This Week in South Carolina

GOP Gubernatorial Challenger Demands Ethics Changes

November 2, 2017 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
S.C. GOP gubernatorial candidate Catherine Templeton outside of her childhood home near Irmo on Nov. 1, 2017.

South Carolina Republican gubernatorial candidate Catherine Templeton held a press conference to call for resignation of indicted Sen. John Courson and Rep. Rick Quinn over alleged corruption charges. The backdrop was her former childhood home near Irmo, located in Courson’...

This Week in SC - The Opioid Crisis

October 16, 2017 - Posted in News by Aimee Crouch
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Rep. Eric Bedingfield and SCDAODAS Director Sara Goldsby address the growing opioid epidemic in our state.

South Carolina Sends 150 Guardsmen to Puerto Rico

September 28, 2017 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
An image of Hurricane Maria over Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017.

Gov. Henry McMaster signed an executive order Thursday to send 150 engineer soldiers with the S.C. National Guard to assist in recovery efforts following the widespread destruction wreaked by Hurricane Maria. The engineers are part of a multi-state Engineer Task Force...

Vulnerable Adults, South Carolina's 'Hidden Crisis'

September 26, 2017 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
S.C. Statehouse

The growing number of maltreated, vulnerable adults is a “hidden crisis” in South Carolina, fueled by an aging population, high turnover within the state Department of Social Services and low funding, the agency’s director said Tuesday. DSS Director Susan Alford told a...

SAT And AP Scores Edge Up in South Carolina

September 26, 2017 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
South Carolina Students Outpace Nation on SAT and AP Scores

South Carolina students outperformed the national average on both the SAT and Advanced Placement exams, according to the State Department of Education. The overall mean SAT score was four points higher than the national mean at 1,058—out of a potential 1,600 on the recently...

Hurricane Irma Takes Iconic Folly Boat for a Ride

September 12, 2017 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Park
BOAT AT FOLLY BEACH, PAINTED

Anyone who has made the pilgrimage to Folly Beach, S.C., has a memory of the brightly painted boat to the right of the road. Sitting just off the marsh, the vessel had become emblematic of the seaside that lays just down the road. Whether one considered the boat to be a...

Irma Weakens as S.C. Lifts Evacuation Orders: Governor's Update 09/12/17 10 a.m.

September 12, 2017 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Park
washed out home and yard

Governor Henry McMaster addressed the public from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division (SCEMD), just after 10 a.m. today, Sept. 12, 2017. As of 9:15 a.m., Governor McMaster lifted the evacuation order from the barrier islands of Hilton Head, Daufuskie, Tulfinny...

Governor McMaster Irma Update: 09/11/2017 2 p.m.

September 11, 2017 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Park
flooding in charleston

Governor Henry McMaster held a press conference at 2 p.m. today, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division. "We are very proud of the way citizens have responded to our urgings and warnings, and information. This has been a plan that has...

Though storm has shifted, S.C. will still see impacts: Hurricane Irma Update 09/10/17 2 p.m.

September 10, 2017 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Park
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Governor Henry McMaster addressed the public from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 2 p.m. While the storm has moved more westward than originally anticipated, South Carolina is expected to still see impacts, particularly to the...

"Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst": Governor McMaster on Irma 09/09/17 2 P.M.

September 9, 2017 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Park
McMaster Press conference

Governor Henry McMaster addressed the public in a press conference from South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Governor McMaster expressed his pride in the way that Team South Carolina had worked diligently to devise a “...

Hurricane Irma Closings

September 8, 2017 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Hurricane Irma.

Gov. Henry McMaster said Thursday that schools and government offices could be closed on Monday and Tuesday in some or all of the state's 46 counties. A decision on that is forthcoming. The following are current closings and other announcements related to Hurricane Irma:...

State Public Hotline Activated

September 8, 2017 - Posted in News by SCEMD
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Columbia, S.C. (Friday, Sept. 8, 2017) – Residents in South Carolina who have questions about Hurricane Irma can now call the state’s toll-free hotline. Operators with the Public Information Phone System (PIPS) are available 24 hours a day for as long as is needed. If you...

Governor Tells South Carolinians to Prepare For Evacuation Ahead of Irma

September 7, 2017 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gov. Henry McMasters press conference on Sept. 7, 2017.

Residents in South Carolina’s coastal counties could be under a mandatory evacuation order by Saturday morning, days before Hurricane Irma is expected to reach the state. Gov. Henry McMaster did order the evacuation of 143 health care facilities in Beaufort, Charleston,...

SC Price Gouging Law In Effect Ahead of Hurricane Irma

September 6, 2017 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson implemented the state’s law against price gouging Wednesday.

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson implemented the state’s law against price gouging Wednesday, following the governor’s state of emergency declaration ahead of Hurricane Irma. “With the possibility that Hurricane Irma could make landfall in South Carolina, our...

State of Emergency Declared For SC Ahead of Irma

September 6, 2017 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gov. Henry McMaster holds a press conference on Hurricane Irma on Sept. 6, 2017.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency Wednesday ahead of possible effects from Hurricane Irma. The precautionary move allows state agencies to begin coordinating resources ahead of the Category 5 hurricane that could affect South Carolina in the...

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