A state Senate effort that would add synthetic opioids to list of drugs that can be treated as illegally trafficked in South Carolina will likely get more debate this week. The legislation gives law enforcement the ability to charge individuals with trafficking if they carry or sell synthetic opiates that are narcotics but not specifically banned under the state's scheduled substance ban. The measure tries to get ahead of drug gangs that
A trio of scientists at Clemson University just made a discovery that was nearly billion years in the making. Physicist Marco Ajello used data from NASA's Fermi Gamma Ray telescope to detect five new supermassive black holes that are much bigger than our sun. Scientists measure the size of celestial bodies in solar masses, with a single solar mass is equivalent to the size of Earth's sun. Most black holes range from 10-100 solar massess.
The director of South Carolina's public health agency warns its laboratories are "functionally obsolete" and need to be upgraded soon in order to keep pace with emerging disease threats. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) director Catherine Heigel made the comments last week while testifying before a state House Legislative Oversight Committee hearing. "We have facilities that are well beyond their useful life," she said
Included in the evening's final newscast: -- A body found in a national forest has been identified as a missing Florida woman. -- An amendment to a drug offense bill would classify synthetic opioids as a type of chemical which would can be illegally trafficked in SC. -- New solar farms are on hold, pending a tax break in the state legislature. -- A trio of scientists at Clemson university helped detect five new massive black holes.
Construction of new solar farms is not happening at the moment in South Carolina because companies are holding out to see what kind of a tax break they might be able to get. Earlier this session, the state Senate passed legislation which would guarantee an 80 percent tax break on all future solar farms. The measure now sits in a House committee. According to The State newspaper, several solar companies are holding off and waiting for
With South Carolinians facing a looming deadline that they may soon no longer be able to use their driver's licenses to enter federal buildings or military installations, the governor is appealing to the White House for help. The Charleston Post & Courier reported Gov. Henry McMaster met with members of President Donald Trump's administration last weekend as he sought to give state residents a break from new federal ID requirements.
A Pee Dee legislator wants to simplify business licenses across the state. WMBF-TV reports that the bill sponsored by State Rep. Jay Jordan, R-Florence, would benefit those who have multiple businesses across South Carolina. The bill is headed to the House floor. Jordan told the TV station that someone with multiple business locations in different […]
After months of disputes between Beaufort County and various state agencies, the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office has said the county must pick up the tab for clearing Hurricane Matthew storm debris from waterways. According to the Island Packet newspaper, an opinion last month from the Attorney General’s office stated that as a coastal county, […]