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,...

BMW Invests $1 Billion Dollars in South Carolina

April 1, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch

Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, introduces the new X4. BMW recently announced a one billion dollar investment to the manufacturing plant in the upstate, making it the largest plant in their network. Beginning now, they are making the...

Unemployment Numbers Continue to Fall

March 31, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch

South Carolina’s newly released unemployment numbers hit a six year low last month, falling from 6.4% in January to 5.7% in February. According to the Columbia Business Report , "South Carolina led the nation in recording the largest one-month drop in the seasonally...

Bulls Bay Saltworks Talks About Reducing Carbon Footprint

March 21, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch

Teresa and Rustin Gooden started cultivating salt from Bulls Bay several years ago, and now their product is being used in some of the better known Charleston restaurants and can be bought in specialty stores throughout our state. They decided to reduce their carbon...

#ThrowbackThursday: Profile of Charleston in 1964

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

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...

Fort Jackson Trains for Disaster

February 21, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch

Recently, Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. went through a training exercise where the area around the army base was hit by Anthrax. They worked together with local and state agencies to make sure if disaster hit, they would be prepared. RJ Frazier of Fort Jackson, explains...

Gov. Nikki Haley Signs Government Restructuring Act Of 2014

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

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...

Is the Tea Party Still Relevant in South Carolina?

January 31, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch

Winthrop Political Science professor, Scott Huffmon, talks with Charles Bierbauer about the relevance of the Tea Party in our state, and how it could possibly affect an upcoming primary election.