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South Carolina Ports Authority Harbor Deepening

June 22, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by William Richardson
SC ports

Recently, the South Carolina Ports Authority exported its two millionth BMW, which was manufactured at the plant in Greer. Plans are underway to deepen the Port, which will expand the Port's competitiveness and capabilities, as it continues to be a force for growing the...

New Exhibit at SC State Museum Explores Race

June 22, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Young
Photo of Race Exhibit Poster

Last June, the Charleston A.M.E. shootings sent a shockwave through South Carolina. The tragedy shed light on the fact that race is unfortunately still an issue in this state. In response, the South Carolina State Museum has recently opened a new exhibit that hopes to...

Early Education Programs Offer Head Start for Youngest SC Students

June 21, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Young
Youngest Student

Research shows that children greatly benefit from receiving education before kindergarten. During early childhood, the human brain develops the majority of its neurons and is most receptive to learning. For example, children often have an easier time picking up a second...

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 K. 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...

Summer Heat Safety

June 13, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by S. Hankinson
Temperature

That hot summer weather is coming a bit early this year! Starting in June, temperatures in South Carolina will hit nearly 100 degrees. It’s a perfect opportunity to go swimming, eat popsicles or hang out somewhere with air conditioning. However, there are also a number of...

Lancaster and York Counties Host the Ag + Art Tour This Weekend

June 9, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sarah Stone
AG + Art Tour graphic

Lancaster and York counties will host the Ag + Art Tour this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Ag + Art Tour aims to showcase rural South Carolina culture. Each stop on the self-guided tour showcases local farms and local artists. Visitors...

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 K. 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 S. 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...

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