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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...

College of Charleston Acknowledges its Past with the Center for the Study of Slavery

By Victoria Hansen

Dr. Bernard Powers founded the Center for the Study of Slavery at the College of CharlestonAs the College of Charleston celebrates its 250th birthday, at its center is Randolph Hall. Built in 1820, students still gather here. Less prominent, an organization that tries to help the school comes to terms with its past, the Center for the Study of Slavery. "You are sitting in the office of the center right now," says Dr. Bernard Powers. He founded the center two years ago after retiring from the history department. The Center for the Study of Slavery is part of a consortium of more than 40 universities that studies the impact of slavery on schools and communities. "When you think of...

Tornado Watch for parts of the Upstate, Midlands

By Ray Hawthorne

10:20 am updateUpdate as of 10:30 AM: A Tornado Watch is in effect until 5 PM for the entire upstate of South Carolina and for a portion of the Midlands to the west of Columbia. The watch includes Rock Hill, Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson. A line of thunderstorms, with damaging wind and embedded tornadoes, is approaching from the west late this morning through mid-afternoon in these areas. Update as of 6:15 AM: Heavy rain is already falling over much of the Upstate and parts of the Midlands. The rain has prompted Flash Flood Warnings for Greenville county until Noon. The National Weather Service says...

S.C. Lede Live Taping in Charleston

By Gavin Jackson

SCThe South Carolina Lede is bringing its next live taping to Charleston! Come listen to some of the state’s most prominent political journalists discussing the outcome of the South Carolina presidential primary. Join host Gavin Jackson, along with the ETV Endowment, South Carolina Public Radio and other friends of the pod, at Holy City Brewing for a look at the people and issues sure to be in your newsfeed in the busy 2020 political season. RSVP here Raise a pint and join South Carolina Public Radio , South Carolina ETV and the ETV Endowment of South Carolina for a fun and friendly political...

South Carolina ETV now streaming live on YouTube TV

YouTube TVCOLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced that it is now streaming live on YouTube TV. Dedicated live channels for SCETV and PBS Kids, as well as on-demand programming, are now available to YouTube TV subscribers. YouTube TV represents SCETV’s first livestreaming partnership and includes episodes and on-demand content from PBS favorites, including “American Experience,” “Antiques Roadshow,” “Frontline,” “Great Performances,” “Masterpiece,” “Nature” and more. Currently, local programming is not included on SCETV’s live YouTube channel. However, the network will explore...

State House Daybook: Feb. 5, 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 11:45 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...

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