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  1. 1. Recognizing the best in S.C. newspaper journalism DAILY AWARDS DINNER
  3. 3. REMEMBERING THOSE WE’VE LOST... SEE PAGE 7 FOR FULL NECROLOGY Phillip Jerue Babb Rick Bacon Mandy Criswell Thomas Newton Harbin Jimmie Haynes Sue Garvin Howard Dean B. Livingston Anthony D. Morris Add Penfield Jack Ragsdale Bunny S. Richardson John Carter Shurr Jessie T. Smith Arthur Manigault Wilcox Hal Zorn
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  5. 5. BY MAAYAN SCHECHTER Aiken Stan- dard’s Satur- - - Aiken Standard - - - - - - - MaayanSchechter isthelo- calgovernmentreporterwith AikenStandard.Followheron Twitter@MaayanSchechter. Aiken City Councilman owes taxes on properties Merry SUBMITTED PHOTO Togetherforapicturewerethisyear’scandidatesforNorthAugustaHighSchool’shomecomingqueen,alongwiththeseniorsonthefootballteam,whonominatedthemforthisyear’shonor. Saturday, October 18, 2014: 5AEDITED BY: Holly Ellington
  6. 6. $1.00Charleston, North Charleston, S.C.SATURDAY, January 1, 0001 THE SOUTH’S OLDEST DAILY NE WSPAPER FOUNDED 1803. POSTANDCOURIER.COM City’s work on Elliott Summey’s property raises questions. LOCAL, A3 M ore than 300 women were shot, stabbed, strangled, beaten, blud- geoned or burned to death over the past decade by men in South Carolina, dying at a rate of one every 12 days while the state does little to stem the carnage from domestic abuse. Morethanthreetimesasmanywomenhave died here at the hands of current or former lovers than the number of Palmetto State sol- diers killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined. It’s a staggering toll that for more than 15 years has placed South Carolina among the top 10 states nationally in the rate of women killed by men. The state topped the list on threeoccasions,includingthispastyear,when it posted a murder rate for women that was more than double the national rate. Awash in guns, saddled with ineffective laws and lacking enough shelters for the battered, SouthCarolinaisastatewherethedeckisstacked against women trapped in the cycle of abuse, a Post and Courier investigation has found. Couple this with deep-rooted beliefs about thesanctityofmarriageandtheplaceofwom- en in the home, and the vows “till death do us part” take on a sinister tone. The outlook for domestic violence victims is grim in a male-dominated state where lawmakers resist change, punishment is light and abusers go free again and again. Inside How we did it: A look at the researchand reporting of this series. A6 About this project: The partners who helped us with this special report. A6 Faces of domestic violence: Stories from witnesses, survivors of abuse. A7 BY DOUG PARDUE, GLENN SMITH, JENNIFER BERRY HAWES and NATALIE CAULA HAUFF The Post and Courier Till death do us part a 5-day series THURSDAY: State lawmakers had an opportunity during the last legislative session to tackle the problem, yet 12 bills to do something died. FRIDAY: Some of the deep-seated beliefs of South Carolinians, including religion and tradition, foster the state’s No. 1 status in the rate of women killed by men in domestic violence. SATURDAY: Numerous public and private organizations — from police and courts to women’s shelters and religious groups — deal with domestic violence across South Carolina, yet effective coordina- tion and cooperation remains almost non- existent. SUNDAY: Possible solutions to help reduce the violence and the death toll. TODAY: South Carolina’s top officials and lawmakers express shock and concern over the state’s rank as the most deadly in the nation for women, yet little is being done to stem the death toll that is more than double the national rate. For a special multimedia presentation, go to Bridge............. B11 Business............ B2 Classifieds..........E1 Comics........ B10,11 Crosswords..B10,E6 Editorials.........A12 Food..................D1 Movies .............. B9 Obituaries ......... B4 Sports ................C1 Television.......... B8 The South.......... B1 Chance of storms High 97. Low 74. Complete 5-day forecast, B12 ChamberMusic Charleston: 2 for 1 tickets to Carnival of the Animals. See A2 S.C. was No. 1 this past year for the rate of women killed by men, with a toll more than double the U.S. rate Please see VIOLENCE,Page A6 Till deathdouspart { } These women represent just a fraction of the staggering toll from domestic killings in South Carolina..
  7. 7. INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING Open Division THIRD PLACE: Index-Journal Frank Bumb AN INDEX-JOURNAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORT CALHOUN FALLS – A Lake- lands municipality contacted South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to investigate concerns about missing funds and account- ing practices. According to Calhoun Falls y JMayor Johnnie Waller and Town Administrator Paul Gilbert, the town contacted SLED on Fri- day morning about investigating recent revelations concerning the town’s monthslong effort to sort through unfiled reports which held up town audits more than a y gyear and led to the withholding of more than $250,000 in state funds from the already cash-strapped town. The effort also appears to be related to the recent departure of two longtime members of Cal- houn Falls administrative staff: ggyClerk/Treasurer Peggy Lee Waters and Utility/Courts Clerk Brenda Scott. In an interview Sept. 18, where the town provided access to numerous documents in response to an Index-Journal Freedom of Information Act request, Waller and Gilbert asserted that, at the time, they had not uncovered any wrongdoing in their ongo- ing internal accounting of unfiled reports. “Everybody has looked at (the court fine reports): us, the state SLEDtolookintoCalhounFalls’records By FRANK BUMB Unfiled court fine reports lead to state withholding funds JOHNNIE WALLERSeeSee SLEDSLED, p g, page 6A, page 6A
  8. 8. INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING Open Division FIRST PLACE: The Post and Courier Staff $1.00Charleston, North Charleston, S.C.SATURDAY, January 1, 0001 THE SOUTH’S OLDEST DAILY NE WSPAPER FOUNDED 1803. POSTANDCOURIER.COM City’s work on Elliott Summey’s property raises questions. LOCAL, A3 M ore than 300 women were shot, stabbed, strangled, beaten, blud- geoned or burned to death over the past decade by men in South Carolina, dying at a rate of one every 12 days while the state does little to stem the carnage from domestic abuse. Morethanthreetimesasmanywomenhave died here at the hands of current or former lovers than the number of Palmetto State sol- diers killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined. It’s a staggering toll that for more than 15 years has placed South Carolina among the top 10 states nationally in the rate of women killed by men. The state topped the list on threeoccasions,includingthispastyear,when it posted a murder rate for women that was more than double the national rate. Awash in guns, saddled with ineffective laws and lacking enough shelters for the battered, SouthCarolinaisastatewherethedeckisstacked against women trapped in the cycle of abuse, a Post and Courier investigation has found. Couple this with deep-rooted beliefs about thesanctityofmarriageandtheplaceofwom- en in the home, and the vows “till death do us part” take on a sinister tone. The outlook for domestic violence victims is grim in a male-dominated state where lawmakers resist change, punishment is light and abusers go free again and again. Inside How we did it: A look at the researchand reporting of this series. A6 About this project: The partners who helped us with this special report. A6 Faces of domestic violence: Stories from witnesses, survivors of abuse. A7 BY DOUG PARDUE, GLENN SMITH, JENNIFER BERRY HAWES and NATALIE CAULA HAUFF The Post and Courier Till death do us part a 5-day series THURSDAY: State lawmakers had an opportunity during the last legislative session to tackle the problem, yet 12 bills to do something died. FRIDAY: Some of the deep-seated beliefs of South Carolinians, including religion and tradition, foster the state’s No. 1 status in the rate of women killed by men in domestic violence. SATURDAY: Numerous public and private organizations — from police and courts to women’s shelters and religious groups — deal with domestic violence across South Carolina, yet effective coordina- tion and cooperation remains almost non- existent. SUNDAY: Possible solutions to help reduce the violence and the death toll. TODAY: South Carolina’s top officials and lawmakers express shock and concern over the state’s rank as the most deadly in the nation for women, yet little is being done to stem the death toll that is more than double the national rate. For a special multimedia presentation, go to Bridge............. B11 Business............ B2 Classifieds..........E1 Comics........ B10,11 Crosswords..B10,E6 Editorials.........A12 Food..................D1 Movies .............. B9 Obituaries ......... B4 Sports ................C1 Television.......... B8 The South.......... B1 Chance of storms High 97. Low 74. Complete 5-day forecast, B12 ChamberMusic Charleston: 2 for 1 tickets to Carnival of the Animals. See A2 S.C. was No. 1 this past year for the rate of women killed by men, with a toll more than double the U.S. rate Please see VIOLENCE,Page A6 Till deathdouspart { } These women represent just a fraction of the staggering toll from domestic killings in South Carolina..
