Emanuel A.M.E. Church Offers First Service After the Tragedy

June 22, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by V. Ortiz

On Sunday, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston offered its first service after the tragedy occurred last Wednesday night, in which nine people were shot dead inside the historical church. The church returned to a house of worship on Sunday, as hundreds...

Website Linked with Charleston Shooting Suspect is Being Investigated

June 22, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by V. Ortiz

A website discovered on Saturday that contains photographs of Dylann Roof and a racist manifesto is being investigated, since it could be potentially linked to the man charged with the crime. According to The New York Times , the website contains a close look at Roof’s...

Historic Churches in Charleston Will Ring Bells in Unity on Sunday

June 19, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park

The Post and Courier reports that many Charleston historic churches will come together on Sunday in remembrance of the Emanuel A.M.E. Church shooting victims. At 10 a.m. the churches will ring their bells in unison, and community members and visitors are welcome to join by...

The Days After: Picking Up the Pieces After the Emanuel A.M.E. Shooting

June 19, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Andrea Esselman

Photo from Times Enterprise In the days following a mass murder, a tense manhunt and a quick arrest, Charleston residents are left to pick up the pieces. The shooting has added to the list of events spurring the Black Lives Matter movement. Although the Civil Rights...

Charleston Church Shooter Charged with Murder

June 19, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by S. Simmons

Dylann Roof has been charged with nine counts of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, police tweeted Friday. According to CNN , Roof, who was arrested in Shelby, North Carolina on Thursday, confessed to killing nine people in Emanuel...

All Victims of Emanuel A.M.E. Shooting Identified by Charleston Coroner

June 18, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park

The names and identities of all nine victims of the Wednesday night shooting at Emanuel A.M.E. Church have been named. Among the fallen are students, librarians and state Sen. Clementa Pinckney. State Sen. Pinckney had previously been identified as one of the victims, as...

Vigil Held at Morris Brown A.M.E. Church for Victims of Emanuel Church Shooting

June 18, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Morris Brown

The Post and Courier reports that hundreds gathered at the Morris Brown A.M.E. Church on Thursday to honor the victims of the Emanuel A.M.E. Church. Family members of the victims, legislators, community members, and neighbors gathered inside the church where A.M.E. pastors...

Emanuel Church Shooting Suspect Apprehended in Shelby, N.C.

June 18, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Dylan Roof

The State reports that a source, close to the investigation of the Emanuel AME Church shooting, says that Dylann Roof has been captured Thursday in Shelby, N.C. Authorities on Thursday named 21-year old Dylann Storm Roof, of Lexington County, as the suspect in the shooting...

Emanuel AME Church Shooter Identified

June 18, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Dylann Roof

As Palmetto Scene previously reported, nine were fatally shot at historic Emanuel AME Church on Calhoun Street during a midweek prayer meeting late Wednesday evening. As of Thursday morning the shooter remained unidentified, but now authorities have named the suspect as...

Fatal Shooting at Charleston Church

June 18, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park

“There is no greater coward than a criminal who enters a house of God and slaughters innocent people engaged in the study of scripture." -NAACP President Cornell Williams Brown to ABC People across South Carolina and the nation are still reeling over the news that nine...

Charleston Reacts to Emanuel A.M.E. Church Shooting

June 18, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park

Charleston, the state of South Carolina and the country continue to try and make some sense out of the incomprehensible tragedy that occurred on Wednesday evening, as nine victims were gunned down in a Bible study at Emanuel A.M.E. Church on Calhoun Street. Members of the...

2015 TEDxYouth@ColumbiaSC Inspires Local Teens

April 20, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Presenter at TEDxYouth event

South Carolina’s conference by youth, for youth is organized by a group of 20 teens that brings the TED Talks experience to a local level. Over the course of one day, South Carolina high schoolers and speakers from around the world give talks around the power of ideas...

Smith-Lever Act Recognized in Its 100th Year Anniversary

May 28, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Dennis

Last week, both Senate and House Representatives held ceremonies in their respective chambers, honoring Congressman Frank Lever and his legacy with the Smith-Lever Act. Lever was a proud sponsor and supporter of many acts of legislation which aided agriculture. The Smith-...

Student to Represent Team South Carolina in 2014 Special Olympics USA Games

May 15, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi

Chase McCarty knows what winning feels like. After all, she swept the South Carolina Special Olympics gymnast competitions in almost every category winning best overall. She also knows that it takes a lot of hard work. Chase has cerebral palsy, a condition that causes her...

Academic Freedom Challenged at S.C. Universities

April 9, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Studio Education

The State Newspaper’s Andy Shain points out in a recent article that several S.C. colleges and universities may lose funding in the House of Representatives budget over certain gay-themed books being assigned to freshman. In Shain’s article for The State he reports, “Now,...