Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter receives $1,000 grant from Colonial Life

 

COLUMBIA, SC – May 1, 2014 –  Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter announce it has recently been awarded a $1,000 grant from Colonial Life to help fund its Dress for Success program. The Dress for Success program will provide teen residents of Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter with necessary resources needed for job interviews, college interviews and military…

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Columbia Capital Rotary Club Member Honored for Foundation Giving

 

COLUMBIA, SC – May 1, 2014 – Rotary District 7770 Governor Lou Mello (right) congratulates David Boucher of Columbia’s Capital Rotary Club as a new Major Donor for the service organization’s Rotary Foundation.  The foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports international humanitarian, educational and cultural exchange programs to promote world peace and understanding.  It…

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Gov. Nikki Haley Announces 2014 Governor’s Award For Excellence In Science

 

COLUMBIA, SC – Governor Nikki Haley was joined today by the South Carolina Academy of Science in presenting the 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Science. Founded in 1924, the South Carolina Academy of Science’s mission is to promote the creation and dissemination of scientific knowledge in South Carolina by stimulating research and publication. The South Carolina…

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IT-oLogy and STEM Premier announce partnership

 

COLUMBIA, SC  – IT-oLogy and Charleston based STEM Premier announce their partnership to launch the new STEM Premier platform for high school and college students who are engaged in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). STEM Premier creates a comprehensive profile of the student that showcases his/her talents in the STEM fields as well as…

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Columbia attorney named 2014 Distinguished Lawyer

 

COLUMBIA, SC – The S.C. Bar Employment and Labor Law Section Council announces that Franklin “Frank” G. Shuler Jr. has been named the Distinguished Lawyer of 2014. Mr. Shuler will be recognized at the Section’s mid-year meeting on Friday, May 16, at the S.C. Bar Conference Center in Columbia. This award is presented to an attorney…

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Columbia to Consume 10,000 Pounds of Louisiana Crawfish

 

Advance Tickets to Rosewood Crawfish Festival Still Available COLUMBIA, SC – May 1, 2014 – The Greater Rosewood Merchants Association (GRMA) will host the 10th annual Rosewood Crawfish Festival this Saturday, May 3, 2014 on Rosewood Drive. “The weather outlook for Saturday is a perfect 80 degrees and sunny,” said Dave Britt, GRMA Executive Director.…

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Columbia Architecture Firm Named Southeast Design Firm of The Year

 

COLUMBIA, SC – May 1, 2014 – Engineering News Record (ENR) has named local architecture firm LS3P as its Southeast Design Firm of the Year. With offices in Columbia, Charleston, and Greenville, SC and Charlotte, Raleigh, and Wilmington, NC, the firm has over 200 employees. Principal Mary Beth Sims Branham, AIA, Vice President and Columbia…

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Randall Bentley of Lee & Associates-Greenville Represents Seller in Office Sale Transaction

 

GREENVILLE, SC – May 1, 2014 – Crowns Now Dentistry, an Upstate dental practice, recently purchased their current location at 2080 Woodruff Road. Crowns Now has been a tenant in this building for approximately 5 years. The purchase aligns with efforts of the brand’s business strategy, which includes the goal to own al of their current…

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Chappell, Smith & Arden Announces New Partners

 

COLUMBIA, SC  – Chappell, Smith & Arden announced that three attorneys have become Partners, effective January 1, 2014— W. Beau Busch; C. Daniel Vega and W. Hugh McAngus, Jr. They will be joining the founders, Mark D. Chappell, a personal injury litigation attorney and William L. Smith, II and Mark T. Arden, both workers’ comp…

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SMC Evening Paralegal Certificate Program offering Financial Documents and Accounting Course for Legal Professionals

 

SPARTANBURG,  SC – May 1, 2014  –  All persons involved in law or business are acutely aware of the necessity of having a decent working knowledge of accounting and financial documents. However, the only people who typically have such backgrounds are those persons who have specifically studied accounting and finance; the legal professional is at a…

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DEW Makes Early Unemployment Trust Fund Loan Repayment

 

Agency on track to repay entire loan in 2015 COLUMBIA, SC – April 30, 2014 – The SC Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) today announced it made a voluntary payment of $60 million to the federal government for the agency’s unemployment trust fund loan. “Making this $60 million early repayment and saving the taxpayers…

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Voterheads Brings Local Government Friendliness to the Charlotte, NC Community

 

COLUMBIA,  SC – April 30, 2014 – Voterheads, a Columbia-based company, announced today that it is launching its social media platform and alert services for the Charlotte market.  After a successful pilot launched in July of last year in Columbia, SC, Voterheads went live with its services on April 28, providing users with information and the…

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Adams and Reese Launches Privacy, Data Security Practice

 

