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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...

Uncertainty Remains Around S.C. State Budget

September 11, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
File photo of the S.C. Senate in session

Credit Russ McKinney/SC Public Radio The state legislature will return to Columbia next week to once again consider what to do about next year’s operating budget. Uncertainty about the economy and how much state tax revenue it will generate has lawmakers in a quandary...

An Upstate Collaborative Chronicles Moral Distress in 'Non-Essential' Healthcare Workers

September 11, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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The mental health crisis among healthcare workers in the pandemic is, in large part, one of moral crisis. We’ve reported on the emotional toll COVID-19 can take on frontline healthcare workers . But what about the toll it’s taking on professionals at the further reaches of...

SC Lede: Datacasting — Reaching The Unreachable

September 10, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman announces an additional investment in datacasting technology with SCETV

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 10, 2020, we look at datacasting to help keep students in South Carolina connected remotely to school even without broadband, hear about how the pandemic could affect the future of land development, get an update on...

Tropical Disturbance Could Bring Unsettled Weather to Pee Dee Region Thursday and Friday

September 9, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Dr. Athena Masson
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A low pressure system that might gradually acquire tropical characteristics as it approaches the Carolinas later this week could bring unsettled weather to coastal areas of the Palmetto State. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center have noted that shower and...

COVID Took Abused Kids Off the Radar. Reopened Schools Are Letting SCDSS Caseworkers Catch Back Up

September 4, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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One of the upsides to having children back in a physical classroom is that the state's child protective services workers can talk to kids again. A lot of them are dealing with abuse or neglect and it's easier to catch up with several of them when they're in one place, away...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — One-Time Dolla Dolla Bills, Y'all

September 3, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Sen. Dick Harpootlian (D-Columbia) speaks from the well of the South Carolina Senate on September 2, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 3, 2020, we look at how state lawmakers are working to safeguard the November 3 election, hear from state budget officials about how much money is available and how that funding may be used, break down new visitation...

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