Columbians Gergel, Childs Confirmed as Federal Judges

Source: The State, John Monk

August 6, 2010

Longtime Columbia lawyer Richard Gergel and state Circuit Judge Michelle Childs have been confirmed as federal judges by the U.S. Senate. The confirmations, which the Senate passed on a voice vote without fanfare Thursday night, assure that Gergel, 55, and Childs,43, now will be formally named as

22 South Carolinians Chosen to Begin Intense Leadership Program

GREENVILLE, South Carolina (July 27, 2010) – Significant community involvement, success in their chosen field and a commitment to improving South Carolina characterize the newest class of Liberty Fellows. Chosen from a pool of 400 candidates spread across the state, these class members represent

Commission Honors State Artists

Source: The Post and Courier, Dottie Ashley

July 18, 2010

Poet Barbara G.S. Hagerty and Pure Theatre co-founders Sharon Graci and Rodney Lee Rogers represent a near-sweep by Charleston County in capturing three of the four 2011 Individual Artist Fellowship Awards announced by the S.C. Arts Commission. Recipients gain $5,000 each "in recognition of their

Lab21 to Upfit Next Innovation Center

Source: GSA Business Report

July 16, 2010

Lab21 Inc. has signed a lease and obtained financing to locate a high-tech, advanced diagnostics lab at the Next Innovation Center in downtown Greenville. The lab will focus on oncology and infectious disease and will work with hospitals throughout the state and region, said Lab21 President Michael

Promise Program Taking Shape

Source: The Post and Courier

July 5, 2010

The group hoping to break the cycle of poverty in an area straddling the peninsula and North Charleston is coalescing and gaining momentum. In fewer than four months and without a paid staff, the Charleston Promise Neighborhood has hired a well-known community member as its chief executive officer

SCMBEC Client Wins Regional Media Award

Source: South Carolina Minority Business Enterprise Center

June 15, 2010

Darrin Thomas, president of the Thomas Media Group, LLC, has recently been awarded with the Atlanta Regional Media Award from the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), for his contributions to the African-American business community through his work with the Black Pages USA publication. In

New York House Magazine's Innovative Green Design Awards Announced

Source: ScheinMedia

June 14, 2010

Kingston, NY, Jun 14, 2010 - /FLIERWIRE/-- ScheinMedia proudly announces the winners of New York House magazine's second annual Innovative Green Design AwardsSM (IGDA) competition. The winners will be saluted at an awards reception Wednesday, June 16 at GreenBuildingsNY, at the Jacob K. Javits

Woodland Heights whoops it up as Palmetto's Finest

Source: Spartanburg Herald-Journal

March 25, 2010

Faculty and students at Woodland Heights Elementary would have used those words to describe their school even before winning two prestigious state awards earlier this week. Now they have the plaques to prove it. Read more.

A Conversation with Hayne Hipp, Founder of the Liberty Fellowship


March 18, 2010

UpstateBizSC: What is your professional background? Hayne Hipp: For 26 years, I was CEO of Liberty Corporation, the holding company that managed Liberty Properties (real estate), Liberty Capital Advisors (financial management), Liberty Life Insurance, and Cosmos Broadcasting (that owned WIS-TV)

John Few Elected Chief Judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals

Source: SC Judicial Department

February 3, 2010

The South Carolina Judicial Department welcomes Judge John Cannon Few to the Court of Appeals. Judge Few was elected by the General Assembly on February 3, 2010 and was sworn in later that afternoon by Chief Justice Toal. Chief Judge Few's formal investiture will be held at a later date.