Palmetto Scene

Statewide Celebrations this 4th of July

By K. Rackley

fireworks

As Independence Day weekend draws closer, South Carolina prepares to celebrate its patriotism across the state with a variety of fireworks displays, festivals, parades, and more.  From the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the coastal Lowcountry, a host of exciting events are sure to be happening in almost every county.

Filmmaking Industry Growing in SC

By S. Hankinson

Film Industry in South Carolina

Thanks to legislation by South Carolina lawmakers, the state’s film industry is growing. On a recent podcast, director of the South Carolina Film Commission Tom Clark talked about the growth. Recently, South Carolina legislators passed a law making what was originally supposed to be a temporary proviso permanent, in hopes of making South Carolina a more tempting place for filmmakers to do business.

Cotton Branch Animal Sanctuary

By L. Cornfoot

farm animal

Most people are aware that dogs and cats are in need of a good home, but farm animals are often neglected, as well.  Palmetto Scene visited Cotton Branch Animal Sanctuary in Leesville to meet Jan Alber-Senn, a woman who is doing her part to help these animals.

Rachel Wyatt Crowned Miss South Carolina 2016

By K. Rackley

Miss S.C. contestants

Last Saturday, Miss Clemson, Rachel Wyatt, was crowned Miss South Carolina 2016 in the state’s 80th anniversary pageant.

Wyatt, 21, is a veteran when it comes to competing in pageants.  She was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen in 2012, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen in 2013, and Miss Clemson University in 2014.  She enrolled in Clemson University in 2013 and became a Rally Cat, part of the university’s elite dance team. 

Charleston Tragedy Commemoration

By B. Siebel

Emanuel 9 victims

This past week-and-a-half, a nine-day commemoration was held in Charleston to honor the Mother Emanuel 9, their families, survivors, and church members who were affected in last year’s tragedy. “Victory in the Valley” featured programs that allowed the community to discuss unity in all races, while remembering what happened in this historic church that forever changed this community.

SC Farmers and Roadside Markets App Makes Healthy Eating Easier

By K. Rackley

farm

For many families, finding healthy food easily can be a struggle, especially when there are fast food restaurants located conveniently on almost every corner.  Today, DHEC made finding some of those healthy alternatives easier when it launched the new S.C. Farmers and Roadside Market App.

SC Improves in Children’s Health, Worsens in Other Areas

By K. Rackley

Kids with teacher

South Carolina has usually placed poorly in regard to children’s quality of life, often being counted among the ten lowest-ranked states for kids in the nation.  While the state continues to be ranked low, a recent study, now published, shows that South Carolina is improving slightly for children.

South Carolina Ports Authority Harbor Deepening

By W. Richardson

SC ports

Recently, the South Carolina Ports Authority exported its two millionth BMW, which was manufactured  at the plant in Greer. Plans are underway to deepen the Port, which will expand the Port's competitiveness and capabilities, as it continues to be a force for growing the economy in our state.

 

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