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SC Senate Approves Bill Banning Abortion Past 19 Weeks

A bill banning abortion past 19 weeks in South Carolina could be heading to Gov. Nikki Haley’s desk by week’s end. Senate Democrats have blocked the legislation for years but, Sen. Brad Hutto, a leading opponent, says he still believes it should be the woman’s choice. However, he says the compromise he’s worked on since […]

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Statewide Tornado Drill Planned For Wednesday Morning

South Carolina is getting ready to hold a statewide tornado drill. The exercise is set for 9 a.m.  Wednesday and is part of the state’s Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week. National Weather Service forecasters will issue a tornado warning during the drill so schools, businesses and others can make sure they get warnings through […]

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Wes Climer Makes it Official; He Will Challenge Wes Hayes

As was discussed on the February 18th edition of WRHI’s Straight Talk program, Wes Climer, chairman of the York County Republican Party, announced today that he will be running for the S.C. Senate seat currently held by GOP Sen. Wes Hayes. Climer will make a formal announcement at 10 a.m. Tuesday at his family’s hardware store, […]

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Clemson Could Oversee School For Troubled Teens

State legislators could put Clemson University in charge of a public residential school for troubled teens that is on the verge of losing its accreditation. A proposal advanced by the House budget-writing committee would transfer oversight of John de la Howe School to the university on July 1, along with funding for the school that […]

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Study to determine how much water is in SC Water Basins

South Carolina state officials want a better idea of how much water is in the state’s river basins at any one time, so state agencies are working with Clemson University and a private contractor to do just that. Published reports say the idea is to come up with a computer model showing how much water […]

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Services Announced For Renowned SC Author, Pat Conroy

Family and friends will be gathering this evening at a Beaufort funeral home to honor Donald “Pat” Conroy who died Friday night from complications of pancreatic cancer. He was 70 years old. Conroy wrote roughly a dozen books about the Lowcountry that relied on the the region’s beauty and his own troubled family and life. […]

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Today is deadline for Submission of rules for PD body cameras

The deadline for South Carolina police to submit rules for body cameras to the state’s Law Enforcement Training Council is here. The State newspaper in Columbia is reporting today (Monday) is the deadline for the submission of the rules. Each agency’s policy must address issues such as who is required to wear a camera, when […]

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