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South Carolina Radio Network
October 22, 2018 - 3:06 pm
South Carolina’s jobless rate dropped again last month to levels not seen under the current methodology for calculating unemployment. However, the drop was mostly driven by thousands exiting the labor force. The state Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW) said unemployment declined by...
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Patrick Gentry
October 22, 2018 - 2:56 pm
A school spokesman said six Clemson University students remain hospitalized after they were hurt during a weekend party when the floor collapsed at the clubhouse of an off-campus housing complex. Clemson police said 30 people were hurt early Sunday when the floor gave way during jumping and dancing...
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Patrick Gentry
October 22, 2018 - 2:43 pm
A beach town in South Carolina is considering an ordinance to prevent chain restaurants and stores from opening on the island. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Folly Beach is considering an ordinance to prevent any company with 10 or more locations with the same names, branding and...
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Patrick Gentry
October 22, 2018 - 1:03 pm
An elementary school teacher in South Carolina is accused of dragging an 11-year-old student to the edge of her classroom before kicking him out of way to shut the door. News outlets report a spokeswoman for the Berkeley County School District, Katie Orvin Tanner, announced last week that Tierra...
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Patrick Gentry
October 22, 2018 - 12:30 pm
Jury selection is scheduled in the trial of a former South Carolina lawmaker charged in an investigation of statehouse corruption. The process of selecting a jury was to begin Monday in the trial of former Columbia Rep. James Harrison. The former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee was...
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South Carolina Radio Network
October 22, 2018 - 12:21 pm
One of the farmers among the 20 selected to participate in the state’s pilot hemp program is a Mount Pleasant attorney who became interested in hemp at a client’s request. “I was retained by a client to attend a couple legislative sessions and make some presentations before one of the house...
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Patrick Gentry
October 22, 2018 - 11:49 am
The 2018 South Carolina State Fair topped last year's attendance even though Tropical Storm Michael closed the fair for one day. Fair officials said in a news release Sunday night that nearly 444,000 guests attended the 2018 version. That's up more than 16,000 visitors from last year, even though...
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Patrick Gentry
October 22, 2018 - 11:33 am
Bedbugs have been found inside a South Carolina courthouse. York County Clerk of Court David Hamilton said the bedbugs were found in private offices and not in public areas at the Moss Justice Center in York. Solicitor Kevin Brackett told The Herald of Rock Hill that the bugs were found in the...
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asphalt paving
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Ken Pauli
October 22, 2018 - 11:10 am
The City of Greenville's asphalt contractor is beginning full depth patching on Verdae Boulevard starting today, Monday, October, 22, to address areas of deterioration before the winter weather arrives along with cold temperatures. This work is part of the Verdae Boulevard Streetscape Project and...
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Clemson City Police Department
Lee Rogers
October 21, 2018 - 9:38 am
Clemson City Police Chief Jimmy Dixon issued the following press release. Clemson City Police Department received a call on October 21, 2018 at approximately 12:30am concerning the collapse of a first story floor within the clubhouse of The Woodlands Apartments located on Old Greenville Highway...
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