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The Proper Way to Dispose of Unused Medications in South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

spilled medicine bottle with various medications

If you are like me, you have a medicine cabinet full of medications that are either expired or you will never use. So, what’s the best way to safety get rid of them?

According to the Food and Drug Administration , “a small number of medicines may be especially harmful if taken by someone other than the person for whom the medicine was prescribed. Many of these medicines have specific disposal instructions on their...

Haley Will Fight Against Guantanamo Bay Detainees Coming to S.C.

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

handcuffs

Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference this week stating that she will fight against detainees from Guantanamo Bay being moved to the Naval brig just outside of Charleston.

According to an article in The State Newspaper , the U.S. Defense Department is reviewing a location in Hanahan and a possible location in Kansas to move detainees to, after President Obama promised to close the detention camp. Gauntanamo Bay was created in 2002 as...

University of South Carolina Opens New Journalism Building to Students

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

new journalism school at USC

In recent years, the fatality rate on South Carolina roads has steadily risen. In the most recent preliminary report released by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS), so far in 2015, there have been 535 fatal crashes, which are 96 more than the 439 reported crashes in 2014. A total of 578 people have died this year, whereas 474 people died last year. The Greenville News stated that the leading factors that have...

The Financial Questions a Couple Should Answer Before Saying "I Do"

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

I DO

In an article originally appearing on Carolina Money, Wedding Season has arrived in the United States and the South, and when a young couple decides to tie the knot, there are many decisions to be made. Some may appear obvious, from what flowers should go in the arrangements to the flavor of the cake. But when two people join together some other important questions must be answered: do we need a pre-nuptial agreement? What does...

Q&A | A Conversation with Partners Alana Jordan and Carol Smith from big eyed bird creative

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

big eyed bird creative

Creativity is key to innovation, period.

That's why the Carolina Money team decided to talk to the founders of a company that has been active in the community through the creation of unique perspectives for clients, such as Evolution Partners, Rosewood Crawfish Festival, TransformSC, Columbia Classical Ballet, Alumnify, Wishbox, and many others.

Carol Smith and Alana Jordan are the founders of big eyed bird creative , a marketing and advertising agency located in...

TWITTER CHAT | CEO Hal Turner on Entrepreneurship & Business Growth

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Idea lamp

Twitter Chat hosted by @Carolina_Money with featured guest Hal Turner, CEO and entrepreneur advisor, on June 8, 2015 at 7pm ET: https://storify.com/SCETV/twitter-chat-hal-turner-ceo-on-entrepreneurship-an

On the Road with the Belgian Waffle Truck

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

On the Road with the Belgian Waffle Truck

As the food truck trend grows, the Carolina Money team does not stay behind. We caught up with the owners of the Belgian Waffle Truck, Yvette and Jean-Louis Ledent, to learn more about their business in Columbia, South Carolina.

As you watch their story, put your seat belt on, keep calm, and waffle on!

Crowdfunding Startup Helps Professional Athletes and Fans to Fund Charities

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Picture of Corey Jackson playing football

Corey Jackson is a former NFL athlete and the founder of an early-stage tech startup here in Columbia, South Carolina. The name of his company is FundMyPro . FundMyPro makes it possible for professional athletes to collaborate with fans to positively impact communities all over the world in a fun and exciting new way. The idea is to change the world, many communities at a time.

Family Owned Business, Cromer's P-Nuts, Celebrates its 80th Anniversary with “80 for 80” Campaign

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Owner of Cromer's P-Nuts looking to the camera

For 79 years, Cromer's P-Nuts has been taking customers back to their childhood by selling delicious candies, peanuts, popcorn, candy apples, cotton candy and more. In August of this year, the business will celebrate its 80th anniversary, so they decided to do something different. Tave a delicious look at this video to find out more!

Q&A | A Conversation with Trey Gordner, CEO of Koios

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Koios Group

Koios is a Columbia startup dedicated to saving users money on books by searching libraries for the availability of books a person has looked up online. Carolina Money talked with CEO Trey Gordner to find out more about the startup.

Q: Could you let us know a little bit about Koios and what it does?

A: Sure. At Koios, we’ve developed a browser extension that seamlessly connects you with your local library....

Q&A | A Conversation with Lanford Holloway, Founder and CEO of TerraStride Inc.

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Lanford Holloway, Founder and CEO of TerraStride Inc.

Founded in 2012, TerraStride is a company based in Columbia, S.C. TerraStride designs and produces map-based software for high-value niche markets. They currently have two distinct product lines: TerraStride Pro, a land brokerage software, and HuntStand, a next generation hunting and land management software package.

TerraStride was one of the companies that received investment approval from the SCRA Technology Ventures’ SC Launch board this year.

Lanford Holloway, CEO and founder of the...

South Carolina Unemployment Rate Drops

From: Palmetto Scene

V. Ortiz

Jobs

The unemployment rate for the State of South Carolina dropped slightly last month, after increasing a bit in May, the Department of Employment and Workforce said on Tuesday.

According to IslandPaket.com , the unemployment rate was 6.6 percent in June, compared to 6.8 percent in May. Nationwide, the unemployment rate for June was 5.3 percent.

