Tabitha Safdi

City of Anderson

By Tabitha Safdi

City of AndersonCity of Anderson's downtown is a true beauty! From the historic background and statues, to the modern artistic fish, to the words of wisdom on the pavement, there's much to see and do in the "Electric City."

Greenville Program Offers Students a Chance to Innovate!

By Tabitha Safdi

Students studying together after schoolInnovate! is a program that celebrates and empowers students from third grade through high school with afterschool, summer and weekend programs. The program’s focus is to break the cycle of poverty of students in the west Greenville neighborhood one child at a time. Innovate! begins the summer before third grade and continues to support students through high school graduation. Teachers and mentors work to broaden the horizons of children who rarely see beyond their street corner and to equip them with all of the skills they need to achieve their full potential. “It’s been amazing to watch...

Reading Program Aims to Make Summer Count

By Tabitha Safdi

Make Summer Count Reading well at a young age is the most important building block for later success in school and life. Make Summer Count is a summer program that helps close the achievement gap by giving children and families the resources they need to be able to read all summer long. The program combats summer reading loss by encouraging students and families in 29 high-need Greenville County public elementary schools to remain engaged in reading through the summer by providing students with free, new, self-selected, high-interest books and hosting school-based Family Reading Nights. The program was created...

Caught on Camera: Ghosts of the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point

By Tabitha Safdi

Photo of ghostIt’s no secret that Charleston is one of South Carolina’s most haunted cities. The SCETV production team decided to highlight a place with lots of claims of unexplained paranormal phenomena…the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point. The USS Yorktown has a long history dating back to World War II. The ship was a safe haven for her crew and now is a symbol of freedom and liberty. Do you believe in ghosts or do you think this is all just hocus-pocus? Let us know via Facebook and Twitter @palmettoscene. A special thanks to the crew of the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point and USS Yorktown Ghost Tours.

Springs Mills Acousticot Bed

By Tabitha Safdi

Springs Mills Acousticot BedThe Springs Cotton Mills "Springmaid" ad campaign was an attention getter. The Acousticot Bed was another one of those attention getting ad campaigns. The Acousticot is a 1950s bed with lots of "space age" features like a coffee maker, electric shaver, and TV.

SCETV Looks Toward the Future with the PBS Digital Immersion Project

By Tabitha Safdi

Meeting at McWatersThe Digital Immersion Project , developed by PBS Digital with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, is a unique opportunity that mixes in-depth training, hands-on workshops, and collaborative mentorship to improve overall expertise in digital strategies and tactics. The professional development program also focuses on strategic and organizational tactics, with the selected participants being able to draw on the project’s learnings and a national network of public media contacts to further digital success at the local level. The first year for the project was 2017, during which...

"I've Always Been Proud of Serving My Country." SC Veteran Remembers Vietnam War

By Tabitha Safdi

Richard West with the US Army Corps of EngineersFrom February 1969 through February 1970, Richard West served as a Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers during the Vietnam War. His job was to build bridges and buildings that would serve as base camps. In this video, he talks about what life was like halfway around the world, how there were no front lines, and what it was like coming home. West also talks about attending a USO show while serving in Vietnam. View the video here . The Vietnam War, a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, premieries on September 17 on South Carolina ETV. Click here to view more stories and to submit your...

Road Into Rivers: Hurricane Irma at Isle of Palms

By Tabitha Safdi

Storm surge at Isle of PalmsISLE OF PALMS - With heavy rain and winds peaking at 43 mph, residents of the Isle of Palms are weathering Hurricane Irma with bated breath. Some streets on the barrier island are turning into rivers. Isle of Palms Weather has reported 1.78 inches of rain since 12:00 AM. Webcams are live on the deck at the The Windjammer . Video courtesy of Brett Husley.

"You Just Concentrate on Staying Alive." SC Veteran Remembers the Vietnam War

By Tabitha Safdi

Army photo of Karl NaugleFrom June 1969 through June 1970, Army Specialist 5th Class Karl Naugle served in the Vietnam War. As an artillery surveyor, his job was to drop into an area and mark the location for support cannons, defending the 125th Infantry. In this video, he talks about what life was like halfway around the world, being in the middle of a bloody war, and what it was like coming home. Naugle also talks about attending a USO show while serving in Vietnam. View the video here . The Vietnam War , a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, preimeries on September 17 on South Carolina ETV. Click here to view more...

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