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1 Million Cups Columbia S.C. Aims to Connect Entrepreneurial Community

March 21, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money
Interviewee looking at the camera

A couple of years ago, a group of entrepreneurs in the community had a sense that the entrepreneurial ecosystem was missing some regular connectivity. After hearing about a program developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups, the group decided to bring 1 Million...

Columbia's Riverfront Park Reopens

March 17, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Welcome Back Sign at Park

Columbia’s Riverfront Park is more than just a path by the river. It is a place that brings people together. After the canal was breached during the historic flood, the Columbia Riverfront Park was closed. However, portions of the park finally reopened this past Tuesday...

House Passes Tucker Hipps Transparency Bill and Senate Works to Help Farmers

March 17, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene
Senate looks to help farmers.

This week at the South Carolina State House, senators hoped to provide funding for state farmers who were crippled by last year’s historic flooding. The Senate Finance Committee met this week to discuss the current bill that would allow $40 million to be appropriated to...

Four South Carolina Schools Named Palmetto’s Finest Award Winners - View Online!

March 16, 2016 - Posted in Education by Mimi Brown
Students watch anouncement of Palmetto's Finest schools

Two elementary schools, a middle school and a high school were named Palmetto's Finest in an announcment that aired live on ETV statewide on Tuesday, March 15. The awards are given annually by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. Learn more about the...

New Domestic Violence Committee Bill Signed Into Law

March 16, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Governor Nikki Haley

On Tuesday, Governor Nikki Haley signed into law a bill that establishes a Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee. The committees, one in each of the 16 Solicitor Circuits, will identify and review all domestic violence deaths. The recommendations from these reviews...

SC Offshore Drilling Plan Canceled

March 16, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by AB Madden
Beach

South Carolina is among four southeastern states that will no longer be a part of the federal government’s offshore drilling plan. The U.S. Interior Secretary, Sally Jewell, announced Tuesday that it has canceled its plans to allow oil and natural gas drilling along the...

SC First Steps to School Readiness: 154 First Steps 4K Providers Receive Free Mobile Broadband Routers

March 14, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Photo of preschool teachers who will receive routers and data

It's a GREAT DAY in South Carolina as 154 First Steps 4K providers are receiving free mobile broadband routers courtesy of Sprint and South Carolina Educational Television . As part of this educational partnership these preschool classrooms will each receive 15GB of free...

Big Changes for Carmike Locations in Columbia

March 14, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Krishna Thakker
Movie theater seats

AMC Entertainment Holdings has announced its merger with Carmike Cinemas. This means big changes for the two Carmike locations in the Columbia area. According to Coladaily.com , the merger will be completed at the end of 2016 and is valued at $1.1 billion dollars. This will...

Q&A | A Conversation with Loni Rikard, Owner, Rocky Wells Agri-Services, and Co-Owner, Rocky Wells Farm

March 14, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Loni Rikard looking at the camera

Loni Rikard was one of the 2016 Palmetto Center for Women Honors recipients. The PCW Honors recognizes women whose outstanding achievements distinguish them as leaders and role models in the community. Rikard is the owner of Rocky Wells Agri-Services, LLC, and co-owner of...

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March 11, 2016 - Posted in SCETV by Tabitha Safdi
SCETV App

The SCETV App for your mobile device features local and national content, giving viewers and listeners content at their fingertips. On the television front, viewers are able to access on-demand videos for some of their most beloved local and national programming. The...

Senate Passes Roads Bill, but Not Everyone is Happy

March 11, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Senate looks to fund road repairs.

The roads in South Carolina may be one step closer to repair, but many lawmakers are unhappy with the current bill that passed through the Senate this week. The Senate gave the $400 million roads plan key approval with a 30-15 vote. This version of a roads bill does not...

HERO Live! Civil War Ironclads April 14 at 1 p.m. on SCC

March 11, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Photo of boy in HERO Live: Civil War Ironclads

Colonial Williamsburg’s HERO Live! is designed to support American history education for 4-8 th grade students and this month’s program Civil War Ironclads airs April 14 at 1:00 p.m. All SC schools may view on ETV’s SC Channel (SCC). Using 21 st century technology and...

Construction of Spirit Communications Park Reaches Its Final Phases

March 10, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Construction of Columbia ballpark underway

On April 14, Columbia residents will be presented with a new multi-use sports and entertainment venue, also the new home of the city’s new minor league baseball team, the Columbia Fireflies. The new multi-use venue, Spirit Communications Park, will serve as the centerpiece...

“Life Pod” Offers Options for Affordable Housing

March 10, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Life Pod

Michael Weekes lives at the intersection of engineering and art. At those crossroads, he created the Life Pod, a 115 square foot tiny home of the future. In today’s mentality of doing less with more, Weekes has grown a greater sense of the earth. “In the last six months...

Annual Literacy Leader Awards: Nomination Deadline May 2

March 10, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
photo of literacy leader awards 2015

Annual Literacy Leaders (ALL) Awards Nominations Committee is seeking nominations for the 2016 awards program. ALL awards are presented by the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at the University of South Carolina in the fall of each year to individuals and/or...

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