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Officials: Prepare For Potential Eclipse Day Problems

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

Always wear eclipse glasses during and after the solar eclipse.

Several South Carolina officials want citizens to be prepared for traffic, delays and even dangerous accidents caused by the rare eclipse and an influx of visitors to the state.

A lot of things could happen around that event and we’re prepared for those,” Major General Robert Livingston said. “Have a plan. It’s going to get dark a little bit after 2 p.m. across the state.”

The eclipse will leave cities like Greenville, Anderson,...

Life Without Health Insurance: Restaurant Owner, Cancer Survivor Finds Alternatives

From: Telehealth

T. Crouch

Nunez with co-workers

“It was a no brainer,” says Marcos Nunez.

As a restaurant owner and two-time cancer survivor, Nunez took a tip from one of his regular customers: telehealth.

“I do it on my computer at home. For the simple fact that it's a lot nicer to relax and see him on the big screen. I could do it here at the restaurant if I needed to. It is very, very convenient.”

Between the...

Templeton Wades Into Controversial Topics During First Town Hall

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

S.C. gubernatorial candidate Catherine Templeton talks with people before a town hall event on Aug. 1, 2017.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Catherine Templeton fielded questions during a 90-minute Pickens County GOP town hall event Tuesday.

During the 90-minute event, Templeton waded into issues dealing with southern heritage, transgender issues, her brief tenure at the S.C. Ports Authority, utility regulations, abortion, and Islam, among other issues asked by the roughly 30 people in attendance

Templeton, 46, was appointed director of the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation in 2010 by then...

Sesame Street in Communities - Nurse Family Partnership

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Nurse and parents with newborn infant

Did you know Sesame Street in Communities isn’t only a website? It’s also a growing network of community providers like you, who leverage Sesame Street content in their work with kids and families. One of our great partners is Nurse Family Partnership (NFP). With locations in 43 states, NFP offers first time moms in-home visits by a registered nurse for the first two years of pregnancy and parenting. We love how they take a client-centric...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, August 2017

From: ETV

Linda O'Bryon

2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Dear Viewers and Listeners:

South Carolina is in the direct path of the continental total solar eclipse, the first in almost 100 years. Anchored in Columbia, with reports from Charleston and Clemson, we will simulcast (on TV, radio and the web) a live special during the actual eclipse, Aug. 21, 2:30- 3:30 p.m., hosted by Beryl Dakers. Leading up to Aug. 21, SCETV will stream interviews with astronauts, scientists, naturalists and other experts on...

Big Buck Racing

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Big Buck Racing

In 1997 The Grand National Cross Country held its first race at Big Buck in Union County, SC. In that time over 15,000 riders from all over the world have participated in the Big Buck GNCC events.

Interested in Becoming an Online Educator?

From: Education

Kathy Finger

image of woman at laptop smiling

This fall, start your journey to earn the SC Add-On Online Teaching Endorsement and become an online educator! PBS TeacherLine offers the two required courses SC educators must take as part of their coursework; get started with one course beginning September 13, 2017!

The Add-On Online Teaching Endorsement is an optional certification intended to enhance an educator's skills and knowledge beyond that required for traditional teaching and to prepare the individual to teach classes...

EOC Reports: Broadband Internet Service Available for Low-Income Individuals

From: Education

Bette Jamison

SC Education Oversight Committee logo

Through budget and policy recommendations to the General Assembly, the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) has supported initiatives to expand Internet access to South Carolina students in classrooms and beyond the traditional school day to students at home.

August on Knowitall.org

From: Education

Mimi Brown

Images from featured content on Knowitall

In August, we hope to ease the transition from StreamlineSC to the ETV StreamlineSC Collection on Knowitall.org, so that you can locate these resources without missing a beat! We also want to remind you of some recent additions to Knowitall that are well worth reviewing as school starts. And we feature three new programs from South Carolina Hall of Fame!

South Carolina’s PBS LearningMedia

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Screen shot from PBS LearningMedia

Access thousands of free, innovative, standards-aligned and curriculum-targeted digital resources

Jump Start Your Renewal Plans with ETV Teacher Recertification!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Teacher outside on laptop

ETV Teacher Recertification offers 50+ courses that earn 20 renewal credits each (NO graduate credit). Language arts, science, social studies, mathematics, the arts, and general education courses - all approved by the SC Department of Education for SC teachers, facilitated online/self-paced, $75 each.

ETV Highlights for August 2017

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Images from August Space Exploration and Eclipse Programs

ETV presents programs of interest to teachers and students! In August, ETV will feature special programs leading up to the Total Solar Eclipse and coverage of the August 21 event beginning at 2:30 p.m. Also, don’t miss new episodes of Ready Jet Go!, ETV’s Palmetto Scene every Thursday and This Week in South Carolina every Friday. ETV is your destination for learning!

Kale Salad with Eggs, Sweet Potatoes and Honey-Tahini Dressing

From: Making it Grow

Sean Flynn

Gayle G. Williford

Clemson Extension Food Safety & Nutrition Agent Gayle G. Williford visited us at "Making It Grow" and showed us how to make a Kale Salad with Kale Salad, Sweet Potatoes and Clemson Extension.

