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Greer Bow Tie | Student Media Project

January 7, 2016 - Posted in Local by D. Nechodom
Greer Bow Tie

Empire Ltd. is a consignment clothing store located in downtown Greer, South Carolina that specializes in the production of bow ties made from reclaimed materials. James Carter takes pride in his ability to outfit people on any budget. He says that he got his start out of...

Santa Reveals a Secret to the Children of South Carolina

December 20, 2015 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Santa

Christmas is around the corner and we, the good folks at Palmetto Scene, decided to interview the man in red himself. Santa Claus took a few minutes out of his busy holiday schedule to answer a few of our pressing questions. In the interest of the children of South Carolina...

Woodworker's Guild Builds Toys for Christmas

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Local

The guild is the largest woodworking group in the Southeast, and many of the organization’s projects center around charity. Palmetto Scene spent time with the craftsmen, seeing just what goes into making a toy for a special child on Christmas.

Governor's Mansion Ready for the Holidays

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Local

An inside look at the Columbia Garden Club decorating the S.C. Governor's Mansion for Christmas.

New Legislation Could Make Killing a Police Dog a Major Crime in S.C.

December 7, 2015 - Posted in Local by Katie Geer
Dog

This coming legislative session will see the introduction of a new bill that would increase the penalties to those convicted of harming or killing a police dog or police horse. Rep. Jonathon Hill and Rep. Neal Collins are sponsoring a bill named "Fargo's and Hyco's Law."...

War Dog Memorial Dedicated in Columbia

November 23, 2015 - Posted in Local by Katie Geer
War Dogs

A seven-foot bronze statue now stands in Memorial Park in the city of Columbia honoring the war dogs that have fought throughout the decades. The statue is in the form of a Vietnam dog handler and a German Shepherd, to pay tribute to the 4,000 dogs that served in the war...

Lowcountry Chefs Launch Cookbook-Writing School

November 18, 2015 - Posted in Local

If you asked your favorite chef whether he or she works at a restaurant or at home, or if they would like to write their own cookbook, you would probably be told yes. However, many of these cooks don't because it can be a daunting task to write any book, much less one that...

Meet Harold Hatcher, Chief of the Waccamaw Indian People

November 16, 2015 - Posted in Local

“No great man became great by doing what his predecessors did. Great people see things that are wrong and fix them.” These are the words that Chief Hatcher lives by. Harold Hatcher is the chief of the Waccamaw people . He has been chief since the tribe's founding in 1992...

Carolina Classrooms Talks Education Equity

October 27, 2015 - Posted in Local

Wednesday night at 7:00 on SCETV, Carolina Classrooms, together with the American Graduate project, will air a special town hall meeting from Francis Marion University. Discussions range from the Abbeville Equity in Education decision to the future of education in South...

Old World South Meets New Feather Bow Tie

October 21, 2015 - Posted in Local

There’s a history to South Carolina that, to some, can be reflected in the “Old World” finishing touches of the bow tie, as part of a gentleman’s attire. It was that history and a basic love of nature that led Ben Ross, and friend Jeff Plotner, to create a business that...

South Carolina Artist Selling Artwork to Benefit Flood Victims

October 14, 2015 - Posted in Local by L. Steele
Art

Well-known South Carolina Artist selling artwork to benefit flood victims. Jim Harrison, a well-known artist in S.C, plans on selling unframed prints of three of his paintings and donating the proceeds to the Palmetto S.C Region of the American Red Cross to help the victims...

Dick Tripp and the U.S.S. Yorktown

September 28, 2015 - Posted in Local by A. Highland
Cassaro

Palmetto Scene had the opportunity to speak with Joanne Cassaro at a recent taping of Antiques Roadshow in Charleston, South Carolina. She is a graphic designer with the Harrisburg PBS station, WITF. Even though Cassaro lives in Pennsylvania, she has a special connection 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.

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...

Horseshoe Shadow Campaign Gains Visibility

July 2, 2015 - Posted in Local by Veronica Brown
Shadow

The social media feeds of many USC students and Columbia residents recently flooded with pleas to “Save Our Horseshoe!” The USC Alumni Association launched the Save Our Horseshoe campaign on June 29 in response to the plans to build Icon on Main. The Save Our Horseshoe...

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