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Tax Season Tips

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

Tax Season

It’s tax season, and while you’re probably pretty excited about getting a tax refund, the IRS is now warning of scams that could take your identity this tax season. The main thing the IRS is warning people to be on the lookout for is fake emails and phone calls that are posing as IRS’s contacts. According to the Post and Courier , the estimated amount that companies in the United States lose on average every...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, February 2016


Charleston Antique Roadshow

Dear Viewers and Listeners:

This month we are excited to present the three episodes of Antiques Roadshow that were taped last summer in Charleston, S.C. So many fascinating items were appraised; several had amazing values placed on them. Be sure to tune in to see the unique objects that were highlighted.

February is Black History Month and our programming celebrates the achievements of a variety of African Americans. Musical programs highlight B.B. King,...

PBS LearningMedia Resources Give Depth to Black History Month Lessons

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Bordentown School photo of students

Add depth and dimension to your Black History Month lessons with an amazing collection of resources available in PBS LearningMedia, highlighting key events, movements, and traditions as well as notable leaders, poets, and musicians.

Oral History

Why is oral history important to remembering and learning from the past? How can hearing the stories of individuals help us better understand the experience and effects of segregation? In this lesson based on the PBS...

Brothers & Sisters Reunite in Sierra Leone for the First Time in Two Centuries - Visit Knowitall Media!

From: Education

Mimi Brown

photo of Lowcountry sea islands

Learn about the connection between the Gullah people of S.C. & the people of Sierra Leone, West Africa!

This award-winning program explores the remarkable connections between the Gullah of the South Carolina/Georgia Sea Islands and the people of West Africa, particularly those of Sierra Leone. Taped in South Carolina and Africa, the program traces the truly unparalleled historical connection and continued relationship dating from the time of slavery, and examines the development of the...

ETV’s StreamlineSC: New Features in Learn360

From: Education

Bette Jamison

teacher and students using tablet

StreamlineSC's partner Learn360 kicked off the New Year with new features! South Carolina administrators and educators are being upgraded automatically. No action on your part is required. However, if you are experiencing issues with Learn360 resources, please let us know. Please call ETV Education at 803-737-3245 / 1-800-277-3245 (toll free) or email .

Here are some highlights of the expanded service:


New video playback controls Read Aloud...

EOC Report Evaluates Child Development Education Program

From: Education

Bette Jamison

SC Education Oversight Committee

On January 15, 2016, the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) released a report evaluating the Child Development Education Program (CDEP), a full-day educational pre-kindergarten program for at-risk four-year-olds. CDEP was established in 2006 as a pilot program for children residing in the plaintiff districts in the school funding lawsuit, Abbeville County School District et al. vs. SC, but was written into permanent law in 2014.

The program is implemented in both public and private centers...

HERO Live! Premiere: Jim Crow on Feb. 11, 1pm on SC Channel

From: Education

Bette Jamison

HERO Live; Jim Crow

Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trips have a new name … HERO Live! Designed to support American history education for 4-8 th grade students, HERO Live! Jim Crow premieres February 11 at 1:00 p.m. All SC schools may view on ETV’s SC Channel (SCC).

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. This NEW...

ETV Highlights for February 2016

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Ready Jet Go characters

February 15 at 7:30 p.m. on ETV: Ready Jet Go!

On President’s Day, when kids are home from school and preschool, PBS goes intergalactic with the launch of Ready Jet Go! Join science-loving Sean and science fiction-obsessed Sydney as they befriend the new kid on their street, Jet Propulsion, who just happens to be an alien from the planet Bortron 7. Together they will explore the solar system and the effects it has...

Tommy! The Dreams I Keep Inside Me


Glenn Rawls

Tommy working his day job

TOMMY! The Dreams I Keep Inside Me is a touching film about Tommy Onorato, a 60 year-old man with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the life-long dream of singing with a Big Band. Armed with his golden voice and his All-American optimism, Tommy embarks on a quest to have the "world on a string."

Chilean American filmmaker Rodrigo Dorfman has seven feature films and dozens of shorts to his credit. His films...

USC Entrepreneurship Club Partners with Computer Science Department to Execute App Creation Project

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Person using a mobile app

For the first time at the University of South Carolina, the computer science department will be teaching a mobile app development class.

The USC Entrepreneurship Club has partnered with a computer science class, CSCE 590, and plan to work on 15 student entrepreneur ideas.

"Business students have millions of ideas, but they don't know how to apply them because many times they don't know how to code, they are not engineers, they don't...

Remaining Disaster Recovery Centers to Close

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

flooding, roads

FEMA will close its three remaining disaster recovery centers this Friday, January 29. Victims of the October floods still needing asistance can call the FEMA hotline at 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. The hotline can be used to:

Ask questions about FEMA decision letters. Learn how to appeal FEMA decision letters. All applicants may appeal. Inquire about the status of a registration. Provide change of address, telephone and bank account numbers and insurance information to...

Q&A | A Conversation with USC and Harvard Alumnus Pedro de Abreu, Finalist of the 2016 FORBES Magazine 30 under 30

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Pedro de Abreu Headshot

Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina graduate (USC ’14), Harvard University scholar, featured columnist, published author, researcher, entrepreneur, and now finalist of the 2016 FORBES Magazine 30 under 30, which recognizes the year’s brightest young entrepreneurs, breakout talents, and change agents in 20 different sectors. These are just some of the achievements of Pedro de Abreu , 26.

Originally from Brazil, Pedro moved to the U.S. at the age...

Fort Mill High School Student Featured on a National TV Series

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi


Since seventh grade, Lexi Dressing has been tackling gender stereotypes as the only girl on her school football team. Now a junior, Lexi is the kicker for Nation Ford High School’s varsity team.

