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The Columbia Floods and the Problem with Impervious Surfaces

June 19, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by I. King
The Columbia floods and the Impervious Problem

The word catastrophic was coined to describe the 2015 floods in Columbia, South Carolina. The severe flooding trapped residents in their homes, standing by for rescue teams' assistance. Photos from the Weather Channel compare normal conditions to flood conditions and the...

Lindsay Blair, SWITCH | Crusaders Against Human Trafficking

June 15, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
Lindsay Blair of SWITCH

Lindsay Blair is the Survivor Services Director for SWITCH, a nonprofit in Greenville, South Carolina. Their mission is "to end human trafficking and sexual exploitation in the Upstate of South Carolina through awareness, prevention, demand, intervention, and restoration."...

Three Programs Honored

June 12, 2017 - Posted in ETV by G. Rawls
2017 Emmy Winners

SCETV is proud to offer congratulations to our 2017 Emmy winners. Remembering Charleston (Renée Layson, Beryl Dakers, Aimee Crouch, Allen Ott, Historical/Cultural), Clemson co-production host Patrick McMillan (for On-Camera Talent, Expeditions ), and our SCETV Presents...

Fort Jackson's History in New Documentary

June 8, 2017 - Posted in ETV by G. Rawls
Soldiers at Fort Jackson

“Victory Starts Here: Fort Jackson Centennial” is a celebration of the 100 th anniversary of Fort Jackson. Archival material and interviews with Fort Jackson leaders, historians and community leaders provide a look back at the history and important milestones of the U.S...

Hurricane Season Is Underway, Above Normal Year Predicted

June 8, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
The South Carolina shoreline in Garden City.

The Atlantic hurricane season is underway, eight months after South Carolina was hit by one of its worst hurricanes. The Category 1 Hurricane Matthew made landfall near McClellanville last October and killed five people across the state. Storm surge reached over six feet in...

South Carolina ETV to Receive Spectrum Auction Funds

May 25, 2017 - Posted in ETV by G. Rawls
SCETV logo

South Carolina ETV is embarking on a capital improvement project that will upgrade its technical facilities statewide. The project will last five to ten years. The source of funding will be one-time-only proceeds of $35 million as a result of a Federal Communications...

Richland County Library Wins National Award

May 16, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by J. Underwood
RCPL Main Branch

The Richland County Library in Columbia was recently honored by The Institute of Museum and Library Services as a recipient of the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The award is the highest honor that is given to museums and libraries, and Richland County’...

PBS NewsHour Selects Greenville Students as Reporting Labs Fellows

May 16, 2017 - Posted in ETV by G. Rawls
Kimberly Castro-Rebolledo and Christian Peebles of Legacy Charter School

South Carolina ETV and the PBS NewsHour are extremely excited to announce that Greenville students Kimberly Castro-Rebolledo and Christian Peebles of Legacy Charter School have been selected as Student Reporting Labs Fellows and will attend NewsHour’s annual academy this...

S.C. Forestry Commission Celebrates Nine Decades

April 27, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
Forestry Commission Celebration

The SC Forestry Commission celebrated its 90th anniversary with a tree planting ceremony at the State House and announced the economic impact of the state's forestry industry. A Clemson University study found that the industry has a $21 billion impact on the state's economy...

Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery in South Carolina

April 3, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
broken hotel sign

Human trafficking has come to the forefront of many Americans' minds through reporting, investigation and even popular culture. With legislation in 2012, South Carolina made a pledge to end the crime. But in 2016 alone, 73 reports related to human trafficking were made in...

Meals on Wheels

April 3, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by L. Cornfoot
meals on wheels

South Carolina ranks fourth worst in the nation for senior hunger. Palmetto Scene takes a trip with Meals on Wheels and we learn the importance of this volunteer-driven program.

SC Farmers See Devastating Loss

March 22, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
peaches

In the past several days, South Carolina has seen record high and record low temperatures. Due to the record low temperatures, peach farmers are facing extreme damage to this year’s harvest. Because of the unseasonably warm winter the state has seen this winter, the peach...

US Programs Selected for INPUT and US Producer Fellowships Available!

February 23, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Presents by A. Shumaker
INPUT facilitators having fun and stuff themselves in booths

Don't get stuck in a box! Explore the hottest trends in new TV formats and storytelling on multiple platforms and technology. Interact with your international public media colleagues in lively screening sessions facilitated by fellow producers from around the world. Join us...

President Donald Trump at Boeing South Carolina

February 20, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
President Donald Trump at Boeing South Carolina

NORTH CHARLESTON -- President Donald Trump called the new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, produced at the North Charleston Boeing plant, an example of America producing more of its own products domestically and lessening its reliance on imports. "It has to be much easier to...

S.C. House Legislative Update Feb. 14, 2017

February 20, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
Members in the S.C. House of Representatives

Legislative Update February 14, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 6 The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3035, a bill revising eligibility criteria for IN-STATE HIGHER EDUCATION TUITION RATES FOR VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS. The legislation provides that...

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