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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 Kristina 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 Sydney 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...

A History to Remember: Penn Center Campus Proposed a National Monument

June 2, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kristina Rackley
Penn Center

The historic Penn Center of St. Helena’s Island has been a center of African American education, cultural preservation, and social justice for over 150 years. Founded in 1862, the Penn Center, then called Penn School, was one of the first institutions in the South that...

SC Voter ID Laws: What You Need to Know for the Upcoming Primaries

May 31, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kristina Rackley
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The implementation of voter ID laws, which typically require voters to provide some form of photo ID to be able to vote in primaries and presidential elections, has been an issue fraught with controversy in several states. Voter ID laws are meant to prevent fraud from...

The Wall That Heals: Remembering Those Who Gave All for Our Freedom

May 30, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sydney Hankinson
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Many folks here in South Carolina will have Memorial Day off from work. That means time to sleep in, relax and maybe even host a barbecue. However, it is important to take some time to remember those who will not get to spend Memorial Day with their families, but were...

Africanized Bees Found in SC for First Time in 15 Years

May 26, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sydney Hankinson
Africanized Bee

A hive of Africanized honey bees, also called “killer bees,” was recently discovered in Charleston County. It is the first time since 2001 that Africanized bees have been found in South Carolina. In 2001, a colony of Africanized honey bees was found on the wing of an...

Columbia Pays Homage to Growing Diverse Culture Through Festival

May 26, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sydney Hankinson
CCCF

According to the 2010 United States Census , those from Latin America and the Caribbean make up between 50 and 64.9 percent of South Carolina’s foreign-born population. With this in mind, area thought leaders are kicking off the third annual Carolina Caribbean Festival in...

Sen. Pinckney's Portrait Unveiled at the State House

May 25, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Senator Clementa Pinckney

On Thursday, the late Senator Clementa Pinckney's portrait was unveiled in the State Senate. SCETV streamed the ceremony live. Stay tuned to SCETV and Palmetto Scene for more coverage, as we approach the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Charleston.

Pawley's Island House of Worship Shows Resilience Through the Years

May 24, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sarah Stone
House of Worship

Coastal towns are a testament to resilience. The ocean, the sand and the wind work slowly to corrode infrastructure. Storms and hurricanes bring a more sudden form of destruction. Yet residents continue to return, rebuild and restore their towns. In Southern communities,...

New Pedestrian Bridge at Riverbanks Zoo

May 23, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sydney Hankinson
Bridge

Using a large crane, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden put in place its new pedestrian bridge late Wednesday afternoon. Funding for the bridge was approved by the Richland County Council in September. Bridge construction was estimated to be approximately $2.7 million, and is being...

SC Legislature Overrides Gov. Haley’s Veto on $40 Million Farm Aid Bill

May 19, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kristina Rackley
farm

Last October, nearly two feet of rain fell from the sky in 12 hours, flooding entire neighborhoods, destroying homes, and altering some people’s lives forever. After Governor Haley vetoed a widely supported $40 million bill meant to help compensate South Carolina farmers...

Sustainability at The Biltmore Estate

May 17, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
The Biltmore

When George Vanderbilt envisioned his grand estate in Asheville, N.C. in the late 1800s, his goal was for it to be a self-sustaining property. Today, still family owned, the Biltmore continues to honor his vision throughout the 8,000-acre estate in many ways.

Student’s Request to Wear Hijab with Uniform at Citadel Sparks Controversy

May 13, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kristina Rackley
The Citadel

The Citadel, a 175 year-old military public college located in Charleston, has recently received a lot of attention over issuing a denial to a student who wished to incorporate a hijab into her uniform, in keeping with her religious beliefs. The Citadel has a very strict...

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