Palmetto Scene

SC Whitmore School Announced as Education Partner of 100 Yards Football Academy

By K. Rackley

Tajh Boyd

Not all students fit easily into today’s standard school model, which can present challenges to those with specific educational needs or demanding extracurricular schedules.  However, students at the 100 Yards Football Academy will now have the opportunity to attend South Carolina Whitmore School, a free virtual charter school that students can attend from 9th to 12th grade.

Senator Clementa Pinckney's Portrait To Be Unveiled

By A. Crouch

Sen. Clementa Pinckney

On the floor of the S.C. Senate today, Senator Gerald Malloy announced that a portrait of the late Senator Clementa Pinckney would be unveiled on May 25. Senator Pinckney was one of the nine murdered at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston last June.

Malloy said, "This portrait will be a lasting tribute to the life of Senator Pinckney, appropriately reflecting his service to our citizens and his church. But more importantly, it will be a constant lesson of the power of grace in the face of tragedy.”

Latest Winthrop Poll Looks at Race Relations in SC

By A. Crouch

SC State House

This past year in S.C. has been a tragic, yet historic time. After the shooting of Walter Scott, the murders at Mother Emanuel, and the removal of the Confederate flag from the State House grounds, the discussion of race has increased throughout the state.

Americans Are Sitting Down on Activities

By K. Blackwell

Woman at desk

You are probably reading this at your desk, on your couch, in your bed, or in a form of transportation, and what you are doing right now is the issue. You are sitting still. The average American adult does not meet the minimum national exercise guidelines, according to the C.D.C. In fact, only 20% of adults meet this movement mark.

Malfunction Junction Improvements Added to Senate Roads Bill

By K. Park

heavy traffic

Under the road-spending plan that the Senate’s budget panel approved on Wednesday, April 20, Malfunction Junction, considered the state Transportation Department’s No. 1 priority since 2008, would be fixed, reports The State.

The plan would provide around $4 billion for road projects over the next 10 years.

Catawba Art Photo Exhibit

By A. Crouch

camera lens

In the late 1990s, the Catawba Nation received federal recognition. Photojournalist and Filmmaker Catherine Bauknight set out to document the revival of the tribe.  Her photo essay exhibit, at the Native American Center in Lancaster, gives us a glimpse of life as a Catawba Indian.


Second Inland Port Being Discussed

By A. Crouch

port of charleston

Due to the success of the inland port in Greer, the S.C. Ports Authority is looking into opening a second facility.

The SCPA is seeing an increased demand for a second inland port, due to the fact that since 2011, intermodal volume has increased 166 percent.  Approximately 23 percent of the containers that came through the Port of Charleston were moved by rail last year.