Category Archives: Community Outreach

Columbia Parks & Recreation Department Offers Free Gardening Workshops

The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with the Clemson Cooperative Extension to host a series of gardening workshops designed to give participants the tools needed to start and maintain a healthy garden. The free workshops are open to beginner and experienced gardeners. All workshops will be held at 10 a.m. at the Earlewood…
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Richland County Sheriff’s Department provides tips for motorcyclist

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that as the weather heats up, motorcycle enthusiasts will emerge. Unfortunately, the criminal element takes this as the time to prepare for the upcoming bike weeks and summer joyrides. Every year we see an increase in motorcycle thefts during this time period. The Sheriff stated that the majority of motorcycle thefts…
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Savannah River Remediation is Preparing to Employ a New Crew of Veterans

[caption id="attachment_9908" align="alignnone" width="844"] Previous Savannah River Remediation Veteran Cooperative Program students and now full-time employees, (from left to right) Ashley Dernberger and Francesca DeRenzio, represent SRR in the Veteran’s Day Parade in Columbia, S.C.[/caption] AIKEN, S.C. (June 12, 2017) — Savannah River Remediation (SRR) is actively looking for U.S. military veterans who are also…
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Summer Food Service Program Statewide Kick-off Event

Celebrating another summer where youth can have food and fun with friends. Columbia, SC - The South Carolina Department of Education and End Child Hunger SC kick off the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for the Midlands in the Canal Room at EdVenture, located at 211 Gervais Street in…
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Savannah River Remediation’s 2017 Summer College Interns Arrive

[caption id="attachment_9702" align="aligncenter" width="1123"] Savannah River Remediation 2017 summer interns arrive at the Savannah River Site (front row; left to right) Carlo Gasparini, Zachary Keen, Darrelyn Thomas, Laura Britanisky, Shelby Carpenter, Michelle Koval, Tola Akinnubi, Kayla Condrey, Kimberly Vinson, Sarah Nicholson, and Tracy Gartrell,; (back row; left to right) Chase Parker, Courtney Roundtree, Caleb Lively,…
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SCE&G Encourages Customers to Prepare for a Safe 2017 Hurricane Season

Cayce, S.C. (June 1, 2017) – Today marks the beginning of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, and SCE&G encourages customers to take time now to understand hurricane risks, get prepared, make a plan and stay informed. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts an above normal hurricane season. Forecasters predict a 70 percent likelihood of…
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SRNS Employees Present $32K Donation to Children’s Place

[caption id="attachment_9682" align="aligncenter" width="865"] SRNS “celebrities” recently served hundreds of guests at Celebrity Waiter Night, which raised nearly $33,000 for Children’s Place Inc., a United Way of Aiken County agency. SRNS employees (from left) Glenn Morgan, Elizabeth Harm, Darlene Murdoch, Janet Griffin, Yolanda Pelzer, Blaker McPhail, Missy Byrne and Deborah Kirby present a check to…
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UofSC looking for parents to participate in family program study

The University of South Carolina’s Parenting and Family Research Center is looking for parents of young children with behavior challenges to participate in a program called Triple P. Specifically, the study seeks parents whose 3 to 7-year-old children are struggling with disobedience, aggressive behavior or tantrums. Families are screened for participation, and there is no…
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