Kaitlyn Park

Vigil Held at Morris Brown A.M.E. Church for Victims of Emanuel Church Shooting

By Kaitlyn Park

Morris Brown

The Post and Courier reports that hundreds gathered at the Morris Brown A.M.E. Church on Thursday to honor the victims of the Emanuel A.M.E. Church.

Family members of the victims, legislators, community members, and neighbors gathered inside the church where A.M.E. pastors spoke. After the church filled to capacity, filing down streets and sidewalks, were countless others singing “We Shall Overcome”, “Amazing Grace” and “This Little Light of Mine.”

Emanuel AME Church Shooter Identified

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 Dylann Stormm Roof, a 21-year-old resident of Lexington county, reports The State.

Roof’s Facebook page reveals that he is a graduate of White Knoll High School.

Fatal Shooting at Charleston Church

By Kaitlyn Park


“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

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

By Kaitlyn Park


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 Palmetto Scene team were able to partake in the outpouring of love and support that filled the streets of Charleston, the vigil at Morris Brown A.M.E. Church and beyond.

Q&A | Randall Scott, Personal Finance Teacher, Lexington Technology Center

By Kaitlyn Park

Randall Scott

The Lexington Technology Center in Lexington, S.C. functions as a career and technology learning resource for all of Lexington School District One high school students. There students can learn real-world skills and receive training from Law Enforcement to Marketing. Randall Scott is a Finance teacher at the Technology Center. An FBLA advisor and proponent of financial responsibility, Scott teaches students the value of finance in students' personal lives as well as in the workplace. Mr.

Q&A | Kathy Heffley, Regional President for South Carolina, Wells Fargo

By Kaitlyn Park

Kathy Heffley, Regional President for South Carolina, Wells Fargo

As Carolina Money previously reported, Wells Fargo recently named Kathy Heffley regional president for South Carolina and Liza Hall as the community banking area president in the Midlands. Both women began their careers as tellers, Heffley at Wells Fargo, and Hall at a bank in Georgia, and gained the skills that allowed them to advance to their positions today.