Included in the evening's final newscast: -- South Carolina's unemployment rate dropped last month to lows not seen in 15 years. -- Sumter County investigators have announced a new reward for a domestic violence suspect who got into a shootout with deputies last month. -- A company that provides prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses using online exams is challenging a new state law that bans the practice. -- State highway
A company that provides online eye exams for glass and contact prescriptions is challenging a South Carolina law passed earlier this year that bans the practice. Chicago-based Opternative filed a lawsuit Thursday which targets a new South Carolina law that does not allows glass or contact lens prescriptions to be renewed through a computerized eye exam. The legislation specifically targeted Opternative, which had begun operating in South
South Carolina's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped below five percent last month for the first time in 15 years, with state officials crediting a record number of people working combined with a slightly smaller labor force. The jobless rate dropped to 4.9 percent in September, the lowest level since April 2001 according to the state Department of Employment and Workforce. South Carolina is now at the national average of 4.9
Included in the noon newscast: -- Cleanup continues from Hurricane Matthew. Folly Beach's mayor says the island was mostly spared any severe damage. -- Absentee voting is on pace to set a new record in South Carolina this election.
A Texas-based manufacturer of higher-end candy and nuts said it will open a new facility in Sumter County. Mount Franklin Foods announced in a Thursday ceremony that it will invest $10 million and eventually hire more than 225 new employees in a new facility at the Live Oak Industrial Park south of Sumter. It hopes to begin operations early next year. "This new location will provide us with a strong platform for driving revenues by
Two weeks after Hurricane Matthew hits parts of the South Carolina, the clean-up continues. Matthew reached state waters early in the October 8 morning, skipping along the Lowcountry shoreline before coming ashore in northern Charleston County. It then continued northeast over the Grand Strand before crossing into North Carolina late in the afternoon. Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin told South Carolina Radio Network that the storm took out
A company that provides online eye exams for glass and contact prescriptions is challenging a South Carolina law passed earlier this year that bans the practice. Chicago-based Opternative filed a lawsuit Thursday which targets a new South Carolina law that does not allows glass or contact lens prescriptions to be renewed through a computerized eye exam. The legislation specifically […]
South Carolina welfare officials say some of the state’s poorest residents who lost their refrigerated or frozen food due to power outages from Hurricane Matthew may be able to get assistance. The Department of Social Services said this week that its current Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in 25 counties significantly impacted by the storm […]