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Gov. Nikki Haley Talks Flood Preparation: What You Should Know Right Now

October 2, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Press Conference

As S.C. prepares to see record breaking rainfall, Gov. Nikki Haley held a press conference to update the citizens about what they need to know about the next few days. Haley suggested that those who live in flood-prone areas leave and seek shelter right away. She also said...

S.C. Governor Declares State of Emergency

October 1, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Haley-SOE

Video from U.S. National Weather's Service, Turn Around Don't Drown PSA Governor Nikki Haley has declared a State of Emergency in advance of any potential impacts from Hurricane Joaquin and flooding from a separate weather system. The Governor’s State of Emergency...

Helping Tigers Worldwide from the Coast of South Carolina

September 30, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
baby tiger with Safri attendant

Most people travel down to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to work on their tan on the sandy beaches, partake in seafood and splash in the waves. But a little known safari sits just miles from the hub of one of the largest tourist destinations in the country. Myrtle Beach...

Knowitall Media Meets S.C. at the Intersection of Education and Technology

September 30, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Knowitall Homepage

At the intersection of education and technology lives South Carolina's Knowitall Media. Knowitall Media features a wide assortment of video content from the original Knowitall.org . The Knowitall team is continually adding content to bring education to your fingertips...

What You Need to Know About S.C. and Relationship Abuse

September 28, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Abuse

What is the issue in S.C.? South Carolina made the news this month when a new study from the Violence Policy Center showed that S.C. was once again the number one most murderous state for women in the nation. This is the fourth time the state has held this position, and S.C...

Dick Tripp and the U.S.S. Yorktown

September 28, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Highland
Cassaro

Palmetto Scene had the opportunity to speak with Joanne Cassaro at a recent taping of Antiques Roadshow in Charleston, South Carolina. She is a graphic designer with the Harrisburg PBS station, WITF. Even though Cassaro lives in Pennsylvania, she has a special connection to...

S.C. State Museum Offers View of Sunday's Supermoon

September 25, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Supermoon

There’s a unique astronomical event that will appear in the night sky on Sunday that, pun intended, only happens once in a blue moon. It’s a supermoon lunar eclipse. According to The State Newspaper , “a supermoon is a full moon at its closest approach to Earth of the year...

S.C. Sees Biggest Unemployment Drop in Three Decades

September 23, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
job classifieds

South Carolina’s August unemployment rate saw the biggest decrease in three decades, falling from 6.4 percent to 6 percent. This is also the third straight month the unemployment rate has seen a decline. Cheryl Stanton, executive director of S.C.’s Department of Employment...

Almost $3 Million in Grants Goes to S.C. Police Departments

September 23, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
silver police badge

Some police departments in South Carolina are going to get an unexpected check. That's because almost $3 million in grants will be handed out to local police departments to help with better policing efforts, according to an article in The State . The largest grant comes...

South Carolina's Chicken Man featured on National Series

September 23, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene
Chicken Man

In early February two producers of the popular web series Indie Alaska made their way to sunny South Carolina. The Palmetto State is featured in 2 episodes of the PBS Digital Studios series Indie America . This episode features Ernest Lee, the Chicken Man. Another episode...

South Carolina Ranks #1 in the Nation for Relationship Violence

September 17, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Purple Ribbon

South Carolina has once again filled the number one spot for women killed by men in the nation. A new study released by the Violence Policy Center showed that across the nation “more than 1,600 women were murdered by men in 2013 and the most common weapon used was a gun.”...

South Carolina Ranks #1 in the Nation for Relationship Violence

September 17, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
purple ribbon for domestic violence with Palmetto Scene logo

South Carolina has once again filled the number one spot for women killed by men in the nation. A new study released by the Violence Policy Center showed that across the nation “more than 1,600 women were murdered by men in 2013 and the most common weapon used was a gun.”...

City of Cayce: Plans for Dilapidated Structures Program Moves Forward

September 17, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
abadnoned home

The City of Cayce approved a fee schedule for the proposed dilapidated structures program on Wednesday, September 16, and demolition of several unsafe and run-down buildings is expected to begin very soon, reports Cola Daily . In early August, The State reported that many...

S.C. First in Attracting Foreign Investments

September 16, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
person welding, with great bright sparks

South Carolina, once again, is ranked number one in attracting jobs through foreign investments. This is the third time in four years IBM-Plant Location International (IBM-PLI) has ranked the state first, per million inhabitants. Each year the group releases a report...

A Diet Rich in Olive Oil Could Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

September 14, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
bottle of olive oil with olives

The Mediterranean diet emphasizes eating fish, nuts, legumes, fruits, vegetables and olive oil, and it could be the newest diet to show signs of lowering women's risk of developing breast cancer, according to an article from NPR . The diet has been showing evidence of being...

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