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The 17th Annual Native American Film Festival of the Southeast Hosted in Columbia

From: Palmetto Scene

Marina Ziehe

Native American

The 17th Annual Native American Film Festival of the Southeast was held during the month of November in Columbia, at Tapp's Arts Center.

During four days, films by and about Native American and international indigenous people were screened and followed by a question-and-answer session with filmmakers who were able to attend the event.

The festival aimed to educate the community about contemporary Native American talent and issues, and also to provide a platform...

Smith-Lever Act Recognized in Its 100th Year Anniversary

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Dennis

Smith-Lever

Last week, both Senate and House Representatives held ceremonies in their respective chambers, honoring Congressman Frank Lever and his legacy with the Smith-Lever Act. Lever was a proud sponsor and supporter of many acts of legislation which aided agriculture.

The Smith-Lever Act was established in 1914 and was the proprietor of modernizing agriculture, giving farmers access to the best farming practices, and establishing education for women and kids through 4-H clubs. The Smith-Lever Act...

Student to Represent Team South Carolina in 2014 Special Olympics USA Games

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Chase

Chase McCarty knows what winning feels like. After all, she swept the South Carolina Special Olympics gymnast competitions in almost every category winning best overall. She also knows that it takes a lot of hard work.

Chase has cerebral palsy, a condition that causes her to have seizures. Cerebral palsy hasn’t stopped her from achieving her dreams. Last year, she competed in the Special Olympics and earned a spot in at the 2014 USA...

College Options for the Intellectually Disabled

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

CTC Mentor

College Transition Connection is a program that gives young adults with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to expand their education by attending college. The organization works with various universities around the state to create and help fund these programs.

Donald Bailey, Executive Director, explains the relationship between CTC and the programs at these various schools; and not only the funding of these programs, but how families can get financial assistance.

Academic Freedom Challenged at S.C. Universities

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Studio Education

The State Newspaper’s Andy Shain points out in a recent article that several S.C. colleges and universities may lose funding in the House of Representatives budget over certain gay-themed books being assigned to freshman.

In Shain’s article for The State he reports, “Now, as the debate over academic freedom versus political reality moves to the state Senate, worries are spreading that S.C. schools could face more penalties in the future.”

There is also...

The Charleston Silver Lady on Her Name and the Stories Behind Silver

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Silver

The Charleston Silver Lady talks about how she got her name and how she acquired so many pieces of silver. She also mentions what those pieces mean to her.

National Geographic Bee Puts South Carolina on the Map

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Geo Bee

Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. Today, finalists from across South Carolina gathered in Columbia to compete for the chance to move to the national stage.

According to National Geographic , "The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Schools...

BMW Invests $1 Billion Dollars in South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

BMW

Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, introduces the new X4.

BMW recently announced a one billion dollar investment to the manufacturing plant in the upstate, making it the largest plant in their network. Beginning now, they are making the all new X4 model, and will begin production on the X7 model shortly. This will increase production to 450 thousand cars and an anticipated 800 new jobs for...

Unemployment Numbers Continue to Fall

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Haley

South Carolina’s newly released unemployment numbers hit a six year low last month, falling from 6.4% in January to 5.7% in February.

According to the Columbia Business Report , "South Carolina led the nation in recording the largest one-month drop in the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate, knocking off nearly a percentage point in February."

Governor Nikki Haley talked about the decrease at BMW and how there are more South Carolinians working than ever...

Bulls Bay Saltworks Talks About Reducing Carbon Footprint

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Salt

Teresa and Rustin Gooden started cultivating salt from Bulls Bay several years ago, and now their product is being used in some of the better known Charleston restaurants and can be bought in specialty stores throughout our state.

They decided to reduce their carbon footprint by using solar power.

Biscuit House Owner Giving Back to Entrepreneurs

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Biscuit House

Carrie Morey, owner and founder of Callie’s Charleston Biscuit , is to say the least, extremely busy. She’s a wife and mother of three girls, owns her own company, has a new cookbook, and is now in the process of opening a store.

Morey wanted to find a way to give back to the community and decided the best way she could do that was to help other entrepreneurs. She tells us how she...

Making Salt From the Ocean

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Salt

Teresa and Rustin Gooden started cultivating salt from Bulls Bay several years ago. Now their product is being used in some of the better known Charleston restaurants and can be bought in specialty stores throughout our state. What makes salt from the ocean different from your average table salt?

Teresa explains the difference in micronutrients and how some salts go better with different foods.

For more information, visit BullsBaySaltWorks.com .

Columbia Event Returns to Roots with Poemsongs

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Poet

Every Wednesday night at Drip in Five Points, the literary take a seat or the stage to soak in some poetry. Al Black created Mind Gravy four years ago to give poets a chance to have their words heard.

In this video, Cassie Premo Steele, Ph.D. and Susanne Kappler collaborate on a poemsong titled "Blossom." Steele says, "It comes from my forthcoming book called 13, which contains mother-daughter poems. This one is in the...

Local Happiness Fundraiser is All South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Local Happiness

Ken Carey, founder of Local Happiness , was tired of selling the same old products for his children’s fundraiser, and decided to do something about it. Local Happiness works with schools, sports team, and various different organizations to raise funds selling only local products.

Ken talks about how some of his favorite products and how one product, Iron Brew Coffee is making it big.

#ThrowbackThursday: Profile of Charleston in 1964

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Charleston

This is a clip from a 1964 SCETV production, S.C. Cities . In this episode, landmarks from the Holy City of Charleston were featured.

S.C. Cities is an archival series of South Carolina cities. In the full episode, you can see a tour of Charleston in 1964, with sketches of the city by Anne Worsham Richardson. Also a visit to Hampton Plantation to visit poet laureate Archibald Rutledge, the only known footage of...

Fort Jackson Trains for Disaster

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Anthrax

Recently, Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. went through a training exercise where the area around the army base was hit by Anthrax. They worked together with local and state agencies to make sure if disaster hit, they would be prepared.

RJ Frazier of Fort Jackson, explains what happened in the training exercise and what steps would be taken in the aftermath.

Brooklyn Mack's Biggest Fan

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Brooklyn Mack

Brooklyn Mack, a dancer with the Washington Ballet , who is originally from Elgin, began dancing when he was 12 years old. Mack has found international fame in his craft and began his training with the Columbia Classical Ballet .

Mack talks about the role his mother played, not only in the beginning of his training, but throughout his life.

#ThrowbackThursday: Downtown Greenville in 1968

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Greenville

This is a clip from a 1968 SCETV production, S.C. Cities: Greenville. In this episode, you can see how the city was planned and what makes this metro in the Upstate so special!

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

#ThrowbackThusday: Beaufort's Waterfront in 1966

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha 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

Aimee 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

Tabitha 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

Aimee 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

Tabitha 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

Aimee Crouch

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

Tabitha 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...

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