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Haley Talks Flood Costs

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene

Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference Tuesday to go over specific costs associated with the South Carolina Flood. The public assistance estimate, which includes roads and government buildings, is $300 million. The individual assistance, which is money given to...

Columbia Police Will Have New Body Cameras in Place by 2016

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene
Blue lights on top of a police car, blurred taillights in background

Columbia City Council has approved the purchase of 300 body cameras for Columbia city police, according to The State . Police Chief Skip Holbrook said Thursday, Dec. 3, that the first cameras should arrive within 30 to 45 days and will provide further accountability to the...

PBS Parents: Help Your Preschooler Get Ready to Read

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Education
PBS Parents: Help Your Preschooler Get Ready to Read

Watching a child learn to read can feel miraculous. And for good reason: reading is an incredibly complex process that requires children to recognize shapes (letters), match these shapes with their corresponding sounds, combine these sounds into words, and then mentally...

PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators and Innovative Thinking

December 11, 2015 - Posted in Education

The 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators application period opens on December 1! This week’s featured PBS LearningMedia resources help to increase awareness of the program and give educators the resources they need to drive innovative thinking in their classrooms...

10 Everyday Ways You Can Help Create Ready Learners Right Where You Are!

December 11, 2015 - Posted in Education

This week, South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness unveiled the “Profile of the Ready Kindergartner” – the new description of school readiness for the State of South Carolina and the [ I CAN ] public awareness campaign to promote it statewide. We know what you might...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, December 2015

December 11, 2015 - Posted in SCETV
Sesame Street with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Dear Viewers and Listeners: Our beloved state of South Carolina has been through some trying times this year, thrusting us in the national spotlight--from the massacre of nine church-goers in Charleston to the unprecedented flooding throughout the state. But in each of...

Students at W. J. Keenan High School are Building Skills with New Solar Panel System

December 11, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Students at W. J. Keenan High School are Building Skills with New Solar Panel System

11:30 am. Professor Kareem Beckett starts the class “Principles of Engineering” at W. J. Keenan High School talking about light, photons, particles, waves, and frequency. But this is just the beginning of what will culminate in the main subject of the day: solar energy...

Q&A | A Conversation with Todd Lewis about IT-oLogy's Initiative CoursePower

December 9, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
 Todd Lewis about IT-oLogy's Initiative CoursePower

Research shows that South Carolina will experience a shortfall in tech talent in the next decade. This comes at a time when technology jobs are expected to grow significantly. According to CoursePower.org , the Midlands of South Carolina will need 3,000 IT professionals...

Midlands Technical College Committed to Building a Diverse Workforce

December 9, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Diverse group of people

One of South Carolina’s largest two-year colleges, Midlands Technical College, has demonstrated its commitment to minority and non-traditional students throughout the years. Last year, Midlands Technical College ranked 64 in the top 100 colleges in the United States by...

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

December 7, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene 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."...

How to Choose the Right College

December 2, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Krishna Thakker
George Scott

COLUMBIA, S.C . – George Scott, president of Seeds of Wealth Financial Group , spoke to an audience of students and their parents, at Ridge View High School about paying for college and choosing the best one for you. Scott told parents there are 3 major factors that go into...

Meet Lasenta Lewis-Ellis, Owner of LLE Construction Group, LLC

December 2, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Lasenta Lewis-Ellis, Owner of LLE Construction Group, LLC

Lasenta Lewis-Ellis is the owner of a local construction company, LLE Construction Group, LLC . Her business began operating in February 2011 as one of the few minority, women-owned, experienced, small general contracting and management firms located in Columbia, South...

Q&A | A Conversation with Laina Faber, Founder of the Startup DebutMagazine.com

November 23, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Laina Faber is the founder of DebutMagazine.com

Laina Faber is the founder of DebutMagazine.com , a start-up digital publication that publishes shoppable fashion and beauty content, and lifestyle articles for women. Laina is a Columbia native. She grew up in Forest Acres and attended A.C. Flora High School. She graduated...

War Dog Memorial Dedicated in Columbia

November 23, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene 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...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, November 2015

November 19, 2015 - Posted in SCETV
PBS Anchor Gwen Ifill

Dear Viewers and Listeners: We here at SCETV and South Carolina Public Radio can hardly believe 2015 is almost over! We have had an abundance of worthwhile accomplishments this year and, in this Thanksgiving month, we are thankful to have had the opportunity to serve the...

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