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Sisterhood: SC Suffragists, A Look at How Local Women Helped Secure the Right to Vote

June 16, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
Suffragists demonstrating against Woodrow Wilson in Chicago, 1916.

On May 21, 1919, the US House of Representatives passed the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing American women the right to vote. Two weeks later, the Senate followed. The amendment was ratified and adopted, one year later on August 18, 1920. Getting to this historic moment took...

How It Feels To Be Black And Blue In 2020

June 15, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
Capt. Cheryl Cromartie

Capt. Cheryl Cromartie knew she wanted to be a police officer when she was nine years old. She was driving with her grandmother and saw something she'd never seen before -- a black female cop. She joined the Greenville County Sheriff's Office 27 years ago and still did not...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — 'A Lot Of Stupid Floating Around'

June 13, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Our first Zoom Happy Hour event included a discussion of the June 9 primaries and a look ahead to this November's elections.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 13, 2020, host Gavin Jackson you a recap of the June 9 primaries from our first Zoom Happy Hour event with The Post and Courier's Caitlin Byrd and Jamie Lovegrove, The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard, and The State's Maayan...

Contact Sports Businesses Adjust to Life with COVID-19

June 10, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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How does a gym for a high-contact sport like mixed martial arts or boxing go about its business when there’s a virus in the air that demands we stay far apart? The short answer: Carefully. “We have a beautiful space outdoors so we can definitely do our kickboxing classes...

Greenville Instututions Take on Community and Racial Equality

June 9, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
Protests

If no other metric would convey the weight Greenville County’s institutions and residents are giving the discussion of how to dismantle ingrained racism in the county, the attendance at Tuesday’s Community Matters online forum would do it. Roughly 200 people logged in to...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Pandemic Highs & Economic Woes

June 9, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
USC football coach Will Muschamp marches with players and other protesters outside of the Governor's Mansion on June 6, 2020

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 9, 2020, host Gavin Jackson takes you to the latest protest outside of the governor’s mansion to hear what organizers want to see from local authorities, plus why University of South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp...

Results of the 2020 South Carolina Senate Primaries

June 8, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
Graphic of a man casting a ballot.

Get live updates of statewide totals and county-by-county results, here, on June 9th.

SC Lede: COVID-19 — HurriCAN YOU NOT, 2020?!

June 6, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gov. Henry McMaster press briefing on hurricane preparedness in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 4, 2020, host Gavin Jackson looks at the challenges of preparing for hurricane season during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, speaks with Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) about George Floyd and President Donald Trump’s leadership...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Education On The Brink

June 4, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 4, 2020, we look at the upcoming June 9 primaries, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin's thoughts on local government response to COVID-19, concerns of a potential lost generation of South Carolina students, and more. The South...

COVID-19 Pandemic Has Potential to Create "Education Crisis for A Generation" Of SC Students

June 2, 2020 - Posted in News by Russ McKinney
School sign: "E-Learning, No School"

For the state's public schools the first of June normally marks the end of the school year. But this year the coronavirus outbreak changed that. On March, 2020 Gov. Henry McMaster ordered schools closed. Last week, State Education Superintendent Mollie Spearman delivered an...

SC Lede: Fighting In Memory Of George Floyd

June 2, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Thousands gathered at the South Carolina Statehouse Saturday to protest the death of George Floyd

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 2, 2020, we take you to Saturday’s protests in Columbia spurred by the death of George Floyd, which started with thousands gathered peacefully at the State House before devolving into isolated acts of destruction by a...

Chester Prays for Unity, Healing Amid Violence

June 1, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Chester County Sheriff Max Dorsey doesn’t want his county to make the news because it’s on fire. “I don’t want [Chester] to look like burning buildings,” he said. “I want the world to see Chester as unified.” To show the type of unity as the example Dorsey wants to set, he...

Charleston Business Owners Face Violence Following George Floyd Protests

May 31, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
Businesses boarded up on King Street in Charleston

The city that displayed a wealth of grace in the aftermath of the massacre at Mother Emanuel and the shooting death of Walter Scott somehow succumbed Saturday night to the violence erupting nationwide following yet another senseless death, this time thousands of miles away...

Rock Hill Marches for George Floyd, May Get Citizens Review

May 30, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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On Saturday morning, about 1,000 residents of all ages and races gathered in Rock Hill’s Fountain Park to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in the custody of four police officers in Minneapolis, Minn. Floyd’s death sparked protests in cities across the...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — The Information Superhighway Of Shame

May 30, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Sen. Lindsey Graham held a roundtable discussion with leaders at MUSC about improving access to telemedicine in the state.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 30, 2020, we bring you major broadband discussion from several top lawmakers, medical professionals, and education leaders as we continue to look at how the COVID-19 pandemic is illuminating the need to expand this critical...

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