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Deputies help a Georgetown County woman celebrate 103rd birthday

Monday | July 11, 2022

Georgetown deputies helped a woman celebrate turning 103 on Sunday.

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SC will require personal finance class to graduate from high school

Friday | July 8, 2022

Following the lead of other states, South Carolina will soon require seniors to take a personal finance class in order to graduate. 

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Making an impact: Mission trip brings youth to serve in Greenwood

Wednesday | June 22, 2022

Youth from all across the country are spending one week of their summer break camped out at Greenwood High School as part of a mission trip.

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Constituent Services Story: Berti-jo Leymeister

Friday | June 17, 2022

“It’s a beautiful Monday at the Leymeister household today all because of your hard work and diligence,” said Mrs. Leymeister. “Our refund check arrived today.  Once again, thank you for all you did to walk this through the mired system.”

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Executive director of Mental Health America of Aiken County recognized for efforts

Thursday | June 16, 2022

Bonnie Fulghum, the executive director of Mental Health American of Aiken County, was recently recognized by MHA of South Carolina. She was named the Affiliate of the Year for the state.

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Free Summer Camp Provides Community for Kids with Cancer

Wednesday | June 15, 2022

Prisma Health Children’s Hospital opened “Camp Kemo” more than 40 years ago with a mission to serve patients who are going through cancer treatment

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Constituent Services Story: Angela McKenzie

Sunday | June 12, 2022

Angela McKenzie wrote our office, asking for help understanding why the tax rate for her business continues to increase when her unemployment benefit charges were due to COVID-19 in 2020.  Angela said she reached out to over 10 different representatives from other offices and was very pleased that we were able to take care of this issue for her. 

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New Greenville private school opening in Judson to educate underserved children

Friday | June 3, 2022

An effort to help educate underserved children during the pandemic has become the basis of a new school that will open in Judson this fall.

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Report: Charleston among 'Fastest-Growing Places in the U.S. in 2022-2023'

Wednesday | May 18, 2022

If it feels like Charleston just keeps on getting more and more populated, you aren't wrong!

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Summerville student places 2nd in international writing contest

Monday | May 16, 2022

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD)- A Summerville High School student received international recognition in a Holocaust writing contest.

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Michelin Star Chef Mariya Russell Joins The Establishment for “Give Back Charleston” Fundraiser

Friday | May 13, 2022

Executive Chef Elliott Howells of The Establishment this week welcomed Michelin Star Chef and long-time friend Mariya Russell (right) and her husband, Garrett Russell, to prepare a six-course meal for a small audience to raise money for the Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC). The event, which occurred on Monday, May 9th, was the first in a series of experiences hosted by The Establishment that are called “Give Back Charleston.” This first event raised $10,000 for the CYDC. 

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Harvey & Battey celebrates 100 years of serving clients in Beaufort

Wednesday | May 11, 2022

What do you do when it's your 100th birthday? You throw a party, of course. That's what Harvey & Battey did. The Beaufort law firm has now been serving clients in the Lowcountry for 100 years. And they threw a party Saturday, May 7, at their offices. [...] Battey, 86, has been practicing with the firm for the past 60 years. "The law practice has gone from a small thing to a big deal, from three of us to nine lawyers," Battey said. "We changed just like the town has changed in the last … Continue Reading

Charter School Educator Named State Teacher of the Year

Thursday | May 5, 2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 5, 2022) – Deion Jamison, an English teacher at Legacy Early College in Greenville, S.C., has been named the 2023 South Carolina Teacher of the Year. This honor marks the first time in state history a charter school educator has been named State Teacher of the Year.

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USC Aiken to offer new Pacer LIFE program for adults with intellectual disabilities

Thursday | April 28, 2022

A new two-year program at USC Aiken will offer adults with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to develop independent living and employability skills while living on the school’s campus.

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Charleston airport police officer recognized for saving heart attack victim’s life

Friday | April 22, 2022

On April 21, Charleston airport Police Chief Chris Helms and Aviation Authority officials recognized Reed for his life-saving effort

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Greenville brand partners with billionaire entrepreneur

Tuesday | April 19, 2022

IT Cosmetics founder Jamie Kern Lima sold her business to L’Oréal for $1.2 billion before offering her support to Greenville’s Dionne Sandiford, the woman behind BMW and Michelin vendor Corporate Stich, as she launched a new brand on April 2.

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Wando Chorus strikes gold at national Disney competition in Florida

Saturday | April 9, 2022

Wando High School’s chorus recently won the gold in a AAAA National Choral Competition in Orlando, Florida. The Choir earned a Superior Rating for their performance and received the Best in Class Award for SATB (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Base) Choir.

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Ashley River Creative Arts student wins Spellbound! regional bee

Friday | March 25, 2022

Shivam Kolwalkar, a student at Ashley River Creative Arts in Charleston County, stood under the bright lights at the North Charleston Athletic Center knowing he might be moments away from victory.

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Denmark Tech Joins First-of-its-Kind National Network of Historically Black and Predominantly Black Community Colleges

Friday | March 11, 2022

Denmark Technical College announced that it has been selected by national nonprofit Complete College America to join a first-of-its-kind national network of 22 Historically Black Community Colleges (HBCCs) and Predominantly Black Community Colleges (PBCCs) across eight states. As a member of the PBCC-HBCC Network, Denmark Technical College will work with leaders from predominantly Black community colleges across the country to share research and best practices to strengthen the career and economic outcomes of community college students of color. 

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Carl J. Robinette II - Carnegie Hero Fund Commission

Thursday | February 17, 2022

A 13-year-old boy was on a boat outing when he and several others left the boat to wade on a nearby sandbar. The boat drifted away from the sandbar and the boy panicked, leaving the sandbar and swimming toward the boat on April 26, 2020. He struggled in water about 8 feet deep. On the boat, Carl J. Robinette II, a 48-year-old internet sales and marketing manager of Hartsville, South Carolina, saw the boy struggling, dove into the water, and swam to him.

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