SC, GA, NC get $26 million for high speed rail study

South Carolina and two other states can move forward with a high-speed rail project, thanks to a new federal grant award. The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the Atlanta-Charlotte high-speed rail line a $4.1 million grant. South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina will use it for high-speed intercity rail corridor study. The three-state collaboration was [...] [...] Read More

Fatal shooting in Batesburg was botched robbery

Police say the fatal shooting of an employee at the Batesburg-Leesville McDonald’s earlier this month was an attempted robbery that went wrong. On October 13th, McDonald’s employee, 57-year-old Willie Jennings was shot while taking out the trash after the restaurant closed and now, police say the restaurant’s former manager was in on it. Police arrested [...] [...] Read More

Spratt battling uphill to retain seat (AUDIO)

A poll released Wednesday shows that 14-term 5th District Congressman John Spratt is in a fight for his political life against GOP challenger State senator Mick Mulvaney of Indian Land. The poll shows Mulvaney opening up a 49-39 percent lead over Spratt. The phone survey of 499 likely voters in the 5th district was conducted [...] [...] Read More

Watch Kenny Chesney’s ‘The Making of Boys of Fall’ on GAC

Kenny Chesney put a new wrinkle on his career this year when he made his first documentary and had a No. 1 hit with the title song. Now you can peek behind the scenes with the GAC special The Making Of ‘Boys Of Fall’, which debuts Sunday evening. The film gave Kenny a chance to conduct personal interviews with a number of figures from the NFL and college football. He talked to quarterbacks Joe Namath, Troy Aikman and Brett Favre; to NFL coaches Jon Gruden, Tony Dungy, John Madden and Sean Payton; and to NCAA head coaches Mack Brown, Bobby Bowden, Bill Curry, Jim Tressel and Nick Saban. In the process, he knitted together two all-American pursuits. Read More

Walterboro, Laurens get new program to combat crime

A new pilot program aimed at curbing crime and helping the economy is heading to two South Carolina towns. Walterboro and Laurens are getting the Community Safety Initiative. The pilot program is a joint effort by the South Carolina Commerce Department, the Department of Juvenile Justice and SLED. Governor Mark Sanford was on hand for [...] [...] Read More