Aimee Crouch

Fort Jackson Trains for Disaster

By Aimee Crouch

AnthraxRecently, Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. went through a training exercise where the area around the army base was hit by Anthrax. They worked together with local and state agencies to make sure if disaster hit, they would be prepared. RJ Frazier of Fort Jackson, explains what happened in the training exercise and what steps would be taken in the aftermath.

Brooklyn Mack's Biggest Fan

By Aimee Crouch

Brooklyn MackBrooklyn Mack, a dancer with the Washington Ballet , who is originally from Elgin, began dancing when he was 12 years old. Mack has found international fame in his craft and began his training with the Columbia Classical Ballet . Mack talks about the role his mother played, not only in the beginning of his training, but throughout his life.

Columbia Classical Ballet Gives Back

By Aimee Crouch

PavlovichRadenko Pavlovich of the Columbia Classical Ballet talks about his roots and why it’s important to him and the organization to give back to the community.

50 Years of Cameras

By Aimee Crouch

FergusonErnest Ferguson, who at 89 years old, has been taking photographs and making post cards of South Carolina for over 50 years. We visited his home in Winsboro, S.C., and he showed off some of the cameras he has worked with over the years.

Is the Tea Party Still Relevant in South Carolina?

By Aimee Crouch

HuffmonWinthrop Political Science professor, Scott Huffmon, talks with Charles Bierbauer about the relevance of the Tea Party in our state, and how it could possibly affect an upcoming primary election.

South Carolina's Craft Beer Boom

By Aimee Crouch

Craft BeerSouth Carolina, along with the rest of the country, is seeing a dramatic increase in the craft beer industry. Will McCameron, President of Brewery 85 , a new brewery located in Greenville, South Carolina, walks us through the process of how beer is made. For more information on beer in South Carolina, visit the SC Brewers Association (SCBA) .

World’s Most Advanced Energy Testing Facility Opens in South Carolina

By Aimee Crouch

EnergyClemson University’s Restoration Institute dedicated the Drivetrain Testing Facility in North Charleston on November 21st. Palmetto Scene caught some of the highlights from the event. The facility was made possible because of a $45 million grant from the Department of Energy along with many private contributions. A facility spokesperson says, "The center houses the world’s most-advanced wind-turbine drivetrain testing facility capable of full-scale highly accelerated mechanical and electrical testing of advanced drivetrain systems for wind turbines." This facility not only will be a resource...

Dabo Swinney is All In

By Aimee Crouch

DaboClemson 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 dollars to cancer research, along with many other causes important to them. Coach Swinney tells Palmetto Scene why this issue is important to his entire family.

Bayler Teal: USC Baseball’s Inspiration

By Aimee Crouch

TealBayler 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 Holbrook Interview, click here .

Coach Holbrook Wins On and Off the Field

By Aimee Crouch

HolbrookIn 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 through similar circumstances by founding the Reece Holbrook Win Anyway Foundation . Coach Holbrook talks about what the foundation is all about.

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