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Carolina Classrooms Talks Education Equity

October 27, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene

Wednesday night at 7:00 on SCETV, Carolina Classrooms, together with the American Graduate project, will air a special town hall meeting from Francis Marion University. Discussions range from the Abbeville Equity in Education decision to the future of education in South...

College Preparedness a Major Concern for 11th-Graders

October 26, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by L. Steele
Classroom

According to recent test results released by the S.C. Department of Education, less than half of 11th-graders in S.C. are prepared to succeed in college. These results are based on the ACT, which is an aptitude test that’s used to predict how well a student will do in...

Relationship Violence: A Survivor's Story of Crazy Love

October 21, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Domestic Violence

Leslie Morgan Steiner is an author and public speaker about relationship abuse, as well as a survivor of her own horrific relationship. She sat down with Palmetto Scene’s Katie Geer and Brittany Braddock to talk about her memoir, Crazy Love and to answer the question that...

Old World South Meets New Feather Bow Tie

October 21, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene

There’s a history to South Carolina that, to some, can be reflected in the “Old World” finishing touches of the bow tie, as part of a gentleman’s attire. It was that history and a basic love of nature that led Ben Ross, and friend Jeff Plotner, to create a business that...

Health Effects of Mold Due to Flooding, and How to Dispose of Mold

October 21, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by L. Steele
mold on window sill

Many people in S.C. are experiencing problems with mold in their homes, related to the recent flooding. As mold imposes several health risks, it’s important to know how to identify and dispose of it. Mold can be detected by using your senses of sight and smell. It can...

Children Prefer Facts, Adults Fiction

October 19, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Reading

Take a look at any kid's book section in a library and you're bound to find many fiction based books—books that embrace make-believe and fantasy worlds. Pop on over to the adult section and you're much more likely to find a wider variety of factual books. But one group of...

DHEC Orders Actions for Dam Safety After Historic Flooding

October 19, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by L. Steele

After what has been referred to as the 1,000-year flood, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced that it would be issuing orders at several dams across S.C. “As a result of the 1,000-year flood, many dams across our state were damaged and have been...

SCFC Estimates Loss of $65 Million in Forest Industry from Flooding

October 19, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by L. Steele

The South Carolina Forestry Commission said in a press release that they estimate the forest industry will suffer a loss of at least $65 million due to the recent flooding in S.C. This does not include the expected millions of dollars it will cost to repair damaged private...

Chester Park School of Inquiry Wins 2013 WhatWorksSC Award

October 18, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Chester Park School

Over the past few years, the Richard W. Riley Institute at Furman University has been studying education in South Carolina to learn about programs that work. On October 16, 2013, three programs were recognized at the WhatWorksSC awards. The goal of the awards is to engage...

South Carolina Artist Selling Artwork to Benefit Flood Victims

October 14, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by L. Steele
Art

Well-known South Carolina Artist selling artwork to benefit flood victims. Jim Harrison, a well-known artist in S.C, plans on selling unframed prints of three of his paintings and donating the proceeds to the Palmetto S.C Region of the American Red Cross to help the victims...

S.C. Flood: Gamecocks Give Back

October 14, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Highland
State House

Although the University of South Carolina did not receive as much damage as the surrounding areas, students are still taking the time to help Columbia to recover from the flood. Many organizations on campus have gathered up volunteers to take on some of the work that needs...

Relationship Abuse in South Carolina

October 14, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene
Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In this first episode of a series of original podcasts by Palmetto Scene, hosts Katie Geer and Brittany Braddock speak with community and national leaders about intimate partner violence and how it is impacting the state. What is the issue in S.C.? South Carolina made the...

Loads of Hope Comes to Midlands to Help

October 13, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Loads of Hope

Proctor and Gamble's rolling washing station came into Columbia this week to help flood victims wash laundry. Tide's "Loads of Hope" offered washing, drying and folding to those who dropped off laundry, all for free! The company started "Loads of Hope" after hurricane...

SC Stays Strong: Photos in the Aftermath of Disaster

October 12, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Flood

Early Friday, Oct. 2, the State of South Carolina braced itself for a historic rainfall event caused by the looming Hurricane Joaquin predicted by meteorologists and the National Weather Service. But while Joaquin failed to hit the South Carolina coast, and as rain began on...

Damage and Rebuilding in Forest Acres

October 12, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene

Houses, businesses, and lives have been destroyed across South Carolina due to the historic flood that hit more than a week ago. One area in Columbia was hit extremely hard due to dam failures. The Associated Press looks at the damage and what's next for this community.

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