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2013 Governor’s Carolighting At The State House

December 13, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Carolighting

This year marked the 47th Annual Carolighting at the Statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina. There were ensembles and choirs, both young and old, Columbia Mayor Benjamin, Governor Haley and even Santa attended. But who sets all this up? There is a lot that goes into making...

Computer Science Education Week: Hour of Code

December 12, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Randall
Code

Did you know December 9-15 is Computer Science Education Week all across the nation? Anyone from children to adults can learn how to write code. The hands-on learning tool, “Hour of Code” , offers students the opportunity to try computer science for one hour. Over 10...

#ThrowbackThursday: Governor James Edwards 1976 State of the State Address

December 12, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Edwards

James Burrows Edwards was Governor of South Carolina from 1975-1979. He was the first Republican to be elected Governor of South Carolina since Reconstruction. This State of the State Address is from January 27, 1976. “This past year there’s been one of many problems...

Children’s Shelter Changing Lives…One at a Time

December 11, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Palmetto Place

Since 1977, the Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter has provided over 5,800 Midland's abused and neglected children and unaccompanied teens with a safe, home-like place to go. They provide a home until an appropriate foster family is located. “The shelter is open 24 hours...

Dabo Swinney is All In

December 9, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
Dabo

Clemson Head Football Coach Dabo Swinney, along with his wife Kathleen, have seen first-hand the tragedy breast cancer can bring into a family’s life. To play their part in the fight against breast cancer, they founded the All In Team Foundation , which donates thousands of...

Bayler Teal: USC Baseball’s Inspiration

December 6, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
Teal

Bayler Teal, a young boy who was fighting cancer in 2010, was considered the Gamecock baseball team’s number one fan during their national championship season. But in the end, Bayler was the real hero and will always be remembered as part of the team. To watch the full Chad...

#ThrowbackThursday: Gov. McNair's 1968 State of the State

December 5, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
McNair

Robert Evander McNair, Sr. was the 108th governor of South Carolina, having served from 1965 to 1971. McNair was a Democrat and a pro-education governor. This State of the State Address is from McNair’s second term in office in 1968. “South Carolina is today in the midst of...

South Carolinians Determined to Stop Domestic Violence

December 5, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Domestic Violence Walk

According to the Violence Policy Center’s annual report, South Carolina leads the nation in the rate of women killed by men, up from number two the previous year. The state’s rate of 2.54 women killed per 100,000 people in 2011 was more than twice the national average...

Northeastern University Experiences Civil Rights in South Carolina

December 4, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Civil Rights

Thomas Mullikan is not only a Camden attorney, but he travels back and forth to Boston to teach a class on Southern Politics at Northeastern University . Several weeks ago, he brought his class down South to get a first-hand look at our past and future regarding civil...

Coach Holbrook Wins On and Off the Field

December 3, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
Holbrook

In 2004, USC Head Baseball Coach Chad Holbrook and his wife, Jenn, found out their then two year old son, Reece, had cancer. Reece eventually won his battle with cancer. After this difficult experience, the Holbrooks decided to focus their efforts on helping others going...

Darlington Raceway: More than a Racetrack

November 26, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Darlington Raceway

Darlington Raceway is known for its most popular races, Nascar Nationwide Series 200 and the Bojangles’ South 500 . The new Darlington Raceway president Chip Wile has some other plans that involve getting the community more engaged. Wile says, “Outside of our race weekend,...

Annie Leibovitz--Surprising Answer from Lisa Marie About Graceland

November 22, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
Leibovitz

Famed celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz has captured portraits of many famous people throughout her career. Leibovitz sat down with us to talk about her life, her career, and her latest exhibit. Pilgrimage is now showing at The Columbia Museum of Art through January...

Bullying: A Growing Problem

November 20, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Randall
Bullying

The four major types of bullying are verbally, socially, physically and now cyberbullying. It is a growing concern that we are hearing about more and more frequently. Rep. Robert Williams describes bullying as “... a group of individuals who usually come together as a pack...

Mentors Making a Difference

November 18, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
Mentor

President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Columbia area, Heidi Johnson, tells Palmetto Scene how they match a Big Brother/Sister with a Little Brother/Sister and the impact the right relationship can have. The Greater Columbia affiliate is one of several...

South Carolina Slave Home to Become Centerpiece for Smithsonian’s New Museum

November 14, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Slave Home

Down a dirt road on Edisto Island, in the middle of Point of Pines Plantation, stood a dilapidated home chock-full of history. The home was one of two of the nation’s oldest slave cabins, dating to the 1850s. According to the NY Times , “Black families lived in the wood-...

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