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FEMA Urges Residents in Southeast to Prepare for Potentially Life-Threatening Flooding Residents Advised to Turn Around, Don’t Drown

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Turn Around

The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency is urging residents in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee to closely monitor the potential for significant flooding, follow the direction of state, local and tribal officials, and review their household emergency preparedness plans.

Many portions of the eastern U.S. are currently experiencing heavy rains and gusty winds associated with a frontal system, according to the National Weather Service. These heavy rains are likely...

Flash Flood Warnings Continue Statewide

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Wentworth and Barre

Significant rainfall has continued across South Carolina throughout the night and forecasters expect severe weather conditions for the next several days. The South Carolina Emergency Operations Center is fully activated at Operating Condition 3 by state agencies of the State Emergency Response Team for the duration of the incident.

As of 9:20 a.m. Saturday, October 3, 2015:

§ There are currently 34 warnings and advisories in effect for South Carolina, including flash...

Obama Declares Federal Disaster in S.C.

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Hope Ferry

Earlier today, President Obama declared a state of emergency for all 46 counties in S.C. due to storms and flooding. Federal aid will be available to support state and local efforts, with FEMA coordinating any relief efforts and providing assistance in emergency situations.

In a release from The White House, the order states "FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the...

Gov. Nikki Haley Talks Flood Preparation: What You Should Know Right Now

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

Press Conference

As S.C. prepares to see record breaking rainfall, Gov. Nikki Haley held a press conference to update the citizens about what they need to know about the next few days.

Haley suggested that those who live in flood-prone areas leave and seek shelter right away. She also said that shelters would be provided. Just contact your local emergency department. http://scemd.org/

Power outages and extensive flooding are expected to last until Monday and possibly...

S.C. Governor Declares State of Emergency

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Haley-SOE

Video from U.S. National Weather's Service, Turn Around Don't Drown PSA

Governor Nikki Haley has declared a State of Emergency in advance of any potential impacts from Hurricane Joaquin and flooding from a separate weather system. The Governor’s State of Emergency declaration puts state emergency plans into effect, enabling agencies to better coordinate resources jointly and respond to requests for state assistance from county emergency managers. According to the Weather Channel , "Hurricane...

Helping Tigers Worldwide from the Coast of South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

baby tiger with Safri attendant

Most people travel down to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to work on their tan on the sandy beaches, partake in seafood and splash in the waves. But a little known safari sits just miles from the hub of one of the largest tourist destinations in the country. Myrtle Beach Safari, T.I.G.E.R.S. houses some of the worlds largest cats, including the nearly 900 pound liger. Yes! A liger is a real thing!

But the safari...

Knowitall Media Meets S.C. at the Intersection of Education and Technology

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Knowitall Homepage

At the intersection of education and technology lives South Carolina's Knowitall Media. Knowitall Media features a wide assortment of video content from the original Knowitall.org . The Knowitall team is continually adding content to bring education to your fingertips.

Knowitall Media features videos that are optimized for tablets and mobile devices. “For our users, a little bit of spare time can be turned instantly productive because the learning can continue in between other...

PODCAST | Laura Corder, USC/Columbia Technology Incubator

From: Carolina Money

Laura Corder

The USC / Columbia Technology Incubator recruits and then consults with high-impact startup companies in the Midlands of South Carolina. Learn more about it from Laura Corder, director of communications for the Incubator and the USC Office of Economic Development.

What You Need to Know About S.C. and Relationship Abuse

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

Abuse

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 the nation. This is the fourth time the state has held this position, and S.C. has repeatedly landed in the top ten spots every year for the last ten years. The study showed that "94 percent...

Dick Tripp and the U.S.S. Yorktown

From: Palmetto Scene

A. Highland

Cassaro

Palmetto Scene had the opportunity to speak with Joanne Cassaro at a recent taping of Antiques Roadshow in Charleston, South Carolina. She is a graphic designer with the Harrisburg PBS station, WITF. Even though Cassaro lives in Pennsylvania, she has a special connection to Charleston. Her father, the late Dick Tripp, was a landing signal officer on the USS Yorktown aircraft during World War II. He played a major role in the efforts to...

S.C. State Museum Offers View of Sunday's Supermoon

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Supermoon

There’s a unique astronomical event that will appear in the night sky on Sunday that, pun intended, only happens once in a blue moon. It’s a supermoon lunar eclipse.

According to The State Newspaper , “a supermoon is a full moon at its closest approach to Earth of the year.” NASA writes that it’s an eclipse that has not been “seen in more than 30 years.” The total eclipse will last 72 minutes. The...

Q&A | A Conversation with Philippe Herndon, Founder of Caroline Guitar

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Philippe Herndon, Founder of Caroline Guitar

Philippe Herndon, an USC alumnus, founded Columbia-based Caroline Guitar Company in 2010. His products are designed to appeal to the subset of rock music aficionados. The products have won accolades from buyers and critics alike, with its first model named to Guitar Magazine’s top 10 pedal list. Caroline Guitar is a member of the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator .

Q1: Philippe, before we dig into your company, can you share with Carolina Money readers...

S.C. Sees Biggest Unemployment Drop in Three Decades

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

job classifieds

South Carolina’s August unemployment rate saw the biggest decrease in three decades, falling from 6.4 percent to 6 percent. This is also the third straight month the unemployment rate has seen a decline.

Cheryl Stanton, executive director of S.C.’s Department of Employment and Workforce, released a statement confirming this was the most dramatic drop in the unemployment rate in 32 years, and "it is exciting to think that more South Carolinians than ever before...

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...

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