Lexi’s story was featured on the PBS series, Outside the Box . PBS Student Reporting Labs across the country were challenged to profile young people breaking down stereotypes. The story was produced by Sydney Miller, a junior at Fort Mill High...

‘Renew’ Yourself with PBS TeacherLine’s High-Quality P.D.

From: Education

Bette Jamison

teacher at laptop

Recently, PBS TeacherLine renewed some courses and now it’s your turn to do the same with your teaching (and certificate)! Let the high-quality course offerings of PBS help you: facilitated courses begin January 13 and February 17, and self-paced courses are ready to go when you are!

Facilitated Courses

4 Recently Updated Facilitated Courses to Consider:

RDLA192: Improving Reading Comprehension TECH195: Graphic Organizers for 21st Century Learning RDLA195: Teaching Reading Fluency RDLA152: An...

Col. Charles M. Duke, Jr.

From: SC Hall of Fame

Mark Adams

Col. Charles M. Duke, Jr.

Inducted into the South Carolina Hall Of Fame, Charles Duke, Jr. is one of only twelve people to ever walk on the Moon as part of the historic Apollo 16 mission in 1972.

Charles Moss "Charlie" Duke, Jr. was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on October 3, 1935. He attended Lancaster High School in Lancaster, South Carolina. In 1953, he graduated as valedictorian from Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was active...

The Last Barn Dance


Glenn Rawls

dancing at the barn dance

The Last Barn Dance is a short film that follows a dairy farmer's plight to save his farm and a barn-dance tradition his family started nearly 50 years ago.

Randy Lewis has seen almost every other family farm close its doors in Alamance County, North Carolina. With rising fuel and feed costs, Lewis is unable to sustain his own herd and unable to compete against factory dairy farms. In an effort to keep...

The Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Offers Business Seminars

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

People watching a business seminar

Take a look at these three seminars offered by The Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce, to help members and other business leaders attract and retain more customers in a recovering economy. The seminars will be conducted by award-winning marketer and author Jerry Bellune of Lexington Publishing Co., Inc.

The seminars are free, but seating is limited to 18. They include:

Market Your Business Like a Pro

This free 50-minute seminar helps you to...

South Carolina Among States to Delay State Tax Returns to Fight Fraud

From: Carolina Money

Kaitlyn Park

W2 tax forms

South Carolina will be among the states, including North Dakota and Illinois, choosing to delay issuing tax refunds until after March 1, 2016, reports Forbes .

The delay is part of an effort by the South Carolina Department of Revenue to ensure that taxpayers receive proper refunds and that refunds are not stolen. The agency will be taking extra time to verify wage documents like W-2 forms with the Internal Revenue Service, says The...

Winter Weather Operations Scaling Back

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch


Most of the winter weather has left the Palmetto State and as of midday today, the State Emergency Operations Center returned to normal operations. The National Weather Service predicts some light snow for the remainder of the day in parts of the state, but temperatures will stay above freezing.

SCEMD continues to urge "everyone to continue to be cautious of frozen precipitation still on the ground in many places, particularly on secondary roads and...

Winter Weather Continues to Hit Parts of South Carolina Saturday Morning

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi


Parts of South Carolina are continuing to be hit with snow and sleet making travel unpredictable.

The Upstate areas are being hit the most. Snow and ice fell Friday with more expected in northwest South Carolina. The system is expected to end Saturday afternoon. State officials are still warning residents that roadways will be dangerous.

In an update from the SC Emergency Management Division, power was out for about 30,000 utility customers, mostly...

Parts of South Carolina Experiencing Wintry Mess

From: Palmetto Scene

P.A. Bennett

Ice and Snow

"Stay home if you can." That’s the warning for residents of Upstate South Carolina. A Winter Storm Warning is in place for the Upstate that means a quarter to a half-inch of ice and one to four inches of snow could accumulate.

The weather prognosticators say that the Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Cherokee, and Clemson areas will be hit with a mixture of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow. But road crews are ready, according...

Freezing Rain, Snow Hits Parts of S.C. as Winter Storm Sweeps In

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Freezing Rain

The National Weather Service is calling for hazardous winter weather in the parts of the Upstate beginning Friday morning with freezing rain and sleet, gradually changing to snow on Friday night and Saturday morning.

In the Upstate, officials say travel conditions might become treacherous Friday morning and continue throughout the weekend. Highway Patrol in the affected areas are urging drivers to stay off the roads, unless it is absolutely necessary.

SCEMD has...

Dangerous Winter Storm Forecast for South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi


The South Carolina Emergency Management Division asks residents to prepare themselves and their homes for winter weather. The National Weather Service predicts freezing rain and ice accumulations in the Upstate and northern Midlands lasting into Saturday. State and local agencies are putting emergency plans in place for winter weather and urge everyone in South Carolina to consider preparations to keep your home, community, family, vehicles and pets safe.

Residents should prepare for the possibility...

Mepkin Abbey

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Mepkin Abbey

Mepkin Abbey is a Trappist Monastery located on the Cooper River in Berkeley County. It's a community of Roman Catholic monks established in 1949. The monks at Mepkin Abbey devote their lives to prayer, spiritual study, work and hospitality.

S.C. And N.C. Public TV Networks Partner for New Film Series


Glenn Rawls

multiple Reel South screenshots

The Carolinas’ two statewide public television networks, South Carolina ETV and UNC-TV have partnered with the Southern Documentary Fund to create an exciting new TV showcase for independently produced documentary films about the American South. The series will air for five weeks on ETV Thursday nights beginning January 28.

Reel South is an anthology series highlighting the best non-fiction storytelling from the region. Distributed to public television stations nationwide, the series will bring...