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#ThrowbackThusday: Beaufort's Waterfront in 1966

By Tabitha Safdi

Beaufort

This is a clip from a 1966 SCETV production, S.C. Cities: Beaufort. In this episode, you can check out the waterfront of Beaufort in 1966.

S.C. Cities is an archival series on several South Carolina cities.

Gov. Nikki Haley Signs Government Restructuring Act Of 2014

By Tabitha Safdi

Haley

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley joined with former Governor Carroll Campbell’s wife, Iris, and his sons Carroll III and Mike, as well as numerous members of the General Assembly, today in a ceremonial bill signing for S.22, the South Carolina Restructuring Act of 2014.

South Carolina Artist: Bob Doster

By Tabitha Safdi

Doster

Lancaster artist Bob Doster is best known in South Carolina for his stainless steel palmetto sculptures. These sculptures and his other works adorn businesses, corporate headquarters, cities and private homes all over the country. 

#ThrowbackThursday: Faces of Columbia 1966

By Tabitha Safdi

Columbia

This is a clip from a 1966 SCETV production, S.C. Cities: Faces of Columbia. In this episode, you can check out the people who made Columbia a booming downtown area in 1966.

S.C. Cities is an archival series on several South Carolina cities.

More South Carolina Female Farmers Cropping Up

By Tabitha Safdi

Farmer

Kerry Frazier grew up on her family’s farm in Bishopville, SC. Like any child she enjoyed the open spaces, but after high school she swore to never return to her hometown or to live on the farm.

Tragedy stuck last year when Frazier lost her brother in a farming accident. She decided to move back home to help on the farm and to be closer to the family. Today, Frazier plays a key role in helping cultivate the family farm. 

South Carolina’s Economic Forecast Looking Up

By Tabitha Safdi

Economy

The University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business presented their economic forecast this week at their annual Economic Outlook Conference.

“According to Doug Woodward and Joseph Von Nessen, economists in the Moore School’s Division of Research, the single best indicator of economic performance is the rate of job growth, which they expect to increase by 1.7 percent during 2014.”

2013 Governor’s Carolighting At The State House

By Tabitha 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 sure an event like this is a success. The Event Planner, Ray Gray, says, “It’s my role to pull all the pieces together and to really make them work. I’m not doing it all by myself I am grateful to say. I have some help from the governor’s staff and it's really a team effort”. 

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

By Tabitha 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. Together we meet those problems head on and tomorrow South Carolina will be a better state for it. We did it in the spirit of camaraderie and cooperation that was unsurpassed and I will always be grateful for your help.” - Gov. Edwards

Children’s Shelter Changing Lives…One at a Time

By Tabitha 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 each day of the year and provides medical and mental health care, crisis adjustment/transitional counseling, after-school tutoring and recreational and social activities in addition to food, clothing and shelter.”

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