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#ThrowbackThusday: Beaufort's Waterfront in 1966

From: Palmetto Scene

T. Safdi

Beaufort

This is a clip from a 1966 SCETV production, S.C. Cities: Beaufort. In this episode, you can check out the waterfront of Beaufort in 1966.

S.C. Cities is an archival series on several South Carolina cities.

Columbia Classical Ballet Gives Back

From: Palmetto Scene

A. Crouch

Pavlovich

Radenko Pavlovich of the Columbia Classical Ballet talks about his roots and why it’s important to him and the organization to give back to the community.

Gov. Nikki Haley Signs Government Restructuring Act Of 2014

From: Palmetto Scene

T. Safdi

Haley

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley joined with former Governor Carroll Campbell’s wife, Iris, and his sons Carroll III and Mike, as well as numerous members of the General Assembly, today in a ceremonial bill signing for S.22, the South Carolina Restructuring Act of 2014.

The most comprehensive and important government restructuring in South Carolina in over 20 years, S.22 abolishes the outdated, five-member Budget and Control Board and creates the Department of Administration...

50 Years of Cameras

From: Palmetto Scene

A. Crouch

Ferguson

Ernest Ferguson, who at 89 years old, has been taking photographs and making post cards of South Carolina for over 50 years. We visited his home in Winsboro, S.C., and he showed off some of the cameras he has worked with over the years.

Silicon Harbor Growing with Technology Boom

From: Palmetto Scene

T. Safdi

Charleston

Charleston is known around the world for its history and beauty. Recently, however, Charleston has landed on the map again as being ranked in the top 10 fastest growing cities for software and Internet technology.

Charleston's Digital Corridor continues to expand its mission and plans to open a Flagship 3 in the near future. Located in historic downtown Charleston, the Flagship and Flagship2 are Charleston’s premier business incubator/co-working office environments.

Is the Tea Party Still Relevant in South Carolina?

From: Palmetto Scene

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Huffmon

Winthrop Political Science professor, Scott Huffmon, talks with Charles Bierbauer about the relevance of the Tea Party in our state, and how it could possibly affect an upcoming primary election.

South Carolina Artist: Bob Doster

From: Palmetto Scene

T. Safdi

Doster

Lancaster artist Bob Doster is best known in South Carolina for his stainless steel palmetto sculptures. These sculptures and his other works adorn businesses, corporate headquarters, cities and private homes all over the country.

What is less known about this South Carolina artist is that for more than thirty years, Doster has given his time to public schools, where he teaches and mentors students in the arts. Over the years, he’s worked with more...

#ThrowbackThursday: Faces of Columbia 1966

From: Palmetto Scene

T. Safdi

Columbia

This is a clip from a 1966 SCETV production, S.C. Cities: Faces of Columbia . In this episode, you can check out the people who made Columbia a booming downtown area in 1966.

S.C. Cities is an archival series on several South Carolina cities.

More South Carolina Female Farmers Cropping Up

From: Palmetto Scene

T. Safdi

Farmer

Kerry Frazier grew up on her family’s farm in Bishopville, SC. Like any child she enjoyed the open spaces, but after high school she swore to never return to her hometown or to live on the farm.

Tragedy stuck last year when Frazier lost her brother in a farming accident. She decided to move back home to help on the farm and to be closer to the family. Today, Frazier plays a key role...

South Carolina's Craft Beer Boom

From: Palmetto Scene

A. Crouch

Craft Beer

South Carolina, along with the rest of the country, is seeing a dramatic increase in the craft beer industry.

Will McCameron, President of Brewery 85 , a new brewery located in Greenville, South Carolina, walks us through the process of how beer is made.

For more information on beer in South Carolina, visit the SC Brewers Association (SCBA) .

How it Works: From Sun to Electricity

From: Palmetto Scene

A. Randall

Solar

Solar Energy is generated from the Sun but how does it actually produce electricity that we can use? Don Zimmerman with the South Carolina Solar Council explains the process of how this all works together.

“The sun illuminates the solar panel and we have this whole row that’s interconnected. The output of this row come into these two wires, this is 600 volts DC and then all these different rows get combined together in...

World’s Most Advanced Energy Testing Facility Opens in South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

A. Crouch

Energy

Clemson University’s Restoration Institute dedicated the Drivetrain Testing Facility in North Charleston on November 21st. Palmetto Scene caught some of the highlights from the event. The facility was made possible because of a $45 million grant from the Department of Energy along with many private contributions.

A facility spokesperson says, "The center houses the world’s most-advanced wind-turbine drivetrain testing facility capable of full-scale highly accelerated mechanical and electrical testing of advanced drivetrain systems for...

South Carolina’s Economic Forecast Looking Up

From: Palmetto Scene

T. Safdi

Economy

The University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business presented their economic forecast this week at their annual Economic Outlook Conference .

“According to Doug Woodward and Joseph Von Nessen, economists in the Moore School’s Division of Research, the single best indicator of economic performance is the rate of job growth, which they expect to increase by 1.7 percent during 2014.”

Von Nesson explains why the economy is growing, but why we can’t...

2013 Governor’s Carolighting At The State House

From: Palmetto Scene

T. Safdi

Carolighting

This year marked the 47th Annual Carolighting at the Statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina. There were ensembles and choirs, both young and old, Columbia Mayor Benjamin, Governor Haley and even Santa attended.

