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York County Election Day Turn Out

South Carolina has experienced a 30% increase in absentee voters according to Chris Whitmire of the South Carolina Election Commission. With that in mind, voters turned out to the polls early in York County when they opened at 7am. Polls will remain open until 8pm tonight. Along with President of the United States on the […]

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Carolina Drought Getting Worse

Catawba River Basin residents are being asked to start conserving more water and energy as drought conditions worsen. The Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group announced Tuesday morning it is upgrading the area drought status based on continued dry conditions. The group asks for voluntary irrigation cutbacks to Tuesdays and Saturdays. Duke Energy, the company managing […]

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SC Workers to be Paid for Time Missed Due to Hurricane

Gov. Nikki Haley issued an executive order Wednesday to pay S.C. state employees who missed work because their offices were closed Oct. 5-7 during Hurricane Matthew. The S.C. governor is able to authorize leave with pay  for state employees who are absent from work because of a state of emergency or hazardous weather conditions. Haley […]

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SC Unemployment Rate Drops

South Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent in September from 5.1 percent in August, the first time the jobless rate has dropped below 5 percent since April 2001. Employment increased in September by 4,682 workers to 2,185,902, a new record high, and the number of unemployed dropped by 4,985 to 112,018. The result was […]

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Road Named in Honor of Townville Victim

A state highway panel voted Thursday morning to name a road in honor of Jacob Hall, the 6-year-old who was mortally wounded in a shooting at Townville Elementary School. The South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission unanimously approved the road naming at their meeting in Columbia. The intersection of Interstate 85 and S.C. 24  in […]

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SLED Investigating State Senate Candidate

A two-paragraph incident report, filed back on September 29th by a 40-year-old woman, has led to the state’s top law enforcement agency to investigate an allegation of forcible fondling by a candidate for the state Senate. Democrat Mike Fanning of Great Falls allegedly had an “inappropriate relationship” with a female student at Estill High School […]

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Three Lancaster Homicides Over The Past Week

A Lancaster man died after being shot multiple times Tuesday, according to officials. Yusuf Abdus Salaam, 32, of Lancaster, died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office. The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. on the 300 block of Hampton Road, according to Capt. Scott Grant, a Lancaster police spokesman. Salaam was […]

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