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SCRA Generated $1.4 Billion in Economic Activity Within South Carolina

From: Carolina Money

Economic Growth

The Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina reported that the South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) has contributed $1.4 billion to S.C. in the past year in economic activity.

The report also said that there was a 52 percent increase in the high-tech jobs from the S.C. Launch program , which pay an average annual salary of $69,000.

According to the SCRA blog , the corporation made $526.7 million in...

Meet Harold Hatcher, Chief of the Waccamaw Indian People

From: Palmetto Scene

“No great man became great by doing what his predecessors did. Great people see things that are wrong and fix them.” These are the words that Chief Hatcher lives by.

Harold Hatcher is the chief of the Waccamaw people . He has been chief since the tribe's founding in 1992.

According to the tribe's website, the people are “striving to retain what remains of our history, arts, and crafts, and to regain the...

PBS Announces January & February Facilitated Courses

From: Education

PBS TeacherLine has scheduled 30 renewal and graduate credit courses to begin January 13 and February 17 , 2016. Courses offered include teacher favorites such as “Enabling Students with Special Needs to Succeed in Math Class“, “Children's Authors on the Web: Online Sites that Motivate Students to Write”, and “Teaching with WebQuests”.

These standards- and research-based courses offer sustained, reflective learning through facilitator guidance, peer collaboration and discussion, and authentic tasks with real-world...

Veteran's Volunteer Group Helps Organize Flood Relief Effort

From: Palmetto Scene

Lynn Cornfoot

Volunteers

The Timberlane community was hit hard by the recent flooding in Columbia. The residents have come together to support their neighbors, and through the help of outside groups like Team Rubicon, are now better organized with their grassroots effort.

To see a previous story on the Timberlane community click here .

Corporal Freddie Stowers Monument Unveiled

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Stowers

On Veterans Day, a special monument dedication was held at Anderson University to celebrate Corporal Freddie Stowers, the first African American from South Carolina to receive the Medal of Honor for his service in World War I. Anderson University President Evans Whitaker described Corporal Stowers, a native of Sandy Springs in Anderson County, as a hero.

Dr. Whitaker also mentioned that without the Rainey family, this monument would not be possible.

Lawsuits Filed in Wake of Flood Damage

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Lawsuit

Four lawsuits were filed Thursday morning in state civil court at Richland County’s Clerk of Court’s office alleging “negligence by organizations that controlled dams and drainage” during the catastrophic flood rains in October, reports The State .

Three of the four lawsuits claim that negligence by Richland County in the Gills Creek area created a “domino effect” of devastation that occurred downstream, from failing dams located upstream, in the Gills Creek watershed on Oct....

Teachers: $1000 Scholarships for Amazon Rainforest PD Workshops

From: Education

Get your explorer on and apply for a scholarship to explore the Amazon rainforest next summer!

Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest + Machu Picchu

The July 1-11, 2016 Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru is a cross-curricular professional development workshop for K-12 formal and informal educators to learn and use:

21st Century Instruction: 5E Lesson Design ~ Inquiry-Based Exploration ~ STEM Inquiry Protocols & Resources: Project Learning Tree...

Knowitall Media: Native American Heritage & Career Exploration / Job Shadowing Videos

From: Education

In November, Knowitall Media makes it easy for students to explore potential careers , learn about our Native American Heritage , and honor our veterans of World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. And they’re all just a click away! Videos play on your tablet or mobile device…and yes, your computer, too!

Career Exploration

Knowitall Media brings an abundance of career education/job shadowing videos to your computer, tablet...

Lexington County Residents React to Quarry Approval

From: Carolina Money

A. Highland

area in construction

Vulcan Materials Company gained approval to plan to build a quarry in Batesburg-Leesville. The quarry will take up about 520 acres and be located off of U.S. Highway 1 and Windmill Road.

The mine will provide materials needed for concrete and asphalt for residential and commercial development. The company believes that the Batesburg-Leesville area is the optimal place for the mine and will eventually replace the one in the Olympia area of Columbia....

Hot Topics Featured on Carolina Business Review: Infrastructure and Energy Solutions

From: Carolina Money

L. Steele

 Infrastructure and Energy Solutions

In an interview with Carolina Business Review , Chamber CEO, Ted Pitts, and Director at Brady Energy Services ,Phil Kirk, joined the panel to talk infrasctructure and energy solutions. Here are some highlights:

INFRASTRUCTURE

Chamber CEO Ted Pitts, when asked about the tipping point at the lack of infrastructure and transportation money said, “I think we’re there. This is the second year coming up of a two-year legislative session, the Chamber of...

Understanding the Financial Aid Process

From: Carolina Money

Krishna Thakker

Financial Aid Class

COLUMBIA, S.C. – George Scott, president of Seeds of Wealth Financial Group , spoke to an audience of students and their parents, at Ridge View High School about paying for college.

His number one advice was for parents to submit a FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) form. After this form is submitted, the Federal Student Aid office responds to them with an SAR (Student Aid Report) which informs the family of...

PODCAST | Recovering from the Flood: Lexington's Old Mill

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Recovering from the Flood: Lexington's Old Mill

Laban Chappell is the co-owner of Lexington's Old Mill, along with his father-in-law and brother-in-law. He lives in Charleston and travels to Lexington frequently to maintain the mill and work with the businesses that are located there.

The Old Mill is home to many local businesses, including:

Old Mill Brewpub Creekside Restaurant Hank's Art Glass Keisler Hipkins & Associates The Pauley Law Firm Rainy Day Pal Used Books Watershed Fellowship Church

The Old...

