The Sweet Tea
An American StoryFriday | March 17, 2023
Christine Osburn Jackson sits at her dining room table and reflects on her life's work.
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Driving EducationFriday | March 17, 2023
Charleston County School District in partnership with CCSD’s Transportation Services and First Student, Inc. celebrate and appreciate bus drivers every day. Three individuals, who have a total of almost 100 years of service to students between them, are recognized for exceeding safety expectations… Continue Reading
Lending A Helping HandFriday | March 10, 2023
A woman who received medical assistance from the Mount Pleasant Police Department (MPPD) in December 2022 has revealed the officers helped save her from a brain tumor.
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Serving the Palmetto StateFriday | March 10, 2023
For the first time in its history, the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office is welcoming a detention deputy under the age of 21.… Continue Reading
Saving LivesSaturday | March 4, 2023
Officers from the Charleston Police Department (CPD) and Charleston firefighters are credited with saving the life of a man wanting to jump to his death from the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge the evening of Feb. 22.… Continue Reading
Food For ThoughtFriday | March 3, 2023
A Feb. 20 dinner at Between the Antlers raised money for Keith Holland of Joint Task Force K9s to start a kennel for service dogs in training to work with veterans.
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Power SlamFriday | February 17, 2023
Congratulations to Eastside High for winning their 8th straight state title! This record-breaking achievement is an amazing testament to the dedication and hard work of the coaches and student athletes. I know this tradition of excellence will continue for generations to come.… Continue Reading
Great EatsFriday | January 27, 2023
Congratulations to these six chefs for showing off the great tastes of the Palmetto state. South Carolina has produced amazing chefs who have earned the James Beard Award, and I hope to see all of them crowned winners.… Continue Reading
Sweet Taste of Sweet TeaFriday | January 27, 2023
More sweet tea is never a bad thing! Not only will this investment bring more jobs to our great state, but it will bring more of the taste of South Carolina to the rest of the country.… Continue Reading
Growing the GardenFriday | January 20, 2023
South Carolina’s rich history is rooted in agriculture. Encouraging students to continue fostering these skills provides them a unique and innovative way to translate what they’re learning inside the classroom to the outside world. I can’t wait to see what sprouts up!… Continue Reading
Keep on GrowingThursday | January 19, 2023
Dorchester County exemplifies the economic development our state is becoming known for. New and increased investments have allowed for record growth and opportunity! No wonder why so many families are choosing to move to our great state and call South Carolina their home!… Continue Reading
A Legacy of EducationFriday | January 13, 2023
It is fantastic to see the lasting impact of a dedication to education. The Edward Leon Guenveur, Sr. and Lauretta Goodall-Guenveur Endowed Memorial Scholarship is a wonderful way to honor the legacy of a family who worked to ensure that all had access to education regardless of race. Despite the difficult past, a diverse student body at the College of Charleston pursuing higher education will change the trajectory of their lives.… Continue Reading
Special Help for Special NeedsFriday | January 6, 2023
All members of our communities deserve the opportunity to access the American Dream. This investment from Spectrum in the Laurens County Disabilities and Special Needs Board is an important step in supporting those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and providing them with the resources and training they need to live fulfilling and vibrant lives. I look forward to seeing the incredible impact this generosity has on the future of our great state.… Continue Reading
Major MentorshipMonday | December 26, 2022
The work that Cliffs Residents Outreach is doing to affect the lives of more than 10,000 children in the Upstate is fantastic. I’m living proof that mentorship can change a child’s life. Through their work, they could be nurturing the next senator from South Carolina and I’m excited to see it!
Order of the PalmettoMonday | December 26, 2022
It was truly an honor to support Velda Hughes for the Order of the Palmetto. Her distinguished contributions to South Carolina in business and nonprofits will have a lasting impact on a wide range of diverse communities. She’s been a champion for others and she deserves this honor.
Hitting a High NoteFriday | December 16, 2022
Hearing carols during the holiday season can help raise anyone’s spirits. I’m sure the gift of music from Southside Middle School’s chorus helped to soothe the patients and families at MUSC Florence. I’m thankful that they were able to use their talents to give back to their community in such a unique way during this special time of year.… Continue Reading
Sweet Taste of VictoryFriday | December 9, 2022
This is win that I can really sink my teeth into! Congratulations to the Frahler sisters for their wins at the 30th annual National Gingerbread House Competition. What a fantastic way to represent South Carolina!… Continue Reading
Run Rudolph RunFriday | December 2, 2022
Over the years, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade has featured performers from Broadway to the big screen. Now the Dance Department from Irmo, SC can add their names to the list! Congratulations to the 70 dancers who took the trip to represent the Palmetto State in the most popular parade in the nation!… Continue Reading
Palmetto State AngelsWednesday | November 30, 2022
When we do what we can for those around us, so much can be accomplished. The ten organizations recognized represent the gentleness of the southern heart. I pray their examples of kindness and charity are replicated across the country.
A Good Heart and a New SoleTuesday | November 22, 2022
To whom much is given, much is required. I am thankful for members of our communities who give back to those around them like Chris Singleton.… Continue Reading