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An Emotional Night in the S.C. House of Representatives

From: Palmetto Scene

Andrea Esselman

Horne

With the S.C. House of Representatives voting in favor of taking down the Confederate flag, all that remains is for Governor Nikki Haley to sign the bill, and the flag will come down from the State House grounds.

The debate surrounding the flag is one of historical significance. The flag has flown on State House grounds since 1961, although it was moved from its place on the dome of the State House in 2000....

On Third Reading, the S.C. Senate Has Voted to Remove the Confederate Flag

From: Palmetto Scene

S. Simmons

Confederate Flag

On third reading, the South Carolina Senate has voted 36-3 in favor of removing the Confederate flag from the State House grounds.

On Monday, the South Carolina Senate voted 37-3 in favor, CBS News reports .

According to a report from the Huffington Post, Senator Vincent Sheheen, who introduced the bill to remove the flag, asked legislators to approve it because "it's the right thing to do."

"The issue had to be...

South Carolina Named the 12th Best State for Summer Road Trips

From: Palmetto Scene

V. Ortiz

Road

South Carolina is ranked among the best states for summer road trips according to WalletHub , a personal finance website.

WalletHub conducted a study of the 50 U.S. states to determine the 2015’s Best and Worst States for Summer Road Trips. The study compared the states on three different dimensions including driving and lodging costs, road conditions and safety, and fun and scenic attractions. Along with these dimensions, the study used 20 key...

Horseshoe Shadow Campaign Gains Visibility

From: Palmetto Scene

Veronica Brown

Shadow

The social media feeds of many USC students and Columbia residents recently flooded with pleas to “Save Our Horseshoe!” The USC Alumni Association launched the Save Our Horseshoe campaign on June 29 in response to the plans to build Icon on Main.

The Save Our Horseshoe website objects to the shadow that the residential building will cast on the horseshoe and displays an artist’s rendering of what the shadow would look like at 4:30...

Remembering the Charleston Church Victims

From: Palmetto Scene

S. Simmons

Charleston Nine

Almost two weeks later, funerals have been planned and held for the nine victims of the shooting at Emanuel A.M..E Church in Charleston, South Carolina. A CNN report provides a closer look at the nine people lost that Wednesday night.

CYNTHIA HURD

Cynthia Hurd, 54, worked at the Charleston County Public Library for 31 years. There she helped residents, “making sure they had every opportunity for an education and personal growth,” library officials...

Haley Issues Budget Vetoes

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

State House

Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference late this morning to unveil her vetoes of this year's appropriations bill. She issued 87 line item vetoes, but said she was happy that the "legislature is putting more thought into our executive budget, and we are grateful for that."

Some of the funding Haley applauded was:

- Fully maintained state's reserves

- Paid off $1 Billion in federal debt early

...

Q&A | Blake DuBose, Owner of DuBose Web Group

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Blake DuBose, Owner of DuBose Web Group

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Blake DuBose graduated from Newberry College’s Schools of Business and Psychology and is president of DuBose Web Group .

In 2007, father-son team Mike and Blake DuBose partnered to form DuBose Web Group , a full-service, turnkey website design and development firm based in Columbia, South Carolina.

Q: When did you decide you wanted to be an entrepreneur?

This apple didn’t fall too far from the tree,...

Myrtle Beach, Charleston and Hilton Head Among World’s Favorite Golf Destinations

From: Palmetto Scene

V. Ortiz

Golf

Golf courses in Myrtle Beach, Charleston and Hilton Head place South Carolina among the world’s favorite golf destinations.

Myrtle Beach has also been recognized as the USA top golf destination, according to a poll conducted by golf.com , one of the world’s largest golf websites. Besides this prestigious recognition, Myrtle Beach was voted in 2014 as the 'Best Golf Destination in the World' in the 10 Best Travel Awards sponsored by USA TODAY ,...

Classical Radio Show Host Kate McKinney

From: Palmetto Scene

V. Ortiz

Radio

Kate McKinney is the host of the Classical Radio Show, broadcast from the ETV Radio studios in Columbia, S.C.

Music is part of everyone’s lives. It has the power to inspire people around the world. Kate is dedicated to providing this experience to her listeners, and to providing them with a good hour of classical music. The Classical Radio Show is transmitted every weekday at 11 a.m. on all the classical stations around the...

New Ronald McDonald House Will Help More Families

From: Palmetto Scene

Veronica Brown

Girl

This July, the Ronald McDonald House of Columbia will break ground on their new location. The 15,500 square foot building will allow them to double the number of families they serve. Karen Marinelli, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia executive director, told The State , “The most difficult thing we have to do is to tell a family that we don’t have a room available for them. This new house will change that and make...

Charleston Shootings: Full Interview with Rev. Joseph Darby

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

Joe Darby

Palmetto Scene sat down with Rev. Joseph Darby, First Vice President of the Charleston NAACP, to talk about the many issues facing South Carolina in the wake of last weeks shooting. Rev. Darby touches on the tragic events, as well as racial issues, as a whole in the state, and the best ways for people to forgive and move on after such a tragedy.

Charleston Pour House Benefit Raises Over $30,000 for Mother Emanuel Hope Fund

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Pour House

The spirit was palpable and thriving in The Charleston Pour House on Tuesday, June 23 for the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund Benefit, “Don’t Tell Me This Town Ain’t Got No Heart”, a reference to a line in the well-known tune “Shakedown Street” by the Grateful Dead.

Over 80 musicians and over 20 Charleston businesses participated in the event, which raised over $30,000 between ticket, bar and auction sales.

Cars poured from the parking...

