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Are Female Cops the Answer We're Looking For?

August 5, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Right now, around the country, communities are asking hard questions about the role of police – does policing need an overhaul? How can officers better serve communities? And how can departments ratchet down tensions that can lead to aggression by and against police...

Red Cross Deals with the Effects of Coronavirus

August 4, 2020 - Posted in News by Tut Underwood
Not only is blood needed by the Red Cross to make up for COVID-related blood drive cancellations, but volunteers are greatly needed as well.

Even though the nation is in the midst of the COVID pandemic, other needs go on. A big one is the need for blood. According to Red Cross spokesman Ben Williamson, hundreds of blood drives have been cancelled or rescheduled by the pandemic in the last few months. As a result...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Sen. Lindsey Graham, AKA 'Dr. TikTok'

August 4, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) visited Columbia, SC, August 3, 2020

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 4, 2020, features: Remarks from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) about his plans for broadband expansion, election security, and the future of TikTok; Details about what digital tools small businesses are using to navigate the...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Six Feet, Isaias! Social Distance!

August 1, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Hurricane Isaias at 3 pm on July 31, 2020.

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 1, 2020, features: details on the economic outlook of our country amidst the worst quaterly GDP rate in the post-war era; insight on DHEC's pandemic response; the latest South Carolina forecast for Hurricane Isaias; and...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — North Charleston, We Have A Problem

July 30, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 30, 2020, we bring you the latest on Gov. Henry McMaster's new orders regarding masks in restaurants and the reopening of movie theaters, sports stadiums, and other businesses. Also in this episode: The struggles facing...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — North Charleston, We Have A Problem

July 30, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gov. Henry McMaster and other state officials announced the reopening of more South Carolina businesses

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 30, 2020, we bring you the latest on Gov. Henry McMaster's new orders regarding masks in restaurants and the reopening of movie theaters, sports stadiums, and other businesses. Also in this episode: The struggles facing...

'Inspired To Use Her Voice For Women's Rights,' Eulalie Salley Followed Her Mind, Broke Barriers

July 28, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
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Eulalie was born in Georgia on December 11, 1883. She grew up on a plantation near Augusta, was privately educated and attended both, Virginia's Mary Baldwin College and Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. In 1906, she married attorney Julian Salley (later mayor of Aiken)...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — An UnTENTable Situation

July 28, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Members of the South Carolina National Guard relocate a COVID-19 screening tent

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 28, 2020, we bring you the latest data from DHEC about COVID-19 infection rates in the Palmetto State, look at encouraging numbers for the state, hear what one South Carolina hospital is doing to combat the coronavirus...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — The Miseducation Of Molly Spearman

July 25, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman testifies before the SC House COVID-19 Public Education Committee

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 25, 2020, we bring you an in-depth look at the politics surrounding the reopening of schools, including Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman's thoughts on how different in-person and online learning will look this...

Reopening of SC Schools Fully Embroiled in Politics

July 24, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
Vice President Mike Pence in Columbia on July21, 2020.  Right of him are SC Gov. Henry McMaster, and US Secretary of Education Betsy DevVos

Like some other aspects of the ongoing pandemic, how public schools in South Carolina should open is now fully embroiled in politics. Despite the continuing spread of the coronavirus, President Trump is urging the nation’s schools to open this fall, and to provide full-time...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — 'It Will Probably Get Worse Before It Gets Better'

July 23, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Vice President Mike Pence participates in a media briefing at the USC Alumni Center on July 21, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 23, 2020, we take a look at Vice President Mike Pence's recent visit to the Palmetto State, find out the latest on the federal COVID-19 relief bill, speak with SC Ports Authority CEO Jim Newsome, and more. The South...

Vice President Mike Pence backs Gov. Henry McMaster's push for school reopenings

July 21, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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Vice President Mike Pence said South Carolina schools should reopen full-time this fall and that parents should feel safe with sending their children despite increasing COVID-19 infection, case and death rates in the state. His remarks came following his participation in a...

The latest developments on COVID-19: Attractions reopen, 93,604 cases, 1,774 deaths, widespread testing available

July 21, 2020 - Posted in News by Aniya Mahaffey
Reported COVID-19 cases in South Carolina

Quick Facts: --DHEC reports 93,604 cases in all 46 counties Map -Total negative tests: 795,871 -1,774 deaths have been reported. Nearly all of the patients were elderly with underlying health conditions. Mortality demographic data -All non-essential businesses are closed as...

White House Briefings on the Battle Against COVID-19

July 21, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
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President Trump will hold daily briefings as coronavirus infections surge in hot spots around the U.S. Briefings are scheduled for 5:00 p.m., but, start times may vary. Watch the live video here...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Breaking Point On The Horizon

July 21, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Greenville Mayor Knox White to address rising cases of COVID-19 in Greeenville.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 21, 2020, we bring you COVID-19 warnings from medical professionals in the Upstate, recent comments from Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) on his police reform bill and the state of play on it in Congress, Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC)...

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