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Babyscripts App Provides Convenient Care During Pregnancy

July 3, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Pregnant mother holding her child.

Grace Balding has a busy schedule every day caring for her toddler as well as preparing for her second baby. She is around 22 weeks pregnant and is a stay-at-home mom. Her and her husband share a vehicle which makes it difficult for Grace to get to her doctor appointments...

SC African American History Calendar - July Honoree: Patina Miller

June 15, 2019 - Posted in History by Sarah Pritchard
SC African American History Calendar - July Honoree: Patina Miller

(Photo of Patina Miller in "Madam President" courtesy of Sarah Shatz/CBS.) Patina Miller is a celebrated actress, performer and singer. Born in the small town of Pageland, S.C. on November 6, Miller was raised with music. She grew up singing in her local church’s gospel...

SC African American History Calendar - June Honoree: Janice Marshall

May 27, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
Images from SC African American History Calendar - June Honoree: Janice Marshall

Janice Wannamaker Marshall, a St. Matthews, S.C. native, is the daughter of Verna Wannamaker Abney. She is married to Dr. Henry Thomas Marshall Jr. and, together, are the proud parents to their only daughter. Marshall was educated in the Calhoun County Public School System...

The Making of An Exhibit at the South Carolina State Museum

May 14, 2019 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
State Museum Apollo Exhibit

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, the South Carolina State Museum created a new exhibition charting the history of NASA’s Apollo program and South Carolina’s role in lunar exploration. The exhibit is called Apollo 50: Journey to the Moon . “A lot...

SC African American History Calendar - May Honoree: Jannie Harriot

April 20, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar - May Honoree: Jannie Harriot

Jannie Harriot, daughter of the late James and Marvell Bradley Harriot, was born in Wilmington, N.C. and grew up in Hartsville, S.C. She graduated from Butler High School in Hartsville and attended Talladega College in Alabama. She went on to receive a B.S. from...

SC African American History Calendar - April Honorees: Ethel and Maxie Gordon

March 26, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar for April - Ethel and Maxie Gordon

For more than 40 years, Drs. Maxie S. and Ethel M. Gordon championed desegregation. The Gordons contributed across a multitude of platforms: First Calvary Baptist Church, Benedict College, Morris College, the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., the NAACP, the S.C. Human...

SC African American History Calendar - March Honoree: Lottie Gibson

February 22, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
Images from SC African American History Calendar and video of Lottie Gibson

For more than 60 years, Lottie Gibson was a one-woman crusader for Greenville’s poor and disenfranchised. Gibson was an outspoken social activist, widely known and respected for her work with families who were homeless and bereaved. She cut through the red tape to provide...

SC African American History Calendar - February Honoree: David "Dave the Potter" Drake

February 1, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
Image of David "Dave the Potter" Drake  - February Honoree SC African American History Calendar

David Drake, also known as “Dave the Potter” and “Dave the Slave,” (c.1801-c.1870) was an American potter who lived in Edgefield, S.C. Dave produced alkaline-glazed stoneware jugs between the 1820s and 1860s. As an enslaved African, he often signed his works “Dave,” and is...

Woodrow Wilson Family Home | Let’s Go!

February 1, 2019 - Posted in History by Tabitha Safdi
Woodrow Wilson Home

The Woodrow Wilson Family Home is South Carolina's only remaining presidential site. The home is now a museum featuring the history of Reconstruction. The home was built in 1871 when, at the age of 14, “Tommy” Woodrow Wilson and his family moved to Columbia. According to...

Mann-Simons Site | Let’s Go

February 1, 2019 - Posted in History by Tabitha Safdi
Mann-Simons Site

On the corner of Marion and Richland streets in downtown Columbia stands the Mann-Simons site. The Mann-Simons Site was a collection of commercial and domestic spaces owned and operated by the same African American family from at least 1843 until 1970. Only one house stands...

America’s Volunteer Recognized for Excellence in Civic Leadership

January 9, 2019 - Posted in News by Tabitha Safdi
Charlotte Berry

Charlotte Berry of Columbia is the recipient of the 2018 David H. Wilkins Award for Excellence in Civic Leadership. The award is presented by The Riley Institute at Furman University. “Each person in his or her own right has an opportunity to make a difference. Making a...

SC African American History Calendar 2019 - January Honoree, Steve Benjamin

December 24, 2018 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
Photos of SC African American History Calendar 2019 and January honoree, Mayor Steve Benjamin

Mayor Steve Benjamin, Columbia’s first African American mayor, was elected in a record-turnout election in 2010. He made it his mission to shape the Capital City into the most talented, educated and entrepreneurial city in America. His devotion to Columbia began in 1990...

Brain Tumors – Know The Signs

May 30, 2018 - Posted in Health by Palmetto Health
Brain Tumor Scan

David Straus, MD, Palmetto Health-USC Neurosurgery , answers some basic questions about a complicated condition . What is a brain tumor? A brain tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue in which cells grow and multiply uncontrollably, seemingly unchecked by the mechanisms that...

Nip Your Seasonal Allergies in the Bud

April 18, 2018 - Posted in Health by Palmetto Health
Tissues

Pollen is everywhere! Along with pollen comes seasonal allergies. Katie Schill, nurse practitioner with Palmetto Health’s Mobile Clinic , offers some helpful tips to manage seasonal allergies. The key to managing your allergies is preventing and limiting exposure to the...

Five Important Numbers to Know for Heart Health

March 14, 2018 - Posted in Health by Palmetto Health
Heart Health

Midlands Internal Medicine phsycian, Dr. Robert Kneece , says learning these five heart health numbers can help you improve and maintain your heart health. Once you know your numbers, you can talk with your doctor about how to best manage and lower your risks for heart...

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