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More Help Needed as Flood Damage Still Huge Issue

October 30, 2015 - Posted in News

The Timberlane area, off of South Beltline, in Columbia was one of the hardest hit during the recent floods. This community, which resides next to Gills Creek, recently moved over 2 million pounds of flood debris from 3 streets in less than 3 weeks: Timberlane, Glenhaven...

Coastal Area Continues to be Hit By Flooding

October 29, 2015 - Posted in News

Even though the impact appears minimal, coastal flooding continues to be widespread throughout the low country. King tides look to be the culprit. According to the State Newspaper , these high tides caused by astronomical factors are likely to “continue into Wednesday,...

Columbia-Based Technology Incubator Helping To Ignite Startup Companies

October 28, 2015 - Posted in News
Technology Idea

The USC / Columbia Technology Incubator recruits and then consults with high-impact startup companies in the Midlands of South Carolina. The Incubator is a nonprofit corporation sponsored by the University of South Carolina, City of Columbia and other area governments. The...

College Preparedness a Major Concern for 11th-Graders

October 26, 2015 - Posted in News by L. Steele
Classroom

According to recent test results released by the S.C. Department of Education, less than half of 11th-graders in S.C. are prepared to succeed in college. These results are based on the ACT, which is an aptitude test that’s used to predict how well a student will do in...

Columbia Native Provides Financial Education Through Know Money Inc.

October 22, 2015 - Posted in News

Since May 2014, Know Money Inc. Founder & Chief Financial Mentor Steven Hughes has worked with nearly 1,000 individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations across South Carolina to advance financial literacy. As an award-winning B2B salesman, Global Shaper for the...

Relationship Violence: A Survivor's Story of Crazy Love

October 21, 2015 - Posted in News by Katie Geer
Domestic Violence

Leslie Morgan Steiner is an author and public speaker about relationship abuse, as well as a survivor of her own horrific relationship. She sat down with Palmetto Scene’s Katie Geer and Brittany Braddock to talk about her memoir, Crazy Love and to answer the question that...

SBA Announces Resources Available to Aid the Region’s Recovery

October 21, 2015 - Posted in News

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and member of President Obama's Cabinet, was in Columbia, South Carolina, today to meet with business owners, residents and local officials on recovery efforts in the aftermath of...

Children Prefer Facts, Adults Fiction

October 19, 2015 - Posted in News by Katie Geer
Reading

Take a look at any kid's book section in a library and you're bound to find many fiction based books—books that embrace make-believe and fantasy worlds. Pop on over to the adult section and you're much more likely to find a wider variety of factual books. But one group of...

SCFC Estimates Loss of $65 Million in Forest Industry from Flooding

October 19, 2015 - Posted in News by L. Steele

The South Carolina Forestry Commission said in a press release that they estimate the forest industry will suffer a loss of at least $65 million due to the recent flooding in S.C. This does not include the expected millions of dollars it will cost to repair damaged private...

DHEC Orders Actions for Dam Safety After Historic Flooding

October 19, 2015 - Posted in News by L. Steele

After what has been referred to as the 1,000-year flood, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced that it would be issuing orders at several dams across S.C. “As a result of the 1,000-year flood, many dams across our state were damaged and have been...

FEMA Aid, What to Expect After You Apply

October 19, 2015 - Posted in News

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is offering disaster aid programs and assistance for affected individuals, families and businesses in South Carolina. Affected individuals and business owners in designated areas can begin the disaster application process by...

Chester Park School of Inquiry Wins 2013 WhatWorksSC Award

October 18, 2015 - Posted in News by Tabitha Safdi
Chester Park School

Over the past few years, the Richard W. Riley Institute at Furman University has been studying education in South Carolina to learn about programs that work. On October 16, 2013, three programs were recognized at the WhatWorksSC awards. The goal of the awards is to engage...

Harvest Hope Food Bank Helps with S.C. Flood Recovery

October 16, 2015 - Posted in News

With the continued flooding and aid relief for the Carolinas, the non-profit organization Harvest Hope Food Bank is providing an immediate response to the devastating floods. Harvest Hope provided more than 800,000 meals to those in need over the past week. Donations have...

S.C. Flood: Gamecocks Give Back

October 14, 2015 - Posted in News by A. Highland
State House

Although the University of South Carolina did not receive as much damage as the surrounding areas, students are still taking the time to help Columbia to recover from the flood. Many organizations on campus have gathered up volunteers to take on some of the work that needs...

Columbia Place Mall Helps Businesses Affected by Flood

October 14, 2015 - Posted in News

Columbia Place Mall is offering free rent to businesses that have been affected by the flood. This gives business owners in South Carolina the opportunity to continue doing business, even if the flood damaged their store. In an interview with WLTX Shawl Pryor, Senior Vice...

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