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Freezing Rain, Snow Hits Parts of S.C. as Winter Storm Sweeps In

By Tabitha Safdi

Freezing RainThe National Weather Service is calling for hazardous winter weather in the parts of the Upstate beginning Friday morning with freezing rain and sleet, gradually changing to snow on Friday night and Saturday morning. In the Upstate, officials say travel conditions might become treacherous Friday morning and continue throughout the weekend. Highway Patrol in the affected areas are urging drivers to stay off the roads, unless it is absolutely necessary. SCEMD has a list of all state agency or local closings. Offices in Cherokee, Chester, Greenville, Fairfield, Lancaster, Pickens and Spartanburg...

Dangerous Winter Storm Forecast for South Carolina

By Tabitha Safdi

IceThe South Carolina Emergency Management Division asks residents to prepare themselves and their homes for winter weather. The National Weather Service predicts freezing rain and ice accumulations in the Upstate and northern Midlands lasting into Saturday. State and local agencies are putting emergency plans in place for winter weather and urge everyone in South Carolina to consider preparations to keep your home, community, family, vehicles and pets safe. Residents should prepare for the possibility of power outages, problems with pipes that are not fully insulated or at risk to burst, and...

King Day at the Dome in Columbia, South Carolina

By Aimee Crouch

ClintonOn the morning of January 18, at the S.C. State House, the annual King Day at the Dome was held for the first time without the presence of the Confederate flag. The event initially began on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 2000, in protest to the flag flying on the State House dome. With the recent ruling by the S.C. Supreme Court regarding equity in education, and the task in front of the legislature to deal with education funding, this year’s focus was on providing all students with equal opportunities. The event drew the Democratic presidential contenders, who were in Charleston the previous...

Gov. Nikki Haley and Mayor Joe Riley Recount Charleston Tragedy on ETV

By Glenn Rawls

Gov Haley and Mayor Rile with Mark QuinnGovernor Nikki Haley left a message for Senator Clementa Pinckney when she heard there had been an incident at his church offering assistance. It was a normal legislative day, and she believed he was still in Columbia. She said it never crossed her mind that he would never hear her message. Mayor Joe Riley of Charleston also believed Sen. Pinckney was in Columbia with legislative duties, learning only when he arrived at Charleston’s Emanuel A.M.E. Church that the senator was one of the victims inside. Their stories about one horrific event in South Carolina history and the days that followed...

Governor Haley Gives State of Union Response

By Aimee Crouch

US CongressFollowing President Barack Obama's final State of the Union Address, S. C. Governor Nikki Haley was chosen to give the Republican response. Her speech touched on healthcare, national security, and the economy. Haley also spoke to being a daughter of Indian immigrants and how blessed her family has been to live in this country. She said, "Today, we live in a time of threats like few others in recent memory. During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. We must resist that temptation. No one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws, and love our...

Haley Praises S.C. Domestic Violence Task Force

By Katie Geer

Haley- CDVGov. Haley spoke to the press Thursday about how pleased she is with the 50 recommendations from the task force, which has been looking into the issue of domestic violence since early 2015. The recommendations suggest things such as guidelines at workplaces on how to handle reports and making reporting abuse easier and safer, changing the police prosecution of cases, and insuring speedy trials. S.C. once again ranked number one in the nation for women killed by men in the last year. It is the third time the state has held the top spot.

South Carolina ETV to Continue Live S.C. Legislative Coverage

By Glenn Rawls

State HouseFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 7, 2016 New web components and radio recaps also available The South Carolina Legislature will be seen live Tuesdays-Thursdays on the ETV World Channel beginning January 12, 2016. State House Today coverage follows the session times, generally beginning at 10 a.m. Coverage moves between the House and Senate chambers, though both can be seen continuously online at scetv.org. Coverage begins and ends determined by each chamber’s schedule. ETV World is available via antenna by adding “.3” after the local ETV channel number. It is also available on select...

Haley Talks Pride for Upcoming Clemson Game

By Katie Geer

ClemsonGov. Haley praised the Clemson Tigers for their hard work in getting to the National Championship game, which they play on Monday against Alabama. While she won't be able to attend the game in Arizona, she said her heart will definitely be with her Tigers.

SCETV's Role During the South Carolina Floods 2015

By Tabitha Safdi

SC FloodIn October of 2015 South Carolina experienced historic levels of rainfall leading to flooding around the state. This is a short video about SCETV's role during the South Carolina floods of 2015.

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