Tabitha Safdi

South Carolina’s Economic Forecast Looking Up

December 13, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Economy

The University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business presented their economic forecast this week at their annual Economic Outlook Conference . “According to Doug Woodward and Joseph Von Nessen, economists in the Moore School’s Division of Research, the single best...

2013 Governor’s Carolighting At The State House

December 13, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Carolighting

This year marked the 47th Annual Carolighting at the Statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina. There were ensembles and choirs, both young and old, Columbia Mayor Benjamin, Governor Haley and even Santa attended. But who sets all this up? There is a lot that goes into making...

#ThrowbackThursday: Governor James Edwards 1976 State of the State Address

December 12, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Edwards

James Burrows Edwards was Governor of South Carolina from 1975-1979. He was the first Republican to be elected Governor of South Carolina since Reconstruction. This State of the State Address is from January 27, 1976. “This past year there’s been one of many problems...

Children’s Shelter Changing Lives…One at a Time

December 11, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Palmetto Place

Since 1977, the Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter has provided over 5,800 Midland's abused and neglected children and unaccompanied teens with a safe, home-like place to go. They provide a home until an appropriate foster family is located. “The shelter is open 24 hours...

#ThrowbackThursday: Gov. McNair's 1968 State of the State

December 5, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
McNair

Robert Evander McNair, Sr. was the 108th governor of South Carolina, having served from 1965 to 1971. McNair was a Democrat and a pro-education governor. This State of the State Address is from McNair’s second term in office in 1968. “South Carolina is today in the midst of...

South Carolinians Determined to Stop Domestic Violence

December 5, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Domestic Violence Walk

According to the Violence Policy Center’s annual report, South Carolina leads the nation in the rate of women killed by men, up from number two the previous year. The state’s rate of 2.54 women killed per 100,000 people in 2011 was more than twice the national average...

Northeastern University Experiences Civil Rights in South Carolina

December 4, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Civil Rights

Thomas Mullikan is not only a Camden attorney, but he travels back and forth to Boston to teach a class on Southern Politics at Northeastern University . Several weeks ago, he brought his class down South to get a first-hand look at our past and future regarding civil...

Darlington Raceway: More than a Racetrack

November 26, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Darlington Raceway

Darlington Raceway is known for its most popular races, Nascar Nationwide Series 200 and the Bojangles’ South 500 . The new Darlington Raceway president Chip Wile has some other plans that involve getting the community more engaged. Wile says, “Outside of our race weekend,...

South Carolina Slave Home to Become Centerpiece for Smithsonian’s New Museum

November 14, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Slave Home

Down a dirt road on Edisto Island, in the middle of Point of Pines Plantation, stood a dilapidated home chock-full of history. The home was one of two of the nation’s oldest slave cabins, dating to the 1850s. According to the NY Times , “Black families lived in the wood-...

Coach John McKissick: The Winningest Coach in the Nation

October 23, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
McKissick

Coach John McKissick has done something football coaches across the country can only dream about achieving. In 2012, he became the first American football coach in history to win 600 career games. Coach McKissick currently holds the record for the most wins by a football...

Teacher Cadet Program Making an Impact Across the Nation

October 21, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Teacher Cadet

The Teacher Cadet Program uses an innovative approach to attract talented young people to the teaching profession. The Teacher Cadet Program was piloted in four high schools from 1985 to 1986. The program quickly grew to 28 schools in its second year, all of which still...

An Interview with Lunch Money, the S.C. Indie Rock Band

October 17, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Lunch Money

The band Lunch Money is making waves with audiences everywhere with songs about dollhouses, balloons and pushing buttons. These audiences aren’t just pint-sized people either. Parents are finding this indie music fun, too. “I love it when adults tell us, 'I find myself...

Gov. Nikki Haley Announces Bullying Prevention Month

October 11, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Haley

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Nikki Haley has issued a statewide proclamation designating the month of October as Bullying Prevention Month. This proclamation is a part of Governor Haley’s continued anti-bullying initiative. The proclamation states that schools should be safe,...

An Interview with Chef Vivian Howard from "A Chef's Life"

September 16, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
A Chefs Life

A Chef's Life is a new half-hour character-driven documentary and cooking series that takes viewers inside the life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, left the big city to open a fine dining restaurant in small-town Eastern North Carolina. We talked...

Flip Flops May Be Bad For Your Health

September 3, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Flip Flops

Flip-flops are a year long staple in South Carolina. Unfortunately, there are dangers associated with wearing this popular footwear. Did you know that one pair of flip flops can carry more than 18,000 bacteria, which include Staphylococcus aureus and bacteria from fecal...

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