  9. 9. SERIES OF SPORTS ARTICLES Open Division THIRD PLACE: Herald-Journal Eric Boynton PANTHERS CAMP 20TH ANNIVERSARY Expiring contract This summer is the last of a five-year contract the Carolina Panthers have to hold training camp at Wofford College, the only site they’ve ever used. The original deal was for 15 years, but was extended in January 2010. Wofford athletic director Richard Johnson hopes the relationship continues. “We’re talking about extending that and moving that forward at the end of the year,” Johnson said. “We’ll have those conversations. It’s got to be good for them and we’ll always do it because it’s good for Spartanburg and Wofford, but moving forward it has to be good for the Panthers and as long as it is, we’re going to be a good strategic partner. We’ll be looking to extend that and do our part to keep bringing them back. “We just start talking and ask is there anything that they need, what would they like for us to do, those kinds of things. But they are just easy conversations because of the trust that’s developed over two decades and we want to continue to do our part.” Coming soon This is the first in a series of articles to run throughout training camp celebrating the Panthers’ 20th anniversary at Wofford, looking back, looking ahead and acknowledging the impact the franchise has had on Spartanburg. INSIDE, B3: Training camp schedule and list of events. Saturday’s arrival at Wofford College will mark 20 years for the Carolina Panthers holding training camp in Spartanburg, and it’s been an enduring relationship with the city enjoying a growing emotional stake in the NFL franchise. Story By ERIC BOYNTON / FILE PHOTOS The media greets Carolina Panthers players as they arrive for the team’s first training camp at Wofford College in 1995. The newness of it all dur- ing the early seasons provided more of a novelty feeling, an accessible oddity that drew many in attendance out of sheer curiosity as to how an NFL practice went down. The chance to see professional players up close, and the opportunity to receive an autograph, high-five or a quick few words with a player also were certain draws. But for an area with superior allegiance to college football, one that had never so much had this type of a piece of big-time professional sports, the seeds of love and loyalty grew greatly over the years and the Panthers are now a must-see during their three weeks in town. A Caroli- nas fan-base once dominated by Atlanta and Washington sup- porters, with those teams being the most televised locally and closest in proximity (in addi- tion to the Falcons holding past training camps at Furman), the Panthers now have had 20 years to cultivate their own genera- tion of diehard fans. “You see instances with a father and son that are out there watching and then getting autographs and it’s a day where memories are made,” said Wof- ford athletic director Richard Johnson. “Twenty years ago memories were also made with a father and a young child and today that son or daughter is a parent and bringing their child out to watch and making more memories.” Only the Packers, Steel- ers and Vikings have longer sustained ties to their home- away-from-home camp sites. The Panthers are one of 11 teams still holding camp away from their regular facilities. Renowned Sports Illustrated football writer Peter King has on multiple occasions listed the team’s summer excursions to Wofford as among his top-five camps to visit. “It’s been so great and noth- ing better could happen to Spar- tanburg,” Mayor Junie White said. “By bringing the Panthers here, it put us on the map. See- ing their name on the street, seeing it out on I-85 that this is where the Panthers practice. It’s been great for the economy and it’s like a party the whole time they’re here. People come in and enjoy it. It’s good for the hotels, restaurants and just overall good for the whole com- munity. “Sometimes the players are able to get out and visit some of the nightspots and it cre- ates a fun time for everybody. We’ve been very fortunate to have them here and it’s had a tremendous impact in the sum- mer time when everybody’s a little lazy, everybody gets a good spirit when they’re here and they have meant a lot to us. We probably wouldn’t have been as successful in our downtown area without those three or so weeks of bringing more people into the city.” Before the start of the 2003 season when Carolina made its lone Super Bowl appearance, training camp drew only 11,516 people, and even as recently as 2009 attendance was an underwhelming 19,000. Those days seem like a long time ago as, spearheaded by increasing success on the field and with an offense led by high-profile quar- terback Cam Newton, the past two years have seen unprec- edented interest. The Panthers took quarterback Kerry Collins with the fifth pick in the 1995 NFL draft, and he helped lead the expansion team to a respectable 7-9 mark. “It’s absolutely hard to fathom that it’s been 20 years. ... It’s truly a team of two states as opposed to just one, and when they come here every year for camp, it’s been phenomenal.” RICHARD JOHNSON, Wofford athletic director, on the Carolina Panthers and their relationship with Spartanburg and the Upstate Summer home ◆ SEE PANTHERS PAGE B3
  10. 10. SERIES OF SPORTS ARTICLES Open Division SECOND PLACE: The Post and Courier Aaron Brenner
  11. 11. SERIES OF SPORTS ARTICLES Open Division FIRST PLACE: Morning News Sam Bundy
  12. 12. CARTOON Open Division THIRD PLACE: The Greenville News Roger Harvell
  13. 13. CARTOON Open Division FIRST PLACE: Herald-Journal Robert Ariail
  14. 14. MIXED MEDIA ILLUSTRATION Open Division THIRD PLACE - TIE: The Post and Courier Luke Reasoner Contact: Malcolm DeWitt, mdewitt@postandcourier.comPOSTANDCOURIER.COM Sports Inside Battery tops Arizona United, Page C2 BY STEVE REED Associated Press SPARTANBURG — Carolina Panthers running back Jona- than Stewart isn’t concerned about his latest injury limiting his effectiveness this season. The six-year NFL veteran is expected to miss about two weeks of training camp after pulling his ha m s t r i ng while run- ning sprints earlier this month. “It’s defi- nitely frus- trating, but i t ’s n o t h - ing that I’m re a l ly too concerned about considering my past and my history with my ankles,” Stewart said. “If I can overcome that, then this is an easy one.” Stewart said he expects to be ready for the regular season. Still, any talk of injuries with Stewart raises concerns. A former first-round draft pick, Stewart has missed 17 games the past two seasons with foot and ankle injuries. The 27-year-old has been lim- ited to 516 yards rushing the pasttwoseasonsandonetouch- down after running for 3,500 yards and 26 TDs during his first four seasons in the NFL. Stewartsaidthepositivenews about his ankles feels great. That’s something that hasn’t been the case the past three summersattheteam’ssummer trainingcamphomeatWofford. Panthers’ Stewart powering through injury The “talking season” — Steve Spurrier’s label for coaches, players and fellow travelers taking the podium to gab about college football in July — is over. Amid the clichés, we learned that every conference is the best and that every team has high hopes and question marks. September can’t come soon enough. But a few themes stick out. The Talking Season Top 5: Consider the fans Leave it to Alabama head coach Nick Saban, always good for some thoughtful nuggets at SEC Media Days. Saban brilliantly suggested programs in college football’s Power 5 conferences eventually play regular season games only against each other. “Ifwemadethatrule,we’d have10SECgames,”Sabansaid. Along with keeping Stanford head coach David Shaw from sniping at the SEC’s “cupcake” non-conference schedules, 10 conference games with two non-conference games against Power 5 teams sounds more fun. “It’s what the fans want,” Saban said. “I mean, we need to be more concerned about the people who support the programs and the university and come and see the games. I mean, those are the most important. But we never think about that.” ‘I like Dabo’ makes Talking Season Top 5 GAME 1Texas A&MAug. 28 6 p.m.SEC Network GAM E2 EastCarolina Sept.6, 7p.m . ESPN2 GAME3 Georgia Sept.13 3:30p.m. CBS GAME4 atVanderbilt Sept.20 TBD GAME5 Missouri Sept.27TBD GAME6 atKentucky Oct.4 TBD GAME7 Furman Oct.18 TBD GAME8 atAuburn Oct.25 TBD GAME9 Tennessee Nov.1 TBD GAME10 atFlorida Nov.15 TBD GAME11S.AlabamaNov.22 TBD GAM E12 atCle m son Nov.29 TBD 2 0 1 4 C OLUMBIA — Until you sit down and studyaschedule,lookingovertheweek- by-week balance and flow of the fall, it’s hardtogetagoodgraspofexpectations. A college football season is evaluated on the overall body of work, the big picture. But a team’s resume is built on a weekly basis. There are pauses, ruts, trap games, legitimate chances for a team to catch its collective breath. The composition, how games fall on the schedule, often dictates how the season will go. It’s no different for South Carolina during the 2014 season. Checking the schedule, two observa- tions quickly come to mind. First, the Gamecocks better take advantage of their home games early, because there are some brutal road trips near the end of the season. Second, if everything falls into place, there’s no rea- son South Carolina can’t start its season on a blis- tering pace — say, 6-1 or even 7-0 — and be well on its way to a fourth straight double-digit win season. So how does South Carolina’s schedule look this fall? Where are the pauses, ruts, trap games and breathers? Here’s a week-by-week breakdown of the 2014 opponents. BY RYAN WOOD || FILE/TRAVIS BELL/SIDELINE CAROLINA Please see GAMECOCKS,Page C6 GENE SAPAKOFF Stewart Please see SAPAKOFF,Page C6 Please see STEWART,Page C6 C Sunday, July 27, 2014
