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SC Lede: COVID-19 — Special Session Tea Report

September 26, 2020 - Posted in SCETV by Sean Birch
State lawmakers meet during the legislature's special session in September 2020.

South Carolina state lawmakers meet during the legislature's special session in September 2020. Credit Gavin Jackson/SCETV This episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 22, 2020, features: a look at what South Carolina state lawmakers did during their recent special...

State Lawmakers Opt Not to Move Ahead With New Budget

September 25, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
File photo of the S.C. House chamber

Last Year's Operating Budget to Remain In Effect It now appears that South Carolina’s state government will operate for the first half of its’ current fiscal year using last year’s budget. A lack of action by the General Assembly this week left last year’s budget in place...

USC Library Acquires Major Comic Book Collection

September 25, 2020 - Posted in News by Tut Underwood
A prestigious collection of more than 180,000 historic comic books, pulp magazines and other items has been acquired by the University of South Carolina's Thomas Cooper Library.

Superman, Batman, Donald Duck, Tarzan of the Apes and many more characters that help define American popular culture have been seen in comic books and other media for many years. The adventures of hundreds of such characters are now gathered in one place at the University...

Program Opens South Carolina's Rural Housing Market to First (and Second) Time Buyers

September 24, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Isn’t it interesting how differently the following two phrases sound: A little house in the country. Affordable rural housing. They’re the same thing, really. But perceptions about life in the country depend almost entirely on whether someone with choices opts to buy a...

Women Won the Right to Vote a Century Ago; This Organization Works to Protect That Right

September 22, 2020 - Posted in History by Thelisha Eaddy
National League of Women Voters

In February of 1920, just six months before the 19th amendment was ratified, the League of Women Voters was founded by Suffragists of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in Chicago, Illinios. The nonpartisan organization has been referred to as a "mighty...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Judge Dread

September 22, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Sen. Lindsey Graham speaks at a campaign event for state Rep. Nancy Mace in North Charleston on September 21, 2020.

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 22, 2020, features: a look at how you can vote absentee in the November 3 election; the latest from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on the future of the Supreme Court nomination process he will oversee; comments from U.S...

Coastal Flooding and Rough Surf to Continue Early This Week

September 21, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Coastal Flood Alerts on Monday

Widespread coastal flooding may cause road closures Monday and Tuesday before conditions begin improving toward the middle of the week. The National Weather Service issued Coastal Flood Warnings for the Lowcountry coastline until 3pm Monday. Coastal Flood Warnings are...

Rough Surf and Coastal Flooding Expected Along Palmetto State Beaches This Weekend

September 18, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Coastal Flood Advisory

Weather conditions are forecast to improve this weekend over most of the Palmetto State; however, coastal flooding and rip currents are forecast for residents and visitors along the coast. A cold front passed through much of the state late Thursday night. High pressure over...

Flooding and Tornadoes Likely Thursday from the Remnant of Sally

September 17, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Tornado Risk over South Carolina

Update as of 10:30 AM: A Tornado Watch has been issued until 6 PM for the Central Savannah River Area, the Midlands, Pee Dee, and Grand Strand areas. Original Story from 7:45 AM: Torrential rain from what is now Tropical Depression Sally is spreading into the Palmetto State...

Flash Flood Watches Issued for Midlands and Upstate Ahead of Hurricane Sally

September 16, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Flash Flood Watch

Hurricane Sally is expected to make a turn toward South Carolina and dump heavy rainfall over portions of the state on Thursday with an increasing risk of flash flooding. As of early Wednesday morning, Sally is nearing landfall near the Alabama Gulf coast as a category 2...

Flash Flood Risk Increasing over South Carolina from Sally Later This Week

September 15, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Hurricane Sally Cone

The threat of flash flooding is likely to increase over parts of the Palmetto State late Wednesday and Thursday as slow-moving Hurricane Sally makes a move toward the state. The storm was already drenching the Florida Panhandle and the Alabama Gulf Coast Tuesday morning...

For Black Women, the 19th Amendment was the Beginning of a Long Fight for Voting Rights

September 14, 2020 - Posted in History by Victoria Hansen
African American women and men carry signs calling for equal rights in 1963 more than 40 years after the 19th ammendent was pass

The 19th amendment promised women the right to vote would not be denied because of gender. But it was an empty promise for women with dark skin. "It's an historical legacy that can't be ignored because it's inconvenient," says Sandra Slater. She's an associate history...

South Carolina May Feel Sally's Effects Later This Week

September 14, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Tropical Storm Sally Cone

Tropical Storm Sally, which is expected to become a hurricane and soak the Gulf coast Tuesday, is forecast to turn toward the Palmetto State later this week after it makes landfall. As of the National Hurricane Center’s mid-morning update on Monday, maximum sustained winds...

Army Identifies Soldier Found Dead at Fort Jackson

September 14, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
Fort Jackson

Sunday, Army officials identified the basic combat training soldier who was found dead in his barracks at Fort Jackson on September 12. 29-year old Pvt. Michael Wise from Wisconsin was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment. Saturday, officials announced a 48...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Duwve, Or Not Duwve, That Is The Question

September 12, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Acting director of DHEC Marshall Taylor speaks at a press conference on September 10, 2020.

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 12, 2020, features: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on how the offshore drilling moratorium including South Carolina came about; Gov. Henry McMaster outlines how he would like to spend phase II CARES Act money that the state...

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