The Republican and Democratic candidates running for South Carolina governor have similar views on veterans affairs in South Carolina. Both Governor Henry McMaster and state Representative James Smith plan to add a cabinet position addressing veterans services if they are elected. Governor McMaster announced his plan last week, along with a Veterans for McMaster Coalition. "This is something that, an idea, a proposition, that I've been
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is encouraging the state's landowners to make their properties a welcome habitat for bobwhites. The grasslands and pine areas that bobwhites like to settle in have declined over the past 80 years, which also has led to a decline in the bobwhite population in South Carolina, according to SCDNR Small Game Program Leader and SC Quail Coordinator Michael Hook. "The answer is simple. It's
A nonprofit which helps disabled South Carolinians is suing the State Treasurer's Office, claiming a newer program of almost the same name is creating confusion among its clients. ABLE SC has helped provide services for those with disabilities for more than two decades, while the Treasurer's Office's SC Able Savings program helps those with disabilities save and invest their money while maintaining their eligibility for needs-based programs.
Included in the evening's final newscast: -- New report notes almost one in three lottery scholarship dollars go to students who do not graduate within 6 years -- SC maritime archaeologists move their offices into the facility which houses the former Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley -- Four Sumter middle school students got an experiment onto the International Space Station this summer -- A half-dozen potential Democratic
Medical University of South Carolina researchers are calling for health advisories to warn anglers about eating fish caught in Charleston-area waters that may be contaminated with a chemical linked to cancer. The school announced a new study found pollutants in certain species of fish in the Charleston Harbor, the Cooper River and the Ashley River. The most common pollutant found were polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, a product commonly used
The Pentagon on Thursday temporarily halted all flight operations of its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets after an F-35 crashed in Beaufort County two weeks ago. The Defense Department's F-35 Joint Program Office said it will conduct a fleet-wide inspection of potentially faulty engine tubes over two days. The September 28 crash near Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort was the first ever for the relatively new plane. Beaufort County deputies
A federal appeals court has given the federal government the go-ahead to begin closing down construction of an experimental nuclear project in Aiken County. The three-judge panel on Tuesday reversed a lower judge’s hold which prevented the U.S. Energy Department from ending work on the Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility until the state of South Carolina’s […]
Nearly two dozen residents had to be evacuated from their Lexington County homes due to flash flooding when Tropical Storm Michael passed through South Carolina’s Midlands on Thursday. The State newspaper reports that about 20 people were evacuated from their houses in an Irmo neighborhood just northwest of Columbia. The individuals were evacuated by the Irmo Fire Department from […]