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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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Able-bodied adults on food stamps will soon be required to meet work requirements

South Carolina will no longer offer food stamp benefits to “able-bodied” adults who don’t have dependents unless those adults show they are meeting a work requirement. Department of Social Services spokeswoman Karen Wingo says the requirement is not a new one but was suspended during the last recession. Starting April 1st, “able-bodied” adults between the […]

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SC Flu Season at it’s Peek

Flu season in South Carolina is reaching its peak and it has not been as severe as last season. Department of Health and Environmental Control figures show there have been 12 lab-confirmed flu deaths in the state as of Feb. 20. Last season 101 people died of the flu. Since the current season began in […]

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