  15. 15. MIXED MEDIA ILLUSTRATION Open Division THIRD PLACE - TIE: The State Barrett Self
  16. 16. MIXED MEDIA ILLUSTRATION Open Division SECOND PLACE: The Post and Courier Chad Dunbar
  17. 17. MIXED MEDIA ILLUSTRATION Open Division FIRST PLACE: The Post and Courier Chad Dunbar Contact: Teresa Taylor, ttaylor@postandcourier.comPOSTANDCOURIER.COM Inside Arts Calendar E2 Travel E5Arts&Travel Book Review ‘Book of Ages’ Page E4 E Sunday, March 9, 2014 BY ED BUCKLEY Charleston’s film scene is about to get real. Entering its fifth year, the Charles- ton Film Festival, which runs March 13-17 at the Terrace Theatre, features a lineup of 19 feature films, nine of which are documentaries, alongside more than a dozen local produc- tions. Among the most ambitious pre- mieres at the festival, “Priscilla’s Legacy” is a documentary by a James Island couple shot over seven years and spanning two continents. The movie follows Thomalind Polite on her quest to trace her roots back to Sierra Leone through a slave girl named Priscilla, who was brought to South Carolina in 1756 at the age of 10. Polite is one of the first African- Charleston Film Fest in focus Documentaries, local films on tap Staff report The Charleston Symphony Orches- tra’s fifth Masterworks program is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. March 13-15 at the Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. The program will feature Stravin- sky’s Firebird Suite, Elgar’s Cello Concerto with soloist Natalia Kho- ma, Richard Strauss’ tone poem “Death and Transfiguration” and Vaughan Williams’ “Dives and Lazarus.” The concert will be led by Ken Lam, a candidate for the music director post. The symphony has in- vited each of its six finalists to lead a Masterworks program this season. Lam is the winner of the 2011 Memphis International Conducting Competition, resident conductor of the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina, education conductor of CSO offers 5th director candidate CSO Masterworks WHAT: CSO Masterworks V, featur- ing conductor Ken Lam WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday WHERE: Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. COST: Tickets start at $25 for adults MORE INFO: CharlestonSymphony. org or call 723-7528, ext. 110. CoffeeWiththeMaestro WHAT: Coffee With the Maestro, moderated by Adam Parker WHEN: 9:30 a.m. Thursday WHERE: Charleston Public Library, 68 Calhoun St. COST: Free MORE INFO: CharlestonSymphony. org or call 723-7528, ext. 110 If you go WHAT: The fifth annual Charleston Film Festival will feature more than 30 local and international features and short films. WHEN: March 13-17 WHERE: Terrace Theatre, 1956-D Maybank Highway, James Island COST: $10 per film MORE INFO: 762-4247 or www. If you go Please see FESTIVAL,Page E5 Please see CSO,Page E3 BY ADAM PARKER I n the small rehearsal room on the second floor of the College of Charleston’s Cato Center for the Arts, Quen- tin Baxter’s combo plays through a couple of tunes. First is Miles Davis’ “Boplic- ity,” a foxtrot with tight har- monies. Then the band — Alan Schmitt and Wade Caldwell on guitars, alumnus David Grimm on bass and Brandon Brooks on drums — runs an original by Caldwell, the 20-year-old junior from Harrisburg, Pa. It’s called “How Many One-and-Onlys,” and it swings gently, suggesting an easy waltz. “What’s with the diminished ninth chord?” Baxter asks. They try the chord, which in- cludes an ill-fitting note coming from Schmitt’s guitar. Grimm strikes the low note, and they play the chord again, still sour. “Stay off the D,” Baxter says. And they repeat a section of the song, reinforcing the chang- es, refining the swing, preparing for their upcoming recital. The combo is one of a few organized this year by the jazz program, and its members are part of a discernible system in Charleston that develops young talent and introduces it to live local audiences. What we conceive of as “the jazz scene” in town comprises various interrelated enterprises and activities and populated by a surprisingly large number of musicians who maintain ties to the Holy City. The scene is especially vibrant for a medium-size metropolitan area, and it’s fueled in part by young players whose talents are ALLTHAT JAZZCollege program trains new generation of players who add mass to vibrant local scene Please see JAZZ,Page E3 PHOTO BY BRAD NETTLES/STAFF PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY CHAD DUNBAR
  18. 18. ILLUSTRATION Open Division HONORABLE MENTION: Herald-Journal Gary Kyle By JESSICA VAUGHAN and I’SSIS MASSARO For the Herald-Journal T his summer, your kids could take an expedition to Egypt, learn how to become a superhero or partici- pate in Shark Week and never leave Spartanburg. Those are just three of hun- dreds of summer camp opportu- nities in the Spartanburg area. Themes for camps this sum- mer include “The Hunger Games,” “CSI,” A Neverland Adventure, a Great Gatsby Art Adventure, a Broadway Boot Camp where you can act out scenes from “Wicked” or a camp where your kid could visit a dif- ferent Revolutionary War Camp every day. So how do you choose? “Ultimately, selecting the right camp is a family decision,” said Katie Johnson, Southeastern Field Office executive director with the American Camp Asso- ciation. “If your child feels a part of the decision-making process, his/ her chances of having a posi- tive experience will improve. “Camp is an experiential education — a classroom without walls. It is a chance for them to grow their cognitive thinking skills, problem-solv- ing skills, and curiosity … as they develop friendships and find mentors; they are able to learn what it is like to be a part of a com- munity. And all of this happens while kids are still being kids —employing the power of play, laughter and physical activity.” Do you love pets? Camp Love-a-Pet at the Spartanburg Humane Society is a one-week day camp created to teach children in grades three through 10 about basic dog obedience, animal care and han- dling, and issues impacting the welfare of animals. The program teaches campers about basic dog obedience, pet care and issues influencing animal welfare. Each camper is paired with another camper and assigned a dog and will be responsible for the animal’s training that week. Campers will be able to work with their animals outside of the shelter. Older campers also can learn about large animal welfare and the rehabilitation process as they participate in a horseback rid- ing field trip for an additional fee. Activities will include guest speakers, games, field trips and arts and crafts with the animals. Mini camp offers sessions for children in third through fourth grade for a week-long session from 3-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Campers will be introduced to basic training techniques and development projects used at the Spar- tanburg Humane Society. Children can learn how to do things such as socialize a puppy and how to clicker train the cats. “We behavior test the animals before we put them with the kids to ensure their safety,” said Ingrid Norris, SHS Humane Education Coordinator. Kid stuff‘The Great Gatsby,’ Shark Week, ‘The Hunger Games’ are some of the themes for this year’s camps COURTESY CHAPMAN CULTURAL CENTER Join a fun-filled week of dance, crafts and dress up! Read Angelina stories, dance to Angelina’s special music and join in the costume parade finale around Ballet Spartanburg at the Chapman Cultural Center. Wear any color leotard, tights and ballet slippers. TIM KIMZEY/TIM.KIMZEY@SHJ.COM PROVIDED 10 things to consider 1. What locale do I want to consider? (mountains, oceanfront, distance from home) 2. Do I want a traditional camp that gives my child a wide variety of experiences or do I want to select a specialty camp that focuses on a particular activity or set of skills? 3. What size enrollment will make my child feel most comfortable? 4. How structured do I want the program to be? Would my child like to have lots of choices in the activity schedule? 5. What session length or extended amount of stay would my child be most comfortable with? 6. How will the camp meet my child’s special dietary or physical needs? 7. Is my child ready to sleep away from home for an extended amount of time? 8. How can you stay in touch with your child? Do the camps allow mail, or email? Does the camp allow parent visitation? 9. What training does the staff receive on safety, supervision, counseling, problem solving and other issues unique to working with young children? 10. What is my budget for camp tuition? Does the camp offer any financial aid? ◆ SEE KID PAGE G6 At left, Claire Kobes and Cori Church, both 11, work agility training exercises with Jazzy, a beagle mix, at the Spartanburg Humane Society animal shelter during last year’s Camp Love-a-Pet. Below, children can learn how to paint a picture or create their own masterpieces at several art camps this summer. INSIDE Listing◆ of summer camps G2-5 GARY KYLE ILLUSTRATION
