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Emanuel AME Church Shooter Identified

June 18, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Dylann Roof

As Palmetto Scene previously reported, nine were fatally shot at historic Emanuel AME Church on Calhoun Street during a midweek prayer meeting late Wednesday evening. As of Thursday morning the shooter remained unidentified, but now authorities have named the suspect as...

Fatal Shooting at Charleston Church

June 18, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Church

“There is no greater coward than a criminal who enters a house of God and slaughters innocent people engaged in the study of scripture." -NAACP President Cornell Williams Brown to ABC People across South Carolina and the nation are still reeling over the news that nine...

Charleston Reacts to Emanuel A.M.E. Church Shooting

June 18, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Vigil

Charleston, the state of South Carolina and the country continue to try and make some sense out of the incomprehensible tragedy that occurred on Wednesday evening, as nine victims were gunned down in a Bible study at Emanuel A.M.E. Church on Calhoun Street. Members of the...

#ThrowbackThursday: Profile of Betsy Rawls from 1977

March 13, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Rawls

Elizabeth Earle "Betsy" Rawls was born May 4, 1928 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She is a former American professional golfer. She won eight major championships and 55 LPGA Tour events in all. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. This is an excerpt from the...

#ThrowbackThursday: Allendale and Barnwell in 1967

February 20, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Allendale

This is a clip from the 1967 SCETV production, S.C. Cities : Allendale Barnwell . In this episode, Barnwell and Allendale citizens talk about why they love living in a small town. S.C. Cities is an archival series on several South Carolina cities.

The 17th Annual Native American Film Festival of the Southeast Hosted in Columbia

December 8, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Marina Ziehe
Native American

The 17th Annual Native American Film Festival of the Southeast was held during the month of November in Columbia, at Tapp's Arts Center. During four days, films by and about Native American and international indigenous people were screened and followed by a question-and-...

Smith-Lever Act Recognized in Its 100th Year Anniversary

May 28, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Dennis
Smith-Lever

Last week, both Senate and House Representatives held ceremonies in their respective chambers, honoring Congressman Frank Lever and his legacy with the Smith-Lever Act. Lever was a proud sponsor and supporter of many acts of legislation which aided agriculture. The Smith-...

Student to Represent Team South Carolina in 2014 Special Olympics USA Games

May 15, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Chase

Chase McCarty knows what winning feels like. After all, she swept the South Carolina Special Olympics gymnast competitions in almost every category winning best overall. She also knows that it takes a lot of hard work. Chase has cerebral palsy, a condition that causes her...

College Options for the Intellectually Disabled

May 8, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
CTC Mentor

College Transition Connection is a program that gives young adults with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to expand their education by attending college. The organization works with various universities around the state to create and help fund these programs. Donald...

Academic Freedom Challenged at S.C. Universities

April 9, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Studio Education

The State Newspaper’s Andy Shain points out in a recent article that several S.C. colleges and universities may lose funding in the House of Representatives budget over certain gay-themed books being assigned to freshman. In Shain’s article for The State he reports, “Now,...

The Charleston Silver Lady on Her Name and the Stories Behind Silver

April 8, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Silver

The Charleston Silver Lady talks about how she got her name and how she acquired so many pieces of silver. She also mentions what those pieces mean to her.

National Geographic Bee Puts South Carolina on the Map

April 4, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Geo Bee

Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. Today, finalists from across South Carolina gathered in Columbia to compete for the chance to move to the national...

BMW Invests $1 Billion Dollars in South Carolina

April 1, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
BMW

Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, introduces the new X4. BMW recently announced a one billion dollar investment to the manufacturing plant in the upstate, making it the largest plant in their network. Beginning now, they are making the...

Unemployment Numbers Continue to Fall

March 31, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Haley

South Carolina’s newly released unemployment numbers hit a six year low last month, falling from 6.4% in January to 5.7% in February. According to the Columbia Business Report , "South Carolina led the nation in recording the largest one-month drop in the seasonally...

Bulls Bay Saltworks Talks About Reducing Carbon Footprint

March 21, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Salt

Teresa and Rustin Gooden started cultivating salt from Bulls Bay several years ago, and now their product is being used in some of the better known Charleston restaurants and can be bought in specialty stores throughout our state. They decided to reduce their carbon...

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