Kaitlyn Park

Lexington Latin Teacher Earns Prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000

February 11, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
apple on stack of books in front of chalk board

Lexington Middle School teacher, Kimberly Freeman, was announced a recipient of the Milken Educator Award on Feb. 9, 2016, reports a release from the Milken Educator Awards. Freeman, a Latin instructor and the language department chair at the middle school, was surprised...

Fresh Market and Ulta Coming to an Expanding Town of Lexington

February 8, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Kaitlyn Park
Two construction workers looking at a construction paper

The Lexington Planning Commission has approved a site plan for a new commercial center in the Town of Lexington on Sunset Boulevard, reports ColaDaily . Expected to join the development are Hobby Lobby, Ulta, a cosmetics store, and The Fresh Market, which previously...

TD Bank Brings 300 New Jobs to Greenville

February 4, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
TD Bank sign

TD Bank, which arrived in Greenville just over five years ago, plans to add 300 jobs to the town over the next year, reports The Greenville News . The bank, which previously committed to 1,400 jobs at its regional service center located on Interstate 85, currently employs...

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

January 25, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by 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...

Understanding Retirement: Why It’s Never Too Soon to Save

January 12, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Kaitlyn Park
Retirement

Young professionals and those just entering the marketplace are more often than not given the opportunity to begin investing in a retirement plan. Unfortunately, the idea of giving away part of one’s pay to what appears a faraway prospect causes some to opt out of their...

Understanding Small Businesses and Their Impact on the State

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Kaitlyn Park
Woman at Desk

Just by walking or driving down many streets in Richland and Lexington counties, it is easy to see that small businesses are growing, alongside the South Carolina economy. In fact, according to the Small Business Association , small businesses employed about half or 728,770...

Lawsuits Filed in Wake of Flood Damage

November 12, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by 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...

More Changes and Growth in The Vista

November 5, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by 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:...

Q&A | Understanding Small Business Loans

October 20, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Kaitlyn Park
Holt Chetwood, Wells Fargo Midlands Market President and Blake Montgomery, Wells Fargo Business Development Officer in Columbia

As South Carolina continues to develop into a business-friendly environment with a diversifying economy, many in the state are opening and maintaining small businesses. As of July 31, 2015, Wells Fargo is the leading SBA (Small Business Administration) 7(a) lender in South...

SC Stays Strong: Photos in the Aftermath of Disaster

October 12, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Flood

Early Friday, Oct. 2, the State of South Carolina braced itself for a historic rainfall event caused by the looming Hurricane Joaquin predicted by meteorologists and the National Weather Service. But while Joaquin failed to hit the South Carolina coast, and as rain began on...

Picking Up the Pieces: #SCFlood

October 9, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
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In the wake of the devastating flood, South Carolinians across the state are starting to pick up the pieces. See the story here- STORIFY .

"Bruised, But Not Broken" - Gov. Haley Press Conference 10-08-15

October 8, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Haley-SOE

Governor Nikki Haley held another press conference this afternoon at the Emergency Management Division office, where she described the state as entering the “second big wave.” Haley announced that Calhoun, Darlington, Florence, Kershaw and Lee counties were added to the...

“Boy, Does South Carolina Push Back,” Says Gov. Haley

October 7, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Haley-SOE

Governor Nikki Haley spoke again in a press conference Wednesday afternoon at the South Carolina Emergency Management Division. “It’s a new day,” Haley said as she expressed her gratitude for the verbal declaration of disaster that has allowed Federal aid to become...

Volunteer Efforts Underway: How You Can Help #SCStrong

October 6, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Flood

As South Carolinians continue to cope with the aftermath of disastrous flooding throughout the state, many have been inquiring ways they can help and offer aid. Palmetto Scene has found several groups looking for volunteers and locations where donations are being accepted...

Monday Flood Warning Continues Across Palmetto State

October 5, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Flood

The National Weather Service in Columbia reports that the Flood Warning has been extended until 7:30 PM EDT Monday evening for Kershaw, Orangeburg, Saluda, Calhoun, Richland, Fairfield Newberry, Lee, Lexington, Northeastern Aiken, Clarendon and Sumter Counties. The National...

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