  19. 19. ILLUSTRATION Open Division THIRD PLACE: Herald-Journal Gary Kyle Traditions abound at Block House Steeplechase This year’s ‘Derby Day’ has hat and tailgate contests, beagles and hounds; and horses race, too By GINA MALONE Halifax Media Group TRYON, N.C. O nly about half as old as the Kentucky Derby, the Block House Steeplechase — North Caro- lina’s oldest steeplechase race — is just as steeped in tradition. A calendar change means this year’s steeplechase will share its May 3 race date with Louisville, Ky.’s famed “Run for the Roses.” The Tryon Riding & Hunt Club, sponsor and orga- nizer from its earliest days, is calling this year’s 68th running of the Block House Steeplechase “Derby Day in Tryon.” Traditionally held in mid-April, the date change came about, said Kathryn Cunningham, executive director of TRHC, at the urging of the National Steeplechase Association, which sanctions this and other races in the Southeast. The April time slot had become clogged with events, leading to a shortage of horses and jockeys. Tryon’s equestrian tradition dates back nearly 100 years to the arrival from Michi- gan in 1917 of Carter Brown, who opened the Pine Crest Inn and founded TRHC, the Tryon Horse Show and the Tryon Hounds. He was responsible for the first Block House Steeplechase in 1947 at the historic Block House, having laid out its course himself in the dark of many nights beforehand because, according to historical information on the TRHC website, “friends warned that racing would attract an undesir- able crowd and ruin Tryon.” Far from having had ruinous effects, today the race draws 10,000- 15,000 people annually, making it the largest fundraiser for TRHC. Since 1988, the races have been run at the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center. “We are,” said Cunningham, “their largest contributor, so it’s one nonprofit helping another nonprofit.” Preserving green space goes hand-in- hand with TRHC’s mission of upholding the area’s equestrian tradition. Traditions like the hat contest with categories for Most Unusual and Funniest, among others, fit the TRHC goal of keeping the races “a family and community event,” as Cunningham calls it. There are entry lev- els for adults and for children 12 and younger. ILLUSTRATION BY GARY KYLE/GARY.KYLE@SHJ.COM Want to go? What: Block House Steeplechase, sponsored by the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club Where: Foothills Equestrian Nature Center, 3381 Hunting Country Road, Tryon, N.C. When: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday. Pre-race events start at 11 a.m., with the first race beginning at 2 p.m. Admission: The price of parking passes is based on location and size of vehicle. Costs range from $50 to $700. Info: or 828-863-0480 Bernard Dalton on Organisateur, left, and Darren Nagle on Dugan, near the finish line in last year’s Block House Steeplechase at the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center in Tryon, N.C. Nagle and Dugan placed first in the race. MICHAEL JUSTUS/ SHJ FILE SEE STEEPLECHASE PAGE E6
  20. 20. ILLUSTRATION Open Division SECOND PLACE: The Post and Courier Gill Guerry BY HANNA RASKIN A lmost as soon as Fred Neuville opened The Fat Hen, he realized he had a noise problem. In transforming the former St. Johns Island Cafe into a French bistro, Neuville in 2007 tore up the lineoleum to reveal attractive concrete floors, which amplified every wine-fueled laugh and boisterous conversation. Within two years, he was scrambling to find architectural antidotes, including dropped ceiling tiles. “I was under the impression that the tile was sound absorbent,” he recalls. “I was under the wrong impression.” Instead of deflecting noise, the tiles trapped it, creating an overhead echo chamber. Neuville has since stuck soundproofing pads under chairs, replaced tables and redone the floor, a series of projects that’s brought his total expenditure on acoustics to more than $20,000. The servers reported they had an easier time hearing guests after the floor went down in 2013, but as recently as April, a customer griped on Yelp that the noise level was “unbearable.” This week, Neuville is waiting on delivery of art repro- ductions: He’s hired a company to recreate The Fat Hen’s decorative paintings of “le cochon” and “la vache” on sound absorbent panels. “It is a journey, and this is the next step,” Neuville says. “You want people to have a conversation without having to yell. It just takes some time.” Plenty of company As Charleston eaters have discovered, Neuville isn’t traveling alone. Restaurateurs citywide are grappling with how to mitigate an issue that tops many diners’ lists of deal-breakers. “If had a dollar for every guest who said they loved the food at Lucca, but would never come back be- cause of the noise level, I would be rich,” says Ken Vedrin- What’dyousay?Patronsmakingnoiseaboutlouddiningrooms; restaurantownersstruggletoquietthem Please see NOISE,Page D7 90 85 80 75 70 65 60 How area restaurants’ decibel readings compare Normal conversation Hair dryer City traffic Motorcyle (30 feet) Power Lawn Mower Circa1886 Pane & Vino Noisy Oyster The Ordinary Stars Edm und’s Oast Fleet Landing Grill225 The M acintosh FultonFive Cypress M cCrady’sCalifornia Dream ing Hank’s Social CO High Cotton The Grocery SNOB ILLUSTRATION BY GILL GUERRY/STAFF Lucca For more information on how these readings were compiled, see D7
  21. 21. ILLUSTRATION Open Division FIRST PLACE: Herald-Journal Gary Kyle By DUSTIN WYATT I n her line of work, Sissy Kimbrell sees the problem far too often — new mothers who are depressed and have nowhere to go for help. Kimbrell, 33, worked as a doula in the past — a woman who works with mothers before and after their pregnancies. She currently serves as a mentor to teen moms and dads. “I kept seeing family after family that needed to pro- cess much deeper issues,” she said. Postpartum depression is depression that occurs after having a baby. According to the Centers for Dis- ease Control and Prevention, 8 percent to 19 percent of women report having frequent postpartum depres- sive symptoms, which include trouble sleeping, feeling numb, having scary or negative thoughts about the baby, or feeling guilty about not being a good mom. Kimbrell began researching the topic and speaking with professionals to find out ways to help. She spoke to Kelly Kennedy, a graduate school profes- sor at Converse College, who, at the time, was teaching her introductory class on marriage and family therapy. She also had conversations with Molly Chappell- McPhail, executive director of Birth Matters, a nonprof- it that offers pregnancy care and pregnancy prevention services in Spartanburg and Cherokee counties. “When you start doing a little bit of digging about what options are out there for young mothers, you real- ize there isn’t a lot,” Chappell-McPhail said. Kimbrell, Kelly and Chappell-McPhail thought secur- ing a federal grant for a startup service would be diffi- cult. They began to explore local options and applied for a grant with the Spartanburg Regional Foundation. In June, the Spartanburg Regional Foundation awarded a $7,785 grant to Birth Matters to fund a pilot research-based project to reduce postpartum depres- sion and anxiety in low-income young women in Spar- tanburg County. “The scarcity of behavioral health care is a barrier in Spartanburg,” Spartanburg Regional Foundation execu- tive director Kristy Caradori said in an email. “But with Spartanburg Regional Foundation’s financial support, BirthMatter’s doulas and school District 7’s family support specialists will provide counseling sessions to young women in the program.” Chappell-McPhail said the new program, Postpartum Voices, will be an extension of Birth Matters’ services and will be provided to new mothers between the ages of 18 and 25 who fall into the low-income category. The grant money from the Regional Foundation is being Program helps young women fight depression after pregnancy ILLUSTRATION BY GARY KYLE/GARY.KYLE@SHJ.COM SEE POSTPARTUM PAGE E2
  22. 22. INFORMATIONAL GRAPHICS PORTFOLIO Open Division HONORABLE MENTION: The Post and Courier Gill Guerry Low oxygen kills marine life, too. That extra die-off feeds more acid into the water. The culprits for the massiveloadsofacidandlowoxygen now found in the water are fossil fuel emissions, nutrients and other pol- lutants running off the land. Oxygen-depleting pollutants can cause algal blooms such as the ones thatkilledfishalongtheMyrtleBeach shorelines in 2010 and are suspected ofkillingdolphinsinFloridalastyear. Theycancreate“deadzones,”areasin thewaterwherefishandothermarine organisms simply can’t survive. “The bottom line is that the natu- ral chemistry of our ocean, includ- ing the estuaries is changing,” said Paula Keener, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ocean acidification program marine biologist. “It’s incredibly alarming. It’s so ba- sic. It’s not an effect on a single spe- cies; it’s a whole ecosystem. The (con- sequences) are unknown,” said Sara Young, a Washington, D.C.