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up from the "clean of heart" offices on laurel homeless. men and women who need a ride will be picked up from the "clean of heart" offices on laurel street between 5:45 and 7 p-m. the salvation army will provide services like showers and prepare hot meals for dinner along with a small breakfast. the shelter will close every morning by 7. north charleston police officer michael slager has not posted bond yet after a judge set it at 500,000 dollars today. slager is charged with murder in the shooting
april. slager's trial is set for october 31st. the date was set because the solicitor is also prosecuting the case against confessed emanuel ame church shooter dylann roof. walter scott's father addressed the judge today during the latest hearing. "looking at the film that i saw, every time i look at it, it makes me cry. mr. slager, if you let him out, he's gonna go home and look at his wife and children." if slager does post bond he'll be on house arrest and ordered to not make contact with scott's family. one person is dead after a crash in fairfield county. authorities say 2 cars were traveling on us 21 near roller coaster road when one crossed the center line and hit the other. one of the drivers died.
sled is investigating an orangeburg house fire that left one person dead. authorities were called to the scene around 3:30 this morning on old number 6 highway in elloree...where they found human remains inside the burning house.. an autopsy is set for tomorrow morning. richland county's transportation penny tax is under the microscope of the department of revenue right now. the d-o-r blasted the county for allegedly violating laws and procedures with its penny tax chad mills reports that now a councilman says he has solutions. councilman seth rose sent wis this list of motions first. in them, he seeks to change a number of things to bring more accountability and transparency to that transportation penny tax. he expects the three motions will be on the county council's agenda next week, however, he is anticipating pushback. one of the motions would give more teeth to a
the chairman of that committee a vote on the county council's transportation ad hoc committee, which is chaired by councilman paul livingston. that everyday citizens would also be able to flag any issues he or she discovers. the watchdog committee would also help produce an annual audit of the transportation penny tax for council members. "well, after reading the dor letter, obviously, i was very concerned about the issues that were raised, and i want to take the bull by the horns and get something done to effectuate positive change. we have to move forward. we have to make the program better and more accountable, and i've sponsored three motions that i think would do that. they're probably not the only fixes that richland county is going to have to make, but they're three major steps in the right direction." we'll have more on the specifics of the plan coming up at 11 o'clock. we'll also talk to the current chairman of the transportation penny advisory committee and ask him if he's on-board.
sce&g officials are continuing to monitor the levels at the lake murray dam. under federal law, sce&g cannot let lake murray rise above 360 feet. right now -- it stands at 358. to reduce water levels -- water is released from lake murray and travels though the saluda hydro plant to the lower saluda river. this process controls the inflow and outflow of water in the dam. "we've been running that plant and we will continue to run it with the goal of trying to create enough storage capacity if you will in lake murray so that should we see additional rainfall the lake can accommodate that. " if water levels rise and become hazardous -- local law enforcement will notify residents of an evacuation. south carolina farmers are hoping for a better 2016 after a brutal year. in newberry county, they say they're still seeing the impact of last year's floods, even now.
"highway 76 was closed out here for a little while cause water was across the road..all these fields around here looked like lakes." as a fourth generation farmer --- john long counts on nature to keep his business going. but he says he's never seen a year.. "there's been no place for the water to go...the ground is saturated." "nothings been as bad as this levels of rainfall --- but drought like conditions before. ones that sliced more than 300 pounds per acre -- out of his cotton crop yield. "but the quality is what's killing us." then he says humidity and dampness caused his soybeans -- to break down in their pods. reducing their market value. "these should be nice and round and bright and yella." "that's where we gonna take a big hit." "and for farmers like long the long battle with mother
the next big crop he's counting on going into next year is his wheat crop. already he says it off to a rough start..once again due to very wet and damp conditions." "the stalks just aren't there." "we need nights in the high 20s...low 30s...and days in the 50s and 60s....and not too much rain for a good little while." hoping there will be room for business to grow --- as 2016 kicks off. in newberry, mike desumma, wis news 10. long says he projects the total crop loss from last year -- will cost his farm hundreds of thousands of dollars. in less than five hours, flood victims face the deadline to apply for both fema assistance and small business administration loans. allie spillyards has last- minute details. more than 79 million dollars of fema aid has been granted to south carolina homeowners and more than 122-million dollars of sba disaster
and there is still money out there for you if you had flood damage -- but you must apply by midnight tonight to be eligible. fema and sba are working closely together. fema's goal is to help you make your home liveable. sba wants to help you get back to where you were before the flood hit... to make you whole again. "i know a lot of times they do not want a loan. they say i can't afford a loan. don't make that decision. let the loan officer make that decision for you then you don't have to take the loan if its approved, but it does keep the door open for other need assistance." if you didn't make it out to a today, you can still apply over the phone at 1-800- 659-2955 or online at www.sba.gov/disaster. if you still need to apply for fema aid, you have until 6 p.m. to do it by phone or 11:59 p.m. to do it online. we have phone numbers and websites for
gonzales gardens has about 616 people living in a complex that contains 280 units. residents have already been notified they will have the option of moving to other subsidized housing around the city or outside columbia---all at the government's expense. "in terms of locally, we've been preparing for this for three years. the housing authority has bought almost 900 units over the last two years. and some of the housing that we're going to be locating the families in, we'll be offering the housing that we've bought in other apartment complexes like bayberry mews, capital heights, falling springs, elmtree georgetown. the housing authority is working on solutions already." hud will supply vouchers to gonzales gardens residents. the vouchers allow them to relocate to another city. a big new home and business project could get it's final green light in the next couple of weeks.
