Business

Libby, Multimedia Specialist at ETV Sumter

By Craig Ness

Libby Dallis

I’m pleased to introduce Libby Dallis as our new Multimedia Specialist here in Sumter.  Libby was the Director of Communications at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center on Seabrook Island. She also was a full-time Video Producer at a local video production company in Tallahassee, Florida.  She has a diverse multimedia background and is a welcome addition to our team. Libby has experience with post production, motion graphics, and excellent experience with DSLR and storytelling. 

South Carolina Routes Still Being Considered for New Railway

By Kaitlyn Park

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A new railway is still being discussed for South Carolina between Columbia, through Augusta, Georgia and to Atlanta. The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) collaborated for the Federal Railroad Administration and created six routes through South Carolina for the proposed passenger rail system. Planning began in June 2012.

"Lemon" Racing Lifts Economy in Kershaw, SC

By Mike Switzer

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Automobile racing has meant big business to our state for a very long time.  Think NASCAR and Darlington.  But there’s another race track in a rural area of our state that’s also bringing in some money with a very unusual auto racing event.

Mike Switzer interviews Jay Lamm, founder of 24 Hours of Lemons, a national “lemon” car race now entering its second decade at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, SC.  The event dates are Sept. 14-16, 2018.

Trucking Industry Needs Drivers

By Mike Switzer

Richard Bogan

According to a recent article in the Washington Post, the United States is suffering from a severe shortage of long-haul truck drivers.  A condition that analysts say could disrupt our current prosperous economy.  What is the current state of South Carolina’s trucking industry?

Mike Switzer interviews Richard Bogan, a senior vice president with Southeastern Freight Lines in Lexington, SC.

Sharing Family Assets

By Mike Switzer

Eddi Kramer

Young children are often reminded by their parents of the importance of sharing, especially with their brothers and sisters.  Our next guest though, says that adult siblings can find sharing a little more difficult, when there’s a beach house or some other property involved.  Not to mention if there are in-laws, nieces and nephews involved, as well.  What should the rules be for sharing family assets?

Mike Switzer interviews Eddie Kramer, a certified financial planner with Abacus Planning Group in Columbia, SC.

Is China Disrupting Our State’s Recycling Industry?

By Mike Switzer

Mike Pope

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans recycle around 66 million tons of plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and scrap metal, etc. each year.  But then China threw a kink into things when they announced last summer that they would no longer accept "foreign garbage" which includes recyclables.  The Solid Waste Association of North America says these restrictions have disrupted recycling programs throughout the United States, and we were wondering how our state is being affected.

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