-based marine scientist with Oceana, an in- ternational environmental advocate. That’swhyCongressmadeacidifica- tion study a national priority in 2009, and why the White House last week includeditamongenvironmentalpri- orities to be addressed. The ‘sink’ Ocean acidification is the big un- known,theXfactorinclimatewarm- ing study. Itisjustwhatitsoundslike:Thewa- tergetsmoreacidicascarbondioxide is absorbed and reacts with marine chemicals. As much as 25 percent of the compound released into the air as fossil fuel emissions drops to the ocean and dissolves — about 22 mil- l d d Oceans absorb carbon dioxide, act- ing as a natural “sink” to cut down theemissionloadintheairthat’sbeen demonstrated to be exacerbating cli- mate warming. Then an oyster farmer on the West Coast noticed his crop weakening in more acidic waters. The alarms start- ed going off. The “sink” supposed to be mitigat- ing the warming turned into its “evil twin,”asresearcherstermedit.It’sone ofanynumberofpollutioneffectsthat are cascading — making each other worse as they worsen. The West Coast acidity is exacer- batedbyoceanupwelling,aphenom- enon in which nutrient-rich bottom waters are driven to the surface. So few were studying the East Coast until a study found rising acidity in Chesapeake Bay waters killing oyster larvae—thesecondpunch.Scientists beganmeasuringacidityonthiscoast, wheretroubleshowedupinanumber of sites, including a long stretch from theChesapeakepasttheOuterBanks in North Carolina. “On the West Coast people are al- ready feeling the pressure. On the East Coast we’re trying to study it. ’ f d ” graphicInstitutioninMassachusetts. Next week, scientists from NOAA andtheSoutheastCoastalOceanOb- servingRegionalAssociationwillbe- gin assessing what they do and don’t know is going on here, Keener said. Tipping point The scientists have their work cut out for them. Acidification is a com- plicatedissueintheSoutheastestuar- ieslikethewatersaroundCharleston. Because the estuaries are relative- ly shallow and full of decomposing matter, they “are just loaded with CO2 naturally — they are factories (for it),” said Jim Morris, director of theBelleBaruchInstituteforMarine and Coastal Studies in Georgetown. In fact, coastal marine creatures have been demonstrated to be more adaptable to rapidly changing acidity levels than offshore creatures of the same species, because of the change- able estuary waters. “Eachecosystemhasitsowntipping point (for problems with acidity),” said Young, of Oceana. Few studies have been conducted here, but what gathered data there is suggests there’s no real effect on the creatures at this time, Morris said. But it’s not as easy as that. Con- trolled, or laboratory, studies on shrimpintheSoutheasthavedemon- stratedthataddingaciditytothatload stunts them, Young said. More study is needed, the researchers each agree. “Weknowacidificationcontinuesto rise. It will, one way or the other, af- fectthecoastalestuaries,”Wangsaid. “It all comes down to population growth increasing and the exploita- tionofresourcesalongthecoast,”said Jack DiTullio, College of Charleston oceanographer. “The bottom line is the oceans are in trouble right now, andweneedtotakesomemeasuresto h ff h ld ” Fossil fuel burning and land use is increasing the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere; the ocean absorbs about 30 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted from burning fossil fuels. In the past 200 years, the oceans have absorbed 525 billion tons of car- bon dioxide. Chemical reactions from the CO2 load have a direct impact on the health and viability of shellfish such as shrimp and oysters. The reactions also affect the health and viability of the ocean “base line” creatures: other mollusks, phytoplankton and zooplankton that are fed on by food fish for larger species. Consequently, the increase could d l h f d h l d f d h Acidic seas WATERSfrom Page A1 Ocean acidification a threat to local waters “It’s incredibly alarming. It’s so basic. It’s not an effect on a single species; it’s a whole ecosystem. The (consequences) are unknown.” Sara Young, Oceana marine scientist Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton: 44 points Vice President Joe Biden: 11 points Md. Gov. Martin O’Malley: 8 points Former Va. Gov. Mark Warner: 5 points Mass. Sen. Elizabeth Warren: 4 points BY ROBERT BEHRE Ask key South Carolina Democrats who their top three favorites are in their party’s 2016 presidential race, and many echo Horry County Democratic Chairwoman Do- ris Hickman. “Hillary, Hillary, Hillary.” Unlike the state’s Republi- cans, who are mulling over a multitude of presidential pos- sibilities, state Democratic leaders say their contest won’t reallybeginuntilHillaryClin- ton—whohasbeenafirstlady, a U.S. senator and a secretary of state — decides yea or nay on her candidacy. Charleston County Chair- man Richard Hricik is among those who feel Hillary Clinton would make an excellent can- didate, and that the race won’t begin until she tips her hand. “Right now it seems like it’s Hillary by default,” he said. “Until Hillary says publicly that she’s not running, I don’t think we’re going to see any Democratic presidential can- didates, period. If she doesn’t run, you open up the field to a lot more possibilities.” The It’s-Clinton’s-Race-To- Lose theme rang clear after a Post and Courier survey this monthwithpartyleadersfrom nine counties statewide. Lexington County Demo- cratic Chairman Randy Her- ald said he also has heard talk of Vice President Joe Biden and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley as possible candi- dates. Both have visited the state within the past year. “I’ve seen a lot of interest on their part,” Herald said, add- ing that it’s too early to specu- late. “I’ve seen guys go down in flames, and I’ve seen people pop up out of nowhere.” Manypartyleadersexpressed an interest in seeing Clinton shatter the presidential gender barrier, much like President Barack Obama shattered the racial barrier in 2008. “I kind of favor having a woman president. I think it’s time for us to do that,” York County Democratic Chair- woman Patricia Calkins said. “I’ve supported Hillary in the past, so I’ll be happy to step up and support her.” Still,thesentimentforHillary is not unanimous. Dorchester CountyDemocraticChairman Richard Hayes said he is wor- ried about some of the bag- gage she would bring — and how that could work against local and state Democrats. He expressed interest in former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth War- ren of Massachusetts. As she left office, Clinton faced fire over her handling of the embassy attack in Beng- hazi,Libya,andU.S.Sen.Rand Paul, R-Ky., recently reminded the public of her husband’s af- fair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. “We know we’ve been here before and three years out, whensomeoneseemedlikethe obviouscandidate,theyturned out not to be the candidate,” Hayes said. Several county party leaders resisted any talk of 2016, say- ing they are focused solely on helping Democratic guberna- torial hopeful Vince Sheheen winthisfallinSouthCarolina. Buttheirfocusbeganshifting to the presidential race at least a little on Thursday, when the Ready for Hillary Super PAC held a $20.16-per person fun- draiser in Columbia featuring DemocraticLt.Gov.candidate Bakari Sellers and other party leaders. On the eve of that event,stateDemocraticChair- man Jaime Harrison and state GOP Chairman Matt Moore sparred about Clinton on MSNBC. The counties surveyed were Charleston, Greenville, Hor- ry, Lexington, York, Berkeley, Dorchester, Anderson and Beaufort. Party leaders from other big Democratic coun- ties, such as Richland and Orangeburg, didn’t return re- peated phone and email mes- sages. Reach Robert Behre at 937-5771. S.C. Dems’ top 3? Hillary, Hillary and, yes, Hillary Who’s in the lead? TheDemocraticsideismoreclearcut.Herearethesurveyresultsfromninechairsinsomeofthe state’s counties with the most Democratic voters. The scoring is based on a system of 5 points given for a first-choice vote, 3 points for second and 1 point for third. Charleston County Chairman Richard Hricik 1) Hillary Clinton 2) Martin O’Malley 3) Joe Biden Berkeley County Chairwoman Me- lissa Watson 1) Hillary Clinton 2) Joe Biden Greenville County Chairman Eric Graben 1) Hillary Clinton 2) Joe Biden 3) Martin O’Malley Dorchester County Chairman Richard Hayes 1) Mark Warner 2) Martin O’Malley 3) Elizabeth Warren Lexington County Chairman Randy Herald 1) Hillary Clinton 2) Elizabeth Warren 3) Joe Biden and Martin O’Malley York County Chairwoman Patricia Calkins 1) Hillary Clinton 2) Joe Biden Beaufort County Chairman Blaine Lotz 1) Hillary Clinton Horry County Chairwoman Doris Hickman 1) Hillary Clinton 2) Hillary Clinton 3) Hillary Clinton Anderson County Chair Stuart Sprague 1) Hillary Clinton Where county Democratic chairmen stand GRAPHIC BY GILL GUERRY/STAFF DemocratsA4: Sunday, February 23, 2014 The Post and Courier Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: 11 points Ohio Gov. John Kasich: 9 points Ky. Sen. Rand Paul: 6 points Fla. Sen. Marco Rubio: 8 points Texas Sen. Ted Cruz: 7 points S.C. Sen. Tim Scott: 7 points S.C. U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy: 6 points Who’s in the lead? Basedonthepopularityrankingsmadebycountypartychairmenfromnineofthe10biggestRepub- licancountiesinSouthCarolina,herearethestandingsforthetopWhiteHousechoices.Thescoring isbasedonasystemof5pointsgivenforafirst-choicevote,3pointsforsecondand1pointforthird. BY SCHUYLER KROPF York County GOP Chairman Wes Climer spoke for a lot of leadersrepresentingSouthCar- olina’sbiggestRepublicancoun- ties in saying he favored a state executive in the White House. “Iwantagovernor,notalegis- lator,”hesaid.“Governorsmake decisionsthathaveconsequenc- esthataffectpeople.Legislators debate; governors do.” Horry County Republican Chairman Robert Raybon took a similar view, listing Wiscon- sinGov.ScottWalker,OhioGov. John Kasich and South Caroli- na’sNikkiHaleyashistopthree picks for president in 2016. “These governors, they have administrative experiences and theyhavedonefabulousjobsfor each one of their states,” Rabon said.“Ihighlyrecommendeach of those three.” The pro-governor trend emerged as part of a Post and Couriersurveythismonthwith the party leaders from the top 10 traditionally largest GOP- turnout counties. While state chiefexecutivesweren’ttheonly favorite type of job experience listed, it was still the most con- sistent. Others in the survey, though, said the party would be wise to also look at minorities, saying there should be a real push for 2016 to expand the reach of the GOP. More than one said they fa- vored the politics of U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., the Senate’s only black Republican, while others were high on Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as a top- three choice, describing him as a bridge-builder to the increas- inglysignificantHispaniccom- munity. “He’s basically the ‘American Dream,’ ” Anderson County Chairman Dan Harvell said of Rubio.