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Drought Status Improves In South Carolina

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

All counties within the state are now in normal or incipient drought status.

All 46 counties in South Carolina are now at either normal drought status or incipient, according to state officials.

The state Drought Response Committee downgraded the statuses of multiple counties around the state, thanks to increased precipitation since April. The change is drastic, since Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties have been in severe drought and surrounding counties have been in moderate drought since October 2016.

S.C. Department of Natural Resources hydrologist Scott Harder...

Fort Jackson's History in New Documentary

From: ETV

Glenn Rawls

Soldiers at Fort Jackson

“Victory Starts Here: Fort Jackson Centennial” is a celebration of the 100 th anniversary of Fort Jackson. Archival material and interviews with Fort Jackson leaders, historians and community leaders provide a look back at the history and important milestones of the U.S. Army’s largest Basic Combat Training Center, as well as its current and future impact on the city of Columbia and the state of South Carolina. From its beginning as Camp Jackson during World...

What is a Century Plant?

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

century plant with text

Many Columbians will recognize the large plant that seems to spill over onto Rosewood Drive. But the plant has seen more buzz recently, due to the fact that it currently resembles something out of a Dr. Seuss story. A giant stalk has started growing from the plant to the power lines.

The plant is a "Century Plant," also known as Agave americana. But what exactly is a century plant, and why the sudden appearance...

Hurricane Season Is Underway, Above Normal Year Predicted

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

The South Carolina shoreline in Garden City.

The Atlantic hurricane season is underway, eight months after South Carolina was hit by one of its worst hurricanes.

The Category 1 Hurricane Matthew made landfall near McClellanville last October and killed five people across the state. Storm surge reached over six feet in Charleston, rain drenched the Pee Dee, rivers flooded and trees knocked out power to more than 800,000 people.

This year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts an above-normal...

Thomas Lynch Jr.

From: SC Hall of Fame

Thomas Lynch Jr.

Biography of the life of Declaration of Independence signer and noted statesman Thomas Lynch, Jr. Through the use of archival materials, scholar interviews, and historical reenactment, this program details the events surrounding Lynch’s life, his role in our country’s war for independence, as well as his contributions to South Carolina and American history.

The Club of the Unloved (Spoleto 2006)

From: Palmetto Scene

The Club of the Unloved

Cornwall's Kneehigh Theatre present the Cornish legend of Tristan and Yseult as a theater art piece to an American audience.

Spoleto Festival USA 2017 is May 26 – June 11 in Charleston, SC. Visit the website for more information. Watch some of our favorite performances on this edition of Palmetto Scene .

Lowcountry Stormwater Partners

From: Making it Grow

Sean Flynn

Lowcountry Stormwater Partners

Clemson Extension Water Resources Agent Ellen Comeau shares with us information about the newest Carolina Clear consortium: the Lowcountry Stormwater Partners. Ellen explains their mission and tells us about some of the programs that they've done this year. Also, Ellen highlights how the LSP hosted the Master Pond Manager course this Spring.

Drug Monitoring Law To Fight Opioid Abuse

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

Gov. McMaster signs the bill into law on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

All opioids prescribed in South Carolina are now required to be reported to the state monitoring program, thanks to a bill that Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law last month.

The law is one of several pieces of legislation lawmakers pushed this year as they work to stymie the deadly opioid and heroin epidemic. Officials hope the new law will slow the growth of the problem, which is rooted in prescription painkiller abuse....

StoryfestSC: The Kick-off to Summer Reading in South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi


School may be out for the summer but the learning hasn’t stopped for young readers in South Carolina. Summer reading was officially kicked off with the event StoryfestSC. This was the 7th year the popular event was held by the South Carolina State Library.

The event was free to the public at the South Carolina State Museum. Children who attended received two books from the featured authors, Rita Williams-Garcia and Sophie Blackall . The...

Emio Greco is Dead (Spoleto 2005)

From: Palmetto Scene


Italian choreographer, Emio Greco jumps the boundary between classical and tribal dance to create a physical dialogue between mind and body.

Spoleto Festival USA 2017 is May 26 – June 11 in Charleston, SC. Visit the website for more information. Watch some of our favorite performances on this edition of Palmetto Scene .

Bulls Bay Sea Salt

From: Making it Grow

Sean Flynn


Bulls Bay Sea Salt produces solar-evaporated sea salt, harvested from just minutes north of Charleston from the pristine waters of Bulls Bay, SC.

The More You Give The More You Get (Spoleto 2002)

From: Palmetto Scene


The Dance Theater of Harlem is world-renowned for it's visually stunning performances of classical ballet. Co-founder Arthur Mitchell explains his approach to production and the need to challenge the stereotypes of the ballet world.

Spoleto Festival USA 2017 is May 26 – June 11 in Charleston, SC. Visit the website for more information. Watch some of our favorite performances on this edition of Palmetto Scene .

The Cordial Churchman

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

The Cordial Churchman Bowties

The Cordial Churchman bowtie company all started when Ellie Stager made a bowtie for her husband, Andy, back in 2009. The business is booming with an office on Main Street, national and international sales, and even a charity to benefit the people of Haiti.

