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Film Reveals the Controversial Life and Work of SC Author

From: SCETV

Glenn Rawls

Julia Peterkin

The controversial life of South Carolina author Julia Peterkin , the white wife of a plantation owner who won a 1929 Pulitzer Prize for her book, Scarlet Sister Mary , is the subject of the one-hour documentary, “ The World of Julia Peterkin: Cheating the Stillness ,” which airs Thursday, February 18 at 8:00 p.m. on South Carolina ETV.

Produced, directed and written by Gayla Jamison, “ The World of Julia Peterkin: Cheating the...

Phase One of Innovista Project Is Underway

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Road improvement

According to the Richland Penny Program website , the section of Greene Street that runs between the Koger Center and USC's Darla Moore School of Business has opened to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

This marks the opening of the first phase of the Innovista project, which aims to increase connections between the downtown and the nearby Congaree River.

As mentioned in the release, Phase One of the Innovista project includes "constructing improvements to...

Millennials More Likely to Cohabitate Before Marriage: Crunching the Numbers

From: Carolina Money

Kaitlyn Park

Couple buying their new home

Several studies in recent years have found that millennials are more likely than previous generations to live together and even buy a home before marriage. The Pew Research Center finds that while only 22 percent of millennials are married, compared to 29 percent of Generation X-ers in 1997, the percentage of young adults 18-29 living with a partner to whom they are not married has increased from 5.8 percent in 1997 to 9.2 percent in...

Even with Help, Poor Students Lag Behind Wealthier Districts

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

Education in S.C. needs a closer look.

A report on South Carolina’s $65 million dollar a year program that offers free 4K to underprivileged school districts, shows that even with the extra program, children who attend still lag behind other students from wealthier school districts.

The study, which was conducted by the S.C. Education Oversight Committee, according to The State newspaper, “compared how poor children who enrolled in 4K during the program’s first four years performed later on standardized tests.”...

Counter Histories: Rock Hill

From: SCETV

Glenn Rawls

Actors recreate the Friendship 9 at the lunch counter.

Counter Histories: Rock Hill brings 1961 to life through the lives and words of the Friendship 9 whose actions ignited a passion that rose into the famed Freedom Rides, bringing the United States closer to major Civil rights reform. The film airs Thursday, February 18th at 9:00 p.m. on South Carolina ETV.

On January 31st, 1961, in Rock Hill SC, the men who would become known as the Friendship 9 walked across town...

PODCAST | Getting to Know Ron Lieber, Columnist at The New York Times

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Ron Lieber

Ron Lieber, The New York Times “Your Money” columnist and author of the bestselling book The Opposite of Spoiled , recently visited the Midlands to talk about raising kids who are financially smart.

The event was hosted by the Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Jewish Federation and the Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center.

Carolina Money had the opportunity to talk to Lieber about his career, life, and of course, money....

The Palmetto Statesmen

From: Student Multimedia Program

C. Lowe and B. Simmons

Palmetto Statesmen

The Barbershop Harmony Society, a nonprofit organization of more than 30,000 men, has a chapter in Spartanburg called The Palmetto Statesmen. These men love to dress up in tuxedos and deliver roses to unexpected sweethearts on and around Valentine’s Day. One could say it is a specialty of theirs.

The Spartanburg local chapter has more than 50 men who perform singing Valentines this year. Singing Valentines is a tradition that has been around for...

Extended Interviews On Sex Education Bill

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

Sex Education in S.C. is under review.

The Comprehensive Health Act was passed in the late 1980s mandating that sex education be taught in public schools in South Carolina. This session, a new bill amending the sex education practices in the state was put forth in the House, where it passed quickly. The bill looks to update the current sex education, mandating clear, accurate and up-to-date medical information. The bill was stalled in the Senate when Republican Sen. Mike Fair of Greenville...

Little Red Barn Pottery and Art Gallery

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Little Red Barn

If you are looking for something handmade and unique, the Little Red Barn is the place to check out. From one-of-a-kind pottery to hand-woven rag rugs, the Little Red Barn tells South Carolina's story through art. You can even meet the feline resident, Miss Kitty.

How to Raise Kids Who are Grounded and Smart About Finances

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Ron Lieber speaking at the event

Last week, Ron Lieber, The New York Times “Your Money” columnist and author of the bestselling book The Opposite of Spoiled , visited the Midlands to talk about raising kids who are financially smart.

The event was hosted by the Central Carolina Community Foundation , the Jewish Federation and the Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center .

During his talk, Lieber mentioned that his interest for the topic came from his experience...

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW will air three Charleston-based episodes

From: SCETV

Glenn Rawls

Nicholas Lowry (left) appraises 1938 Dartmouth Winter Carnival posters in Charleston, South Carolina.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW will air three Charleston-based episodes on South Carolina ETV on February 15 th , 22 nd and 29 th at 8 PM as part of its new 20 th anniversary season.

The 13-time Emmy® nominated series came to Charleston in August of 2015 as part of its six-city summer production tour. More than 4,500 guests attended the all-day appraisal event where guests received valuations of their antiques and collectibles from specialists from...

Lexington Latin Teacher Earns Prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

apple on stack of books in front of chalk board

Lexington Middle School teacher, Kimberly Freeman, was announced a recipient of the Milken Educator Award on Feb. 9, 2016, reports a release from the Milken Educator Awards.

Freeman, a Latin instructor and the language department chair at the middle school, was surprised during a school-wide assembly. South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly M. Spearman and Milken Educator Awards Senior Vice President Dr. Jane Foley announced the news, and other notable officials and the media...

Changes to S.C. Teen Health Face Objection

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

Vaccines given to teen.

