Palmetto Electric hosts chamber event
Palmetto Electric Cooperative honored the Hampton County Chamber of Commerce at its annual dinner held July 12 at the TG and Allie Stanley Performing Arts Center. The dinner was catered by Frankie Denmark (Wild Hog BBQ). During the event the Chamber recognized several outstanding young students, including Wade Hampton High School graduate Michael DeWitt III, who received this year’s Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, and Palmetto Boys State attendees Zachery Mathis and Grayson Ferguson.
USC Salk Spring 2022 President’s and Dean’s Lists announced
USC Salkehatchie is proud to recognize 69 of its exceptional students for achieving the honor of President’s List or Dean’s List for the Spring 2022 term. To qualify for the President’s List, students must earn a 4.0 GPA in all coursework attempted. To qualify for the Dean’s list, a student must earn at least a 3.5 GPA in all coursework attempted.
“This accomplishment requires hard work, dedication, and sacrifice. The recipients of this award should take pride in their success,” Dean April Cone said. “Striving for excellence will not only help students maximize the benefit of their education, but it will also help them realize their career goals. The future of our community’s workforce is bright!”
Hoyt Bailey, Robert Rushton Bowles, Candace Broach, Bobbi Michelle Crosby, Thomas Dantzler, Susan Fisk, Elijah Friend, Cameron Michael Godbee, Johnny Hedges, Kaitlyn Mae Hodges, Vigneswaran Madappan Chinnasami, Lucas Augusto Montandon, Charles Routh, Shayna Jean Troutman, Zachery Wilson.
James Myles Allen, Amber Shae Avant, Destinee Barney, Hunter Beltz, Joseph Reese Benson, Edward Benton, Abriana Berry, Valerii Burlacenco, William Cody Crawford, Traci Lynne DeLancey, Charity Dennis, Craig Parker Ferguson, Kenya Figueroa, Sydney Garrett, Gracelynn Jane Gleaton, Eric Green, Tshawniah A. Griffin, Emma Hodge, Jacob Horn, Zhane P. Irving, Mary E. James, Safari Kashindi, Kelsey A. Kinard, Wesley Knapp, Brantlea Makenzi Kuglar, Cindy Veronica Lopez, Michael Love, Aubrey Martin , Fabian Antonio Martinez, William McGuire, Franklin McKinney, Savannah Meyer, Devyn Jade Mock, Gracie Mock, Nathan Moody, Deshawn Nesmith, Danayzjha Shanell Newton, Benjamin Clark O’Brien, Gavin Phillips, Sara Polly, Kristen Ray, Jessica Reece, AshleyEllen Reid, Jackson Thomas Rice, Mackenzie Ritter, Natieh Seyah, Caleb Thomas Shealy, Alasia Smart, Cassidy Smith, Denzel Stephens, Ahmad Tyriq Tucker, Dequan Jamel Vice, Hunter C. Young, Scarlett Brook Zorn.
Culinary Institute of the South at TCL to host Enrollment Expo
The Culinary Institute of the South at Technical College of the Lowcountry will host an Enrollment Expo from 9 am to noon, on Monday, July 25.
Information on scholarships and financial aid as well as application assistance will be provided at the expo, and faculty and staff will be on hand to answer any questions those interested in attending the school may have.
Students can choose from one of three program areas – Baking & Pastry, Culinary and Hospitality – and can elect to earn an associate degree or certificate in these areas.
Guided tours of the facility, which opened in the fall of 2021, will also be available as well as information on the culinary school’s new personal enrichment courses.
The Culinary Institute is at 1 Venture Drive, in Buckwalter Place, in Bluffton. For additional details or to RSVP visit www.tcl.edu/exporsvp.
About TCL’s Culinary Institute of the South
The Culinary Institute of the South is a 30,000+ square-foot training facility featuring six academic classrooms, two teaching kitchens, one show kitchen, one baking lab, a lecture theater, one teaching restaurant and a café. A FOODseum, an interactive museum which will tell the story of Southern food, is set to open on the campus in 2023. For more information visit www.tcl.edu/culinary-institute.
