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South Carolina Ranks #1 in the Nation for Relationship Violence

September 17, 2015 - Posted in News by Katie Geer
purple ribbon for domestic violence with Palmetto Scene logo

South Carolina has once again filled the number one spot for women killed by men in the nation. A new study released by the Violence Policy Center showed that across the nation “more than 1,600 women were murdered by men in 2013 and the most common weapon used was a gun.”...

City of Cayce: Plans for Dilapidated Structures Program Moves Forward

September 17, 2015 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Park
abadnoned home

The City of Cayce approved a fee schedule for the proposed dilapidated structures program on Wednesday, September 16, and demolition of several unsafe and run-down buildings is expected to begin very soon, reports Cola Daily . In early August, The State reported that many...

S.C. First in Attracting Foreign Investments

September 16, 2015 - Posted in News by Aimee Crouch
person welding, with great bright sparks

South Carolina, once again, is ranked number one in attracting jobs through foreign investments. This is the third time in four years IBM-Plant Location International (IBM-PLI) has ranked the state first, per million inhabitants. Each year the group releases a report...

A Diet Rich in Olive Oil Could Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

September 14, 2015 - Posted in Health by Katie Geer
bottle of olive oil with olives

The Mediterranean diet emphasizes eating fish, nuts, legumes, fruits, vegetables and olive oil, and it could be the newest diet to show signs of lowering women's risk of developing breast cancer, according to an article from NPR . The diet has been showing evidence of being...

TWITTER CHAT | EngenuitySC & Economic Development in the Midlands of South Carolina

September 13, 2015 - Posted in Business by Marina Ziehe
Meghan Hughes Headshot

Twitter Chat hosted by @Carolina_Money with featured guest Meghan Hughes, Executive Director of EngenuitySC, on Sept. 10, 2015 at 8pm ET:

Can Selfies at School Spread Lice and Super Lice?

September 10, 2015 - Posted in Health by Kaitlyn Park
students posing for a selfie

Back to school can bring lots of excitement and anxiety for students. From new teachers and transitioning from summer to the weekly schedule, there are many changes students and parents can expect. Perhaps one of the most fun aspects of going back to school is being...

Q&A | A Conversation with Caleb White, Founder of WedTexts

September 8, 2015 - Posted in Business by Marina Ziehe
 Caleb White, Founder of WedTexts

Caleb White grew up in West Columbia, S.C. After graduating from Brookland-Cayce High School, he attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. White is the founder of WedTexts, a notification system for weddings. The main goal of WedTexts is to help engaged couples...

Circle Unbroken - A Gullah Journey from Africa to America

September 4, 2015 - Posted in SCETV by Amy Shumaker
Circle Unbroken

75% of all enslaved Africans coming to America came in through the ports of Charleston, Beaufort and Georgetown, South Carolina. The result of this mingling of slaves from West Africa with the plantation culture awaiting them in America became Gullah; the genesis and...

S.C. State Parks Bring in Record Revenue

September 2, 2015 - Posted in News by Aimee Crouch
wooden boardwalk through wooded park

The S.C. State Park Service ended the 2014-2015 fiscal year generating the most revenue in its 81-year history with $26.9 million dollars. This is a $3 million increase from the previous year. In a release from the park service, budget officials say the increase is due to...

Happy Cow Creamery: The Milk Process

September 2, 2015 - Posted in Local by Katie Geer
farmer with his cows at Happy Cow Creamery

Palmetto Scene hung out with Tom Trantham of Happy Cow Creamery . Trantham was named this year's S.C. Farmer of the Year . Trantham shared with us the creamery's milk process, and how from the cow to the bottle of milk, it only travels 48 feet.

Cellphones: Do They Help or Hurt Social Gatherings?

September 1, 2015 - Posted in News by Katie Geer
people using phones in a group

A new survey from the Pew Research Center measured whether people think that cellphones help or hinder conversations in a social settings. The study mentions "82% of all adults (not just cell owners)" find phone usage in social gatherings to hurt the conversation and...

Meet Tom Trantham, South Carolina's Farmer of the Year

September 1, 2015 - Posted in Local by Katie Geer
Happy Cow

Tom Trantham, owner of Happy Cow Creamery in the upstate, was named South Carolina's Farmer of the Year for 2015. The dairy has 90 cows that milk twice a day. The farm is unique, in that it uses the 12 Aprils grazing system. Watch the video above to learn more about...

Study Concludes S.C. Aerospace Industry Expanding Beyond Southern Neighbors

August 27, 2015 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Park
worker cleaning airplane turbine

Columbia’s Metropolitan Convention Center was home to the Second Annual Aerospace Conference and Expo on Wednesday, August 26 and Thursday August 27. The two-day event was organized by the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, the McNair Center for Aerospace Innovation...

Main Street Latin Festival Brings Latin-Owned Businesses Together

August 27, 2015 - Posted in Business by Marina Ziehe
Main Street Latin Festival Brings Latin-Owned Businesses Together

As the National Hispanic Heritage Month (September) approaches, the City of Columbia takes the opportunity to recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the community through different events. The 12th Annual Main Street Latin Festival took place last...

It's Time to Wake Up and Pay Attention to Your Sleep

August 24, 2015 - Posted in Health by Katie Geer
woman sleeping

Hitting the snooze button on understanding your possible sleep disorder is no longer a healthy option, scientists warn in a new study from the Institute of Medicine. According to an article on NPR, "more than 50 million adults in the U.S. have a disorder such as insomnia,...