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House Impeachment Inquiry - Where South Carolina's U.S. Representatives Stand

By Russ McKinney

The U. S. Capitol BuildingAs the state’s seven U.S. Congressmen return to Washington this week, it’s no secret where each stands on the House impeachment inquiry. The five Republican members are firmly behind President Donald Trump. Sixth District Congressman Jim Clyburn, the third ranking Democrat in the House strongly supports the inquiry. Freshman Democrat Joe Cunningham has yet to take a position.

Main Water Break results in Boil Water Advisory Throughout York County

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Rock Hill Water Filter PlantOn Wednesday, October 9, there was a 20” water main break at the Water Plant on Cherry Road in York County. It was repaired around 1:00 AM this morning, with the water plant coming online around 3:00 AM. Although 125,000 customers have been affected with around 30 million gallons of water spilled, customers are now seeing service restored. There is a boil water advisory now in affect all throughout York County. Monitoring and testing is being conducted per The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) standards. Results from water sample tests require 24 hours notice from DHEC...

South Carolina State Fair Celebrates 150 Years of Fun, Fellowship and Tradition

By Tut Underwood

The South Carolina State Fair celebrates its 150th birthday this year.  "The question this year was 'when you hear the words, the South Carolina State Fair, what comes to mind?' And they said 'When we think of the fair we think of family, we think of tradition and we think of fun.' And that's really what we’re about." -- State Fair Executive Director Nancy Smith. There may be no greater stimulator of all five senses simultaneously than the South Carolina State Fair. Sight, hearing, feel, smell and taste are all bombarded by the delights that have drawn millions to the fairgrounds in Columbia for 150 years. Fair Executive Director Nancy Smith quoted high school...

Committee Works to Standardize the Iconic South Carolina State Flag

By Tut Underwood

The Flag of the State of South Carolina as approved by A.S. Salley.The South Carolina flag is considered to be one of the most beautiful of the 50 flags representing the country's states. But if one observes closely, he can sometimes detect differences between flags at various state offices and locations. That's because the state does not have a standard for the production of its flags. The situation is finally being remedied, however, by the formation of a committee which will make recommendations to the legislature for official standards for the flag. "There was an official state flag in 1861...so the 1861 flag was really the official state flag until 1910...

SC Lede: Trail Bites — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Sen. Kamala Harris, Tom Steyer

By Sean Birch

SC LEDE logoOn this edition for the week of October 10, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes us to the Charleston County Democratic Party's recent Blue Jamboree event to hear from Democratic presidential candidates Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif), and Tom Steyer. Full remarks from candidates who visit South Carolina during the campaign on the SCETV YouTube page . And you can subscribe to South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts , Google Play , and Stitcher , and Spotify. You can also follow the show on Instagram and Twitter .

The South Carolina State Library: “Your Library’s Library”

By Linda Nunez

A very old and rare book which requires special lighting in storageThe South Carolina State Library has come a long way from its roots in the early 20th Century as a single office tucked inside the South Carolina Statehouse. As of 1969, it’s now a 5-story building two blocks down from the Statehouse at 1500 Senate St., celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. But despite its growth, the goal of the South Carolina State Library has remained steadfast: to develop, support, and sustain a thriving statewide community of learners committed to making South Carolina stronger. South Carolina State Library Director Leesa Aiken, and Communications Director Dr...

SC Lede: Lethal Force

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson (r) speaks with Daniel Gross in the Greenville News offices on Friday, October 4, 2019.On this edition of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson speaks with The Greenville News' Daniel Gross about his in-dept project, " Lethal Force ," examning the 145 lethal shootings by South Carolina police officers over the last 10 years. Among other revelations, the report found that deputies with the Greenville Sheriff's Office used their weapons at higher rates than officers in other more crime-ridden counties. You can read the full 11-part report on the Greenville News website here . Then, South Carolina Public Radio's Russ McKinney stops by to quiz Gavin about South Carolina...

SC Lede: Scheme Within A Scheme — Scamming America's Veterans

By Gavin Jackson

The Post and Courier's Andy Brown at their offices in Charleston, SC.The Post and Courier's Andy Brown at their offices in Charleston, SC. On this edition of the South Carolina Lede , we look at a recent report by The Post and Courier which found that an Upstate law firm was connected to a scheme that preyed upon financially struggling military veterans while leading to alleged millions in profits. Host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Post Courier's Andy Brown to discuss his story, " Red, White and Fooled. " You can read the story on this Post and Courier's website here . Then, South Carolina Public Radio's Russ McKinney stops by to quiz Gavin about South...

Tapping Into York County's Booming Craft Beer Scene

By Scott Morgan

59ce6ee2-50b2-4578-8539-633723c57400Even just three or four years ago, one of the biggest complaints people had about York County was that there wasn't much to do there if you were looking for a night out. Brewhouses have certainly helped changed that. The six brewpubs and breweries that now operate in Rock Hill and Fort Mill bring thousands (and thousands) of visitors a year. Most are looking to sample the IPAs and sours and Belgian ales and stouts. Some are looking to get a T-shirt. But everybody is, intentionally or not, helping this northwestern end of the county grow its cachet as a destination for anyone who wants top-...

South Carolina is Home to Several Charming Southern Accents

By Tut Underwood

Sign at Table Rock State Park near Pickens, SC.In South Carolina, one would naturally expect to hear what could be called a classic Southern accent spoken by its residents. But not every South Carolinian sounds the same, according to linguist Paul Reed, who earned his PhD in the study at the University of South Carolina. Reed identifies roughly four main areas in the state where the Southern dialect differs: Charleston and its surroundings; the Pee Dee, the Midlands and a good portion of the Upstate, "which you might want to call 'Classically Southern'...and then you've got the upper part of the Upstate...so it's almost like Appalachia...

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