The Technical College of the Lowcountry is the region’s primary provider of higher education and workforce training. The public, two-year, multi-campus community college serves approximately 5,000 students annually. TCL has campuses in Beaufort, Bluffton and Hampton and serves Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties. For more information visit www.tcl.edu.
Second Helpings appeals to community to fill the food gap
Second Helpings, a nonprofit food rescue organization serving Beaufort, Hampton, and Jasper counties, reports that the need for food has increased in 2022, as the highest rate of inflation in 40 years has significantly impacted lower-income families. At the same time, supply chain challenges have reduced the amount of food available for rescue. This creates a “food gap” that Second Helpings is raising funds to address.
“Many of our agencies are serving more people in need.” said Marcus Tanner, Second Helpings Executive Director. “Some are seeing an increase of 10% or even more.”
The food pantries, soup kitchens and programs that Second Helpings serves are helping households to stretch their budgets to cover increased fuel, utilities and housing costs.
Through their annual Share the Bounty fundraiser, Second Helpings is working to provide more healthy food.
“For $30, we are able to purchase 20 pounds of fresh produce and proteins to supplement the rescued food that we provide to our agencies,” Tanner explained. The organization is targeting the purchase of 60,000 pounds of healthy food.
Tanner, a retired Marine Corps officer who has led Second Helpings since late 2021, has been impressed by the generosity of the local community. “We are fortunate to have so many individuals and organizations who donate their time and money to help us feed our neighbors who need it,” he said.
To assist Second Helpings in reaching the goal of 60,000 pounds of food, donate online at https://secondhelpings.app.neoncrm.com/forms/donate-online. Donors can also send a check to Second Helpings, PO Box 23621, Hilton Head Island, SC 29925. Learn more about Second Helpings at www.secondhelpingslc.org.
About Second Helpings:
Second Helpings is a nonprofit food rescue organization striving to eliminate hunger in the South Carolina Lowcountry. We collect and distribute food which would have otherwise ended up in landfills. Approximately 325 volunteers deliver 3.2 million pounds of food annually to 54 agencies in Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton counties. The organization is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022. Second Helpings is a United Way Agency. For more information, visit www.secondhelpingslc.org. or find us on Facebook or call 843-689-3689.
South Carolina ETV digital series “Our Town” explores small towns across South Carolina
Highlighting 13 new towns, Season 2 premieres July 14
COLUMBIA, SC – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced the premiere of a new season of its digital series, Our Town. Each episode highlights a unique small town in South Carolina. The first of the 13 episodes will premiere on Thursday, July 14 at 1 pm on Facebook Watch, YouTube, the SCETV App and the SCETV website, with new episodes released each Thursday after that.
This season of Our Town plans to take viewers to 13 new small towns in South Carolina, highlighting their history, culture and the people who live there. Towns this season include Greer, Manning and Ridgeland, with more to be announced later in the season.
In Season 1, Our Town visited Bishopville, Bluffton, Cheraw, Edgefield, Greenwood, Lake City, Lancaster, Latta, Monck’s Corner, Ridgeway, Travelers Rest, and Walhalla, SC. These episodes can be viewed on the SCETV website.
Viewers who wish to engage with SCETV and the creators of this digital series are encouraged to use the #OurTown and #SCETVDigital hashtags on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information on Our Town and to watch all released episodes after they premiere, visit the SCETV website.
Yemassee Shrimp Festival Pageant to be held Sept. 10
The Yemassee Shrimp Festival Beauty pageant will be held Sept. 10 at The Palmetto Theater, 108 Lee Avenue, Hampton. The entry fee is $60 and all applications, fees, and signature money must be turned in by Aug. 27. There are age groups for boys up to nine years of age, and for girls up to 20 and older.
For more details or applications contact Melissa Goliver at (803) 300-8299 or Jeanette Knight (803) 671-3570.
Applications are also online at: townofyemassee.org.