The employment increased in June with 2,112,034 people working, and the number of people without jobs dropped about...

S.C. Ranked 42nd for Child Well-Being

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

School

South Carolina showed some improvement in the annual Kids Count Data book ranking, moving up three spots from 45 to 42. The data book is published to raise awareness on child well-being throughout the states and nation. South Carolina's improved ranking is because of the reduction in child and teen deaths, along with increased access to health insurance.

Sue Williams, CEO of Children's Trust of SC, said "We hope this is the beginning of...

Increased Security for Guard Facilities Announced

From: Palmetto Scene

S. Simmons

National Guard

Governor Nikki Haley and Major General Bob Livingston announced Monday that the security of National Guard facilities across the state will be reviewed and strengthened, Fox Carolina reports .

The undertaking of increasing security comes as a result of the shooting at two Chattanooga Armed Forces recruitment centers last Thursday, which left five men dead.

Over the next week, Guard officials will conduct site-by-site visits for vulnerability assessments of all Guard recruitment stations,...

Richland Public Library Hosts Youth Business Camp

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Richland Public Library Hosts Youth Business Camp

Every year the Richland Public Library in Columbia, South Carolina, hosts the Youth Business Camp.

This free camp is open to rising 6th-12th graders who have an interest in entrepreneurship, business and finance. The workshop is a partnership between Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union and Professor Paul Smith of Newberry College.

Smith encourages participants to build upon their own strengths, interests and talents through engaging in hands-on learning through performing market research, learning...

Behind the Scenes: Climate Change

From: SCETV

Climate Change: A Global Reality

CNN’s John King hosts an expert panel as they examine the challenges and impacts of climate change. Extreme conditions, drought, floods, rising seas and hurricanes are part of the conversation.

Check out behind the scenes photos from SCETV produced production below.

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SCETV Remembers Charleston

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Charleston Nine

A look back at the last month in South Carolina. From tragedy to triumph, we are #OneSC.

Lexington Medical Center Prepares for Major Expansion

From: Palmetto Scene

Veronica Brown

Medical

Lexington Medical Center will soon begin an estimated $425 million expansion to their existing 58-acre campus. The eight-story, 550,000 square foot tower will immediately add 70 new beds to the hospital’s existing 414. The new tower will include the labor-and-delivery department, postpartum beds, and newborn nurseries, as well as eight additional operating rooms and increased intensive care space.

Lexington Medical Center is one of the largest hospitals in the state. The hospital saw...

“Triumph over Tragedy”: A Front Row Seat

From: Palmetto Scene

Xavier Blake

Flag

It has been quite a remarkable three weeks.

After the tragedy on that Wednesday night, I spent Thursday afternoon at Morris Brown A.M.E., attending the prayer vigil for those now known as the Charleston 9. It was an incredibly touching day. I was asked to go back down on Sunday and was able to spend some time at Mother Emanuel herself on Father’s Day. Thinking of my father and fathers lost, I was heartbroken....

Dollar Tree to Establish a Distribution Center in South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

V. Ortiz

Dollar Tree

The discount retailer store, Dollar Tree, will start building a new distribution center in Cherokee and Spartanburg Counties that will create 400 jobs in the next five years.

The 10th largest importer said Monday, the facility would have a cost of $104.4 million and it is scheduled to open its facilities situated along Interstate 85 next year, according to GreenvilleOnline .

The Dollar Tree announcement “is a testament to the logistics advantages and...

TWITTER CHAT | Entrepreneur & Innovator Gregory Hilton Talks Startups

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Twitter Chat poster

Twitter Chat hosted by @Carolina_Money with featured guest and entrepreneur Gregory Hilton, on July 21, 2015 at 7pm ET: https://storify.com/SCETV/twitter-chat-ceo-hal-turner-on-entrepreneurship-bu

S.C. Benefits with $18 Million in Grants for Teen Pregnancy Prevention

From: Palmetto Scene

V. Ortiz

Together

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health has awarded three South Carolina health organizations $18 million in grants to fund teen pregnancy programs, as announced by the OAH last Tuesday.

The recipients of the grants include the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, based in Columbia, the Mary Black Foundation in Spartanburg, and the Children’s Council in Lancaster. They will receive four grants, totaling more than $3.7 million...

South Carolina: Confederate Flag History Made

From: Palmetto Scene

Yolian Ortiz

Flag

South Carolinians comment on the historic day as the Confederate flag is removed from the State House grounds.

Healing Continues with Flag Removal

From: Palmetto Scene

Yolian Ortiz

Healing

South Carolinians speak about what the removal of the flag means to them as the state continues to heal.

Confederate Flag No Longer Flies on S.C. State House Grounds

From: Palmetto Scene

Veronica Brown

Flag

After years of debate, South Carolina state troopers removed the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds in seven minutes. An estimated 8,000 to 10,000 people flooded downtown Columbia on Friday in order to witness the historic moment. Emotional onlookers chanted “USA! USA! USA!” and sang "Na, na, na, na. Na, na, na, na. Hey-ey, goodbye” when the flag was lowered.

Although the crowd remained peaceful, law enforcement officials had prepared for any...

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