The Sweet Tea

Great Eats

Friday | 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 Tea

Friday | 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 Garden

Friday | 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 Growing

Thursday | 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 Education

Friday | 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 Needs

Friday | 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 Mentorship

Monday | 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!

… Continue Reading


Order of the Palmetto

Monday | 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.

… Continue Reading


Hitting a High Note

Friday | 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 Victory

Friday | 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 Run

Friday | 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 Angels

Wednesday | 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. 

 

… Continue Reading


A Good Heart and a New Sole

Tuesday | 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


Paying Honor to a Trailblazer

Friday | November 18, 2022

Often times we forget those who have gone before us to shape the world we enjoy. Thankfully, for James Henry Conyers, that’s no longer the case. His quiet patriotism and bravery are memorialized in South Carolina, but his legacy is expressed across the country.

… Continue Reading


Home for All Who Serve

Friday | November 11, 2022

South Carolina is more than just military-friendly, it’s home to thousands of active duty and retired military personnel. No wonder Charleston is the best place for veterans transitioning out of the military. They say there is no place like home, which makes sense because there is no place like the Palmetto state– home to more than 390,000 veterans and counting.

… Continue Reading


Tip of the Hat

Thursday | November 3, 2022

Charleston legend Lonnie Hamilton has earned more than just the Tip of the Hat for his life’s work. I’m thankful for his impact as the first black Charleston County Council member, his contributions to the jazz scene, and his entrepreneurial impact on the city he loves so much.

… Continue Reading


The Voice of the Community

Friday | October 28, 2022

I know what it’s like to perform on the field, and I’ve seen how announcers can affect the energy in the stands. After 30 years of service, I’m sure Willie has had a huge impact on Bruin athletics. Congratulations on this fantastic milestone!

… Continue Reading


A Heart for Redemption

Friday | October 28, 2022

The story of America is a story of redemption. The students at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic School put that lesson to practice as they baked cookies for inmates in the local prison. Redemption requires mercy and grace. It’s great to see kids learn those lessons at such a young age.

… Continue Reading


Warm Hearts and Warm Heads

Friday | October 21, 2022

It’s easy to think of yourself in challenging times, but to dedicate yourself to helping others in the face of adversity is the mark of a hero. With more than 170 hats knitted for the students at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind, Judy Pitts is a shining example of a hometown hero.

… Continue Reading


The Right Words

Friday | October 7, 2022

Winslow proved himself to be one of the top wordsmiths in the nation, and I’m proud to say he’s from my hometown. I know he will represent South Carolina well as a literary ambassador across the nation!

… Continue Reading

Showing page   of 4