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Four South Carolina Schools Named Palmetto’s Finest Award Winners - View Online!

From: Education

Mimi Brown

Students watch anouncement of Palmetto's Finest schools

Two elementary schools, a middle school and a high school were named Palmetto's Finest in an announcment that aired live on ETV statewide on Tuesday, March 15. The awards are given annually by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. Learn more about the awards on the SCASA website .

Each year, South Carolina schools are given the opportunity to participate in an intensive application process, consisting of self-evaluation, peer review and on-site examinations....

New Domestic Violence Committee Bill Signed Into Law

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Governor Nikki Haley

On Tuesday, Governor Nikki Haley signed into law a bill that establishes a Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee. The committees, one in each of the 16 Solicitor Circuits, will identify and review all domestic violence deaths. The recommendations from these reviews will then be sent to the State Domestic Violence Advisory Committee.

Haley said, "This is the beginning of what is going to be South Carolina reforming herself to say that survivors matter, victims...

SC Offshore Drilling Plan Canceled

From: Palmetto Scene

AB Madden


South Carolina is among four southeastern states that will no longer be a part of the federal government’s offshore drilling plan. The U.S. Interior Secretary, Sally Jewell, announced Tuesday that it has canceled its plans to allow oil and natural gas drilling along the coast.

Southeastern waters have never been proposed for oil drilling before this plan was created about a year ago. The new plan would have allowed oil rigs 50 miles off...

SC First Steps to School Readiness: 154 First Steps 4K Providers Receive Free Mobile Broadband Routers

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Photo of preschool teachers who will receive routers and data

It's a GREAT DAY in South Carolina as 154 First Steps 4K providers are receiving free mobile broadband routers courtesy of Sprint and South Carolina Educational Television . As part of this educational partnership these preschool classrooms will each receive 15GB of free cellular data per month for the next 25 years! Many thanks to our partners for helping to close South Carolina's digital divide and preparing SC preschoolers for school success. To learn more,...

Big Changes for Carmike Locations in Columbia

From: Carolina Money

Krishna Thakker

Movie theater seats

AMC Entertainment Holdings has announced its merger with Carmike Cinemas. This means big changes for the two Carmike locations in the Columbia area.

According to , the merger will be completed at the end of 2016 and is valued at $1.1 billion dollars. This will make it the largest chain of movie theatres in the country.

AMC bought Carmike for about $737 million dollars in cash and combined will own 600 theatres....

Q&A | A Conversation with Loni Rikard, Owner, Rocky Wells Agri-Services, and Co-Owner, Rocky Wells Farm

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Loni Rikard looking at the camera

Loni Rikard was one of the 2016 Palmetto Center for Women Honors recipients. The PCW Honors recognizes women whose outstanding achievements distinguish them as leaders and role models in the community.

Rikard is the owner of Rocky Wells Agri-Services, LLC, and co-owner of Rocky Wells Farm , located in Lexington County. She is also Director of Operations for Rocky Wells Trucking, Inc. Rikard serves on the Lexington County Farm Bureau Board of Directors and...

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Tabitha Safdi


The SCETV App for your mobile device features local and national content, giving viewers and listeners content at their fingertips.

On the television front, viewers are able to access on-demand videos for some of their most beloved local and national programming. The broadcast schedule is available with the option of push notifications to be sent as a reminder for watching programs live.

Radio enthusiasts have access to South Carolina Public Radio’s live news...

Senate Passes Roads Bill, but Not Everyone is Happy

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

Senate looks to fund road repairs.

The roads in South Carolina may be one step closer to repair, but many lawmakers are unhappy with the current bill that passed through the Senate this week. The Senate gave the $400 million roads plan key approval with a 30-15 vote. This version of a roads bill does not include a gas tax hike but does focus on restructuring the Department of Transportation. The House bill, which passed its own version last year, included...

HERO Live! Civil War Ironclads April 14 at 1 p.m. on SCC

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Photo of boy in HERO Live: Civil War Ironclads

Colonial Williamsburg’s HERO Live! is designed to support American history education for 4-8 th grade students and this month’s program Civil War Ironclads airs April 14 at 1:00 p.m. All SC schools may view on ETV’s SC Channel (SCC).

Using 21 st century technology and dramatizations with re-enactors to play the roles of historical figures, the HERO Live! programs are correlated to standards, providing a compelling learning experience. Civil War Ironclads gives students a...

Construction of Spirit Communications Park Reaches Its Final Phases

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Construction of Columbia ballpark underway

On April 14, Columbia residents will be presented with a new multi-use sports and entertainment venue, also the new home of the city’s new minor league baseball team, the Columbia Fireflies.

The new multi-use venue, Spirit Communications Park, will serve as the centerpiece of the BullStreet Commons development on the site of the former mental health campus on Bull Street.

BullStreet Commons calls for 414,000 square feet of retail space for shops, restaurants,...

“Life Pod” Offers Options for Affordable Housing

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Life Pod

Michael Weekes lives at the intersection of engineering and art. At those crossroads, he created the Life Pod, a 115 square foot tiny home of the future.

In today’s mentality of doing less with more, Weekes has grown a greater sense of the earth. “In the last six months since I brought Life Pod to Columbia, I’ve studied and become an enthusiast in renewable energy and solar power, etc.,” said Weekes.

The project...

