Rep. Trey Gowdy will take over House Oversight Committee

Source: USA Today, Eliza Collins

June 8, 2017

WASHINGTON — South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy — a former prosecutor who led the Select Committee on Benghazi’s investigation into what happened during the 2012 terrorist attack — will take the helm of the powerful House Oversight and Government Committee after Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, leaves

Now Accepting Nominations for Next Class of Liberty Fellows

Source: Liberty Fellowship

June 7, 2017

Nominations are being accepted through July 1 for the Liberty Fellowship Class of 2019. Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria: South Carolina resident Age 30 — 45 Leader with history of significant community engagement Potential to have an impact at the state level Successful in their

Clemson University engineers to research laser weaponry

Source: GSA Business

May 30, 2017

A pair of Clemson University engineers have received a combined $3.2 million in grants from the Department of Defense to study the creation of high-energy lasers that could be used as a weapon. John Ballato and Lin Zhu are taking different approaches to the study but are looking at similar

Richland Library wins nation’s highest honor

Source: The State, Erin Shaw

May 15, 2017

The sound of cheers and plastic hand clappers and the glint of confetti filled Richland Library Main’s second floor Monday after executive director Melanie Huggins announced the library had received the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries. “We can proudly say that Richland County

Susie Shannon named president and CEO of the SC Council on Competitiveness

Source: SC Council on Competitiveness

May 9, 2017

The Council has named Sue-Ann (“Susie”) Shannon its next president and CEO. Shannon will be joining the Council from BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, where she served as senior public policy counsel. “Susie’s background, skills and experience are a terrific match for the Council,” said Ed

How To Build A Technology-Based Business

Source: WLTX19, Lee Smith

May 9, 2017

Dirk Brown, Director of the Faber Entrepreneurship Center at the Darla Moore School of Business, explains how you can build and profit from your own app. View the video here .

Charleston technology conference Dig South grows ambitions in its 5th year

Source: The Post and Courier, Thad Moore

April 23, 2017

Six years ago, when Dig South was an idea kicking around in Stanfield Gray's head, no one was quite sure whether a technology conference would take off in Charleston. The Lowcountry had software companies, sure, but it was early days for the local tech sector. The Charleston Digital Corridor had

Infant deaths, stubbornly high in the US, continue a promising decline

Source: STAT, Ike Swetlitz

March 21, 2017

In the US, a rising number of babies are living to see their first birthday, according to a study released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The data show that infant mortality has declined by 15 percent over the last decade, with the biggest gains concentrated in the south

Richland Library is a finalist for national award

Source: The State, Erin Shaw

March 20, 2017

Richland Library is a finalist for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. The library is the only institution from South Carolina to be a finalist. Executive Director Melanie Huggins said she was