Vice President Joe Biden will return to South Carolina next week for a pair of "Get Out the Vote" events. Biden will appear at events in Rock Hill and Sumter on November 1. Both cities are near South Carolina's Fifth Congressional District, which Biden's former staffer, Democratic candidate Fran Person, is hoping to win. Person is a former University of South Carolina football player who served as a key staffer in the Vice President's office
South Carolina is making an effort to see that low-risk offenders who served jtime have job skills and gainful employment when they are released. Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday at the “Second Chance Summit” held in Columbia that, if those individuals have a job to go to and can be productive wage-earning members of society, the chances are greater they will not return to a destructive life style. "These are people if we can lift them up, show
Environmentalists are preparing for legal action against an energy company they say is not doing enough to clean up an oil pipeline spill in the Upstate. The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) and several other groups on Monday sent a 60-day notice of intent to sue the Kinder Morgan pipeline company over a petroleum leak involving its Plantation Pipe two years ago. The company said the rupture north of Belton involved an estimated
Included in this evening's final newscast: -- Environmentalists are preparing for legal action against a company they say is not cleaning up an oil pipeline spill in the Upstate. -- Horry County is trying a new incentive program to reduce shortages in its ranks. -- SC is working to ensure low-risk offenders who serve prison time have job skills and gainful employment when they are released. -- Nearly 465,000 people attended this
According to a travel research firm, South Carolina hotels lost at least $13 million in revenue due to Hurricane Matthew. The Post and Courier reports that the Tennessee-based firm STR estimated hotels in the Charleston region experienced $9.6 million in lost revenue because of the storm. The Myrtle Beach region lost an estimated $4 million, the report estimated. The industry started feeling Matthew once it reached state waters late on Oct.
New regulations headed to the South Carolina Statehouse would decrease the role that police officers have in classroom discipline. The state Board of Education earlier this month unanimously approved changes that would bar school resource officers (SROs) from getting involved in behavioral issues unless a student's actions are criminal or "exceed the level of disruptive conduct" and present a serious safety threat. The vote sends the proposal
According to a travel research firm, South Carolina hotels lost at least $13 million in revenue due to Hurricane Matthew. The Post and Courier reports that the Tennessee-based firm STR estimated hotels in the Charleston region experienced $9.6 million in lost revenue because of the storm. The Myrtle Beach region lost an estimated $4 million, the report […]
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 […]