Columbia Office Partner to Serve as Practice Team Leader COLUMBIA, SC – April 23, 2014 – The law firm of Adams and Reese announces the formation of a new practice area, “Privacy, Data Security and Information Governance,” that brings together attorneys from several practices and industries to serve clients’ needs in emerging issues related to…

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Jill Johnson Joins Newberry as Director of Marketing

 

NEWBERRY, SC – Jill Johnson has joined Newberry College as director of Marketing effective April 1, 2014. She will be responsible for developing, implementing and measuring a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy aimed at driving revenue to the institution.  “With broad-based experience in higher education, Jill’s expertise will be an asset to the college,” said Scott Joyner,…

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SC Bar Foundation Increases Funds for Legal Services and Law Related Education

 

COLUMBIA, SC – April 8, 2014 – The South Carolina Bar Foundation held its 8th annual gala and generated almost $50,000 which will support civil legal services programs and law related education initiatives in South Carolina.                                      …

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Central S.C. Habitat for Humanity Receives Bank of America Property Donations

 

COLUMBIA, SC – April 3, 2014 –  Bank of America has donated eight properties to Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity in support of the affiliate’s efforts to build affordable housing in partnership with low-income families in the Midlands. The donations are part of a national partnership with Habitat for Humanity International through which the…

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The Hearth Center for Eating Disorders’ Executive Medical Director Authors and Releases Book on Eating Disorders

 

COLUMBIA, SC – April 2, 2014 – Dr. Timothy D. Brewerton, M.D., Executive Medical Director of The Hearth Center for Eating Disorders, located on the campus of Carolina Children’s Home in Columbia, South Carolina has co-edited Eating Disorders, Addictions and Substance Use Disorders: Research, Clinical and Treatment Perspectives, with Dr. Amy Baker Dennis.  Dr. Brewerton, a clinical…

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Indie Grits Film Festival Kicks Off Friday, April 11

 

COLUMBIA, SC – April 1, 2014 Indie Grits Film Festival, the Southeast’s premier film and culture festival for DIY media-makers in Columbia, S.C., which will take place April 11-20, 2014, announces a full lineup of unique films, cultural happenings, concerts and foodie events to engage a variety of audiences. The eighth annual Indie Grits, hosted…

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USC Senior, Pedro De Abreu, Receives Prestigious HARVARD Award

 

COLUMBIA, SC – March 28, 2014 – USC graduating senior, author and entrepreneur Pedro De Abreu receives coveted Leadership in Education Award from Harvard University. The Leadership in Education Awards are given to thirteen top master’s degree candidates with strong leadership potential. The award recognizes De Abreu’s leadership, non-profit and education initiatives. De Abreu has…

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Charleston Attorney Honored for Dedication to Legal Services

 

CHARLESTON, SC – March  10, 2014 – The South Carolina Bar Foundation and the SC Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission named South Carolina Legal Services’ Kimberly P. Shelton the 2013 Ellen Hines Smith Legal Services Lawyer of the Year. The award will be presented to Shelton by the Bar Foundation and the Commission at…

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All about Tesla-Model S at Rotary Club Lake Murray-Irmo

 

IRMO, SC – March 5, 2014 – The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo meeting was an automobile enthusiast’s dream. The speaker was Alan Buck, who talked about the Tesla Model S and the technology behind the car. This all-electric provides a terrific ride experience and has more storage space than any other car its size.…

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Wine Dinner at Terra with Arcadian Winery

 

COLUMBIA, SC – February 20, 2014 – Terra will host a wine dinner with grape grower and owner of Arcadian Winery, Joe Davis, on Tuesday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. The dinner will feature Arcadian Winery wines and the opportunity to buy bottles for a special price. Seating will be limited for this private event…

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Electornic Waste Event- Irmo!

 

Keep the Midlands Beautiful in partnership with the Town of Irmo Electronics Waste Recycling- February 15, 2014  Keep the Midlands Beautiful in partnership with the Town of Irmo will be hosting an electronics waste recycling event on Saturday, February 15, 2014, from 9:00am a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  The recycling event will be held at Crossroads…

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Humane Society Seizes and Saves 80 Neglected Horses in Chesterfield County

 

COLUMBIA, SC – January 24, 2014 – The Humane Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which works to end animal overpopulation and investigates and addresses animal cruelty complaints, announces that in December of 2013 the organization rescued and took responsibility for 80 neglected horses in Chesterfield County, S.C. The Humane Society responded to complaints…

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Gala for a Greener Midlands

 

Keep the Midlands Beautiful hosts 2nd annual Gala for a Greener Midlands WEST COLUMBIA, SC – December 5, 2013 – Keep the Midlands Beautiful will be hosting the 2nd annual Gala for a Greener Midlands on December 5, 2013 at the Holiday Inn and Suites; 110 McSwain Drive,West Columbia, at 6:00 PM. All of the…

