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SCFC Estimates Loss of $65 Million in Forest Industry from Flooding

From: Palmetto Scene

L. Steele

The South Carolina Forestry Commission said in a press release that they estimate the forest industry will suffer a loss of at least $65 million due to the recent flooding in S.C.

This does not include the expected millions of dollars it will cost to repair damaged private forest roads.

“Some mills have reported shortages of wood deliveries and difficulty shipping finished products because of closed roads, bridges and rail lines,” said State...

Chester Park School of Inquiry Wins 2013 WhatWorksSC Award

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Chester Park School

Over the past few years, the Richard W. Riley Institute at Furman University has been studying education in South Carolina to learn about programs that work. On October 16, 2013, three programs were recognized at the WhatWorksSC awards.

The goal of the awards is to engage educators, students, policy makers and other stakeholders in discussion and dialogue about education in the state. The 2013 Award Winner was the Chester Park School of Inquiry’s Project-Based...

Harvest Hope Food Bank Helps with S.C. Flood Recovery

From: Carolina Money

With the continued flooding and aid relief for the Carolinas, the non-profit organization Harvest Hope Food Bank is providing an immediate response to the devastating floods. Harvest Hope provided more than 800,000 meals to those in need over the past week. Donations have come from all over the country and volunteers are working day and night preparing “emergency boxes.” Take a look at this video and get inspired with the outpouring of love and generosity...

Carolina Classrooms invites audience for Florence TV taping

From: Education

Carolina Classrooms

South Carolina ETV is inviting members of the public to be a part of the audience for a special edition of “Carolina Classrooms” dealing with court and legislative decisions regarding South Carolina education. ETV will be taping at Chapman Auditorium at Francis Marion University on Thursday, October 22, at 6:00 PM.

Since the SC Supreme Court ruling on the landmark Abbeville case, lawmakers have been charged with responding to the inequalities in education in...

New from Colonial Williamsburg: HERO Live! October 15, 1 p.m.

From: Education

HERO Live! is the new name for the Colonial Williamsburg American history education series designed for students in grades 4-8. 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. The first program for 2015-16 entitled Balance of Power will air October 15 at 1:00 p.m. on ETV’s SC Channel (SCC).

In Balance of...

Project-Based Learning Professional Development Feb. 5-6 at USC

From: Education

The Center of Excellence for College and Career Readiness would like to invite you to our "Advanced Readiness Institute: Project-Based Learning" to be held February 5-6, 2016 at The Inn at USC.

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is a pedagogical approach that engages students by asking them to consider the "real world" application of school subjects. Many school districts in South Carolina are adopting PBL approaches, and PBL has been recognized by The South Carolina Council...

Grades 6-8 Teachers: Register Students Now for Bright Schools Competition

From: Education

Grades 6-8 Teachers: Register Students Now for Bright Schools Competition

The Bright Schools Competition —a free, hands-on exploration designed especially for middle school students (grades 6–8)—creates a learning experience that helps students, parents, and teachers better understand the link among light, sleep, and student health and performance.

Engage your students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education with this free competition. Registration is now open, and projects are due on January...

Have You Visited Knowitall Media Yet? View Our Collections!

From: Education

You probably already know that Knowitall Media features a wide assortment of video content from the original . But did you know that we aren’t stopping there? We’re continually adding content that wasn’t previously made available on the original ! Be sure to visit often and see what appeals to you!

Be sure to visit our Collections area, which makes it easy to find just the resources you need for Hispanic Heritage...

7 Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs from the Start Conference

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Students entrepreneurs in the Start Conference

The first Start Conference for student entrepreneurs at the University of South Carolina was held in early October, in partnership with the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator and the USC Student Life Leadership and Service Center. Fve local entrepreneurs came to speak to students about how they can start their own businesses. The speakers were: Jim Stritzinger—Jim Stritzinger is the Director of Grow IT Initiatives at IT-oLogy, a nonprofit with a mission to improve the pipeline of...

South Carolina Artist Selling Artwork to Benefit Flood Victims

From: Palmetto Scene

L. Steele


Well-known South Carolina Artist selling artwork to benefit flood victims.

Jim Harrison, a well-known artist in S.C, plans on selling unframed prints of three of his paintings and donating the proceeds to the Palmetto S.C Region of the American Red Cross to help the victims of the flood.

Harrison started painting signs for Coca Cola when he was 14, and since then has also become known for painting American rural and coastal...

S.C. Flood: Gamecocks Give Back

From: Palmetto Scene

A. Highland

State House

Although the University of South Carolina did not receive as much damage as the surrounding areas, students are still taking the time to help Columbia to recover from the flood. Many organizations on campus have gathered up volunteers to take on some of the work that needs to be done to help rebuild the city.

The Daily Gamecock reported that UofSCRelief, a student-run volunteer program, has already surpassed 2,500 volunteers. They are working...

Relationship Abuse in South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In this first episode of a series of original podcasts by Palmetto Scene, hosts Katie Geer and Brittany Braddock speak with community and national leaders about intimate partner violence and how it is impacting the state.

