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Engineering VP Honored

August 25, 2016 - Posted in SCETV by Glenn Rawls
John Crockett, ETV's Vice-President of Engineering, receives award

John Crockett, South Carolina ETV's Vice President of Engineering, has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by Major General Robert E. Livingston, Jr., the Adjutant General of South Carolina. The Medal and Citation were presented by Kim Stenson, Director of the South...

South Carolina Helps Flood Soaked Louisiana

August 19, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
food donations

Just as South Carolina was hit by historic flooding last year, the state of Louisiana has been hit with 6.9 trillion gallons of rain that has caused extensive damage; 4,000 residents remain in Red Cross and community shelters after being impacted by the flood, and thousands...

Chimera, Part II by P.A. Bennett

August 12, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by P.A. Bennett
3 scientists in a lab, one looking through a microscope

Last week I wrote about chimeras, part animal, part human organisms created by scientists. A news story on National Public Radio (NPR) brought it to my attention. Seems the National Institutes of Health (the NIH) is ready to lift a ban on funding chimeric research. With the...

Columbia Ranked Number 3 in New List

August 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
SC State House

For the second year in a row, Columbia was named one of the 10 Best College Towns by livability.com . The number 3 ranking was because of the numerous government jobs, healthcare industry, and Fort Jackson. It notes that not only does the University of South Carolina bring...

Medical Trainees Use Telehealth in Psychiatry Residency

August 5, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Residents demonstrate how they use telehealth in their medical training.

“In psychiatry, there’s that big part, what we call the therapeutic alliance, being able to interact with the patient, being able to make the patient feel comfortable, make that eye contact,” says Isabella Adjinah, a child and adolescent psychiatry fellow at the University...

Chimera: What, Why? by P.A. Bennett

August 4, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by P.A. Bennett
Chimera

I’ve always thought I was pretty open-minded, but a story I heard recently on NPR had me yelling in the car, “Oh, no. That can’t happen.” It was a story about scientists wanting to commit something called chimera. What is chimera? The reporter on NPR described it as a gene...

Second Annual Connected Communities Grants Fund Seven Local Charities

July 25, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Sculpture in front of Columbia Museum of Art

What makes people love the place they live in? What draws people to a place and makes them want to stay there? The Central Carolina Community Foundation announced that seven Midlands charities will launch innovative projects hoping to answer these questions and ultimately...

Charleston to Initiate New Police Project

July 15, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kristina Rackley
police car

After a deadly week of shootings of young black men and Dallas police officers, local leaders have decided to institute policy changes and trust-building initiatives in the Charleston police department later this year. The Post and Courier reports that these changes to the...

New Palmetto Scene on Law Enforcement

July 13, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
police cars

Last week was a deadly week in our nation, which started with the killings of two black men by police in Minnesota and Louisiana. Amid protests throughout the country, a lone gunman opened fire at a protest in Dallas, killing five police officers and wounding seven. This...

Two Sea Turtles Rescued, Treated and Released in SC

July 6, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sydney Hankinson
South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program

Two sea turtles were recently saved, treated and released by the Sea Turtle Hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium. Lady, a loggerhead sea turtle, was found emaciated and covered in barnacles near Lady’s Island last summer. Forest, a young green sea turtle, appeared to...

Costco is Coming to Town

July 5, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Construction on Columbia's Costco

Watch out Sam’s, competition is coming soon! According to The State , a Costco Wholesale Warehouse is set to open this summer on Piney Grove Road. The presence of the bulk-purchase business has long been in demand by Columbia residents, but the city has trailed behind...

SCETV's and SC Public Radio's National Programs

June 30, 2016 - Posted in SCETV by Glenn Rawls
ETV logo

South Carolina ETV presents a variety of national programs for public TV and radio. Executive-produced by Linda O’Bryon, our national TV programs are produced by Amy Shumaker and our national radio programs are produced by Shari Hutchinson. Song Travels with Michael...

Rachel Wyatt Crowned Miss South Carolina 2016

June 28, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kristina Rackley
Miss S.C. contestants

Last Saturday, Miss Clemson, Rachel Wyatt, was crowned Miss South Carolina 2016 in the state’s 80th anniversary pageant. Wyatt, 21, is a veteran when it comes to competing in pageants. She was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen in 2012, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen in 2013...

EPA To Help Columbia To Develop Sustainable Design Strategies

June 27, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
The Mills at Granby and Olympia

The Capital City Mill District is finally gearing up for a much-needed facelift. The city has been meeting with residents of the area to gain insight as to what needs to change. According to WIS-TV , there has not been a plan for the neighborhood since the 1980s. Some...

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...

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