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Celebrate, Sing and Save with Family, Friends and Neighbors at Vista Lights Thursday

 

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Nov. 20, 2013) – By all indications (including the weather report) this year’s Vista Lights will set a new standard for kicking off the holidays in Columbia. The 28th annual Vista Lights celebration starts at 5 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 with lights and music, eating and drinking, shopping and exploring nearly…

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Rooftop Rhythms Rocks Forest Acres Thursday Night

 

WHAT: Cooler weather means the return of Rooftop Rhythms, hosted by the City of Forest Acres. This popular neighborhood event will take place for the second time this fall on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 5 to 9 p.m. As always, this family-friendly evening will feature two high-energy bands and fare from local restaurants. Forest Acres…

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SC Farmer James Cooley Named 2013 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Ag Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year

 

COLUMBIA, SC – October 20, 2013 – South Carolina farmer, James Cooley, is the 2013 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Ag Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year.  Cooley was chosen this week as Farmer of the Year over nine other state winners who were finalists for the award. Among other things, Cooley received a $15,000 cash award at…

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28th Annual Vista Lights Kicks off the 2013 Midlands Holiday Season Thursday, November 21

 

WHAT: The Congaree Vista’s signature open house kicks off the holiday season with artistic performances, live music and dancing. More than 60 galleries, shops and restaurants will open their doors to showcase their holiday treasures before the Vista’s tree lighting with our mayor. Many businesses will offer complimentary beverages, hors d’oeuvres and shopping discounts, and…

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Gena Knox Celebrates New Cookbook at Cottage & Vine Oct. 15

 

COLUMBIA, SC – October 15, 2013 – Southern cooking isn’t all about butter and biscuits. It’s also about farmers’ markets, foraging, fresh flavors, family, and lots and lots of figs, according to award-winning cookbook author Gena Knox. For her third cookbook, Southern My Way: Food & Family ($34.95; Gena Knox Media; Fall 2013), Knox puts…

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The Humane Society Offers Free Spay/Neuter Surgeries to Celebrate National Feral Cat Day

 

COLUMBIA, SC – October 2, 2013 – The Humane Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which strives to end overpopulation by offering low-cost spay and neuter surgeries, will offer free spay/neuter surgeries for feral cats in honor of National Feral Cat Day on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. The Humane Society will offer free surgeries…

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Leadership South Carolina Welcomes Lindsey Griffin to Their Newest Class

 

Leadership South Carolina Welcomes Lindsey Griffin to Their Newest Class COLUMBIA, SC – September 26, 2013 – Leadership South Carolina, the state’s oldest and most recognized leadership development program, welcomes Lindsey Spires Griffin to the Class of 2014. Griffin is the Director of Development for the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics. She…

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Rooftop Rhythms Rocks Forest Acres Thursday Night

 

WHAT: Cooler weather means the return of Rooftop Rhythms, hosted by the City of Forest Acres. This popular neighborhood event will take place twice this fall: Thursday, Sept. 19 and Thursday, Oct. 24, from 5 to 9 p.m. As always, this family-friendly evening will feature two high-energy bands and fare from local restaurants. Forest Acres…

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Senate’s End Hosts Smoke on the Water with 16 Barbeque Teams Competing Friday

 

COLUMBIA, SC – September 20, 2013 –  Senate’s End, Columbia’s premier event space and the home of Dupre Catering & Events and 302 Artisans at Senate’s End (316 Senate Street), will host the second annual Smoke on the Water, a South Carolina Barbeque Association (SCBA) competition, on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. Smoke on the Water…

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Montez C. Martin, Jr. to chair Amos-Frazier award committee

 

CHARLESTON, SC – August 29, 2013 – Montez C. Martin, Jr., chairman of the Marjorie Amos-Frazier Pacesetter Award Selection Committee 2013, today announced plans for the award’s third annual presentation at the Blue Jamboree, a major rally featuring national, state and regional Democratic Party officials set for October 26 at the Jenkins Institute in North…

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Rooftop Rhythms Rocks Forest Acres Sept. 19

 

COLUMBIA, SC – September 19, 2013 WHAT: Cooler weather means the return of Rooftop Rhythms, hosted by the City of Forest Acres. This popular neighborhood event will take place twice this fall: Thursday, Sept. 19 and Thursday, Oct. 24, from 5 to 9 p.m. As always, this family-friendly evening will feature two high-energy bands and…

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SC Bar Foundation Director Begins Second Term as President of National Organization

 

COLUMBIA, SC – August 21, 2013 – Shannon Willis Scruggs, executive director of the South Carolina Bar Foundation, has been elected for a second term as president of the National Association of IOLTA Programs (NAIP).  During her first term, Scruggs worked to establish a legacy program so that retiring or departing IOLTA directors could document…

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SC Bar Foundation Director Begins Second Term as President of National Organization

 

