Tabitha Safdi

S.C. DSS and The Salvation Army Teamed Up To Give Temporary Housing to Flood Victims

October 30, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
House

The S.C. Department of Social Services and The Salvation Army have teamed up to give flood victims a place to stay, after being made homeless by the flood. According to WIS , at one point, there were over 900 flood victims staying in shelters in S.C. The DSS moved a number...

Chester Park School of Inquiry Wins 2013 WhatWorksSC Award

October 18, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Chester Park School

Over the past few years, the Richard W. Riley Institute at Furman University has been studying education in South Carolina to learn about programs that work. On October 16, 2013, three programs were recognized at the WhatWorksSC awards. The goal of the awards is to engage...

S.C. Flood: Thursday Update

October 8, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
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As nearly 300 state, federal and voluntary partners cooperate to aid South Carolina’s citizens, the scope of the flooding and its impact are coming into sharp focus. As of Wednesday night, residents of 16 counties (Berkeley, Charleston, Clarendon, Dorchester, Georgetown,...

Governor Nikki Haley: Press Conference October 6, 2015

October 6, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Haley-SOE

Governor Haley: Press Conference October 6, 2015

S.C. Flood: Applying for Federal Assistance

October 6, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Flood

Federal Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the flooding. To apply for federal assistance, visit...

Useful Resources for Dealing with the #scFloods

October 5, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
flood

The Governor is urging all South Carolinians to stay off the road. Many highways and roads have been closed due to flooding and damage. According to the Gov. Haley in a recent press conference "this storm is not over yet." Catastrophic flash flooding to continue into Monday...

Flooding Across the Palmetto State

October 4, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Flood

Catastrophic flash flooding to continue into Monday. Tropical moisture combined with a stalled front along the coast will continue to produce widespread and record-setting heavy rains through Monday. Here's what many are saying across South Carolina on social media . South...

FEMA Urges Residents in Southeast to Prepare for Potentially Life-Threatening Flooding Residents Advised to Turn Around, Don’t Drown

October 3, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Turn Around

The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency is urging residents in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee to closely monitor the potential for significant flooding, follow the direction of state, local and tribal officials, and...

Flash Flood Warnings Continue Statewide

October 3, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Wentworth and Barre

Significant rainfall has continued across South Carolina throughout the night and forecasters expect severe weather conditions for the next several days. The South Carolina Emergency Operations Center is fully activated at Operating Condition 3 by state agencies of the...

S.C. Governor Declares State of Emergency

October 1, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Haley-SOE

Video from U.S. National Weather's Service, Turn Around Don't Drown PSA Governor Nikki Haley has declared a State of Emergency in advance of any potential impacts from Hurricane Joaquin and flooding from a separate weather system. The Governor’s State of Emergency...

Knowitall Media Meets S.C. at the Intersection of Education and Technology

September 30, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Knowitall Homepage

At the intersection of education and technology lives South Carolina's Knowitall Media. Knowitall Media features a wide assortment of video content from the original Knowitall.org . The Knowitall team is continually adding content to bring education to your fingertips...

S.C. State Museum Offers View of Sunday's Supermoon

September 25, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Supermoon

There’s a unique astronomical event that will appear in the night sky on Sunday that, pun intended, only happens once in a blue moon. It’s a supermoon lunar eclipse. According to The State Newspaper , “a supermoon is a full moon at its closest approach to Earth of the year...

The Proper Way to Dispose of Unused Medications in South Carolina

August 21, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
spilled medicine bottle with various medications

If you are like me, you have a medicine cabinet full of medications that are either expired or you will never use. So, what’s the best way to safety get rid of them? According to the Food and Drug Administration , “a small number of medicines may be especially harmful if...

#ThrowbackThursday: Profile of Betsy Rawls from 1977

March 13, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Rawls

Elizabeth Earle "Betsy" Rawls was born May 4, 1928 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She is a former American professional golfer. She won eight major championships and 55 LPGA Tour events in all. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. This is an excerpt from the...

#ThrowbackThursday: Allendale and Barnwell in 1967

February 20, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Allendale

This is a clip from the 1967 SCETV production, S.C. Cities : Allendale Barnwell . In this episode, Barnwell and Allendale citizens talk about why they love living in a small town. S.C. Cities is an archival series on several South Carolina cities.

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