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Music Icon to Perform at the Church in Charleston Where 9 People Were Killed in Shooting

October 30, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by L. Steele
Emanuel

The popular Grammy-winning pop singer, musician and music producer, Pharrell Williams, will perform at the Charleston church where 9 innocent people were shot and killed this past June. According to The State , several news outlets have reported that A+E Networks and...

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...

More Help Needed as Flood Damage Still Huge Issue

October 30, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene

The Timberlane area, off of South Beltline, in Columbia was one of the hardest hit during the recent floods. This community, which resides next to Gills Creek, recently moved over 2 million pounds of flood debris from 3 streets in less than 3 weeks: Timberlane, Glenhaven...

Coastal Area Continues to be Hit By Flooding

October 29, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene

Even though the impact appears minimal, coastal flooding continues to be widespread throughout the low country. King tides look to be the culprit. According to the State Newspaper , these high tides caused by astronomical factors are likely to “continue into Wednesday,...

Relationship Violence: A Survivor's Story of Crazy Love

October 21, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Domestic Violence

Leslie Morgan Steiner is an author and public speaker about relationship abuse, as well as a survivor of her own horrific relationship. She sat down with Palmetto Scene’s Katie Geer and Brittany Braddock to talk about her memoir, Crazy Love and to answer the question that...

FEMA Aid, What to Expect After You Apply

October 19, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is offering disaster aid programs and assistance for affected individuals, families and businesses in South Carolina. Affected individuals and business owners in designated areas can begin the disaster application process by...

DHEC Orders Actions for Dam Safety After Historic Flooding

October 19, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by L. Steele

After what has been referred to as the 1,000-year flood, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced that it would be issuing orders at several dams across S.C. “As a result of the 1,000-year flood, many dams across our state were damaged and have been...

Harvest Hope Food Bank Helps with S.C. Flood Recovery

October 16, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money

With the continued flooding and aid relief for the Carolinas, the non-profit organization Harvest Hope Food Bank is providing an immediate response to the devastating floods. Harvest Hope provided more than 800,000 meals to those in need over the past week. Donations have...

S.C. Flood: Gamecocks Give Back

October 14, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Highland
State House

Although the University of South Carolina did not receive as much damage as the surrounding areas, students are still taking the time to help Columbia to recover from the flood. Many organizations on campus have gathered up volunteers to take on some of the work that needs...

Relationship Abuse in South Carolina

October 14, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene
Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In this first episode of a series of original podcasts by Palmetto Scene, hosts Katie Geer and Brittany Braddock speak with community and national leaders about intimate partner violence and how it is impacting the state. What is the issue in S.C.? South Carolina made the...

Columbia Place Mall Helps Businesses Affected by Flood

October 14, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money

Columbia Place Mall is offering free rent to businesses that have been affected by the flood. This gives business owners in South Carolina the opportunity to continue doing business, even if the flood damaged their store. In an interview with WLTX Shawl Pryor, Senior Vice...

Loads of Hope Comes to Midlands to Help

October 13, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Loads of Hope

Proctor and Gamble's rolling washing station came into Columbia this week to help flood victims wash laundry. Tide's "Loads of Hope" offered washing, drying and folding to those who dropped off laundry, all for free! The company started "Loads of Hope" after hurricane...

Flood Damage to SC Crops

October 13, 2015 - Posted in Making it Grow

Clemson Extension Agents Amanda McNulty and David DeWitt discuss the devastating affects of the 2015 Flood to an already tough season for South Carolina Farmers and their crops.

SC Stays Strong: Photos in the Aftermath of Disaster

October 12, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Flood

Early Friday, Oct. 2, the State of South Carolina braced itself for a historic rainfall event caused by the looming Hurricane Joaquin predicted by meteorologists and the National Weather Service. But while Joaquin failed to hit the South Carolina coast, and as rain began on...

Damage and Rebuilding in Forest Acres

October 12, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene

Houses, businesses, and lives have been destroyed across South Carolina due to the historic flood that hit more than a week ago. One area in Columbia was hit extremely hard due to dam failures. The Associated Press looks at the damage and what's next for this community.

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