Monday headlines: Winter storm blows up much of SC
Nearly 100,000 South Carolina residents lost power on Sunday as wintry snow and ice ripped through the Midlands and upstate in a storm that closed roads and froze power lines in the whole region. As of 8 a.m. today, about 31,000 South Carolina residents remained without power, according to poweroutage.us.
The storm had little impact along the coast, but the town of Saluda in the Midlands received 13 inches of snow, according to a report. Forecasters say the wintry weather may not be over either – another storm is heading in that direction by the weekend. More: The Washington Post, WCSC TV, The State, The Post and Courier, SC Public Radio, Associated Press
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Former Provost Amiridis is the new head of USC after a long and difficult search. The University of South Carolina named former professor and provost Michael Amiridis as its new president on Friday, turning to someone familiar to end another problematic search for the school’s next leader. More: Associated Press
Peeler controls state spending during the year with record funds. The senator who just held the South Carolina purse strings in a year when the legislature has unprecedented amounts of money at its disposal is known by his colleagues as an outspoken, hardworking leader who is preparing for the role. for decades. More: Post and courier
Millions of public funds could go to private schools if the voucher scheme passes. A school voucher plan that would allow South Carolina parents to use public school dollars allocated to their child for various private education expenses is expected to receive serious consideration by the Legislature this year. More: The State
Charleston beer entrepreneurs looking for space to expand. Island Brands, a Charleston-based beer brand that attributes its birth to a Cuban vacation, may soon live up to its name with an expansion into two Caribbean island nations. More: Post and courier
Heated shelters will open Monday in Charleston County. The City of Charleston said due to cold weather, several heated shelters will be open Monday throughout Charleston County. More: WCSC TV
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