steel company property will go before the city design commission next thursday. the site is at the corner of gervais and huger streets. the plan is to build about 300 housing units, retail stores and restaurants, a parking garage... and a new traffic light. "putting a light at huger and lady, right now huger has a lot of traffic. there's four or five lanes there. you can cross at gervais but this gives you a second point at lady which will be a huge asset." columbia's design commission meets january 14th at 4. expect lows tonight in the lower/middle 20s with clear skies. highs will struggle into the mid/upper 40s both tuesday and wednesday with sunny
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expect lows tonight in the lower/middle 20s with clear skies. highs will struggle into the mid/upper 40s both tuesday and wednesday with sunny to partly cloudy skies. the next chance for rain arrives friday. mid/upper 40s both tuesday and wednesday with sunny to partly cloudy skies. the next chance for rain arrives
coming up -- south carolina lawmakers are mid/upper 40s both tuesday and wednesday with sunny to partly cloudy skies. the next chance for rain arrives friday. coming up -- south carolina lawmakers are mid/upper 40s both tuesday and wednesday with sunny to partly cloudy skies. the next chance for rain arrives friday. coming up -- south carolina
territory and strategy- like he did in his 2015 legislative agenda meeting. in 2016, he says, the us needs to do more to stop the islamic state. south carolina "the air campaign we've done has been so limited so as to virtually have no consequence at all- it has to be addressed and one way to do that crackdown on isis and increased security scrutiny, and proposals banning all muslims into the us- a policy donald trump doubled down on in his new presidential campaign ad. "he's calling for a temporary shutdown of muslims entering the united states until we can figure out what's going on." south carolina "the us house voted correctly, and that is to suspend the entry of syrian refugees- but i would not apply approach to combatting isis- and said the president's recent push for executive action on gun control- "i directed my team at the white house to look into any new actions i can take to
violence. and on monday, i'll meet with our attorney general, loretta lynch, to discuss our options." - miss what wilson believes is the real threat. south carolina "what the president is proposing is a diversion from the global war on terrorism." congressman wilson is on his way back to dc- where congress convenes tomorrow. the usc men's basketball team is looking to put together a fantastic finish to the regular season..... and the carolina panthers have a full week to prepare for their first playoff game....sports is next!!!
newsroom -- north charleston police officer michael slager is out on bond! the judge set his bond at 500-thousand dollars. slager is charged with murder in the shooting death of walter scott last april. slager's trial is set for october 31st. the date was set because the solicitor is also prosecuting the case against confessed emanuel ame church shooter dylann roof. the usc men's basketball team has put together a great start...they're 13 and
now they're looking for a fantastic finish to the regular season. joe gorchow caught up with the team today before they left for tomorrow's sec opener at auburn. martin: "the thing i love the most is i don't have to answer any questions about my job martin enjoys this moment... as his team his 13-0. they tip-off sec play tuesday at auburn. what makes this sparkeling start really fun... his players determination to succeed on and off the court. martin: "guys have been phenomenal. their approach... work ethic... their care for one another... caring about this program. caring about what they do." what coach needs the gamecocks to not care about... the polls. usc's 22nd in the ap poll... its highest ranking since 1998. any mention of the national attention at practice... will be silenced. kacinas: "don't want frank to yell at your or run extra sprints. just stay locked in. everyone's locked in and moving forward."
manage those expectations than i should have kept coaching high school basketball in florida. i shouldn't have come here. it's all part of it." carolina's relying on senior leaders like mindaugas kacinas to help the team handle success. last season... usc had a similar fast start... only to crash and burn in sec play. something the gamecocks hope to avoid... in order... to stay relevant in march. kacinas: "it's not easy to win... so everyone's like no matter what happens will stick together." the carolina panthers get to enjoy an off week after a nearly perfect regular season. the cats bounced back from their first loss of the season by trouncing tampa bay sunday...38 to ten. the victory improves the panthers record to 15 and one....it also locked up homefield advantage through the playoffs. the panthers have a first round bye...their first post-season game is sunday...january 17th. a "again..going to atlanta and not playing as
playing as well as we did yesterday is exciting, it really is. and it's great to see the guys enjoying it. it's great to see the guys with their confidence..i think that's part of something of who we are." one final check of the forecast expect lows tonight in the lower/middle 20s with clear skies. highs will struggle into the mid/upper 40s both tuesday and wednesday with sunny to partly cloudy skies. the next chance for rain arrives friday. that's all for tonight's 7 o'clock report. another look at your local headlines tonight at 11, and anytime on wistv.com.