More than a dozen people had to be evacuated from a campground in Pickens County after floodwaters swamped the narrow valley Monday. Pickens County deputy emergency management director Pierce Womack said Vineyards Fire Department firefighters had been telling campers at Eastatoe River RV Park to leave when the water rose too quickly to them to drive out. "While the firefighters were attempting to help these folks gather their things,
Included in the evening's final newscast: -- Governor Henry McMaster is pressing lawmakers to pass legislation that would ban sanctuary cities in SC, although it's not clear law is needed -- Storm damage is reported in the Spartanburg region amid tornado warnings -- More than two dozen people evacuated from a campground in Pickens County after floodwaters rose -- State Fair organizers blame hot weather and canceled concerts for lower
The South Carolina State Fair's organizers say hot weather earlier this month may have been the reason for overall lower attendance this year. In a news release, the fair said that this year's event attracted 427,466 people, roughly 37,000 fewer than last year's attendance. However, the second Saturday of the fair drew 61,484 guests, which organizers said marked it as the highest attendance ever for a second Saturday. Officials also
Governor Henry McMaster is pressing lawmakers to pass legislation to ban "sanctuary cities" in South Carolina, although he admits he's not aware of any cities in the state which would fall into that category. The governor laid out the proposal during a news conference in Greenville on Monday morning. "South Carolina is on the cusp of great economic growth and prosperity," he told reporters. "We know there are things that could undermine that.
Included in the noon newscast: -- Three men charged after two Dollar General robberies and high-speed chase in Kershaw County -- Two Democratic candidates for governor to appear at Charleston event next month
Two men seeking the Democratic nomination for governor next year will appear together at an event in Charleston next month. According to The Post and Courier, State Rep. James Smith, D-Columbia, and Charleston businessman Phil Noble are scheduled to speak at the Charleston County Democratic Party's annual Blue Jamboree event on Nov. 18. Two Democratic candidates from other races are also slated to speak at the gathering. Joe Cunningham,
Federal environmental officials have approved a plan that would allow a Midlands power company to physically cover up polluted coal tar in a river near downtown Columbia, but not remove it. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced a permit last week for South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) to cover the tar with concrete […]
Two years after devastating floods impacted the Midlands and Pee Dee regions, the United Way’s “Restoring Hope” program continues to put families back into their homes, but has more to do United Way of the Midlands Senior Vice President for Community Impact and Strategic Implementation Anita Floyd told South Carolina Radio Network the nonprofit is […]