Each year, a local church known as the “Pumpkin Church” sells dozens of pumpkins to the community, fundraising for their church programs and also creating a local tradition for Columbia.Read More
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S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster declares a state of emergency, does not order a coastal evacuation ahead of Hurricane Ian's projected Friday arrival in the Palmetto State. Read more by @kaileycota: https://carolinanewsandreporter.cic.sc.edu/mcmaster-orders-no-evacuations-ahead-of-hurricane-but-warns-of-flooding-high-winds/
COMING UP: Richland County has the highest homeless population in South Carolina.
How are local homeless shelters bracing for the impact of #Ian? I’ve got the story on @USCCarolinaNews at 4.
Lexington Co. Sherriff Jay Koon speaks on the impact the budget analysis had on his department.
Based on a compensation analysis McMaster initiated, the latest budget provides $40 million in new dollars for law enforcement recruitment and retention pay raises.