“He’sveryimpressive.He can speak for 45 minutes with- outateleprompterwithinamile of him.” Governors hold a distinct advantage in drifting toward a run for the White House over a congressman or senator, South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Matt Moore said. “They can more easily define theiragendaandgetthingsdone by force of personality or poli- tics,” Moore said. “It’s nice to be ‘one of one,’” instead of “one of a hundred.” Another factor is that gover- norsarepositioningthemselves as being a “million miles away from Washington’s gridlock,” Moore added. “It’s smart poli- tics,” he continued. “Things are ernorsinthesurveyhavealready made trips to South Carolina, even showing a strong kinship with Haley, who has networked with several through their re- lationship in the Republican GovernorsAssociation,whichis meetingthisweekendinWash- ington, D.C. Walker,LouisianaGov.Bobby JindalandTexasGov.RickPerry werenotablyonhandforHaley’s re-election announcement in Greenville in August. WhileSouthCarolinaissecure initsstatusasthefirstGOPpri- mary in the South (set for Feb- ruary 2016), visits by potential candidates have cooled off in recent months. Moore said the lull is temporary. “The U.S. Congress is busy andmoststatesareholdingtheir legislativesessions,”hesaid.“Po- tentialcandidatesareverybusy, somewiththeirownre-election campaigns. I think the line of potential candidates helping Governor Haley this summer and fall will be long.” Elsewhere, Charleston Coun- ty Chairman John Steinberger also favored governors, listing Walker of Wisconsin (for get- ting“alotdoneinaBlueState”) and Gov. Pat McCory of North Carolina, but also Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Others said they favored the strong adherence to the con- servative principles of less gov- ernment intrusion. Lexington County Party Chairman Bill Rentiers put Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky as his first choice. “Because he understands the Constitution and freedom and liberty, and that we’re not a de- mocracy, we’re a republic,” he said. Thecountieslistedinthesur- veywereGreenville,Lexington, Charleston,Spartanburg,Rich- land, Horry, Anderson, York, Beaufort and Aiken, though Richland’s leader declined to participate. The order was based on the 2008presidentialprimaryyear, which was the last time there were competitive presidential primaries for Republicans and Democrats.Thesecountiesalso traditionallyremainamongthe strongest GOP turnouts. None of the leaders from the top 10 counties listed New Jer- sey Gov. Chris Christie, who recently was entangled in the “Bridgegate” scandal, as a top- three selection. Locally, though, Jordan Bryngelson, chairman of 13th- ranked Dorchester County, did include Christie among his choices. He considered him “a pretty straight shooter.” 2016 S.C. GOP leaders: Leaning toward a governor GRAPHIC BY GILL GUERRY/STAFF Top three presidential choices Greenville County Chairman Chad Groover 1) Gov. Rick Perry, Texas 2) Gov. John Kasich, Ohio 3) Gov. Mike Pence, Indiana LexingtonCountyChairmanBillRentiers 1) Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky 2) Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas 3) No one Charleston County Chairman John Steinberger 1) Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin 2) Gov. Pat McCory, North Carolina 3) Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas SpartanburgCountyChairmanNicLane 1) U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina (tie) 1) Sen. Tim Scott, South Carolina 3) Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Richland County Chairman Eaddy Roe Willard Declinedto name three; wanted to stay publicly impartial. Horry County Chairman Robert Rabon 1) Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin 2) Gov. John Kasich, Ohio 3) Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina AndersonCountyChairmanDanHarvell 1) Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida 2) Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas (tie)3)FormercongressmenAllenWest, Florida, and J.C. Watts, Oklahoma York County Chairman Wes Climer 1) Former Gov. Mitch Daniels, Indiana 2) Gov. John Kasich, Ohio 3) Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin BeaufortCountyChairmanNickSprouse 1) Sen. Mike Lee, Utah 2) Gov. Bobby Jindal, Louisiana (tie) 3) Sen. Tim Scott, South Carolina, and Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina. Aiken County Chairman KT Ruthven 1) Retired surgeon Ben Carson 2) Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida 3) Sen. Tim Scott, South Carolina Other Berkeley County Chairman Terry Hardesty 1) Gov. Bobby Jindal, Louisiana 2) Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin 3) Sen. Tim Scott, South Carolina Dorchester County Chairman Jordan Bryngelson 1) Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin 2) Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey 3) Gov. Bobby Jindal, Louisiana Where county GOP chairmen stand RepublicansThe Post and Courier Sunday, February 23, 2014: A5 14 COOPER RIVER BRIDGE RUN 2014 COOPER RIVER BRIDGE RUN 2014 15SPECIAL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT T T T S S S Expo and packet pickup When: Thursday, from noon - 8 p.m. and Friday, from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. There is no race-day packet pickup. Where: Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston. Registration: Regularly priced ($45) entries are sold out, but organizers think $150 charity bibs will be available. Transportation to expo: Shuttles will run from the Charleston Visitor Center Bus shed on Ann Street between King and Meeting streets every 30 minutes during the hours of expo. Kids Run & Wonderfest When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday; races start at 5 p.m. Where: Hampton Park, Charleston. Registration: $10 with a T-shirt, free without a T-shirt; noon- 8 p.m. Thurs- day, at Charleston Area Convention Center in North Charleston or noon- 4:30 p.m. Friday, at Hampton Park. Parking: Brittlebank Park, Stoney Field and on the east side of Johnson Hagood Stadium at The Citadel. Shuttles will take participants to and from Hampton Park. Taste of the Bridge Run What: Sample dishes from about 25 local restaurants at one of three locations. When: 5-8 p.m. Friday. Where: Downtown Charleston (Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside St.); Mount Pleasant (Harborside East, 28 Bridgeside Drive); and North Charleston (Charleston Area Conven- tion Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive). Discounted overnight parking for $5. When: 5 p.m. Friday, to 2 p.m. Saturday. Where: Charleston Visitor Center parking garage on Mary Street, between King and Meeting, S.C. Aquarium garage on Calhoun Street between East Bay and Concord streets, and Gaillard Auditorium garage on Alexander Street between Calhoun and George streets. Race day shuttle buses Runners and walkers must have official race bibs to gain access to free shuttle buses. Before the race: Runners can start boarding buses at 5 a.m. on Saturday, but must be in line before 6 a.m. Buses will depart from five different locations, including the major point: Calhoun Street at Anson Street. Other locations will be the Charleston Area Convention Center in North Charles- ton, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, Mamie P. Whitesides Elementary School and Buist Academy at the old Wando High. Those parking in the aquarium garage can catch a limited number of buses from the alley north of the garage. After the race: Buses, clearly marked for return locations, will leave from Calhoun Street back to the original departure points. Boat shuttle A boat shuttle will take a limited number of participants from Fountain Walk (near the S.C. Aquarium) to Patriots Point, then by bus to the race starting area. The boat shuttle, however, usually sells out. Road closures Coleman Boulevard, from Page’s Okra Grill to the Sea Island Shopping Center, in Mount Pleasant will close at 4:30 a.m. Saturday. Calhoun Street, between King Street and East Bay Street, in Charleston will close at 5 a.m. The remaining part of Coleman Boulevard, from the Cooper River Bridge to Page’s Okra Grill, and the bike/ped lane on the bridge will close at 6:30 a.m. The bridge closes both ways starting at 7 a.m., as does the remaining part of the race route. Roadways will be re-opened after participants have cleared the area and the streets have been cleaned. Typically, the bridge re-opens at about 10:30 a.m. Calhoun Street and the area around Marion Square typically re-opens around 1 p.m. For more details, go to: and click on “The Event – 10k Run & Walk.” 526 17 17 52 Charleston Expo and packet pickup, Taste of the Bridge Run Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston. 1 CooperR. AshleyR. Spring St. ConcordSt. Houston Northcutt Blvd. Coleman Blvd. Shem Creek Drum Island KingSt. Kin g St. RutledgeAve. Sim m onsSt. McCants Dr. Line St. Cannon St. Aquarium Calhoun St. Marion Square Finish festival Maritime Center Taste of the Bridge Run Fountain Walk Boat shuttle Patriots Point Boat shuttle Harborside East Taste of the Bridge Run Hampton Park Kids Run & Wonderfest Mount Pleasant Charleston Cooper River TownCreek TownCreek Mile 3 Mile 4 Mile 5 Corral area (details below) Mile 6 Mile 2 Mile 1 The 2014 Cooper River Bridge Run starts 8 a.m. Saturday. Use this page as a reference to know where to line up at the start, where to watch the race or how to get to the start. Read The Post and Courier and go to to stay in the know on race updates, results, background, race tips and more. 37th Cooper River Bridge Run Sea Island Shopping Center Moultrie Middle School Moultrie Shopping Center Royall Hardware Brookgreen Town Center Hibben Church Coleman Blvd. Coleman Blvd. SimmonsSt. Fairmon tSt. VincentDr. Camellia Dr. PherigoSt. Ben Sawyer Blvd. C DawleyBlv d. CooperRiverBridg e2miles Shuttle bus drop-off Who: Elite runners who range from invited athletes to the very best in local runners. Limited to 200 runners. Yellow Blue Orange Sub-corrals I- K Who: Runners who walk/walk run. Approximately 3,500 per corral. White Who: Runners competing for age group awards or who run under 45 minutes. Limited to 2,500 runners. Red Sub-corralsE-H Who: Runners who run over 1 hour. Approximately 4,000 per corral. Green Sub-corrals A-D Who: Runners who run 45-60 minutes. Approximately 4,000 per corral. Who: Runners expected to finish in under 40 minutes. Limited to 1,000 runners. SOURCE:COOPER RIVER BRIDGE RUN GILL GUERRY/STAFF = Portable toiletsT = Sweat shuttleS Marion Square Gaillard Auditorium (Under Construction) Johnnie Dodds Blvd.Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Corrals and the Wave Start Participants are assigned to color-coded corrals and number-coded sub-corrals.Yellow and blue corrals, which include elite and sub-40 minute runners, start at the 8 a.m. gun. Subsequent sub-corrals follow in waves at 3-minute intervals. There will be a total of 14 waves this year to further improve the flow of people along the course. Yellow and Blue start at the gun Each subsequent sub-corral will start at 3-minute intervals First aid stationFiFirFF Water stationWWWWW Parking WWW PPaPPPPPPP P P P W W W W Finish line Meeting St. near George St. Start line Coleman Blvd. near Simmons St. Start MeetingSt. Gaillard Auditorium Gaillard Auditorium Shuttle bus staging 5 a.m. race day Participants will line up on Calhoun and be directed to waiting buses near the Gaillard. One lane of Calhoun will remain open for emergency vehicles. Buses Calhoun Street shuttle bus staging Runners and walkers will start boarding buses at 5 a.m. Saturday. Of five departure locations, the largest will be Calhoun Street at Anson, where 80 buses are desig- nated to transport about 8,000 participants to the starting line in Mount Pleasant. Participants can start lining up on Calhoun Street at 5 a.m. Saturday but must be in line by 6 a.m. The last bus allowed to cross the Cooper River bridge will be at 6:45 a.m. Buses departing after that will have to use I-526 to get to Mount Pleasant. 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 5
  23. 23. INFORMATIONAL GRAPHICS PORTFOLIO Open Division THIRD PLACE: The Times and Democrat Kristin Coker The Times and Democrat LAWN & GARDEN Q&A SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014 | SECTION E SOIL TEMPERATURE FERTILIZER LIGHT WATER Soil acidity or alkalinity is too high or low when this is out of balance. A combination of organic and inorganic matter in which to grow plants. Also known as worm composting, uses earthworms to recycle kitchen waste into a nutrient-rich soil amendment. Used to determine the amount of nutrients in the soil that are essential for plant growth. You consult this to determine whether it is going to get too hot in summer for a particular plant to grow in your region. Temperatures of 45 °F or less that some flowering and fruiting plants need to bloom and set fruit. Along with moisture, this is a crucial factor in seed germination when planting seeds directly in the soil outside. Plants located on this side of your house will experience the lowest temperatures in your landscape in winter. The three primary nutrient elements that plants need to thrive. A fertilizer that provides nutrients over a long period of time. Time period, usually in winter, when most plants do little to no growing and do not need fertilizer. Composted animal manure, bone meal, blood meal and fish emulsion are some examples. At least six hours daily. Supplemental lighting used to replace natural light indoors. Examples include pothos, philodendron and snake plants. This results when young, newly germinated plants do not have sufficient light. Add this to your soil to help retain moisture and add nutrients Also known as “dry-landscaping,” combines water conservation with landscaping techniques. An organic or inorganic material such as bark used around plants to reduce weed growth and conserve moisture. Landscaped depressions that collect storm water runoff and let it slowly filter in to the groundwater table. SOIL 1.Questionis:WhatispH? 2.Question:Whatisa“soil-less mix”? 3.Question:Whatis vermicomposting? 4.Question:Whatissoiltesting? TEMPERATURE 1.Question:WhatisTheHeatZone Map? 2.Question:Whatarechilling hours? 3.Question:Whatissoil temperature? 4.Question:Whatisanorthern exposure? FERTILIZER 1.Question:WhatareNitrogen(N), Phosphorous(P)andPotassium(K)? 2.Question:Whatisaslow-release ortime-releasefertilizer? 3.Question:Whatis“resting stage”? 4.Question:Whatareorganic fertilizers? LIGHT 1.Question:Whatistheminimum numberofhoursofdirect,uninter- ruptedsunlightmostvegetables needtogrow? 2.Question:Whatisartificial lighting? 3.Question:Whataresomecom- monhouseplantsthatrequirevery lowlightandareeasytogrow? 4.Question:Whatareleggy,spindly seedlings? WATER 1.Question:Whatiscompost? 2.Question:Whatisxeriscape? 3.Question:Whatismulch? 4.Question:Whatareraingardens? QUESTIONS 1 2 3 4 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 T&D Garden Columnist Minnie Miller has the topics and the answers.What are the questions? SUNDAY MAGAZINESUNDAY, MAY 25, 2014 / SECTION C THE TIMES AND DEMOCRAT | WWW.THETANDD.COM Avoid mosquito and tick bites Getridofstanding (still) water around your home to keep mosquitoes from laying eggs nearby. Cut back brush and tall grasses around your home and rake up fallen leaves to keep ticks away. Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants and socks. Usebugrepellent(alsocalledbugsprayor insect repellent) on your skin and clothing. Check everyone for ticks after spending time outside. Take a shower after going back inside to help wash away ticks. Use a veterinarian-approved tick collar or spot-on repel- lent on your pets. And remember to check your pets for ticks. SOURCE: HEALTHFINDER.GOV SAFETYMEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND BEGINS A BUSY SUMMER SEASON THAT CALLS FOR KNOWLEDGE FOR MORE STORIES ON SAFETY, SEE C4-C5 GRILL SAFELY Before using a propane grill, check the con- nection between the propane tank and the fuel line. Make sure the tubes where the air and gas mix are not blocked. Do not overfill the propane tank. Do not wear loose clothing while cooking at a barbecue. Be careful when using lighter fluid. Do not add fluid to an already lit fire. Keep all matches and lighters away from children. Dispose of hot coals properly: douse them with plenty of water and stir them to ensure that the fire is out. Never place them in plastic, paper or wooden containers. Never grill/barbecue in enclosed areas. Car- bon monoxide could be produced. Make sure every- one knows to Stop, Drop and Roll in case a piece of clothing does catch fire. Call 911 or your local emergency number if a burn warrants serious medical attention. SOURCE: U.S. FIRE ADMINISTRATION Kids and cars Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle – even if the windows are partially open or the engine is running and the air conditioning is on. Make a habit of looking in the vehicle – front and back – before locking the door and walking away. Dothingsthatserveasareminderthatachildisinthevehicle,such as placing a purse or briefcase in the back seat to ensure no child is accidentally left in the vehicle, or writing a note or using a stuffed ani- mal placed in the driver’s view to indicate a child is in the car seat. Teach children that a vehicle is not a play area and store keys out of a child’s reach. If you see a child alone in a hot vehicle, immediately call 911orthelocalemergencynumber.Achildindistressdue toheatshouldberemovedfromthevehicleasquickly as possible and rapidly cooled. SOURCE: NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION SWIMMING SAFETY Take swim lessons if you don’t know how to swim. Sign your kids up for lessons as soon as they are old enough. Swim near a lifeguard and never swim alone. Don’t drink alcohol if you are swimming or watching children. Use floating toys like water wings and noodles for fun – not for safety. Don’t use them in place of life jackets. Watch out for rip currents. A rip current is when the water pulls you away from shore. If you get caught in a rip current, swim along the shoreline until you are out of the current, then swim to shore. Watch children carefully. Don’t read or use the phone while you are watching young children. Watch all children in the water, even if they know how to swim. If you have a pool, install 4-sided fencing that’s at least 4 feet high and separates the pool from the house or yard. Use self-closing and self-latching gates that open outward and are out of reach of children. — SOURCE: HEALTH- FINDER.GOV Picnic safety Keepcold food cold. Cold food should be stored at 40 degrees or below to prevent bac- terial growth. Organizecoolercontents. Consider packing beverages in one cooler and perishable foods in another. Keep coolers closed. Once at the picnic site, limit the number of times the cooler is opened as much as you can. This helps to keep the contents cold longer. Don’t cross-contaminate. Be sure to keep raw meat, poultry and seafood securely wrapped. This keeps their juices from contaminating prepared/ cooked foods or foods that will be eaten raw. Clean your produce. Rinse fresh fruits and vegetables under running tap water before packing them in the cooler, in- cluding those with skins and rinds that are not eaten. — SOURCE: U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION DEATHS Isiah Brown ~ Salley Philip Randal Brunson ~ Orangeburg Curtis Glover ~ Orangeburg Elder Benjamin Powell ~ Vance Frances M. Rast ~ Eutawville James Singletary ~ St. George Please recycle this paper. 