mr. Padgett to the many diverse regions and communities of South Carolina.

Gubernatorial Primary Debates Announced

By Glenn Rawls

South Carolina Gubernatorial Primary Debates

South Carolina ETV and the Charleston Post and Courier will host gubernatorial primary election debates this spring. The debates will be held in conjunction with the state’s Democratic and Republican parties, and will be broadcast statewide on SCETV and SC Public Radio. Candidates will receive formal invitations after the March 30 filing deadline.

State at a Standstill for Method of Executing Condemned Criminals

By Tut Underwood

an electric chair

South Carolina has two methods of executing condemned criminals:  lethal injection and electrocution.  But because convicted prisoners are allowed to choose between them, almost all will choose lethal injection (the last electrocution in the state was in 2008).  This presents a problem, according to Brian Stirling, director of the state Department of Corrections.  The state has run out of the drugs used for lethal injections, and the manufacturers refuse to sell the state more for fear of backlash, because the state has no law to shield the companies’ names from public disclosure.  Thus, if

State House Daybook: March 22, 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.

 

Firefighter Tries to Save Lives in the Classroom

By Victoria Hansen

Christan Rainey working as a firefighter in North Charleston

When Christan Rainey isn't putting out flames and saving lives as a North Charleston firefighter, he's busy warning teens about the potential dangers of dating and domestic violence.  The 33 year-old knows such violence all too well.  His mother and four siblings were shot to death 11 years ago, by the man his mother had married.

State House Daybook March 21, 2018

By Gavin Jackson

Staethouse

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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