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SC Lede: COVID-19 — Need For Speed

August 13, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Gov. Henry McMaster speak to the press at Bob Jones University in Greenville on August 10, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 12, 2020, we bring you updates on broadband expansion efforts in the state, remarks from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Gov. Henry McMaster about state and federal response efforts, a health report on the benefits of...

When an Unlikely Ally of Women's Suffrage Emerged In Edgefield, Support for the Cause Grew

August 11, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
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Emily Anderson Dunovantfield lived in Edgefield, South Carolina. She was well-educated and what many called a traditional woman. But during the early 1900's, Dunovant used a radical voice to help elevate the women's suffrage cause in South Carolina. Dr. James O. Farmer, Jr...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Dr. Linda Bell Spills The Tea

August 11, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Dr. Linda Bell (second from left) and Gov. Henry McMaster

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 11, 2020, we discuss The State 's recent report on emails from State Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell showing that she regretted not taking a stronger stance during press conferences with Gov. Henry McMaster . In the emails...

SC Lede: COVID-19 From The Frontlines — A Relentless Assault

August 8, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Critical care nurse Michele Baudet gowns up before going into a COVID-19 patient's room

On this special edition of the South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson takes you to Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital in Georgetown County to speak with healthcare workers at the frontlines of the COVID-19 surge in South Carolina. The South Carolina Lede is here to keep...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Conjunction Junction, Back-To-School Dysfunction

August 6, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
The most recent weekly COVID-19 death rates in South Carolina through August 1, 2020, according to SC DHEC.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 6, 2020, we bring you updates from State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman on school reopenings, virtual classrooms, truancy, and more. Also on this episode: a look at how Americans feel about the November...

Isaias Spares Charleston, but Damages Parts of the Pee Dee Region

August 5, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Dr. Athena Masson
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The city of Charleston may have been spared, but many residents of Myrtle Beach area are beginning cleanup efforts from Hurricane Isaias, which came ashore late Tuesday night near the border of North Carolina. Isaias began its journey to the east of the Lesser Antilles on...

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...

Charleston Sisters' Aversion to Slavery Fuels Fight for Women's Rights

August 4, 2020 - Posted in History by Victoria Hansen
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Lee Ann Bain talks excitedly as she darts from the sun to the shade along Charleston's sweltering city streets. There's hardly a bead of sweat forming on her face. Bain knows how to beat the heat. She's been giving walking tours for 11 years. Bain remembers studying to...

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...

Tropical Storm Isaias Expected to Strengthen; Hurricane Warnings Issued

August 3, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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Isaias is on approach to the Palmetto State and there is a good chance it will be a hurricane when it makes landfall late Monday evening. The National Hurricane Center posted Hurricane Warnings from South Santee River northward in anticipation of hurricane force winds...

Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings Issued for the South Carolina Coastline Ahead of Isaías

August 1, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Dr. Athena Masson
Tropical Storm Isaias Track

Update as of 9:30 AM Sunday Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect from South Santee River southward, including Charleston, Beaufort, and Hilton Head Island ahead of the likely arrival of Tropical Storm Isaias. Tropical Storm Watches are now posted for the Grand Strand...

Isaias drawing closer to the Southeast U.S. coast

August 1, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Hurricane Isaias Track

Hurricane Isaias is moving northwestward putting it on a course to draw very near or over the east coast of Florida Saturday night through Sunday before turning northward to near the South Carolina coast Monday afternoon and evening. As of the mid-morning Saturday advisory...

Isaias Strengthens into a Hurricane; Uncertainty Remains on Track Near South Carolina

July 31, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Isaias Forecast Track

11 AM Update: Isaias is still a Category 1 hurricane, although maximum sustained winds have weakened slightly, to 75 mph. The center of Isaias is about 300 miles southeast of Nassau, and storm motion has slowed a bit, to 16 mph. Isaias is expected to continue slowing down...

Isaias Strengthens and May Affect South Carolina This Weekend

July 30, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Map of Tropical Storm Isaias approaching Florida and southeastern states

Update Thursday 11 am: Tropical Storm Isaias is just offshore the southeastern shores of the Dominican Republic as of the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center. Isaias continues to maintain maximum sustained wind speeds of 60 mph (97 km/h) with no change in...

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