COLUMBIA, SC – August 21, 2013 – Shannon Willis Scruggs, executive director of the South Carolina Bar Foundation, has been elected for a second term as president of the National Association of IOLTA Programs (NAIP).  During her first term, Scruggs worked to establish a legacy program so that retiring or departing IOLTA directors could document…

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Youth Corps announces class of 2013-2014

 

COLUMBIA, SC – Youth Corps, a leadership program for outstanding ninth and tenth graders from Midlands schools, announced the class members for 2013-2014. This group of students will take part in a one-year course of practical, hands-on, on-site study and experience that offers opportunities and exposure to relevant professional competencies, community service and leadership skills.…

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Senate’s End Hosts Smoke on the Water Barbeque Competition

 

COLUMBIA, SC – August 14, 2013 – Senate’s End, Columbia’s premier event space and the home of Dupre Catering & Events and 302 Artisans at Senate’s End (316 Senate Street), will host the second annual Smoke on the Water, a South Carolina Barbeque Association (SCBA) competition, on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.  Smoke on the Water…

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SC Bar Foundation awards $1.88 million in grants

 

COLUMBIA, SC – August 13, 2013 – The South Carolina Bar Foundation has awarded $1.88 million in grant funds to support civil legal aid, law related education and other legal related projects. In the Midlands, Sistercare received $26,000 to provide legal services free of charge to battered women and their children.  The University of South…

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S.C. Bar Young Lawyers receive four ABA Awards of Achievement

 

COLUMBIA, SC – August 14, 2013  – The S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) won four prestigious Awards of Achievement at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting on Aug. 10 in San Francisco, Calif. The awards included first place for Newsletters (S.C. Young Lawyer), second place for Service to the Public (iCivics), second place for…

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SC Bar Foundation awards $1.88 million in grants

 

COLUMBIA, SC – August 13, 2013 -The South Carolina Bar Foundation has awarded $1.88 million in grant funds to support civil legal aid, law related education and other legal related projects. In the Lowcountry, Crisis Ministries was given $69,000 to provide direct legal services to the homeless population through its on-site attorney. Lowcountry Legal Volunteers…

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Annual Viva La Vista brings Tasty Food to the Vista, Legendary reggae artists The Wailers to headline event

 

COLUMBIA, SC – September 7 2013 –  Columbia’s Congaree Vista Guild is hosting its annual Viva La Vista, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. The sixth annual Viva La Vista will provide a lively environment for visitors to expand their palates by sampling Southern and international cuisine, wine and craft beer. The Vista Guild is also pleased…

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Congaree Vista Guild Announces Vista Retailers’ Tax-Free Weekend Specials

 

COLUMBIA, SC – July 31, 2013 – The Congaree Vista Guild, a non-profit, membership-based organization comprising a wide variety of restaurant, shop, business and gallery owners, homeowners and museums in the Vista, announces tax-free weekend specials for Vista-area retailers. Specials are valid during South Carolina’s tax-free weekend, August 2-4, 2013. “The Vista has plenty to…

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Operation Move-Out

 

CHARLESTON, SC – July 25, 2013 – Many leases for rental properties in downtown Charleston expire at the end of July. In the past, this resulted in a build-up of discarded household goods on the City sidewalks and streets as renters and college students moved out. To better manage the removal of the trash from…

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Youth Corps Announces New Board Members

 

COLUMBIA, SC – July 24, 2013 – Youth Corps, a leadership program for outstanding ninth and tenth graders from Midlands schools, announced the Board of Directors for 2013-2014. This group of 23 will work together to support Youth Corps in its mission to provide a one-year course of practical, hands-on, on-site study and experience for…

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Nancye Bailey Joins Youth Corps Board of Directors

 

COLUMBIA, SC – July 24, 2013 – Carolina Event Consultants’ president Nancye Bailey has joined the Board of Directors for Youth Corps, a leadership program for outstanding ninth and tenth graders from Midlands’ schools. The board of directors works together to support Youth Corps in its mission to provide a one-year course of practical, hands-on,…

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Janell Rohan Joins Nickelodeon Theatre as Director of Programming

 

COLUMBIA, SC – July 23, 2013 – The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina’s only non-profit art house theater and a leading voice for media arts in the Southeast, has named Janell Rohan Director of Programming. As director of programming, Rohan will work closely with the Nickelodeon’s film buyer on weekly film programming, develop special programming ideas,…

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Charleston Attorneys serve SC Bar Foundation Board of Directors

 

CHARLESTON, SC – July 15, 2013 – The South Carolina Bar Foundation announced that Elaine Fowler has been named president-elect and Marie-Louise Ramsdale assumes the office of secretary/treasurer. As officers, Fowler and Ramsdale will be working with the Bar Foundation to advance justice to all South Carolina citizens through the outreach programs and services offered…

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