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Understanding Pat Conroy, Spotlight on Author Pat Conroy

March 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene
 Best-selling author Pat Conroy

Author Pat Conroy and his biographer Catherine Seltzer speak about her book, Understanding Pat Conroy , an in-depth study of the best-selling author and his works.

SC Senate Comes to Compromise on Roads Bill

March 4, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by AB Madden
pot hole in the road

The South Carolina Senate has reached a compromise after nearly five days of filibusters over the S.C. road funding bill. WIS reports that Senators reached an agreement over a proposed Republican amendment that sends more money to fund S.C. roads without increasing gas...

Extended Interview on Politics and Social Media

March 4, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Blackwell
Social media plays a big part in politics.

Palmetto Scene sat down with Dr. Brent Nelsen and several students at Furman University to talk about the impact of social media on politics and how politicians are using it to their advantage.

Facial Hair Club Raises Money for a Good Cause

March 1, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Midlands Whisker Society

It’s not just a monthly fad of “no-shave November” anymore. According to Jerimi Miller, President of the Midlands Whisker Society, the acceptability of facial hair in society today is here, and it’s here to stay for a while. The Midlands Whisker Society is a social club...

Jennifer Pinckney Remembers Night of Tragedy

February 29, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Jennifer Pinckney

Recently, the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University hosted a conversation with Jennifer Pinckney, the late Clementa Pinckney’s wife, and two of his dear friends, Rev. Kylon Middleton and Rev. Chris Vaugh. The conversation, Reflections on Charleston ,...

Clinton Wins Big in SC

February 29, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by AB Madden
Hillary Clinton

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defeated Bernie Sanders by a huge margin on Saturday in the S.C. Democratic Primary. The 73.5 percent win for Clinton does not come as a surprise, due to her expected support from minority voters in the state. MSNBC reports that...

Jennifer Pinckney Honors Late Husband Through Foundation

February 25, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Sen. Clementa Pinckney

Jennifer Pinckney, wife of the late Senator Clementa Pinckney, recently spoke at Duke University, along with Reverend Kylon Middleton and Reverend Chris Vaughn, friends of the family. Their message was of hope and forgiveness after the tragedy at Mother Emanuel in...

The Growing Trend of Facial Recognition Technology: It’s Not Just for Law Enforcement

February 25, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Customer Service

Many of us have watched those TV dramas where the investigators use facial recognition to catch the bad guys. It’s something that actually happens and it’s not just used in law enforcement. Many private businesses are using this technology to garner more business and to...

Donald Trump Wins SC Primary

February 22, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by AB Madden
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The South Carolina primary contest for the Republican Party gave Donald Trump his second victory over the other candidates. NBC News reports that by winning the First in the South Primary, Trump added “legitimacy to a campaign that many wrote off, since even before he...

Two SC Museums Receive Awards

February 22, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Blackwell
The S.C. Museum wins prestigious award.

Two S.C. museums have earned prestigious awards this year. The winners are the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia and Colleton Museum and Farmers Market in Walterboro. The South Carolina State Museum was awarded the Governor’s Cup, which is the highest tourism award...

Legislative Update- February 19th, 2016

February 19, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Blackwell
Senate debate how to fix S.C. roads.

This week in the State House, lawmakers dealt with issues of road repair and the budget. The House met in committee meetings all week to talk about budget details, preparing to take it to the House floor for debate in the next few weeks. The Senate took up the bill dealing...

“Pork and Politics”: Hudson’s Smokehouse and the Campaign Trail

February 19, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Jeb

As the Republican and Democratic primaries, Feb. 20 and Feb. 27 respectively, draw near; the visibility of Presidential candidates has increased more and more, from posters to canvassing, and even candidate visits to local forums and restaurants. One restaurant, in...

Hip­Hop’s Master Teacher KRS­One to Headline 2016 Hip­Hop Family Day in Columbia, SC April 9, 2016

February 18, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
KRSOne

February 18, 2016 (Columbia, S.C.): KRS­One, Hip­Hop’s master teacher and international ambassador, will headline the FREE Hip­Hop Family Day in downtown Columbia on April 9, 2016, playing a full set of Hip­Hop classics that spans 20 years, live on Main Street. Presented by...

SC GOP Chair Comments on Haley Endorsement of Rubio

February 17, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Governor Nikki Haley

According to The State , Governor Nikki Haley will endorse Senator Marco Rubio at a rally tonight in Chapin. Senator Tim Scott and Representative Trey Gowdy have already endorsed the Senator from Florida. Earlier today, SC GOP Chair Matt Moore was in the Palmetto Scene...

Trump, Clinton Leading in South Carolina

February 16, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
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A poll released by CBS News shows that Republican candidate Donald Trump continues to lead in South Carolina with 42%. Ted Cruz is more than 20 points behind Trump, with 20%, followed by Rubio at 15%. Kasich, Bush, and Carson all have under 10%. CBS News reports, “For Trump...

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