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...

Columbia Place Mall Helps Businesses Affected by Flood

From: Carolina Money

Columbia Place Mall is offering free rent to businesses that have been affected by the flood. This gives business owners in South Carolina the opportunity to continue doing business, even if the flood damaged their store.

In an interview with WLTX Shawl Pryor, Senior Vice President of Moonbeam Capital Investments LLC and Columbia Place Mall LLC, said that the flooding in South Carolina “affects more than the displaced businesses in the flood zone –...

Loads of Hope Comes to Midlands to Help

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

Loads of Hope

Proctor and Gamble's rolling washing station came into Columbia this week to help flood victims wash laundry. Tide's "Loads of Hope" offered washing, drying and folding to those who dropped off laundry, all for free! The company started "Loads of Hope" after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and they were looking for a way to give back to communities in need. Since then, the rolling washers have traveled throughout the country, where they are needed...

Flood Damage to SC Crops

From: Making it Grow

Clemson Extension Agents Amanda McNulty and David DeWitt discuss the devastating affects of the 2015 Flood to an already tough season for South Carolina Farmers and their crops.

SC Stays Strong: Photos in the Aftermath of Disaster

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park


Early Friday, Oct. 2, the State of South Carolina braced itself for a historic rainfall event caused by the looming Hurricane Joaquin predicted by meteorologists and the National Weather Service.

But while Joaquin failed to hit the South Carolina coast, and as rain began on Saturday and Sunday, the southeast experienced what experts have described as a “fire hose” of tropical moisture that directly hit South Carolina. No one could have anticipated the catastrophic...

Damage and Rebuilding in Forest Acres

From: Palmetto Scene

Houses, businesses, and lives have been destroyed across South Carolina due to the historic flood that hit more than a week ago. One area in Columbia was hit extremely hard due to dam failures. The Associated Press looks at the damage and what's next for this community.

Here for Each Other: Helping Families After a Flood in English and Spanish - NEW Resources!

From: Education

Sesame Street Booklet

This guide has been provided by our friends at Sesame Street .

NEW Resources! In addition to the resources you will find below, please note that our friends from Sesame Street have forwarded a Community Provider Guide that may be useful to you during this time. Additionally, video comfort moments addressing emergencies can be found here .

To help you as you begin your recovery, we’ve developed “Here for Each...

Volunteers Needed to Assist Victims

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch


Volunteers are needed across South Carolina to help victims clean and sort debris from their homes after the historic flooding this past week. The United Way is asking that anyone who can assist register at .

Governor Nikki Haley said, "what we've seen over the last week is the very best in so many people across our state - neighbors helping neighbors is what South Carolina does best. Team South Carolina is motivated,...

Picking Up the Pieces: #SCFlood

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park


In the wake of the devastating flood, South Carolinians across the state are starting to pick up the pieces. See the story here- STORIFY .

DHEC Expands Well Testing

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch


The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control will expand its private well testing office hours in several counties. If you have a private well water system that was flooded, your well can be tested to ensure the water is safe to drink. DHEC advises all residents with wells affected by the flood to disinfect the well and have the water tested if it appears, tastes, or smells different. If your well was flooded, you...

Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Midlands

From: Palmetto Scene

Two disaster recovery centers are now open in Columbia and Lexington. The centers are open from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM, 7 days a week to assist with flood survivors. SCEMD, FEMA, and other agencies are on hand to explain available programs and help residents apply for aid. Some of the individual and family assistance includes money for temporary residence and home repairs not covered by insurance.

The centers are located at:


Sumter To Receive a FEMA Center

From: Palmetto Scene

Sumter will be the next to receive a disaster recovery center from the Federal Emergency Management Agency according to Sumter county and city officials. The State reported that the center would be at the Sumter County Civic Center which is at 700 West Liberty St. in Sumter. It will open at 1 p.m. Friday, October 9th.

Officials said flood survivors will be able to apply to receive disaster-relief assistance, which can include money for...

"Bruised, But Not Broken" - Gov. Haley Press Conference 10-08-15

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park


Governor Nikki Haley held another press conference this afternoon at the Emergency Management Division office, where she described the state as entering the “second big wave.”

Haley announced that Calhoun, Darlington, Florence, Kershaw and Lee counties were added to the federal disaster declaration, and said FEMA will be assessing Bamberg, Abbeville and Colleton sometime today. The governor did however clarify that all citizens affected by the flood, regardless of their location, will receive assistance...

S.C. Flood: Thursday Update

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi


As nearly 300 state, federal and voluntary partners cooperate to aid South Carolina’s citizens, the scope of the flooding and its impact are coming into sharp focus.

As of Wednesday night, residents of 16 counties (Berkeley, Charleston, Clarendon, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter, Williamsburg, Calhoun, Darlington, Florence, Kershaw and Lee) are eligible for Individual Assistance from federal authorities.

Survivors who sustained losses in the designated counties can...