Kaitlyn Park

More Changes and Growth in The Vista

November 5, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Finlay Park

Columbia’s Vista has become a hub for citizens in the Capital City looking to live, work and play in the heart of downtown. So it should come as no surprise that the Vista is continuing to grow. Cola Daily reports that two new restaurants will soon be coming to the Vista:...

Q&A | Understanding Small Business Loans

October 20, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Kaitlyn Park
Holt Chetwood, Wells Fargo Midlands Market President and Blake Montgomery, Wells Fargo Business Development Officer in Columbia

As South Carolina continues to develop into a business-friendly environment with a diversifying economy, many in the state are opening and maintaining small businesses. As of July 31, 2015, Wells Fargo is the leading SBA (Small Business Administration) 7(a) lender in South...

SC Stays Strong: Photos in the Aftermath of Disaster

October 12, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Flood

Early Friday, Oct. 2, the State of South Carolina braced itself for a historic rainfall event caused by the looming Hurricane Joaquin predicted by meteorologists and the National Weather Service. But while Joaquin failed to hit the South Carolina coast, and as rain began on...

Picking Up the Pieces: #SCFlood

October 9, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Tree

In the wake of the devastating flood, South Carolinians across the state are starting to pick up the pieces. See the story here- STORIFY .

"Bruised, But Not Broken" - Gov. Haley Press Conference 10-08-15

October 8, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Haley-SOE

Governor Nikki Haley held another press conference this afternoon at the Emergency Management Division office, where she described the state as entering the “second big wave.” Haley announced that Calhoun, Darlington, Florence, Kershaw and Lee counties were added to the...

“Boy, Does South Carolina Push Back,” Says Gov. Haley

October 7, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Haley-SOE

Governor Nikki Haley spoke again in a press conference Wednesday afternoon at the South Carolina Emergency Management Division. “It’s a new day,” Haley said as she expressed her gratitude for the verbal declaration of disaster that has allowed Federal aid to become...

Volunteer Efforts Underway: How You Can Help #SCStrong

October 6, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Flood

As South Carolinians continue to cope with the aftermath of disastrous flooding throughout the state, many have been inquiring ways they can help and offer aid. Palmetto Scene has found several groups looking for volunteers and locations where donations are being accepted...

Monday Flood Warning Continues Across Palmetto State

October 5, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Flood

The National Weather Service in Columbia reports that the Flood Warning has been extended until 7:30 PM EDT Monday evening for Kershaw, Orangeburg, Saluda, Calhoun, Richland, Fairfield Newberry, Lee, Lexington, Northeastern Aiken, Clarendon and Sumter Counties. The National...

Governor Nikki Haley Holds Press Conference on Recovery Efforts

October 5, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Flood

Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference at the Emergency Operations Center this morning to give updates on the state’s emergency response to the historic flooding. Haley explained that as rain is beginning to lighten up, the state is moving from assessment to recovery...

City of Cayce: Plans for Dilapidated Structures Program Moves Forward

September 17, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
abadnoned home

The City of Cayce approved a fee schedule for the proposed dilapidated structures program on Wednesday, September 16, and demolition of several unsafe and run-down buildings is expected to begin very soon, reports Cola Daily . In early August, The State reported that many...

Can Selfies at School Spread Lice and Super Lice?

September 10, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
students posing for a selfie

Back to school can bring lots of excitement and anxiety for students. From new teachers and transitioning from summer to the weekly schedule, there are many changes students and parents can expect. Perhaps one of the most fun aspects of going back to school is being...

Study Concludes S.C. Aerospace Industry Expanding Beyond Southern Neighbors

August 27, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
worker cleaning airplane turbine

Columbia’s Metropolitan Convention Center was home to the Second Annual Aerospace Conference and Expo on Wednesday, August 26 and Thursday August 27. The two-day event was organized by the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, the McNair Center for Aerospace Innovation...

S.C. Legislators Consider Privacy and Safety in Drone Regulation

August 24, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
drone flying over field

Drone technology has moved from the abstract to the mainstream. The word “drone” held connotations to military operations in the past, but the technology is now being used in everyday tasks like wedding or home videos to capture an aerial view of activities. To understand...

The Financial Questions a Couple Should Answer Before Saying "I Do"

August 13, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
I DO

In an article originally appearing on Carolina Money, Wedding Season has arrived in the United States and the South, and when a young couple decides to tie the knot, there are many decisions to be made. Some may appear obvious, from what flowers should go in the...

Charleston Pour House Benefit Raises Over $30,000 for Mother Emanuel Hope Fund

June 25, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Pour House

The spirit was palpable and thriving in The Charleston Pour House on Tuesday, June 23 for the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund Benefit, “Don’t Tell Me This Town Ain’t Got No Heart”, a reference to a line in the well-known tune “Shakedown Street” by the Grateful Dead. Over 80...

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