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Patrick Gentry
March 29, 2017 - 14:03 pm
The special order on the floor of the South Carolina Legislature to raise the gas tax has failed. In a 23-18 vote on the Senate floor the South Carolina Infrastructure and Economic Development Reform Act fell flat thanks to WORD listeners calling Columbia and telling their local legislators to vote...
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Ed Jenson
March 29, 2017 - 11:03 am
A 20-year-old man who suffered burns in an explosion in Travelers Rest Tuesday morning is in critical but stable condition and will require more surgeries to recover. Joey Hyatt was operating a forklift inside a metal shipping container behind the Miracle Hill thrift store when the explosion...
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March 29, 2017 - 10:03 am
A recent study from the Robert Wood Johns Foundation and the Wisconsin Population Health Institute ranks the health of Palmetto State counties. Below is a copy of their press release. Princeton, N.J. and Madison, Wis. - Beaufort County ranks healthiest in South Carolina and Marion County is the...
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Seth Stokes
March 29, 2017 - 09:03 am
“Rolling classrooms”....that is how David Poag, Greenville County Schools Coordinator of Routing and Scheduling, describes school buses. With Greenville County in the process of installing WiFi on their buses, that name isn’t inaccurate. According to Greenville County Schools spokesperson, Beth...
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Ed Jenson
March 28, 2017 - 17:03 pm
The NCAA appears to have set Thursday as a final deadline for North Carolina legislators to repeal HB 2 or see the state eliminated from its process in determining championship sites for events in 2018-2022. In September, the NCAA pulled seven championship events out of North Carolina in response...
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Seth Stokes
March 28, 2017 - 09:03 am
Wednesay, March 29th, is Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving”, where 100% of the proceeds go to charities. For Greenville, the beneficiary is the Greenville Family Partnership. I sat down with their Executive Director, Carol Reeves, yesterday to learn more about them and how the donated funds are used...
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Ed Jenson
March 27, 2017 - 23:03 pm
Kaela Davis scored 23 points and A'ja Wilson added 16 and top-seeded South Carolina held off No. 3 seed Florida State 71-64 in a furious finish Monday night to win the Stockton Regional. Davis scored immediately off the tip and again on a timely, brilliant left-handed drive with 1:42 to go. Allisha...
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Ed Jenson
March 27, 2017 - 22:03 pm
Fire damaged or destroyed 9 units at Century Oaks Apartments on Dillon Drive Monday. The call came in around 4:20 p.m. Fire officials say 45 residents were displaced by the blaze. Red Cross is assisting 39 of those affected victims who need shelter. The cause of the fire remains under investigation...
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