The last surviving woman to represent South Carolina in Congress has passed away. Former U.S. Rep. Elizabeth "Liz" Patterson, D-Spartanburg, died Saturday, according to the Herald Journal newspaper. She was 78 years old. Patterson represented South Carolina's Fourth District in the Upstate from 1987 until 1993. The Democrat still remains the only woman elected to Congress from South Carolina on her own campaign. Three other women previously
Included in the noon newscast: -- Two men shot after Voorhees College homecoming this weekend -- Hazardous coal ash removed from Savannah River Site ahead of schedule
At a South Carolina Public Service Commission hearing Friday SCANA CEO Jim Addison testified that as a company South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) is doing well over a year after it abandoned its nuclear expansion at the VC Summer plant in Fairfield County in July 2017. “We’ve worked very hard to maintain our reliability, safety, customer service standards. Our performance is in most cases in the top quartile of our industry as
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions personnel said they saved taxpayers $9 million while consolidating more than 400,000 cubic yards of coal ash and ash contaminated soil excavated from across 90 acres at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS). Crews cleaned up pond-like basins used to manage the coal byproducts from the D-Area Powerhouse, which provided steam and electricity for SRS missions for more than 59 years. SRS
Sometimes life is not easy for a child of a military service member or veteran. South Carolina is working to ensure educators know what challenges a military child faces and how they can help the child grow through those challenges. "People forget that there are still deployments going on for our active, National Guard and reserve forces and what that creates is a different home environment for the children," said retired Army Brig.
About 25 years after George Patton Waters completed his service with the U.S. Navy, he settled in the South Carolina Lowcountry. If his name seems familiar, it should. Waters is the grandson of U.S. Army General George S. Patton. His mother was the World War II commander's oldest daughter. "I chose the Navy because I didn't want to go in as George Patton's grandson... and I just thought the Navy had more to offer for a young guy coming
The first North American airline took delivery this week of a Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner made in South Carolina. According to the Post and Courier United’s newest jet is built at Boeing’s plant in North Charleston. It’s the first dash 10 for a US carrier powered by GEnx-1B engines. United has 26 more Dreamliners on order, […]
South Carolina legislators say they want answers after two mental health patients drowned in a sheriff’s office van during Hurricane Florence. 45-year-old Wendy Newton and 43-year-old Nicolette Green died in the back of an Horry County sheriff’s van that was in Hurricane Florence-related flooding on September 18. Sheriff Phillip Thompson said the deputies had driven […]