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The Financial Questions a Couple Should Answer Before Saying "I Do"

August 13, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
I DO

In an article originally appearing on Carolina Money, Wedding Season has arrived in the United States and the South, and when a young couple decides to tie the knot, there are many decisions to be made. Some may appear obvious, from what flowers should go in the...

South Carolina Unemployment Rate Drops

July 22, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by V. Ortiz
Jobs

The unemployment rate for the State of South Carolina dropped slightly last month, after increasing a bit in May, the Department of Employment and Workforce said on Tuesday. According to IslandPaket.com , the unemployment rate was 6.6 percent in June, compared to 6.8...

S.C. Ranked 42nd for Child Well-Being

July 21, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
School

South Carolina showed some improvement in the annual Kids Count Data book ranking, moving up three spots from 45 to 42. The data book is published to raise awareness on child well-being throughout the states and nation. South Carolina's improved ranking is because of the...

Increased Security for Guard Facilities Announced

July 20, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by S. Simmons
National Guard

Governor Nikki Haley and Major General Bob Livingston announced Monday that the security of National Guard facilities across the state will be reviewed and strengthened, Fox Carolina reports . The undertaking of increasing security comes as a result of the shooting at two...

SCETV Remembers Charleston

July 17, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Charleston Nine

A look back at the last month in South Carolina. From tragedy to triumph, we are #OneSC.

Lexington Medical Center Prepares for Major Expansion

July 16, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Veronica Brown
Medical

Lexington Medical Center will soon begin an estimated $425 million expansion to their existing 58-acre campus. The eight-story, 550,000 square foot tower will immediately add 70 new beds to the hospital’s existing 414. The new tower will include the labor-and-delivery...

“Triumph over Tragedy”: A Front Row Seat

July 15, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Xavier Blake
Flag

It has been quite a remarkable three weeks. After the tragedy on that Wednesday night, I spent Thursday afternoon at Morris Brown A.M.E., attending the prayer vigil for those now known as the Charleston 9. It was an incredibly touching day. I was asked to go back down on...

Dollar Tree to Establish a Distribution Center in South Carolina

July 15, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by V. Ortiz
Dollar Tree

The discount retailer store, Dollar Tree, will start building a new distribution center in Cherokee and Spartanburg Counties that will create 400 jobs in the next five years. The 10th largest importer said Monday, the facility would have a cost of $104.4 million and it is...

S.C. Benefits with $18 Million in Grants for Teen Pregnancy Prevention

July 13, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by V. Ortiz
Together

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health has awarded three South Carolina health organizations $18 million in grants to fund teen pregnancy programs, as announced by the OAH last Tuesday. The recipients of the grants include the South...

South Carolina: Confederate Flag History Made

July 10, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Yolian Ortiz
Flag

South Carolinians comment on the historic day as the Confederate flag is removed from the State House grounds.

Healing Continues with Flag Removal

July 10, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Yolian Ortiz
Healing

South Carolinians speak about what the removal of the flag means to them as the state continues to heal.

Confederate Flag No Longer Flies on S.C. State House Grounds

July 10, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Veronica Brown
Flag

After years of debate, South Carolina state troopers removed the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds in seven minutes. An estimated 8,000 to 10,000 people flooded downtown Columbia on Friday in order to witness the historic moment. Emotional onlookers...

Reaction to Confederate Flag Removal

July 9, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Flag

It was a historic day in South Carolina as Governor Haley signed the bill into law that will remove the Confederate flag from State House grounds. Palmetto Scene was there, interviewing South Carolinians and lawmakers about the historic day.

S.C. House Votes in Favor of Removing Confederate Flag

July 9, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by S. Simmons
Confederate Flag

Representatives in the South Carolina House voted early Thursday morning to remove the Confederate flag that flies on the State House grounds, ABC News reports . After over 13 hours of deliberation, the House approved the bill, originally written by Senator Vincent Sheheen...

An Emotional Night in the S.C. House of Representatives

July 9, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Andrea Esselman
Horne

With the S.C. House of Representatives voting in favor of taking down the Confederate flag, all that remains is for Governor Nikki Haley to sign the bill, and the flag will come down from the State House grounds. The debate surrounding the flag is one of historical...

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