Here are the directions:

Tahini Dressing 2 teaspoons tahini ( sesame seed paste ) 4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon honey Salt and pepper to taste 1 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil ½ clove garlic, smashed Whisk together tahini,...

Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant Enters South Carolina Governor's Race

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant Enters South Carolina Governor's Race

ANDERSON -- Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant officially entered the 2018 South Carolina gubernatorial race alongside his family on Friday, touting his conservative record and a need to restore integrity in the state capital.

Bryant is running on the fiscal and moral conservative record he honed during 12 years as a state senator, reflecting the values of the heavily Republican Upstate region from which he hails.

“I’m not running to the right—I am the...

John Heller

From: SC Hall of Fame

John Heller

John Roderick Heller was born in Fair Play, South Carolina. He was a graduate of Clemson College and Emory University Medical School. In 1943, Dr. Heller was appointed chief of the U.S. Public Health Service’s venereal disease division. In 1948, he was named Director of the National Cancer Institute. In 1960, he became President and CEO of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

2017 Constitution Day James Otis Lecture: September 15 at 1:00 p.m.

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Photo of James Otis Lecture

The South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (SC ABOTA) presents the Ninth Annual James Otis Lecture Series in observance of National Constitution Day. The topic for the 2017 James Otis Lecture is the “Separation of Powers and the Judges’ Role in our Constitutional System.”

The Events of Oconee County

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Oconee County Events

Nestled in the corner of the state, Oconee County has year-round events to showcase the culture, talent and heritage of the area.

* Video provided by GBA Productions.

EPA Administrator Meets With SC Farmers, Industry Over Water Rule

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt meets with South Carolina elected officials and farmers on July 24, 2017.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt held a roundtable meeting Monday with several elected officials, agriculture and utility representatives in Orangeburg County on a federal rule regulating waterways.

Pruitt was seeking input on redefining the Obama-era Waters of the United States rule that protects drinking water supplies. However, Pruitt and others said the rule too broadly regulates waterways, hurting farmers and industry.

“I think it’s right to do what they did, as far...

Rose Cross-Pollination

From: Making it Grow

Sean Flynn

Amanda McNulty and Jonathan Windham

Clemson Extension's Jonathan Windham show fellow agent and Host of "Making It Grow" how to cross-pollinate roses to create unique hybrids!

ETV StreamlineSC Collection – Links to Series & Programs

From: Education

Mimi Brown

Screen shot of Knowitall Collections page

ETV has provided a wealth of free digital media content to SC schools through the StreamlineSC service for over a dozen years. StreamlineSC has gone through upgrades and changes along the way and the Learn360 national resources available over the last several years as the content base in StreamlineSC will no longer be offered as of August 31, 2017. South Carolina educators and students will retain access to quality, FREE multimedia resources in Knowitall.org “StreamlineSC...

How to Cross-Pollinate Roses!

From: Making it Grow

Sean Flynn

a pink rose

Clemson Extension Agent Jonathan Windham shows us how to cross-pollinate roses to create your very own hybrids with a process that takes about 10 steps and only a few minutes!

1. Select one plant to be the mother and one plant to be the father.

2. Collect anthers from the father plant and dry overnight to release pollen grains.

3. Select a flower bud on the mother plant. The sepals should be...

Be Prepared … NEW ETV Services Coming in August!

From: Education

Dean Byrd

ETV Education logo

SC educators will retain access to FREE resources in Knowitall.org “StreamlineSC Collection” and national content in South Carolina’s PBS LearningMedia. Even though the Learn360 content base provided for the last few years in ETV’s StreamlineSC will be ending August 31, 2017 due to funding decreases and new services for the 2017-18 school year, SC Teachers will continue to have access to free multimedia!

Gas Tax Increase Already Funding 200 Miles of Pavements

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

Statewide improvement projects across the state according to the S.C. Department of Transportation

More than 200 miles of roadways are set to be repaved across the state due to the gas tax increase lawmakers approved in May.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation announced Thursday that $26.5 million worth of projects are moving forward. SCDOT Secretary Christy Hall said that without the passage of the bill—which annually increases the gas tax by two cents a gallon of gas for six years—these projects would not happen.

“SCDOT...

Catawba Pottery Tradition Withstands the Test of Time

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Cannon

Catawba Potter Keith "Little Bear" Brown creates pottery.

“Catawba Pottery is the oldest Native pottery tradition east of the Mississippi River that’s been produced continuously throughout time,” Catawba Potter Keith “Little Bear” Brown explains.

Catawba Pottery used to have solely utilitarian uses but is now modernly created as artwork. Catawba Potters have been collecting their clay from along the Catawba River banks in South Carolina for several generations. Brown says, “We still go to a location that I know that my great,...

Gen William Moultrie

From: SC Hall of Fame

Gen Moultrie

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, William Moultrie (1785-1787) is known for his leadership during the American Revolutionary War. He defended the city of Charleston from British attack in 1776, and Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island was named for him. He contributed the element of the crescent moon to the South Carolina State Flag. Moultrie also served as 35th Governor of South Carolina.

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