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Almost $3 Million in Grants Goes to S.C. Police Departments

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

silver police badge

Some police departments in South Carolina are going to get an unexpected check. That's because almost $3 million in grants will be handed out to local police departments to help with better policing efforts, according to an article in The State .

The largest grant comes from the Department of Justice and almost $2 million will go to North Charleston alone. Summerville police departments will receive $500,000. This grant comes from the Justice Department's...

South Carolina's Chicken Man featured on National Series

From: Palmetto Scene

Chicken Man

In early February two producers of the popular web series Indie Alaska made their way to sunny South Carolina. The Palmetto State is featured in 2 episodes of the PBS Digital Studios series Indie America . This episode features Ernest Lee, the Chicken Man.

Another episode featured the Lowcountry and Geechie Boy Mill.

INPUT 2015 in Tokyo, Japan

From: ETV

Amy Shumaker

ETV's Betsy Newman at US Input in Tokyo, Japan

US INPUT Producer Fellows attended INPUT 2015 in Tokyo, Japan on May 10 – 14

South Carolina Ranks #1 in the Nation for Relationship Violence

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

Purple Ribbon

South Carolina has once again filled the number one spot for women killed by men in the nation. A new study released by the Violence Policy Center showed that across the nation “more than 1,600 women were murdered by men in 2013 and the most common weapon used was a gun.” South Carolina led the nation with 57 women killed, followed by Alaska and New Mexico. The study rates the top ten most deadly states...

South Carolina Ranks #1 in the Nation for Relationship Violence

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

purple ribbon for domestic violence with Palmetto Scene logo

South Carolina has once again filled the number one spot for women killed by men in the nation. A new study released by the Violence Policy Center showed that across the nation “more than 1,600 women were murdered by men in 2013 and the most common weapon used was a gun.” South Carolina led the nation with 57 women killed, followed by Alaska and New Mexico. The study rates the top ten most deadly states...

City of Cayce: Plans for Dilapidated Structures Program Moves Forward

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

abadnoned home

The City of Cayce approved a fee schedule for the proposed dilapidated structures program on Wednesday, September 16, and demolition of several unsafe and run-down buildings is expected to begin very soon, reports Cola Daily .

In early August, The State reported that many neighborhood groups and community members in Cayce were concerned with several homes, apartments and stores that were in a state of significant disrepair or abandonment. With the help of City...

S.C. First in Attracting Foreign Investments

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

person welding, with great bright sparks

South Carolina, once again, is ranked number one in attracting jobs through foreign investments. This is the third time in four years IBM-Plant Location International (IBM-PLI) has ranked the state first, per million inhabitants. Each year the group releases a report looking at foreign investments around the world. The report looks where companies are not only locating, but also expanding.

Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said, "With more than 1,200 international establishments currently operating...

A Diet Rich in Olive Oil Could Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

bottle of olive oil with olives

The Mediterranean diet emphasizes eating fish, nuts, legumes, fruits, vegetables and olive oil, and it could be the newest diet to show signs of lowering women's risk of developing breast cancer, according to an article from NPR .

The diet has been showing evidence of being really healthy for people in other areas, like protecting against heart disease. A study in 2013 showed significant reduction in cardiovascular issues with people who followed the diet,...

TWITTER CHAT | EngenuitySC & Economic Development in the Midlands of South Carolina

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Meghan Hughes Headshot

Twitter Chat hosted by @Carolina_Money with featured guest Meghan Hughes, Executive Director of EngenuitySC, on Sept. 10, 2015 at 8pm ET: https://storify.com/SCETV/twitter-chat

Can Selfies at School Spread Lice and Super Lice?

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

students posing for a selfie

Back to school can bring lots of excitement and anxiety for students. From new teachers and transitioning from summer to the weekly schedule, there are many changes students and parents can expect.

Perhaps one of the most fun aspects of going back to school is being reunited with friends old and new. Many students may capture this moment with a “selfie.” While the popular photo capturing technique may seem harmless, health officials are advising...

Q&A | A Conversation with Caleb White, Founder of WedTexts

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

 Caleb White, Founder of WedTexts

Caleb White grew up in West Columbia, S.C. After graduating from Brookland-Cayce High School, he attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

White is the founder of WedTexts, a notification system for weddings. The main goal of WedTexts is to help engaged couples reduce the stress related to a very stressful, yet amazing time–-the time leading up to their wedding. To do that, WedTexts allows the couple to send timely reminders to their wedding...

Circle Unbroken - A Gullah Journey from Africa to America

From: ETV

Amy Shumaker

Circle Unbroken

75% of all enslaved Africans coming to America came in through the ports of Charleston, Beaufort and Georgetown, South Carolina. The result of this mingling of slaves from West Africa with the plantation culture awaiting them in America became Gullah; the genesis and taproot of African American culture.

The PBS special, Circle Unbroken – A Gullah Journey from Africa to America, portrays the history of these resilient people in music by The Gullah...

S.C. State Parks Bring in Record Revenue

From: Palmetto Scene

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 many factors, such as an improving economy, declining gas prices, and good weather.

With the increase in revenue, the park service operations became 94% self-sufficient with a...

Happy Cow Creamery: The Milk Process

From: Palmetto Scene

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?

From: Palmetto Scene

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 atmosphere of the time. Only 18% of people surveyed said that it rarely or hardly ever hurt conversation.

The survey also found a difference in opinions between races and genders....

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

From: Palmetto Scene

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 Trantham's unique farming routine.

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

From: Palmetto Scene

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 and Research Center at the University of South Carolina, the South Carolina Aviation Association, and the South Carolina Department of Commerce. Boeing was the headline sponsor of the event, which brought together professionals in industry...

Main Street Latin Festival Brings Latin-Owned Businesses Together

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Main Street Latin Festival Brings Latin-Owned Businesses Together

As the National Hispanic Heritage Month (September) approaches, the City of Columbia takes the opportunity to recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the community through different events. The 12th Annual Main Street Latin Festival took place last Saturday in Columbia, South Carolina, with the purpose of celebrating and sharing the Latin culture through its foods, arts, dances and music.

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

From: Palmetto Scene

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, restless leg syndrome or sleep apnea," and it is affecting their mental and physical health. The Institute of Medicine's report shows that sleep issues such as insomnia...

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

From: Palmetto Scene

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 just how more mainstream drones have become, SCNow News and the Associated Press report that the Federal Aviation Administration has found that pilot reporting of drones has more than...

The Proper Way to Dispose of Unused Medications in South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

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 taken by someone other than the person for whom the medicine was prescribed. Many of these medicines have specific disposal instructions on their...

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

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

handcuffs

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 location in Hanahan and a possible location in Kansas to move detainees to, after President Obama promised to close the detention camp. Gauntanamo Bay was created in 2002 as...

University of South Carolina Opens New Journalism Building to Students

From: Palmetto Scene

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 crashes in 2014. A total of 578 people have died this year, whereas 474 people died last year. The Greenville News stated that the leading factors that have...

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

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

I DO

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 arrangements to the flavor of the cake. But when two people join together some other important questions must be answered: do we need a pre-nuptial agreement? What does...

Q&A | A Conversation with Partners Alana Jordan and Carol Smith from big eyed bird creative

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

big eyed bird creative

Creativity is key to innovation, period.

That's why the Carolina Money team decided to talk to the founders of a company that has been active in the community through the creation of unique perspectives for clients, such as Evolution Partners, Rosewood Crawfish Festival, TransformSC, Columbia Classical Ballet, Alumnify, Wishbox, and many others.

Carol Smith and Alana Jordan are the founders of big eyed bird creative , a marketing and advertising agency located in...

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