Healing Continues with Flag Removal

July 10, 2015 - Posted in News by Yolian Ortiz

South Carolinians speak about what the removal of the flag means to them as the state continues to heal.

Confederate Flag No Longer Flies on S.C. State House Grounds

July 10, 2015 - Posted in News by Veronica Brown

After years of debate, South Carolina state troopers removed the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds in seven minutes. An estimated 8,000 to 10,000 people flooded downtown Columbia on Friday in order to witness the historic moment. Emotional onlookers...

Reaction to Confederate Flag Removal

July 9, 2015 - Posted in News by Katie Geer

It was a historic day in South Carolina as Governor Haley signed the bill into law that will remove the Confederate flag from State House grounds. Palmetto Scene was there, interviewing South Carolinians and lawmakers about the historic day.

S.C. House Votes in Favor of Removing Confederate Flag

July 9, 2015 - Posted in News by S. Simmons
Confederate Flag

Representatives in the South Carolina House voted early Thursday morning to remove the Confederate flag that flies on the State House grounds, ABC News reports . After over 13 hours of deliberation, the House approved the bill, originally written by Senator Vincent Sheheen...

An Emotional Night in the S.C. House of Representatives

July 9, 2015 - Posted in News by Andrea Esselman

With the S.C. House of Representatives voting in favor of taking down the Confederate flag, all that remains is for Governor Nikki Haley to sign the bill, and the flag will come down from the State House grounds. The debate surrounding the flag is one of historical...

On Third Reading, the S.C. Senate Has Voted to Remove the Confederate Flag

July 7, 2015 - Posted in News by S. Simmons
Confederate Flag

On third reading, the South Carolina Senate has voted 36-3 in favor of removing the Confederate flag from the State House grounds. On Monday, the South Carolina Senate voted 37-3 in favor, CBS News reports . According to a report from the Huffington Post, Senator Vincent...

South Carolina Named the 12th Best State for Summer Road Trips

July 7, 2015 - Posted in News by V. Ortiz

South Carolina is ranked among the best states for summer road trips according to WalletHub , a personal finance website. WalletHub conducted a study of the 50 U.S. states to determine the 2015’s Best and Worst States for Summer Road Trips. The study compared the states on...

Remembering the Charleston Church Victims

June 30, 2015 - Posted in News by S. Simmons
Charleston Nine

Almost two weeks later, funerals have been planned and held for the nine victims of the shooting at Emanuel A.M..E Church in Charleston, South Carolina. A CNN report provides a closer look at the nine people lost that Wednesday night. CYNTHIA HURD Cynthia Hurd, 54, worked...

Haley Issues Budget Vetoes

June 30, 2015 - Posted in News by Aimee Crouch
State House

Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference late this morning to unveil her vetoes of this year's appropriations bill. She issued 87 line item vetoes, but said she was happy that the "legislature is putting more thought into our executive budget, and we are grateful for...

Charleston Shootings: Full Interview with Rev. Joseph Darby

June 25, 2015 - Posted in News by Katie Geer
Joe Darby

Palmetto Scene sat down with Rev. Joseph Darby, First Vice President of the Charleston NAACP, to talk about the many issues facing South Carolina in the wake of last weeks shooting. Rev. Darby touches on the tragic events, as well as racial issues, as a whole in the state,...

Charleston Pour House Benefit Raises Over $30,000 for Mother Emanuel Hope Fund

June 25, 2015 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Park
Pour House

The spirit was palpable and thriving in The Charleston Pour House on Tuesday, June 23 for the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund Benefit, “Don’t Tell Me This Town Ain’t Got No Heart”, a reference to a line in the well-known tune “Shakedown Street” by the Grateful Dead. Over 80...

Charleston Finding a Way to Heal

June 25, 2015 - Posted in News by Katie Geer

As Charleston moves forward after last week's tragic shooting of nine members of a historically black church, Palmetto Scene sat down with two prominent leaders in the city to talk about the process of forgiveness and healing. Mayor Joe Riley has served as Mayor of...

Charleston Shootings: The Full Interview with Mayor Riley

June 25, 2015 - Posted in News by Katie Geer
Mayor Riley

A week after the church shooting that left nine church members dead, Mayor Joe Riley sat down with Palmetto Scene to talk about how his city is moving forward and finding healing. He said the greatest thing that his city was doing was showing love to each other. Love, he...

Funeral Plans for Charleston Church Shooting Victims

June 25, 2015 - Posted in News by S. Simmons

Funeral services have been set across the state of South Carolina for the Charleston A.M.E. Church shooting victims. A report from ABC News provided the details below: CLEMENTA PINCKNEY Two public viewings will be held Thursday. The first will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at...

Confederate Flag Items Pulled from Some Retailers' Inventory

June 24, 2015 - Posted in News by V. Ortiz

Some of America’s biggest retailers such as Walmart, eBay, Amazon, and Sears have decided to stop selling merchandise tied to the Confederate flag. The debate regarding the use of the Confederate flag has been intensifying over the last couple of days. On Monday, South...