Annual Literacy Leader Awards: Nomination Deadline May 2

From: Education

Bette Jamison

photo of literacy leader awards 2015

Annual Literacy Leaders (ALL) Awards Nominations Committee is seeking nominations for the 2016 awards program.

ALL awards are presented by the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at the University of South Carolina in the fall of each year to individuals and/or groups that have had a statewide impact on literacy in South Carolina.

Their contributions can include the following kinds of activities:

• developing and implementing innovative and creative...

Homeless Artists Perform at Columbia "Silent Voices"

From: Palmetto Scene

Marina Ziehe

Homeless artists performing on stage

Homeless Helping Homeless is a nonprofit organization formed in Columbia in May 2010. Their mission is to help remove the negative stereotypes associated with homelessness, and to present the homeless as employable, respectable, responsible and productive citizens. Last month, the organization presented “Silent Voices,” a yearly event dedicated to performance art by the homeless of Columbia. The event was presented at Tapp's Art Center on Main Street.

Drivin' n' Cryin's Rock Finds Roots in the South

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Poster for concert with Drivin n Cryin

The words southern rock can evoke a myriad of emotions, reflections and sounds, depending on whom you speak to. Swells of wailing guitars at a concert, dulcet tones and harmonies from the radio on an afternoon drive, or even just a feeling you get; access to a memory when you hear a particular verse. It can be argued southern rock veteran Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ has a bit of all of that in a career that...

The Many Hats of Edith Childs

From: Palmetto Scene

P.A. Bennett

Edith Childs in hat

Greenwood's Edith Childs is the lady who gave President Barack Obama his "Fired Up, Ready to Go" campaign chant. She's a big fan of the President and she has a great love for hats, too. In fact, she has a hat to match every outfit.

Engaging Families and Communities to Support Literacy

From: Education

Kathy Finger

adults and young children sitting in a circle in classroom

Read a good book (or blog) lately? Thank a teacher, right? Or more likely thank several teachers, plus your family and even your community! As the S.C. Read To Succeed Act (R2S) recognizes, multi-educator, family, and community support are all important for literacy development. Indeed, R2S prescribes districts take steps to further engage each group to boost student literacy achievement.

While schools are natural partners with families and communities, it can sometimes be challenging...

Charleston Toy Boat Travels Far from Home

From: Palmetto Scene

AB Madden

Students tracking boat

A toy boat created and launched by students at a Charleston elementary school was discovered off the coast of Britain.

The boat, “Carolina Dreamer” was launched last May by students of the St. Andrew’s School of Math and Science. They tracked her journey for nine months through a GPS signal.

WCSC reports that students were involved with the engineering of the vessel, the science of navigating the oceans and learned how to...

ETV StreamlineSC/Learn360: 1,294 New Titles Added

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Teacher working with students in a computer class

ETV’s StreamlineSC partner is the award-winning content provider Learn360 . With rich resources across all content areas correlated to standards, Learn 360 brings access to materials from BBC, National Geographic, Encyclopædia Britannica, History, Cambridge Educational, and many more. Plus, ETV-produced content has been added to the video-on-demand system!

BIG NEWS! 1,294 new titles have been added over the past month to this rich resource that SC educators may access 24/7.

✔ View...

HERO Live! Women of the Revolution March 10 at 1 p.m. on SCC

From: Education

Bette Jamison

photo of woman on horse during Revolutionary Wat

HERO Live!, produced by Colonial Williamsburg, is an interactive electronic field trip designed to support American history education for 4-8 th grade students. The March program entitled Women of the Revolution airs March 10 at 1:00 p.m. on ETV’s SC Channel (SCC). ALL SC schools may view!

Using 21 st century technology and dramatizations with re-enactors to play the roles of historical figures, the HERO Live! programs are correlated to standards, providing a...

PBS Learning Media Focuses on Women Leaders in the 19th Century

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Photo of Crash Course host with women from history

PBS LearningMedia resources for Women’s History Month can support learning about the “Wonder Women” who were prominent leaders in the women’s movement in the 19 th century.

Women in the 19th Century | Crash Course US History

They were the original “Wonder Women” – in this episode of Crash Course , your class gets to know prominent leaders of the women’s movement from the 19 th century, including Susan B. Anthony, Carry...

Private Dam Owners Face Repair Struggles After Flood

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

23 S.C. roads still closed after historic flooding.

Hundreds of roads were washed out last year in historic flooding that hit parts of South Carolina, and while many of those roads are now open, roads that pass over washed-out privately owned dams are not. According to an article in The State , 23 roads are still closed, due to the fact that they run over privately owned dams that have yet to be repaired. In many cases, the dam owners are homeowner associations....

Summer Technology Classes for Teachers: ETV’s Week-Long Training

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Teachers in class in ETV IdeaLab

Want hands-on technology training that will provide 60 renewal credits and allow your teachers to walk away with abundant and valuable knowledge to help them have a fresh start for the new school year? It’s time to make plans NOW to earn renewal credits!

ETV is providing week-long classes this summer in districts across the state. These trainings focus on using and creating video, quick assessment tools, flipping and blending learning, student projects,...

Pat Conroy

From: SC Hall of Fame

Betsy Newman

Pat Conroy

The South Carolina Hall of Fame profiles author Pat Conroy.

Understanding Pat Conroy, Spotlight on Author Pat Conroy

From: 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

From: Palmetto Scene

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 taxes. The amendment would also give Governor Nikki Haley the right to choose all of the eight SCDOT commissioners, with final approval from the Senate.

A big issue during...