Palmetto Scene

S.C. State Parks Bring in Record Revenue

September 2, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
wooden boardwalk through wooded park

The S.C. State Park Service ended the 2014-2015 fiscal year generating the most revenue in its 81-year history with $26.9 million dollars. This is a $3 million increase from the previous year. In a release from the park service, budget officials say the increase is due to...

Happy Cow Creamery: The Milk Process

September 2, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
farmer with his cows at Happy Cow Creamery

Palmetto Scene hung out with Tom Trantham of Happy Cow Creamery . Trantham was named this year's S.C. Farmer of the Year . Trantham shared with us the creamery's milk process, and how from the cow to the bottle of milk, it only travels 48 feet.

Cellphones: Do They Help or Hurt Social Gatherings?

September 1, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
people using phones in a group

A new survey from the Pew Research Center measured whether people think that cellphones help or hinder conversations in a social settings. The study mentions "82% of all adults (not just cell owners)" find phone usage in social gatherings to hurt the conversation and...

Meet Tom Trantham, South Carolina's Farmer of the Year

September 1, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Happy Cow

Tom Trantham, owner of Happy Cow Creamery in the upstate, was named South Carolina's Farmer of the Year for 2015. The dairy has 90 cows that milk twice a day. The farm is unique, in that it uses the 12 Aprils grazing system. Watch the video above to learn more about...

Study Concludes S.C. Aerospace Industry Expanding Beyond Southern Neighbors

August 27, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
worker cleaning airplane turbine

Columbia’s Metropolitan Convention Center was home to the Second Annual Aerospace Conference and Expo on Wednesday, August 26 and Thursday August 27. The two-day event was organized by the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, the McNair Center for Aerospace Innovation...

It's Time to Wake Up and Pay Attention to Your Sleep

August 24, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
woman sleeping

Hitting the snooze button on understanding your possible sleep disorder is no longer a healthy option, scientists warn in a new study from the Institute of Medicine. According to an article on NPR, "more than 50 million adults in the U.S. have a disorder such as insomnia,...

S.C. Legislators Consider Privacy and Safety in Drone Regulation

August 24, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
drone flying over field

Drone technology has moved from the abstract to the mainstream. The word “drone” held connotations to military operations in the past, but the technology is now being used in everyday tasks like wedding or home videos to capture an aerial view of activities. To understand...

The Proper Way to Dispose of Unused Medications in South Carolina

August 21, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
spilled medicine bottle with various medications

If you are like me, you have a medicine cabinet full of medications that are either expired or you will never use. So, what’s the best way to safety get rid of them? According to the Food and Drug Administration , “a small number of medicines may be especially harmful if...

Haley Will Fight Against Guantanamo Bay Detainees Coming to S.C.

August 21, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer

Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference this week stating that she will fight against detainees from Guantanamo Bay being moved to the Naval brig just outside of Charleston. According to an article in The State Newspaper , the U.S. Defense Department is reviewing a...

University of South Carolina Opens New Journalism Building to Students

August 19, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
new journalism school at USC

In recent years, the fatality rate on South Carolina roads has steadily risen. In the most recent preliminary report released by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS), so far in 2015, there have been 535 fatal crashes, which are 96 more than the 439 reported...

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

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

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

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 , 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

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.