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A Fort Mill Mom, COVID, and Five Months of Recovery

November 17, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
The novel coronavirus got into the Durkee family early.

When Kati Durkee got a sore throat, she went to the pharmacy. A week later, she found out that it wasn't a cold. Or allergies. And that food poisoning that settled in, that wasn't food poisoning either. A week later still, Durkee's son (Durkee has a son in 11th grade and a...

The Photo Finish That Wasn't: How the Polls Got the Graham/Harrison Race So Wrong

November 13, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
Polls suggested a race for the ages that might even flip the balance of power in the U.S. Senate. They were a tad off.

Lindsey Graham won the most watched (and expensive) U.S. Senate race of the year. By a lot. He wasn’t supposed to. Not by a lot, anyway. Not if you paid attention to public opinion polls leading up to the election. Most polls gave him the odds, but not big odds. Some polls...

Chester's Complicated Sheriff Saga Finally Gets Settled

November 10, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
Max Dorsey

When Gov. Henry McMaster suspended Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood due to federal corruption charges last year, he appointed Max Dorsey in his place. That touched off a long and complicated story that involved, among other things, Underwood vying to keep his seat on...

SC Lede: America — The Results Show

November 10, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
A Richland County Election Commission worker processes absentee ballots in Columbia, SC

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for November 10, 2020, features: the latest on presidential election, including comments from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Majority Whip Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC); a look at Pfizer's promising COVID-19 vaccine; an update from...

SC Lede: InstaGraham

November 7, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Sen. Lindsey Graham celebrates after being elected for a fourth term

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for November 7, 2020, we hear from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) about how he won the most expensive Senate race in history, his thoughts on the current presidential election count, and how he plans to work with Joe Biden, should the...

Suicide Prevention Efforts Changed by COVID

November 6, 2020 - Posted in News by Tut Underwood
Suicide Prevention Lifeline

As the COVID pandemic continues, it also continues to alter virtually every aspect of life and work in South Carolina as well as the nation. For some, working at home or wearing a mask to the store is a minor inconvenience. For others, however, the isolation of working from...

Six More Years for Senator Lindsey Graham Despite Unprecendented Challenge

November 4, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
Long-time Republican Senator Lindsey Graham celebrates his victory

Following his toughest political fight yet, long-time Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told supporters at a watch party in Columbia Tuesday night the victory was an answer to a lot of prayers. He says he's grateful to have secured a fourth term in the U.S. Senate and he's...

In The 2020 Presidential Election S.C. Is Expected to Remain 'Reliably Red'

November 3, 2020 - Posted in News by Russ McKinney
President Donald Trump (left) and Democratic challenger, former Vice-President Joe Biden

In the final hours of this year’s presidential campaign, Donald Trump and Joe Biden have been flying in and out of the so-called battleground states, states with sizeable electoral votes and with a recent history of being able to be carried by the candidate of either party...

SC Lede: Election 2020 — What Are You Hearing?

November 3, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison hit the campaign trail for final push before Election Day.

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for November 3, 2020, features: a look at the final push by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison; the latest on absentee voting; how one woman with agoraphobia has been handling the pandemic; and more...

Graham - Harrison Senate Race Is Expensive and Closely Watched

November 2, 2020 - Posted in News by Russ McKinney
Senator LIndsey Graham, left; challenger Jaime Harrison

Republican Lindsey Graham is seeking his fourth term in the U.S. Senate, and is facing the most serious challenge of his political career from Democrat Jaime Harrison, an African American attorney who has raised a national record of more than $100 Million. Combined with...

SC Lede: Nightmare On Lede Street

October 31, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
South Carolina Ports are expected to see steady

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 31, 2020, features: a look at the competitive First Congressional District race between incumbent Democratic Congressman Joe Cunningham and Republican challenger Nancy Mace; an economic update on South Carolina's ports and...

The Final Stretch for the First Congressional District Race

October 28, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
Democratic Congressman Joe Cunningham (left) and Republican State Representative Nancy Mace (right)

Their recent political ads have changed. Republican Congressman Joe Cunningham features his two year-old son Boone as music plays in the background. "We teach our kids to respect others and find common ground. But that's not what you see in Washington," the congressman says...

Early Voters Turn Out In Record Numbers Statewide

October 27, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
Absentee voters wait in line outside Seacoast Church in Mount Pleasant

From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, absentee or early voters are making their way to the polls in droves. The state election commission estimates more than one million absentee ballots could be cast in South Carolina. The pandemic is making it possible for all voters to...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Halloween Maskerade

October 27, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
People outside of the South Carolina Statehouse hold silhouettes during the annual Silent Witness ceremony

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 27, 2020, features: the voices of voters from around the state a week out from Election Day; a look at efforts to prevent domestic violence in South Carolina; the importance of getting the flu vaccine is this winter; and...

SC Lede: Your Vote And You — Practicing Safe Voting

October 24, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott (l), Columbia Mayor Steven Benjamin (c), and Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook (r)

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 24, 2020, features a look at the security threats facing the November 3 election, what local officials in one county are doing to prevent any issues on Election Day, a discussion on the importance of rural broadband...

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