How Ted Pitts became a part of the game he loves

Source: The State, Lezlie Patterson

August 26, 2017

For the first 22 years of his life, sports, particularly football, was a big part of Ted Pitts’ world. When he played his final game for Presbyterian College in 1993, he wasn’t ready to be relegated to the bleachers. So 24 years later, Pitts still spends fall Saturdays on a football field. But now

Harvard grad chose Greenville to affect change in public education

Source: The Greenville News, Angelia Davis

August 23, 2017

With his education and experience, Ansel Sanders could be working anywhere in the world earning more money. But his choice of work is in the nonprofit field, right here in Greenville. Sanders, who recently earned a doctorate in education leadership from Harvard University, is the new president and

Envision Columbia Women’s Summit a Huge Success

Source: Columbia Regional Business Report

August 10, 2017

More than 200 women were in attendance for the Envision Columbia Women’s Summit hosted by Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Councilwoman Devine was thrilled with the turnout for the Summit, “It shows me that this was needed

Rise of the Government Chatbot

Source: Government Technology, Zach Quaintance

August 4, 2017

A robot uprising has begun, except instead of overthrowing mankind so as to usher in a bleak yet efficient age of cold judgment and colder steel, this uprising is one of friendly robots (so far). Which is all an alarming way to say that many state, county and municipal governments across the country

Which SC attorney just got an award from nation’s top trial lawyer group?

Source: The Associated Press

July 24, 2017

COLUMBIA, SC -- South Carolina Sen. Marlon Kimpson has been honored with an award from the nation’s top trial lawyer group. The Charleston Democrat on Saturday received the Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Soaring Eagle Award from the American Association for Justice. The ceremony took place during the group

School Board hears details of new Truancy Intervention Program

Source: Aiken Standard, Larry Wood

July 18, 2017

Members of the Aiken County School Board heard a presentation on a new program Tuesday to help fight and reduce truancy and keep Aiken County Public Schools’ students in classrooms and out of the legal system. At the board’s regular meeting, Serena McDaniel, an assistant solicitor and juvenile

Restaurateur Carl Sobocinski outlines legacy for Table 301 group

Source: Nation's Restaurant News, Bret Thorn

July 17, 2017

Carl Sobocinski has spent the past 20 years building the Table 301 restaurant group while also working to transform downtown Greenville, S.C., into a thriving commercial district. A native of southeastern New Hampshire, Sobocinski studied architecture at Clemson University, in South Carolina’s

Proven Leaders Chosen to Mentor Liberty Fellowship’s 13th Class

GREENVILLE, South Carolina (July 17, 2017) – Twenty-one creative thinkers with deep connections to their communities are mentoring the Fellows in Liberty Fellowship’s class of 2018. Like the Fellows with whom they are paired, these mentors are diverse in thought and experience and are ready to work

Spartanburg summer camp aims to develop empathy in teens

Source:, Vanessa de la Viña

June 27, 2017

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – A new summer camp in Spartanburg is teaching teens about empathy. It’s the first ever Writing For Empathy camp being held at the Chapman Cultural Center. The week-long camp gives teens in grades 8 through 10 a safe space to express themselves through creative writing. The