PBS LearningMedia Feature Veterans Stories Across the Ages

From: Education

In honor of Veterans Day, PSB LearningMedia will spotlight stories about veterans from around the country – and across the ages.

WWII – New Roles for Women and African Americans

On September 1, 1939, World War II was declared in Europe when Germany invaded Poland. The United States entered the war two years later on December 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese attacked U.S. military and naval bases at Pearl Harbor....

Sweet Potato Bread

From: Making it Grow

Sweet Potato Bread

Annie Ham from McCall Farms in Effingham, SC share her recipe for Sweet Potato Bread!

Students are Playing Angry Birds in Class to Learn Computer Science

From: Carolina Money

Angry Birds Game

Teachers at Ballentine Elementary School are using the video game Angry Birds to teach their students basic computer coding skills.

This version of Angry Birds was created by code.org , and it is “similar to what computer programmers use to create software and websites,” according to WLTX .

Having skills in computer coding could benefit these kids in the long-term, regardless of what career path they choose.

As WLTX reports, the school...

Eight Tips For Women Who Want To Start A Business

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Women sitting in down watching a workshop

Do you want to start your own business but have no idea how to take the first steps?

The South Carolina Women's Business Center is one of the resources located in Columbia S.C. that aims to educate and train entrepreneurs at all levels. The program is part of the Center for Women , a non-profit organization that wants "to see South Carolina women connected for success."

A panel of three speakers sat...

Who Will Pay to Kill Mosquitoes After Flooding?

From: Palmetto Scene

Mosquitos

After the historic flooding, S.C is facing a serious influx in the number of mosquitoes in certain areas. To solve this problem, counties in S.C. will spray for mosquitoes from the air.

It will cost about $39 million to treat all the counties that are supported by the federal emergency declaration. Lawmakers have said that it will cost $1.5 million for each county, which rural areas are unable to afford.

Since several counties...

More Changes and Growth in The Vista

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Finlay Park

Columbia’s Vista has become a hub for citizens in the Capital City looking to live, work and play in the heart of downtown. So it should come as no surprise that the Vista is continuing to grow.

Cola Daily reports that two new restaurants will soon be coming to the Vista: Newk’s Eatery, as well as Twisted Spur Brewing.

Newk’s Eatery opens Monday at 707 Gervais St., and is a franchise in...

Q&A | A Conversation with Anthony Goldman, CEO of Koala Bottle

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Anthony Goldman, CEO of Koala Bottle

Anthony Goldman is the founder and CEO of Koala Bottle. The bottle is a magnetic bottle system designed for bicycles. It allows easier access to the water bottle while riding and greater safety because the rider does not have to take his or her eyes off the road. The bottle has a magnetic ring around its top, and it is stored in a magnetic holder on the bike.

Q: First off, could you...

PBS LearningMedia Illuminates Native American History and Culture

From: Education

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, PBS LearningMedia spotlights resources that illuminate various aspects of Native American history and culture.

First People – The Native Americans

The story of America doesn’t start when the English colonized the country in 1607 – in fact, they weren’t the first Europeans to arrive, or even the first people to live here. That stake in history belongs to the Native Americans.

In this lesson...

Carolina Classrooms Equity in Education Now Online, Adult Education Repeats Nov. 25

From: Education

Carolina Classrooms is ETV’s monthly educational series for teachers, parents and all citizens invested in the education of our children. Each program focuses on key educational topics and initiatives in our state. From addressing ways to make higher education more affordable to preparing students for 21st century careers; from looking at statewide assessments to celebrating our best South Carolina educators, Carolina Classrooms provides a forum for education stakeholders to learn and be involved.

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VIDEO | LaBrasca's Pizza Slowly Gets Back on Its Feet

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

LaBrasca's Pizza

After the historic flood that struck Columbia early in October, many businesses suffered damages unlike anything they have ever seen. LaBrasca’s Pizza was one of them. Located in the Garners Ferry area, LaBrasca’s suffered from the unexpected flooding of Gills Creek. Despite the setbacks, and with community support, LaBrasca’s has managed to slowly get back on its feet. They are currently open for carry-out and order deliveries.

About LaBrasca’s Pizza:

LaBrasca’s...

Filming in S.C. Causes Businesses to Boom

From: Palmetto Scene

The story of a young man seeking answers after being plagued with a demon his whole life is causing a lot of cash flow for Rock Hill, South Carolina. The television series Outcast has been filming in York and Chester counties since June and has pumped more then $2 million into the local economy, production officials reported, according to an article in The State .

The show, which is based on a comic book...

EOC Publishes Evaluation of Summer Reading Camp Partnerships

From: Education

Pursuant to Proviso 1.79 of the 2014-15 General Appropriations Act, the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) is responsible for evaluating the impact of community partnerships on student academic success. The EOC released a report on October 12 that provides findings and recommendations on the implementation of after-school and summer reading programs implemented by community partnerships during Spring 2015 and Summer 2015 across South Carolina to support struggling readers.

During this time period, the SC Department...

Music Icon to Perform at the Church in Charleston Where 9 People Were Killed in Shooting

From: Palmetto Scene

L. Steele

Emanuel

The popular Grammy-winning pop singer, musician and music producer, Pharrell Williams, will perform at the Charleston church where 9 innocent people were shot and killed this past June.

According to The State , several news outlets have reported that A+E Networks and iHeartMedia are producing a program on race relations, which will feature Pharrell’s performance.

This program, called “Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America” will air on Nov....

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