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Cathy Hughes | Women Vision SC

June 5, 2020 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
Cathy Hughes

Publisher, The Times and Democrat Group Publisher, Lee Enterprises Shortly after Cathy Hughes joined The Times and Democrat in Orangeburg in 1972, she got a call from the society editor who said, “Cathy, The Times and Democrat’s on fire.” Hughes and her husband rushed to...

Virtual Summer Internship | Endowment Intern Aniya

June 4, 2020 - Posted in Local by Aniya Mahaffey
Aniya Mahaffey

Monday, 16 March 2020, will be a day that I will never forget. This marks the day that changed my educational learning trajectory in an unimaginable way. In a matter of two weeks, classroom learning transitioned to an all virtual platform. As a college senior, thankfully, I...

Keisha Hawes | Women Vision SC

June 4, 2020 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
Keisha Hawes

Keisha Hawes was age 31 when she had a heart attack. She was a wife and mother, who was holding down several part-time jobs in the Charleston area to help to make ends meet. She has taken the experience of her heart attack as a way to “serve another purpose.” She said, “...

Dr. Shaniece Criss | Women Vision SC

June 3, 2020 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
Dr. Shaniece Criss

Health Science Faculty Member, Furman Unversity “The world will tell you what success looks like, but truly success looks differently for different people.” The words of Dr. Shaniece Criss. She has defined her own success by fulfilling purpose in three main areas:...

Malissa Burnette | Women Vision SC

June 2, 2020 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
M. Malissa Burnette

Co-founder, Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, PA Malissa Burnette is an award-winning attorney and advocate for equal rights for all. She is co-founder of the Burnette Shutt & McDaniel law firm in Columbia. She waged a legal battle to change the rules and allow women to...

Pollinator Gardens in Greenwood, SC

May 28, 2020 - Posted in Local by Sean Flynn
Monarch Butterfly

Clemson Extension Agent and host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty travels to Greenwood, SC and takes a tour with City of Greenwood Horticulturist Ann Barklow where they have various pollinator gardens. Greenwood, SC is also recognized as a Bee City for their pollinator-...

Becca’s Graduation

May 28, 2020 - Posted in Local by Xiao Yu
Rebecca “Becca” Turner

Rebecca “Becca” Turner just graduated from the University of South Carolina Upstate, yet, without a traditional commencement. Becca started attending USCU at age 14 through the Scholars Academy program, which provides top high school students an opportunity to take college...

Former Gamecock heading to the Big Leagues

May 28, 2020 - Posted in Local by Aimee Crouch
Tina Whitlock

College softball is exploding – becoming one of the few sports along with football and men’s basketball – that generates revenue. According to the U.S. Department of Education, college softball teams reported $450 million in revenue in 2016-17 (the last year data has been...

Pet fosters and adoptions are up since COVID-19

May 27, 2020 - Posted in Local by Lynn Cornfoot
Pet Adoptions are up since COVID-19

Since people have more time on their hands due to COVID-19, why not foster or adopt a pet? If there is a silver lining in this pandemic, it's that more animals are finding loving homes to weather the storm. For more information, contact City of Columbia Animal Services .

Just A Chicken

May 19, 2020 - Posted in Local by Libby Dallis
Just A Chicken

Preston Thorne and Langston Moore are authors and former football players for the University of South Carolina. They visited Windsor Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina to share their inspirational story and children's book, "Just A Chicken." With their book, the...

Pastoring in a pandemic

May 14, 2020 - Posted in Local by Holly Bounds Jackson
Musicians playing outside church doors

Every aspect of life as we knew it is changing - including how we worship. First Baptist Church of Hartsville is one of hundreds across the state stepping out of the norm to continue their ministry through worship and fellowship. “We’ve definitely been learning as we go,”...

Guidance counselor creates music video to reach students

May 7, 2020 - Posted in Local by Leslie Leonard
Walter the Whale

In a time of uncertainty, one South Carolina guidance counselor is reaching out to help her community. Jordan Culbreth works at Westview Elementary School in Goose Creek. She, along with her husband, created a music video to reach her students. It’s a video with a very...

Mobile Meals under COVID-19

April 29, 2020 - Posted in Local by Xiao Yu
Mobile Meals van

Mobile Meals is a nonprofit organization that provides nutritious meals, services and fellowship to the frail and homebound citizens in Spartanburg County. Each weekday, approximately 150 volunteers dedicate their time to deliver meals to approximately 1,500 vulnerable...

Upstate educational institutions adapt curriculum in the face of pandemic

April 28, 2020 - Posted in Local by William Richardson
Online Classes in the Upstate

Upstate educational institutions have adjusted the way they serve their students and faculties. They express how they are meeting the challenges of different situations and how they need to prepare and move forward in the future.

SC Air National Guard Thanks Healthcare Workers

April 27, 2020 - Posted in Local by Charles Dymock
SC Air National Guard Thanks Healthcare Workers

On April 27, 2020 the 169th Fighter Wing South Carolina Air National Guard performed flyovers across the Palmetto State in an effort to thank South Carolina’s front-line healthcare professionals. This was a part of the U.S. Air Force's Operation American Resolve aimed at...

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