JoAnn Turnquist | Women Vision SC

April 15, 2019 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
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President & CEO, Central Carolina Community Foundation Former Chair, Richland County Library JoAnn Turnquist has held leadership positions with the Clorox Company, Procter and Gamble and JohnsonDiversey. She moved from the corporate world to the world of philanthropy...

South Carolina Chief Justice (Ret.) Jean Hoefer Toal | Women Vision SC

April 12, 2019 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
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Former Chief Justice, South Carolina Supreme Court Former South Carolina Representative, representing Richland County South Carolina Chief Justice (Ret.) Jean Hoefer Toal has a saying, “if you get a little something, leave the ladder down and pull your sisters up the ladder...

Inez M. Tenenbaum | Women Vision SC

April 11, 2019 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
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Practices law at Wyche, P.A. in Columbia and Greenville Former Chairman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Former South Carolina Superintendent of Education Inez Tenenbaum entered law school in her 30s. She cashed out her state retirement to pay for her first year of...

Anita Singleton-Prather | Women Vision SC

April 10, 2019 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
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Also known as Aunt Pearlie Sue Educator, storyteller, historian on the Gullah culture Anita Singleton-Prather grew up thinking she would study law and become a civil rights attorney. Instead she became a master storyteller, author and educator. Her work has influenced civil...

Minor Mickel Shaw | Women Vision SC

April 9, 2019 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
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President, Micco, LLC Chairman of the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Commission Minor Mickel Shaw grew up talking about business at the dinner table with her family. She said her parents always had confidence in her and felt strongly about giving back to the community...

Pastor Nannie Jefferies | Women Vision SC

April 8, 2019 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
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Pastor, Maranatha Free Church of Jesus Christ Founder, Exec. Director, Angels Change Ministry Pastor Nannie Jefferies would often visit the jails to encourage and pray for her church’s members and their children. She is the Pastor of Maranatha Free Church of Jesus Christ...

Heather Holmquest | Women Vision SC

April 5, 2019 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
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President, The Maritime Association of South Carolina Heather Holmquest is not on social media. It’s a personal choice for her. Her style of management is to build relationships in-person. As president of the Maritime Association of South Carolina, she oversees an...

Jennifer Gutierrez-Caldwell | Women Vision SC

April 4, 2019 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
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Director of Youth Services Pendleton Place Jennifer Gutierrez-Caldwell has been described as a “change-agent.” As director of Youth Services at Pendleton Place in Greenville, she works to keep children safe and support families in crisis. “Itruly believe that I was put on...

Elaine Freeman | Women Vision SC

April 3, 2019 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
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Founder, ETV Endowment Executive Producer, South Carolinians in WW II Elaine Freeman founded the ETV Endowment from her dining room table. For over 40 years, the member organization has funded and supported programming on SCETV and South Carolina Public Radio. Freeman...

Hope Blackley | Women Vision SC

April 2, 2019 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
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District Director, Office of U.S. Representative William Timmons (SC-04) Former Spartanburg County Clerk of Court Hope Blackley defines leadership as “making other leaders.” “It’s really that simple. I’m only as good as my team. And if my team isn’t good, then I’m not good...

Karen Alexander | Women Vision SC

April 1, 2019 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
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President and CEO, Auntie Karen Foundation Producer, songwriter, author As Karen Alexander approached her 40th birthday, she took a risk and “stepped out on faith,” mortgaging her house, spending her savings and investments to launch the Auntie Karen Foundation. Her love of...

Sport of Pinball Ramping Up in South Carolina

March 29, 2019 - Posted in Local by Charles Dymock
Pinball Game

“When we play pinball it’s not just standing there and hitting buttons. You are physically manipulating the cabinet and moving the game around so strength is involved, finesse is involved,” says Fredrick Richardson who has been professionally competing in pinball...

USS Charleston Christened

March 28, 2019 - Posted in Local by Gavin Jackson
USS Charleston

Recently in Charleston, the newest ship in the U.S. Navy arsenal was commissioned…the USS Charleston. More than 40 ships have been named after people and places in South Carolina, and this is the sixth ship to be named after the Holy City. Thousands of people turned out to...

Inmates Find Hope and Change in Allendale Correctional Art Program

March 26, 2019 - Posted in Local by Holly Bounds Jackson
Inmates at ACI find hope and change through art program.

Behind the fences and beneath the barbed wire of Allendale Correctional Institution (ACI), is a group of men who proudly call themselves The Advanced Artists of Allendale. They’ve each demonstrated a willingness to try new mediums, practice new skills and through that, they...

New Look Coming for By The River

March 25, 2019 - Posted in Local by Holly Bounds Jackson
New By The River set

Season Two of By The River will look a whole lot different than the first season. This month a new set is being constructed, with the help of the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) students who also take part in the show's production. While the entire look won't...