Palmetto Scene

Price Gouging Statute in Effect

By A. Crouch

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South Carolina's price gouging statute is now in effect, which prohibits "unconscionable prices" when in a state of emergency. The statute will be in effect for the next 15 days and gougers can be charged a $1000 fine and/or 30 days in jail.

#HurricaneMatthew Prep Information from Governor Haley: Wednesday Morning

By K. Park

Track of Hurricane Matthew

Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference Wednesday morning to update the state on the status of Hurricane Matthew.

Nikki Haley informed reporters at the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (EMD) that the National Weather Service advised her this morning how the storm had changed overnight. The storm has slowed down and “moved somewhat”, but could move back before arriving to South Carolina. Haley said her team will “move as the storm moves”.

Homegrown Cooking Sauces Dip into Local Markets

By K. Park

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“I taught myself from a lot of trial and error and watching a lot of Food Network. I like to say, you really can learn something from television.”

Savvy Foods cooking sauces President and Chef Will Lacey is by no means a traditional chef de cuisine, and he wouldn’t hesitate to tell you that.

Working as a bartender for Five Point’s Bar None, Lacey spent his nights off testing out ideas from local service industry veterans who frequent the saloon.

Trump with Lead in Latest Winthrop Poll

By A. Crouch

Winthrop Poll

In the latest Winthrop Poll, Donald Trump is leading Hillary Clinton 42% to 38% in South Carolina. The poll was conducted before Monday’s presidential debate and 53% of the respondents feel Clinton is a capable candidate, while 46% feel Trump is. But, when asked if they felt each candidate was honest, 21% feel Clinton is and 32% feel Trump is.

A Mother's Voice

By A. Crouch

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There are almost 1,400 women incarcerated in South Carolina prisons, and 80 percent of those women are mothers—mothers who are missing integral parts of their children’s developmental years.

Through a program developed at The Riley Institute at Furman University's Diversity Leadership Initiative, along with S.C.'s Department of Correction, A Mother's Voice, has become a reality and is now helping to connect those mothers to their children.

For more on the program, visit The Riley Institute.

 

Palmetto Scene to Offer Interviews to SC Federal Candidates

By G. Rawls

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SCETV’s weekly public affairs program, Palmetto Scene, is reaching out to qualified candidates for US Congressional Districts 1-7 and the US Senate seat to participate in a joint interview.  The interviews will be scheduled in the weeks prior to the general election and will air Thursday nights on Palmetto Scene

International Group Focuses on Brain Health

By P.A. Bennett

Brain health

Our conversation about what you can do to keep your brain healthy continues. In this next segment, we introduce you to The Global Council on Brain Health.  And Dr. Barbara Bendlin, Associate Professor-University of Wisconsin, talks with us about why dancing may be the ultimate exercise for staving off dementia and Alzheimer’s.

SC Campaigns Gear Up After Labor Day

By A. Crouch

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This week, the country celebrated Labor Day, which for many is the official end to summer, but it’s also when campaigns across the country kick into high gear. Candidates running for office have two months to sway voters to their side. While Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are on the minds of many, there are several state seats up for grabs, including U.S. Senate and all Congressional seats. Here are the candidates running for those seats.

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Bill Bledsoe (Constitution/Libertarian)

The Yarn Bombing of Main Street, Columbia

By T. Safdi

Yarn Bombing in Columbia

Columbia's Main Street recently recieved a colorful makeover, compliments of area partners and a few artists. These Yarn Bombers covered the 1500 block of Main Street (between Taylor and Hampton) with the colorful stitching. "We can all relate to yarn. I think it reminds us of our childhood and our grandmothers and mothers, says Bohumila Augustinova." It's a project and partnership that came to life after months of hard work and a lot of yarn. One Columbia and Pilates Body by Victoria donated money, while Augustinova gathered the knitting troops. 

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