South Carolina pushes to end Daylight Saving Time

Published 8:35 pm Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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Bill passed but state still has to adhere to federal time change this weekend

LANDRUM—South Carolina is one of 18 states in the United States that have made bids to try to do away with Daylight Saving Time but this year all clocks in the area will “fall back” this weekend.  

Daylight Saving time will end at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, where people will “fall back” to 1 a.m. and enjoy an extra hour of sleep. 

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South Carolina passed a bill last year to end the practice of moving clocks forward in the spring and back in the fall, but only 2 states have succeeded in abolishing the federal practice in recent years. 

Daylight Saving Time began during World War I in Germany when the country was looking for ways to save energy. Germany moved their clocks forward to have more daylight while people were at work and several countries, including the United States in 1918 did the same until the end of the war. 

Daylight Saving Time was used again during World War II as a way to save energy for war production and in 1966, U.S. Congress passed the Uniform Time Act, which dictated the practice of changing clocks twice per year.