Palmetto Scene

USC's Economists Release 2017 Economic Forecast

By A. Crouch

money

The University of South Carolina’s economists at The Darla Moore School of Business unveiled their 2017 economic forecast and they expect gains for the state this upcoming year. The state continues to add more jobs and expects incomes to rise for S.C. families. Job growth is expected to be at 2.6% and the unemployment rate should drop from 4.7% to 4.5% in the next year.

Joey Von Nessen, a researcher, said “South Carolina’s economy is growing at a healthy pace, and we expect the state to continue to build on this momentum in 2017.”

Catholic Sisters Help South Carolina Town

By L. Cornfoot

Felician sister

South Carolina ranks in the top ten nationally for its high poverty levels, and during the holiday season, many people like to give to those less fortunate. In the town of Kingstree, a group of Catholic Sisters aims to help those in need and teach the value of giving back, not just at Christmas, but all year long.
 

75 Years Later, Rock Hill Resident Reveals a Truth About Pearl Harbor

By K. Cannon

Manning Kimmel, grandson of Admiral Husband Kimmel.

This December marks the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a “date that will live in infamy,” according to former president Franklin Roosevelt.  His speech continues as he explains that December 7, 1941 is the day when “the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the empire of Japan.”

Civil Rights Leaders Recognized in Rock Hill, SC

By K. Cannon

Freedom Walkway in Rock Hill, SC.

On November 14, 2016, important civil rights leaders were recognized at The Palmetto Room in Rock Hill, S.C. The event started with a dedication of the Freedom Walkway and continued with a screening of “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise." The event culminated with a panel discussion that included Friendship 9 member David Williamson, Jr., Winthrop University Professors, Dr. Adolphus Belk and Dr. Scott Huffmon and moderator, Dr. Jennifer Disney.

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