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Charleston Tragedy Commemoration

June 27, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Brandi Siebel
Emanuel 9 victims

This past week-and-a-half, a nine-day commemoration was held in Charleston to honor the Mother Emanuel 9, their families, survivors, and church members who were affected in last year’s tragedy. “Victory in the Valley” featured programs that allowed the community to discuss...

Columbia Nearly Fails in Small Business Friendliness According to Recent Survey

June 22, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Columbia Skyline

Something is making small business owners and entrepreneurs unhappy with how things are run in the city of Columbia. Just a year ago, Thumbtack —a website dedicated to helping people hire professionals for a variety of projects—conducted the Small Business Friendliness...

Remembering Charleston, Mayor John Tecklenburg

June 16, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Mother Emanuel street sign

Mayor John Tecklenburg addresses how Charleston came together after the Mother Emanuel tragedy, and what the city is doing to continue the healing.

Remembering Charleston, A Special Palmetto Scene

June 16, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
AME

A special one-hour Palmetto Scene from the historic sanctuary of Mother Emanuel in Charleston. SCETV's Beryl Dakers talks with Mother Emanuel pastor, Rev. Betty Clark; Presiding Elder of the A.M.E. Church, Rev. Joe Darby; former S.C. legislator Bakari Sellers; and brother...

Mayor Joe Riley, Remembering Charleston

June 16, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Mother Emanuel

One year ago, during Bible study at Mother Emanuel church, nine people were murdered, and countless others were affected. We spoke with former Mayor Joe Riley about how the community, city, and state responded after the tragedy.

Governor Haley Reflects on Charleston

June 15, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Mother Emanuel

Governor Nikki Haley talks with Palmetto Scene about the response of the state after the tragedy at Mother Emanuel in Charleston one year ago.

Understanding Orlando a Year After Emanuel

June 15, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Sign reading "Send some love to Orlando"

Almost a year ago to the day, South Carolina and the nation grieved what was possibly the greatest tragedy in the state’s history. In an act of senseless hatred, bigotry and racism, nine innocent lives were lost in a church in Charleston. Today, Florida and the nation...

Hundreds of South Carolinians Gather at Reformation Lutheran for Candlelight Vigil

June 15, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Congregation sits at vigil, altar lit in rainbow colors

Monday evening at 6 p.m., hundreds gathered at the Reformation Lutheran Church in Columbia, S.C. for a candlelight vigil to honor the lives of the Orlando shooting victims. In the early hours of Sunday morning, 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, were...

Gov. Haley Vetoes ‘Pork’ in Capital Reserve Fund

June 13, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kristina Rackley
Governor Nikki Haley

Last week, Governor Nikki Haley released her list of budget vetoes. While recognizing the positive budget items like funding for education, health services and law enforcement agencies, she took the legislature to task for allowing what she referred to as “pork, pet...

Road To Recovery

June 9, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sarah Stone
pothole that vehicle is about to hit

A bill aimed at temporarily fixing the lack of funding for South Carolina road repairs was signed into law yesterday by Nikki Haley. This bill will alter state financing in order to allow the government to borrow $2.2 billion towards the repair of infrastructure affected by...

S.C. National Air Guard Fighter Jets Collide Over Georgia

June 8, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kristina Rackley
F 16 jet

Tuesday night, alarm rose when two South Carolina F16 jets collided in midair during a training exercise and crashed into a heavily wooded area in Jefferson County, Georgia. The jets were a part of the 169th Fighter Wing called the “Swamp Fox.” Fighter Wing Commander Col...

Not in Vain: Tucker Hipps’ Transparency Act

June 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sydney Hankinson
Clemson

On September 22, 2014, the body of a 19-year-old sophomore at Clemson University was found floating in Lake Hartwell. According to CNN , Tucker Hipps was a political science major, and was attempting to pledge with the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at the time of his death...

A History to Remember: Penn Center Campus Proposed a National Monument

June 2, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kristina Rackley
Penn Center

The historic Penn Center of St. Helena’s Island has been a center of African American education, cultural preservation, and social justice for over 150 years. Founded in 1862, the Penn Center, then called Penn School, was one of the first institutions in the South that...

Columbia Museum of Art Recognized at the White House

June 1, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Entrance to Columbia Museum of Art

Hard work and dedication truly do pay off. Eighteen years ago, the Columbia Museum of Art opened its doors at its current Main Street location. The move from its original site on Bull and Senate Streets was the beginning of Columbia’s revitalization of its downtown. The...

Horne-Sanford Debate Monday, June 6 at 7pm on SCETV

June 1, 2016 - Posted in SCETV by Glenn Rawls
Jenny Horne and Mark Sanford to Debate on ETV

South Carolina ETV is broadcasting a debate between the Republican candidates for S.C.’s First Congressional District. Incumbent Mark Sanford and challenger Jenny Horne will debate live from ETV’s Beaufort studios Monday, June 6, 2016. The program will be carried statewide...

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