GHS doctor wins international prize for reducing premature births

Source: Upstate Business Journal, Melinda Young

October 26, 2016

An international prize committee has recognized a local doctor who spearheaded a state program that helps prevent premature births, saving South Carolina’s Medicaid program more than $7 million in medical costs. Dr. Amy H. Crockett received the John P. McNulty Prize of $100,000 from the Aspen

Amy Crockett, MD, Wins $100,000 McNulty Prize for Liberty Fellowship Project

Source: Liberty Fellowship

October 26, 2016

GREENVILLE, SC (October 26, 2016) –– The Aspen Institute and Trustee Anne Welsh McNulty today announced Dr. Amy Crockett as the recipient of the ninth annual John P. McNulty Prize for her Liberty Fellowship project – expanding CenteringPregnancy™ and institutionalizing it across South Carolina’s

Andrea Cooper is working to help Upstate save its 'soul'

Source: The Greenville News, Angelia Davis

October 20, 2016

Andrea Cooper doesn’t want what happened in Westport, Connecticut to occur in Upstate South Carolina. Cooper grew up in Westport, a coastal town about 47 miles northeast of New York City. During her childhood, Westport was an idyllic place where people knew their farmers and could ride bikes to get

Beloved SC circuit Judge Tanya Gee dies after long battle with cancer

Source: The State, John Monk

September 28, 2016

Tanya Gee, an S.C. circuit judge beloved by many in the state’s legal community because of her natural, gracious nature, has died after a long battle with cancer. She was 39. Born in Michigan in 1977, Judge Gee leaves two children and her husband, Chris Koon, who announced the death in a message to

South Carolina party chairs beat vitriol with friendship

Source: The Washington Post, Meg Kinnard

September 18, 2016

FLORENCE, S.C. — In a year of intense polarization and partisanship — and in a state known for its rough-and-tumble politics — South Carolina’s top party leaders are actively working to cut through the bull. It doesn’t mean dedication for their White House candidates is any less fervent. But the

Devine Selected for National Women in Government Program

Source: The State

August 2, 2016

Columbia City Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine has been selected as one of 25 national members of the Women in Government Leadership Program Class of 2017. The program highlights elected women from across the nation to acknowledge their contributions, provide leadership development and mentor the

Read Up to Launch in Greenville

Source: The Greenville News, Angelia Davis

August 2, 2016

Famous authors, book signings, interactive events and panel discussions will happen in the Peace Center on Aug. 6 as part of the first Read Up Greenville. Read Up is an event intended to encourage youth to maintain a love for reading and to encourage non-readers to become readers. The event will