A Brighter Future For Better Fathers | Endowment Intern Lauren

From: SCETV Summer Interns

L. Lanier

Intern Lauren Lanier working on her project

I have exciting news to share this week. I am working on an upcoming story about The Fatherhood Project. This story will highlight the single fathers who need help to reconnect with their children for a better future. The Fatherhood Project is a nonprofit organization that helps fathers in need of being active in their children’s lives, educations, and jobs. The Fatherhood Project is located in Lancaster, South Carolina, but also serves the surrounding counties...

Mary Ford Elementary Wins 2017 Wellness Award

From: Telehealth

Taylor Crouch

Mary Ford Elementary receives a Wellness Award.

Each year, judges assess the wellness efforts of schools througout the Charleston county. This year's 2017 Charleston County School District Wellness Award was presented to Mary Ford Elementary School for their wellness programs and initiatives that have fostered healthy habits within the school.

Where Things Come From (Piccolo Spoleto 2008)

From: Palmetto Scene


Filmmaker and Artist Sam Fleischner creates an installation that serves as a theater for his film 10 Trees, which documents the cutting and manufacturing process of the plywood material used in it's construction.

Spoleto Festival USA 2017 is May 26 – June 11 in Charleston, SC. Visit the website for more information. Watch some of our favorite performances on this edition of Palmetto Scene .

SCETV and South Carolina Public Radio Coverage of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

From: ETV

Within the penumbra, the eclipse is partial (left), but within the umbra, the Moon completely covers the Sun (right).

South Carolina ETV and South Carolina Public Radio will provide Solar Eclipse Coverage from Columbia, S.C. Columbia third largest city in the U.S. on the centerline of the path of totality . NASA estimates that the state could see one million visitors for a once-in-a-lifetime view of the eclipse. The August 21, 2017 eclipse is the first U.S. contiguous, coast-to-coast, total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years.

Leading up to August 21, 2017 ,...

P is for Palmetto Tree

From: Carolina Stories

Palmetto tree ready for screenprinting

Chip Prezioso, President of Palmetto Promotions, talks about why the Palmetto is the state tree of South Carolina.

People Are People (Spoleto 2003)

From: Palmetto Scene


Mezzo-Soprano Sarah Castle is transformed into a Prince for Handel's Tamerlano.

Spoleto Festival USA 2017 is May 26 – June 11 in Charleston, SC. Visit the website for more information. Watch some of our favorite performances on this edition of Palmetto Scene .

2017 AG + ART Tour

From: Making it Grow

Sean Flynn

Ag plus Art Tour

Our special guests in the studio are Clemson Extension’s Ben Boyles and Michelle Long from the Newberry Chamber of Commerce share with us details about the upcoming South Carolina Ag + Art Tour that will take place every weekend in June. This self-guided tour of designated farms in South Carolina features local artisans and farmer's markets. During this tour, visitors will have the opportunity to see first-hand where their food comes from, watch artists in...

Rain Forest (Spoleto 2004)

From: Palmetto Scene

 John Kennedy, director of Spoleto's Music in Time concert series,

John Kennedy, director of Spoleto's Music in Time concert series, talks about the origins and influences of the festivals more avante-garde musical offerings.

Spoleto Festival USA 2017 is May 26 – June 11 in Charleston, SC. Visit the website for more information. Watch some of our favorite performances on this edition of Palmetto Scene .

Gordon Getty: There will be Music

From: SCETV Presents

Amy Shumaker

Image of Composer Gordon Getty

Gordon Getty: There will be Music introduces audiences to the iconoclastic composer — and the scion of one of America’s most fabled families — who has defied expectations and earned acclaim and acceptance in the rarified world of classical music.

The son of oil billionaire J. Paul Getty, once the richest man in America, Gordon Getty’s upbringing was anything but usual. Through interviews with friends and family members as well as archival footage,...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, June 2017

From: ETV

Linda O'Bryon

Fort Jackson soldiers

Dear Viewers and Listeners:

This month Fort Jackson commemorates its centennial, and SCETV pays tribute with the broadcast of Victory Starts Here: Fort Jackson Centennial . Airing June 15 at 8 p.m., the program features archival material and interviews with Fort Jackson and community leaders, highlighting the impact the Fort has had and will continue to have as the nation’s largest basic combat training facility. Mark Adams is the producer.

Michael Wood relates...

Frances Ravenel Smythe Edmunds

From: SC Hall of Fame

Frances Ravenel Smythe Edmunds

Frances Ravenel Smythe Edmunds achieved national recognition as an advocate for historic preservation. She graduated from the College of Charleston in 1939. In 1947, she founded the Historic Charleston Foundation and served as Director. In 1971, she received the Louise DuPont Crowninshield Award. President Carter appointed her to the National Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

Furman Student's Experience with Greenville's BlueCross BlueShield Internship

From: Palmetto Scene

Imani King

Meg Demaar on her first day at BCBSSC

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is the only South Carolina-owned and operated health insurance carrier. They have been offering security to Palmetto State citizens for more than 65 years and is one of South Carolina's largest employers. In addition to their service to South Carolinians, they have a comprehensive internship. Their program allows interns to learn the different facets of the department and gain professional experience by shadowing meetings.

Meg Demaar is Greenville's BCBSSC...