Two bills dealing with teen health have stalled in the Senate after a speedy passage in the House. The two bills, one that would amend the current Comprehensive Health Education law and the Cervical Cancer Prevention bill, had objections placed on them by two Upstate Senators, Mike Fair and Lee Bright.

The first of the two, the Comprehensive Health Education bill, deals with updating the way teachers teach sex education in public schools. The...

It's Boom Time for Downtown Columbia

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Downtown Columbia

COLUMBIA, S.C.

YES, WE HAVE IMPROVED!

Much attention has been given to downtown Columbia lately, not only from the media but also from city leaders, partnerships and organizations that are trying to make downtown a more vibrant and livable place.

Matt Kennell, President and CEO of City Center Partnership , recalls a time, back in the '80s, when a photograph of the area that is now known as the Vista, was...

Politicking In South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

P.A. Bennett

State House Lobby

It was one of those blustery, cold days we don’t often see in the Midlands of South Carolina. I’d travelled to downtown Columbia to get as close as possible to the State House. In this political season, so much is going on, and the State House is often ground zero. It was tough to get a parking space, but I finally found one about three blocks away on Main Street.

The bluster was in...

29th Annual Black History Teleconference on ETV Feb. 21st

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Young woman from the audience asks a question

The 29th Annual Benedict College Black History Teleconference will be held on the campus of Benedict College in Columbia, SC, on February 10 at 10:30 a.m. and taped for broadcast later on ETV. Access the teleconference in streaming format on February 10 or later archived online. Or view the program when broadcast on ETV!

Entitled The Struggle Continues "Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African-American Memory," the program will be moderated by Dr. Bobby Donaldson,...

Gas Prices Hit 40 Cents Lower than 2015

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

Gas Pump

South Carolina drivers are saving a little bit of money this year at the pump. According to an article in the Post and Courier , prices “dropped another 2.8 cents” to the average of $1.56 per gallon. Compared to last year’s prices, drivers are paying 40 cents less per gallon.

Across the nation, gas prices have also fallen, at about 5.2 cents a gallon with the average price being $1.74. The national average is...

PBS LearningMedia Math Resources Support Counters and Crunchers!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Many Ways to make a Whole song performed by two guitarists

This fun mix of PBS LearningMedia math resources supports young counters as well as upper-level number crunchers. Elementary resources can be used to enhance “100th Day of School” projects throughout February.

Many Ways to Make a Whole

As children become aware of their own wants and needs and that of others, they develop an idea of fairness. You might test spatial awareness and concepts of equality by posing questions like, "If I...

Help Students Get ‘Organized’ for 21st Century Learning

From: Education

Kathy Finger

Picture of students collaborating

Graphic organizers can support critical thinking and problem solving; communication; collaboration; creativity; and innovation – all important skills for the 21st century. PBS TeacherLine’s recently updated course, TECH195: Graphic Organizers for 21st Century Learning, will show you how to use graphic organizers across the curriculum for all grade levels to help students organize ideas, convey complex concepts, progress through the writing process, and develop mathematical and scientific thinking skills.

This course is offered, along...

Top 10 Cities with the Lowest Startup Costs: Columbia S.C. Ranks Number Two

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Shot of Columbia, South Carolina

A study conducted by SmartAsset, a personal finance technology company headquartered in New York, shows that it is fairly inexpensive to start a business in Columbia. SmartAsset collected data from 81 cities in the United States, taking into consideration the typical cost of starting and running a business, based on five factors: office space, utilities, filing fees, legal and accounting, and payroll.

"As the home of University of South Carolina’s main campus, Columbia has...

See What SC Teachers Are Saying...

From: Education

Bette Jamison

teacher smiling on laptop at home

See what South Carolina teachers are saying about ETV Teacher Recertification Courses !

Comment about Write in the Middle course from Eileen B.:

“I definitely found much of the course stimulating, interesting and a refreshing look at effective teaching by master teachers … classes reminded me of some of my own and I appreciated the ability to reaffirm some tried and true methods of teaching. I always felt refreshed, the next day,...

Infrastructure Repairs Still Up for Debate

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

pot hole in the road

The issue of crumbling roads and bridges throughout the state of S.C. has been a glaring issue for many years. The historic flooding that the state faced last October pushed the issue of how lawmakers plan to solve the problem to the forefront. The bill was passed by the House but has now seen opposition in the Senate. Everyone agrees the roads need repair, but no one can come up with a way to pay...

Fresh Market and Ulta Coming to an Expanding Town of Lexington

From: Carolina Money

Kaitlyn Park

Two construction workers looking at a construction paper

The Lexington Planning Commission has approved a site plan for a new commercial center in the Town of Lexington on Sunset Boulevard, reports ColaDaily .

Expected to join the development are Hobby Lobby, Ulta, a cosmetics store, and The Fresh Market, which previously expressed interest in locating in Lexington but was unable to find a suitable location.

The Lever and Outlaw families have sold their property on the 5300 block of Sunset Boulevard,...

SC Student Winner in Doodle 4 Google Competition — Vote for National Finalists by Feb. 22

From: Education

Bette Jamison

"My Google View"

GREENWOOD, SC - A talented student in Greenwood, SC will soon have his art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see. Google is announcing the 53 state and territory winners in its eighth annual Doodle 4 Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the United States to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme “What makes me...me”.

Khalil Lake , a 12th grader from Emerald High...

FEMA’s Role in Repairing SC Roads Due to Historic Flood

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

Flooding

The historic flooding that S.C. experienced last year has brought the issue of the crumbling infrastructure to the forefront of the Legislative Session. While a roads and bridges bill is underway in the Senate , many people are wondering what role FEMA will play in aiding the road repair. Palmetto Scene spoke with Senator Tom Davis about this issue.

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