The South Carolina Water Resources Conference is taking place amid major flooding from two recent hurricanes. - Image Credit: Clemson Extension.
The South Carolina Water Resources Conference is taking place amid major flooding from two recent hurricanes. - Image Credit: Clemson Extension.

COLUMBIA — Water scientists and federal and state policymakers will meet this week at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center at the 2018 South Carolina Water Resources Conference.

The conference will provide an integrated forum for discussion of water policies, research projects and water management, and comes amid massive state and regional flooding resulting from back-to-back blows from hurricanes Florence and Michael and growing concern about agricultural water use.

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This past weekend was the annual Fall for Greenville.  Lots of people, lots of food, lots of people, lots of fun...
This past weekend was the annual Fall for Greenville. Lots of people, lots of food, lots of people, lots of fun. - Photo by Tony Dunn

 

Streets filled with thousands who attended Fall for Greenville 2018.
Streets filled with thousands who attended Fall for Greenville 2018. - Photo by James Spurck

On October 12-14, 2018 Thousands discovered a world of tempting tastes, sights and sounds, as mouthwatering aromas carried many visitors along Greenville’s Main Street. With over 40 restaurants featuring over 200 menu items and free entertainment on seven stages, Fall for Greenville is the Southeast’s most popular outdoor festival. They were expecting 150,000 visitors and 2,000 volunteers. Last year, 1.4 million taste tickets were sold and 98% of downtown Greenville hotels were book.

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Volunteer David Durbin delivers the multisensory board with the rolling stand that he built for Mrs. Wilson’s Washington Center class.
Volunteer David Durbin delivers the multisensory board with the rolling stand that he built for Mrs. Wilson’s Washington Center class.
Washington Center student Seth Cedillo enjoys using the class sensory board during leisure time thanks to the rolling stand created by volunteer David Durbin.
Washington Center student Seth Cedillo enjoys using the class sensory board during leisure time thanks to the rolling stand created by volunteer David Durbin.

Washington Center School couldn’t be more thankful for the generous community members that support the school in many ways. Recently, community volunteer David Durbin built a wooden rolling stand for a multisensory board used by Mrs. Ryana Wilson’s students. The stand allows the interactive board to be rolled in and out of the classroom closet during student sensory and leisure time.

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State and Federal Officials, Non-Profits will Offer Residents Disaster Relief Assistance

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster has announced that Dillon Team South Carolina Day will be held Tuesday, October 16 in Dillon, South Carolina. Team South Carolina days provide local residents and businesses affected by Hurricane Florence with a one-stop opportunity to learn about relief resources available to them.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – As the need for immediate life-safety and disaster response resources begins to subside across the state, agencies are beginning the transition to normal, daily operations. Tropical Storm Michael is continuing to move rapidly out of South Carolina. Forecasters report the threat of tornadoes has ended and the threat of minor flooding is diminishing.

The State Emergency Operations Center will remain partially activated at Operation Condition Three to support county emergency managers as requested. Isolated flooding in areas prone to flooding is expected. Officials continue to monitor river levels. Minor to moderate flood stages can be expected over the weekend.

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WASHINGTON -- Life Legal attorney John Garza was in court this morning on behalf of four "Red Rose Rescue" defendants who were charged with criminal trespass after they entered Capital Women's Services in Washington, DC in July. The rescuers went to the abortion facility to give the women information about abortion and alternatives, along with a red rose.

The Red Rose Rescue case was the first case called by the judge, which is unusual since typically courts elect to dispense with procedural and other less time-consuming matters before calling up trials such as this one. The judge asked the parties whether they were ready for trial and U.S. Attorney Jana Maser, prosecuting the case for the government, replied that she was not ready, as she could not produce any witnesses.

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