Tabitha Safdi

National Geographic Bee Puts South Carolina on the Map

April 4, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Geo Bee

Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. Today, finalists from across South Carolina gathered in Columbia to compete for the chance to move to the national...

Columbia Event Returns to Roots with Poemsongs

March 17, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Poet

Every Wednesday night at Drip in Five Points, the literary take a seat or the stage to soak in some poetry. Al Black created Mind Gravy four years ago to give poets a chance to have their words heard. In this video, Cassie Premo Steele, Ph.D. and Susanne Kappler collaborate...

#ThrowbackThursday: Profile of Charleston in 1964

February 27, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Charleston

This is a clip from a 1964 SCETV production, S.C. Cities . In this episode, landmarks from the Holy City of Charleston were featured. S.C. Cities is an archival series of South Carolina cities. In the full episode, you can see a tour of Charleston in 1964, with sketches of...

#ThrowbackThursday: Downtown Greenville in 1968

February 13, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Greenville

This is a clip from a 1968 SCETV production, S.C. Cities: Greenville. In this episode, you can see how the city was planned and what makes this metro in the Upstate so special! S.C. Cities is an archival series on several South Carolina cities.

#ThrowbackThusday: Beaufort's Waterfront in 1966

February 6, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Beaufort

This is a clip from a 1966 SCETV production, S.C. Cities: Beaufort. In this episode, you can check out the waterfront of Beaufort in 1966. S.C. Cities is an archival series on several South Carolina cities.

Gov. Nikki Haley Signs Government Restructuring Act Of 2014

February 5, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Haley

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley joined with former Governor Carroll Campbell’s wife, Iris, and his sons Carroll III and Mike, as well as numerous members of the General Assembly, today in a ceremonial bill signing for S.22, the South Carolina Restructuring Act of 2014...

Silicon Harbor Growing with Technology Boom

February 3, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Charleston

Charleston is known around the world for its history and beauty. Recently, however, Charleston has landed on the map again as being ranked in the top 10 fastest growing cities for software and Internet technology. Charleston's Digital Corridor continues to expand its...

South Carolina Artist: Bob Doster

January 22, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Doster

Lancaster artist Bob Doster is best known in South Carolina for his stainless steel palmetto sculptures. These sculptures and his other works adorn businesses, corporate headquarters, cities and private homes all over the country. What is less known about this South...

#ThrowbackThursday: Faces of Columbia 1966

January 16, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Columbia

This is a clip from a 1966 SCETV production, S.C. Cities: Faces of Columbia . In this episode, you can check out the people who made Columbia a booming downtown area in 1966. S.C. Cities is an archival series on several South Carolina cities.

More South Carolina Female Farmers Cropping Up

January 7, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Farmer

Kerry Frazier grew up on her family’s farm in Bishopville, SC. Like any child she enjoyed the open spaces, but after high school she swore to never return to her hometown or to live on the farm. Tragedy stuck last year when Frazier lost her brother in a farming accident...

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...

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