Tabitha Safdi

Profile: Betsy Rawls from 1977

By Tabitha Safdi

RawlsElizabeth 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 1977 SCETV Production of "Profile: Betsy Rawls."

S.C. Cities: Allendale and Barnwell in 1967

By Tabitha Safdi

AllendaleThis 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.

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

By Tabitha Safdi

ChaseChase 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 to have seizures. Cerebral palsy hasn’t stopped her from achieving her dreams. Last year, she competed in the Special Olympics and earned a spot in at the 2014 USA Games representing South Carolina. Team South Carolina will travel to New Jersey June 14-21, 2014. They will be meeting athletes from all over the country and...

National Geographic Bee Puts South Carolina on the Map

By Tabitha Safdi

Geo BeeEach 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 stage. According to National Geographic , "The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of...

Columbia Event Returns to Roots with Poemsongs

By Tabitha Safdi

PoetEvery Wednesday night at Drip in Five Points, the literary take a seat or the stage to soak in some poetry. Al Black created Mind Gravy four years ago to give poets a chance to have their words heard. In this video, Cassie Premo Steele, Ph.D. and Susanne Kappler collaborate on a poemsong titled "Blossom." Steele says, "It comes from my forthcoming book called 13, which contains mother-daughter poems. This one is in the voice of a mother to her 13-year-old daughter, encouraging her to be patient in the face of growth." According to Al Black doing poetry to music is not new, but rather a return...

S.C. Cities: Profile of Charleston in 1964

By Tabitha Safdi

CharlestonThis is a clip from a 1964 SCETV production, S.C. Cities . In this episode, landmarks from the Holy City of Charleston were featured. S.C. Cities is an archival series of South Carolina cities. In the full episode, you can see a tour of Charleston in 1964, with sketches of the city by Anne Worsham Richardson. Also a visit to Hampton Plantation to visit poet laureate Archibald Rutledge, the only known footage of Rutledge reading his work on camera. The closing credit sequence is also interesting for the background footage, in which the original metal bridge is seen as the sole span across the...

S.C. Cities: Downtown Greenville in 1968

By Tabitha Safdi

GreenvilleThis is a clip from a 1968 SCETV production, S.C. Cities: Greenville. In this episode, you can see how the city was planned and what makes this metro in the Upstate so special! S.C. Cities is an archival series on several South Carolina cities.

#ThrowbackThusday: Beaufort's Waterfront in 1966

By Tabitha Safdi

BeaufortThis 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

HaleyCOLUMBIA, 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. The most comprehensive and important government restructuring in South Carolina in over 20 years, S.22 abolishes the outdated, five-member Budget and Control Board and creates the Department of Administration – streamlining government processes by creating a cabinet agency that is responsible for executive and...

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