Tabitha Safdi

ORIGINAL SC | Recording Artist Kevin “Big Redd” Felder

By Tabitha Safdi

Kevin Felder

“Whatever you want to happen in your life, help make it happen for somebody else…and it will happen for you.”

Columbia native, Kevin Felder, started writing songs as a middle-schooler. Today, his music can be heard internationally. Through the ministry of Christian rap, Big Redd imparts positive lyrics for his audience. 

Felder also serves as station manager for Millennial FM.  

Video edited by Charles Dymock.

A Look Back at NatureScene

By Tabitha Safdi

NatureScene 60

Debuting in 1978, "NatureScene," introduced millions of viewers to a natural world of wonder that the average person might easily overlook. Naturalist Rudy Mancke is paired first with series co-creator Beryl Dakers and later with Jim Welch. Today, Mancke hosts NatureNotes on both SCETV and SC Public Radio. #TBT #ETVturns60 #60more

Learn more about South Carolina ETV's history here.

How did Cross Anchor Get Its Name?

By Tabitha Safdi

Cross Anchor

According the Betty Jo Lawson, a local historian in the Cross Keys community, the story of how Cross Anchor got its name is somewhat a legend passed down through the family. 

The story goes that two British sailors, who were brothers, docked in Charleston Harbor. They decided to travel inland. They found a place in the Piedmont region of South Carolina that one of the brothers liked. He held the keys to the ship, so he decided on the name Cross Keys. The brother, who was the captain of the ship, went about 5 miles and decided to name that area Cross Anchor.

Columbia Braces for Heavy Rain

By Tabitha Safdi

Hurricane Florence- Columbia

As Hurricane Florence hits the coast, it's leaving everyone in the Midlands waiting and watching. The storm is expected to produce high amounts of rainfall in Columbia and surrounding communities.  

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin says they learned some valuable lessons with the 2015 floods and those lessons are playing into preparedness as Florence slowly approaches. 

Louisiana's Cajun Navy Arrives in South Carolina

By Tabitha Safdi

Cajun Navy

The Louisiana Cajun Navy have arrived in South Carolina ahead of landfall of Hurricane Florence. 

The Louisiana Cajun Navy are informal volunteer groups comprised of private boat owners who assist in search and rescue efforts. They were formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and reactivated in the aftermaths of the 2016 Louisiana floods and Hurricane Harvey. They are credited with rescuing thousands of citizens during those disasters.

Hurricane Florence: "The Citizens Need To Make Their Plans Now."

By Tabitha Safdi

McMaster Florence Press Conference

"We're getting people in place to respond to whatever happens. The citizens need to make their plans now. Presume a major hurricane is going to hit," said Governor Henry McMaster on Sunday's press conference concerning Hurricane Florence. "Get your medicines ready, take care of your pets. You may not be coming home for several days." 

Tropical Storm Florence: "We are urging people to prepare themselves for a hurricane"

By Tabitha Safdi

Update on Tropical Storm Florence

"The situation is that we need to begin to prepare. We'll provide the best updates as we can. We know there's a hurricane coming in our direction, but we don't know if it will hit us, where, or when. We need to take precautions," Governor Henry McMaster said. During at 1:00pm press conference at the South Carolina Emergency Management Division he declared a state of emergency for South Carolina. McMaster issued a state of emergency because of the potential of hurricane coming to state.

A Look Back at Jobman Caravan

By Tabitha Safdi

Jobman Caravan

And the award goes to...Jobman Caravan. Hosted by Bill Terrell, Job Man Caravan garnered SCETV its first Emmy Award in 1969, just one year after the show premiered. The show was groundbreaking. It educated audiences about career opportunities and job interview techniques, traveled to a different town every week with a mobile TV unit, and featured popular musical acts.

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