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Lindsay Blair, SWITCH | Crusaders Against Human Trafficking

June 15, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn 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."...

Clemson Football Team Honored at The White House

June 12, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
President Donald Trump stands with Clemson football team and South Carolina politicians at the White House on June 12, 2017.

President Donald Trump honored the 2016 NCAA Football National Championship-winning Clemson football team at the White House on Monday. The Clemson Tigers defeated the Alabam Crimson Tide 35-31 in January to win the national title that eluded them the year before. Trump,...

Gov. McMaster Vetoes $56.4 Million From State Budget

June 12, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster

Gov. Henry McMaster used his veto pen to nix $56.4 million from the state budget, including millions to upgrade the state's aging school buses. The 41 vetoes represent a fraction of the state's roughly $8 billion budget lawmakers sent him last week. McMaster only struck $20...

Three Programs Honored

June 12, 2017 - Posted in ETV by Glenn 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...

Fifth District Candidates In Conversation

June 12, 2017 - Posted in ETV by Glenn Rawls
Host Charles Bierbauer

South Carolina’s congressional Fifth District candidates get together for a conversation on This Week in South Carolina , airing Friday June 16 th at 7:30 p.m. on South Carolina ETV. The weekly program is hosted by Charles Bierbauer, Dean of USC’s College of Information and...

Drought Status Improves In South Carolina

June 8, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
All counties within the state are now in normal or incipient drought status.

All 46 counties in South Carolina are now at either normal drought status or incipient, according to state officials. The state Drought Response Committee downgraded the statuses of multiple counties around the state, thanks to increased precipitation since April. The...

Fort Jackson's History in New Documentary

June 8, 2017 - Posted in ETV by Glenn 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 Gavin 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...

Drug Monitoring Law To Fight Opioid Abuse

June 7, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Gov. McMaster signs the bill into law on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

All opioids prescribed in South Carolina are now required to be reported to the state monitoring program, thanks to a bill that Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law last month. The law is one of several pieces of legislation lawmakers pushed this year as they work to stymie...

SCETV and South Carolina Public Radio Coverage of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

June 2, 2017 - Posted in ETV
Within the penumbra, the eclipse is partial (left), but within the umbra, the Moon completely covers the Sun (right).

South Carolina ETV and South Carolina Public Radio will provide Solar Eclipse Coverage from Columbia, S.C. Columbia third largest city in the U.S. on the centerline of the path of totality . NASA estimates that the state could see one million visitors for a once-in-a-...

Furman Student's Experience with Greenville's BlueCross BlueShield Internship

May 31, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Imani King
Meg Demaar on her first day at BCBSSC

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is the only South Carolina-owned and operated health insurance carrier. They have been offering security to Palmetto State citizens for more than 65 years and is one of South Carolina's largest employers. In addition to their service...

Charleston Harbor Receives Fund for Deepening

May 30, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Charleston Port

The Charleston Harbor Deepening Project has received $17.5 million in construction funding as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2017 Fiscal Year Work Plan. An additional $16.1 million is dedicated to the project for operations and maintenance, which includes dredging...

South Carolina ETV to Receive Spectrum Auction Funds

May 25, 2017 - Posted in ETV by Glenn 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 John 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 Glenn 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...

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