But who sets all this up? There is a lot that goes into making sure an event like this is a success. The Event Planner, Ray Gray, says, “It’s my role to pull all the pieces together and to really make them...

Computer Science Education Week: Hour of Code

From: Palmetto Scene

A. Randall

Code

Did you know December 9-15 is Computer Science Education Week all across the nation? Anyone from children to adults can learn how to write code. The hands-on learning tool, “Hour of Code” , offers students the opportunity to try computer science for one hour. Over 10 million have learned an "Hour of Code" and the numbers continue to grow.

The Deputy Superintendent Division of School Effectiveness with the South Carolina Department of Education, Charmeka...

#ThrowbackThursday: Governor James Edwards 1976 State of the State Address

From: Palmetto Scene

T. Safdi

Edwards

James Burrows Edwards was Governor of South Carolina from 1975-1979. He was the first Republican to be elected Governor of South Carolina since Reconstruction.

This State of the State Address is from January 27, 1976.

“This past year there’s been one of many problems. Together we meet those problems head on and tomorrow South Carolina will be a better state for it. We did it in the spirit of camaraderie and cooperation that...

Children’s Shelter Changing Lives…One at a Time

From: Palmetto Scene

T. Safdi

Palmetto Place

Since 1977, the Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter has provided over 5,800 Midland's abused and neglected children and unaccompanied teens with a safe, home-like place to go. They provide a home until an appropriate foster family is located.

“The shelter is open 24 hours each day of the year and provides medical and mental health care, crisis adjustment/transitional counseling, after-school tutoring and recreational and social activities in addition to food, clothing and shelter.”

June...

Dabo Swinney is All In

From: Palmetto Scene

A. Crouch

Dabo

Clemson Head Football Coach Dabo Swinney, along with his wife Kathleen, have seen first-hand the tragedy breast cancer can bring into a family’s life. To play their part in the fight against breast cancer, they founded the All In Team Foundation , which donates thousands of dollars to cancer research, along with many other causes important to them.

Coach Swinney tells Palmetto Scene why this issue is important to his entire family.

Bayler Teal: USC Baseball’s Inspiration

From: Palmetto Scene

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Teal

Bayler Teal, a young boy who was fighting cancer in 2010, was considered the Gamecock baseball team’s number one fan during their national championship season. But in the end, Bayler was the real hero and will always be remembered as part of the team.

To watch the full Chad Holbrook Interview, click here .

#ThrowbackThursday: Gov. McNair's 1968 State of the State

From: Palmetto Scene

T. Safdi

McNair

Robert Evander McNair, Sr. was the 108th governor of South Carolina, having served from 1965 to 1971. McNair was a Democrat and a pro-education governor.

This State of the State Address is from McNair’s second term in office in 1968.

“South Carolina is today in the midst of the great mid-twentieth century transformation, shifting from a rural to an urban state. From agriculture to industry, the economy is in serious transition.” - Robert...

South Carolinians Determined to Stop Domestic Violence

From: Palmetto Scene

T. Safdi

Domestic Violence Walk

According to the Violence Policy Center’s annual report, South Carolina leads the nation in the rate of women killed by men, up from number two the previous year. The state’s rate of 2.54 women killed per 100,000 people in 2011 was more than twice the national average.

People from all parts of the Palmetto State are coming together to do something about it. Churches, civic groups and local organizations are standing up and stepping...

Northeastern University Experiences Civil Rights in South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

T. Safdi

Civil Rights

Thomas Mullikan is not only a Camden attorney, but he travels back and forth to Boston to teach a class on Southern Politics at Northeastern University . Several weeks ago, he brought his class down South to get a first-hand look at our past and future regarding civil rights in our state. The tour through South Carolina began in Camden, where several leaders recalled their moments in our civil rights history.

Coach Holbrook Wins On and Off the Field

From: Palmetto Scene

A. Crouch

Holbrook

In 2004, USC Head Baseball Coach Chad Holbrook and his wife, Jenn, found out their then two year old son, Reece, had cancer. Reece eventually won his battle with cancer. After this difficult experience, the Holbrooks decided to focus their efforts on helping others going through similar circumstances by founding the Reece Holbrook Win Anyway Foundation .

Coach Holbrook talks about what the foundation is all about.

Darlington Raceway: More than a Racetrack

From: Palmetto Scene

T. Safdi

Darlington Raceway

Darlington Raceway is known for its most popular races, Nascar Nationwide Series 200 and the Bojangles’ South 500 . The new Darlington Raceway president Chip Wile has some other plans that involve getting the community more engaged.

Wile says, “Outside of our race weekend, we really want to focus our efforts locally, making sure that we are engaging the community on a year-round basis. Not only do we have exciting events going on during...

Annie Leibovitz--Surprising Answer from Lisa Marie About Graceland

From: Palmetto Scene

A. Crouch

Leibovitz

Famed celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz has captured portraits of many famous people throughout her career. Leibovitz sat down with us to talk about her life, her career, and her latest exhibit. Pilgrimage is now showing at The Columbia Museum of Art through January 2014.

In this video, Leibovitz talks about asking Lisa Marie Presley what she should shoot at Graceland. Elvis’ daughter surprised Leibovitz with her suggestion.

Watch the full Annie Leibovitz interview...

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