Charleston Finding a Way to Heal

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

Charleston

As Charleston moves forward after last week's tragic shooting of nine members of a historically black church, Palmetto Scene sat down with two prominent leaders in the city to talk about the process of forgiveness and healing.

Mayor Joe Riley has served as Mayor of Charleston since 1975; he is in his tenth term. He is the longest serving mayor that is still living and in office.

Reverend Joseph Darby is the First...

Charleston Shootings: The Full Interview with Mayor Riley

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

Mayor Riley

A week after the church shooting that left nine church members dead, Mayor Joe Riley sat down with Palmetto Scene to talk about how his city is moving forward and finding healing. He said the greatest thing that his city was doing was showing love to each other. Love, he said, is stronger then the hate that was shown by the shooter during the Bible study.

Mayor Riley addressed the issue of race in...

Funeral Plans for Charleston Church Shooting Victims

From: Palmetto Scene

S. Simmons

Funeral

Funeral services have been set across the state of South Carolina for the Charleston A.M.E. Church shooting victims. A report from ABC News provided the details below:

CLEMENTA PINCKNEY

Two public viewings will be held Thursday. The first will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church in Ridgeland. The second will be from 6-8 p.m. at Emanuel A.M.E. in Charleston.

Pinckney's funeral will take place...

Confederate Flag Items Pulled from Some Retailers' Inventory

From: Palmetto Scene

V. Ortiz

Amazon

Some of America’s biggest retailers such as Walmart, eBay, Amazon, and Sears have decided to stop selling merchandise tied to the Confederate flag.

The debate regarding the use of the Confederate flag has been intensifying over the last couple of days. On Monday, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley stated in a news conference that she supports removing the Confederate flag form the State House.

According to CNN , Walmart spokesman Brian Nick said,...

A Man of the People, Senator Clementa Pinckney

From: Palmetto Scene

Yolian Ortiz

AME

Nine Victims in Charleston. An event that has drastically changed South Carolina and put certain symbols and politics in the forefront. Among the nine was a man who strived for change and equality, Senator Clementa Pinckney. If he had survived, he would have made sure that those other eight victims in his congregation had his full attention and support.

The Jasper County Delegation Officer, Helen Dills-Pittman, worked closely with Senator Pinckney and knew there...

Seen and Heard at State House Flag Rally: June 23

From: Palmetto Scene

Marina Ziehe

Flag

Several people protested in front of the South Carolina State House yesterday, June 23, asking for the removal of the Confederate battle flag.

Senators and leaders, including Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, joined the push to remove the flag.

“Take it down now,” said Benjamin. “No bullet can stop this movement, no gunshot can tear it apart.”

People asked for the South Carolina General Assembly to remove the Confederate battle flag from the...

Q&A| A Conversation With Andrew Askins, CEO of Krit

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Krit Team

Krit is a team of developers and designers who work together to help freelancers to work with clients. The team is working to develop software tools that freelancers can use so that they can spend more time doing their jobs and less time focusing on other details. Carolina Money spoke with CEO Andrew Askins to find out more about the company.

Q: What inspired the creation of Krit?

A: We’re freelance designers...

Charleston Meets in the Middle

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

Charleston

On Sunday evening, after a prayer service outside Mother Emmanuel A.M.E. Church, people gathered at each end of the famous Charleston bridge. Walking together in unity, marchers met in the middle of the bridge, to hold hands and remember the nine who lost their lives in the church shooting that happened during a Bible study meeting on Wednesday, June 17.

The walk and hand-holding, meant to symbolize that the city and its many diverse...

Emanuel A.M.E. Church Offers First Service After the Tragedy

From: Palmetto Scene

V. Ortiz

Church

On Sunday, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston offered its first service after the tragedy occurred last Wednesday night, in which nine people were shot dead inside the historical church.

The church returned to a house of worship on Sunday, as hundreds of people gathered together to pray, sing hymns and remember the church members who were shot during the shocking mass killing that was classified as a hate crime according to NBC...

Website Linked with Charleston Shooting Suspect is Being Investigated

From: Palmetto Scene

V. Ortiz

Police

A website discovered on Saturday that contains photographs of Dylann Roof and a racist manifesto is being investigated, since it could be potentially linked to the man charged with the crime.

According to The New York Times , the website contains a close look at Roof’s thinking. The site shows a gallery of 60 photographs in which Mr. Roof appears in most of them. The photos show Roof posing with a pistol, waving the...

Historic Churches in Charleston Will Ring Bells in Unity on Sunday

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Church

The Post and Courier reports that many Charleston historic churches will come together on Sunday in remembrance of the Emanuel A.M.E. Church shooting victims.

At 10 a.m. the churches will ring their bells in unison, and community members and visitors are welcome to join by ringing personal bells to show their support.

Many vigils have and will be held in Charleston and across the nation, but this particular gesture has implicit meaning, as...

The Days After: Picking Up the Pieces After the Emanuel A.M.E. Shooting

From: Palmetto Scene

Andrea Esselman

Flowers

Photo from Times Enterprise

In the days following a mass murder, a tense manhunt and a quick arrest, Charleston residents are left to pick up the pieces.

The shooting has added to the list of events spurring the Black Lives Matter movement. Although the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s allowed for much progress in terms of racial equality, many see this event as proof that there is still a mindset of inequality...

Charleston Church Shooter Charged with Murder

From: Palmetto Scene

S. Simmons

Emanuel9

Dylann Roof has been charged with nine counts of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, police tweeted Friday.

According to CNN , Roof, who was arrested in Shelby, North Carolina on Thursday, confessed to killing nine people in Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina. According to law enforcement officials, Roof told investigators he wanted to start a race war.

John Mullins, a former classmate of...

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