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A5 Outdoors .............................B4 Sports.................................B1 Weddings.............................C5 Weather...............................B8 Dec. 2007 The official start of the Great Recession. Sept. 9, 2007 Localofficialspraise the project’s potential, saying the plans sur- pass BMW in Greer and Michelin North America in Greenville. Jafza officials say one of the keys to de- veloping a logistics center in the area will be upgrading the in- terchange at the inter- section of Interstate 95 and U.S. Highway 301. Sept. 28, 2007 Jafza International con- firmed it has settled on Or- angeburg County’s Global Logistics Triangle as the site foralogistics,manufacturing and distribution center, but says the selection of the site is only the first step. Oct. 2, 2007 Jafza International pur- chasesapproximately1,322 acresofOrangeburgCounty land for approximately $10 million. Oct. 30, 2007 Jafza’smanagingdirec- tor visits Orangeburg to sign a letter of intent and discussplansforpotential development. Sept. 6, 2007 Jafza considers purchasing options on a 1,300-acre site held by Charles- ton-based Carolina Linkages, a logistics company initially interested in the devel- opment of an industrial park. The majority of the land is owned by Jim Roquemore, CEO of Orangeburg’s SuperSodInc.,andBenCopeland,presi- dent of Patten Seed Co. A delegation from Jafza International meets with South Carolina officials and business leaders as part of their review process and says they expect to make a decision on whether to choose the county within the next 30 days. LARRY HARDY/T&D The 16,000-square-foot Jafza Enterprise Center was built on five acres bordering Interstate 95, showing the potential for the 1,322-acre site in Santee. By GENE ZALESKI T&D Staff Writer It’s been seven years since Jafza International saiditwasconsideringOrangeburgCountyfora $600-700 million logistics, manufacturing and distributioncenter. Since then, the company has invested an es- timated $20 million into the 1,322-acre site at the intersection of U.S. Highway 301 and In- terstate 95 in Santee. As a private company, Jaf- za’s investment figures are not subject to public disclosure. The area has also drawn significant public in- vestment,includingtheplannedimprovementto theI-95/U.S.301interchange. The company began its involvement with the site just as the global recession was about to hit. Thelocationhasnotyetdrawntheprivateinvest- ment or jobs hoped for, but Orangeburg County officialssaythe“megasite”willeventuallydraw investment. BelowisatimelineofJafza’sinterestinOrange- burgCountyoverthelastsevenyears. Contactthewriter:gzaleski@timesanddemo- crat.comor803-533-5551. Jafzagoalsshiftedovertheyears SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014 The Times and Democrat | 18 SECTIONS, 158 PAGES VOL. 133 NO. 201$1.75 ORANGEBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA | WAITINGFORJAFZA By GENE ZALESKI T&D Staff Writer Jafza International, a subsidiary of Dubai World, announced seven years ago the Santee area would be the site of a$600-700millionlogistics,manufac- turinganddistributioncenter. Company officials said the proj- ect could attract between 8,000 and 10,000 jobs over the next decade with a total investment potentially reaching $1.2billion. Despitethelackofdevelopment,Eco- nomic Zones World Senior Vice Presi- dent of Business Development Samir Chaturvedi says the company is very much still interested in the property. EZWistheparentcompanyofJafza. “Jafzamaintainsthebeliefwithwhich we invested in the site, creating a logis- tics/industrial hub,” Chaturvedi said. “Wesawthepotentialinthelocationand have never doubted that even through theworsttimesoftherecession. “We still plan to develop the site into an industrial/logistics hub for the re- gional market, though with the chang- ingsituationoftheglobalandAmerican economy,thetimingandplansfordevel- opmentwillhavetostaydynamictoo.” Chaturvedisaidnegativerumorsabout theprojectneedtobeputtorest. “During the recession, there were many rumors regarding this project and Jafza,” he said. “However, as a policy Jafza does not react to speculative jour- nalismandneverreactedtoanyofthose reports.” Early projections about the project changedaftertheeconomicdownturn. “The projections in 2007 were based on the global economic outlook at that time, the attractiveness of investment in the U.S. economy, the commitments made by the government with regard to infrastructure access to the site and ag- gressiveprojectionsbyourcurrentcus- tomers who were also the target occu- pantsofthislocation,”Chaturvedisaid. “However, things changed between 2008 and 2010. Economies around the worldwereaffectedfromthedownturn, withtheU.S.economytheworsthit.The infrastructurecommittedbythegovern- mentgotdelayedand,asfortheindustry commitments,notonlythissite,almost all planned investment in the U.S. was affected,”hesaid. During a visit in March, EZW Chief Executive Officer Salma Hareb praised the reception the company has received inthestate. “The Jafza leadership was very im- pressed with the business-friendly stance of the government of the state of South Carolina and the Orangeburg County authorities, which adds to Jaf- za’s confidence and vision for the South Carolina project,” Hareb said. “Jafza also acknowledged that efforts of the local leadership and the community on bringing the new interchange project to fruition,which will improve connectiv- itytothelargerSanteeareaandtheJafza projectsite.” Earlierthisyear,Jafzadonated43acres of land for improvements to the Inter- state95andU.S.301interchange. The S.C. Department of Transporta- tion is looking to develop a full-access interchange. U.S. 301, which currently ends when it merges onto I-95 north- Jan. 24, 2008 Jafza selects property project manager Applied Technology and Management Inc. to provide program management and de- velopment support services for the first phase of the logistics, distribution and manufacturing center. Officials plan to begin construction in late 2009 and anticipate its first corpo- rate tenants will arrive in Orangeburg in 2011. See PLANS, A7 By GENE ZALESKI T&D Staff Writer There was a lot of excitement in 2007 when JafzaInternationalannouncedplanstodevelop about1,300acresoflandandcreate10,000jobs nearSantee. Jafza leaders presented their development plans at a November 2008 economic growth summittoapackedaudience.However,theop- timism was soon clouded over by a global re- cession which has prevented projections from beingrealized. Seven years later, Orangeburg County eco- nomic development and business leaders are stillbullishontheproperty,althoughtheycau- tionthedevelopmentwilltaketime. “Itisnotbuiltinaday,”OrangeburgCounty DevelopmentCommissionExecutiveDirector GreggRobinsonsaid. RobinsonsaidthedevelopmentoftheSantee land near the U.S.Highway 301 and Interstate 95interchangeispartofa20-yearplan. “Things can enhance that change due to capital investment from an outside source, the private sector or if we get a major hit,” he said.Sometimes just one company can propel adominoeffectofgrowth. He cited the Orangeburg County/City In- dustrialPark’sexampleofAlliedAir.AlliedAir has expanded from its initial facility about 15 yearsagotonowincludeabout750,000square feetofspace.Theentirepark,whichislocated attheU.S.301-Interstate26interchange,now hasabout1millionsquarefeetofdevelopment and1,000jobs. Robinson is optimistic that some develop- ‘Megasite’notbuiltinaday,countyofficialssay See SITE, A7 TIMELINE CONTINUED, A6 100OBJECTS IN 100 DAYS A2 Plansfora$600million-plusmanufacturingandlogisticscenterwerehurt bytheglobalrecession,butcompanyofficialssay1,300-acreprojectliveson Nihao,y’all.B7,Business Oct. 27, 2013 The much-anticipated design plans and constructionschedulefortheupgradetothe Interstate95/U.S.Highway301interchange are presented to Orangeburg County com- munity and government leaders. Afteryearsofplanning,workisscheduled to begin Nov. 6 on an upgrade to the inter- change in eastern Orangeburg County. Feb. 17, 2014 Charlotte-basedrealestatecompanyLincolnHarrisliststhe Jafza Magna Park-Santee property for $17.5 million. An acre is selling for $13,275. County officials say the listing does not mean Jafza is pull- ing out of the project and that it always had an intention to sell property. In addition to the land, the former Jafza North American headquarters’ 16,000-square-foot property is also available for lease. The building is now vacant. April 22, 2012 Jafza officials say the Jafza Enterprise Center is re- ceiving a lot of interest. Companiesintheaerospace,automotive,advanced materials, metal fabrication, plastics and distribution sectors have expressed an interest. April 21, 2011 The Jafza Enterprise Center is complete. Jafza officials say interest in the building has been high, especially from light manufacturers and textile companies. About 8,000 square feet is occupied, with an es- timated 10 to 20 people employed there. The build- inghousesTimmonsville-basedPalmettoTrainingInc. andGreenville-basedArcLabs,aweldingtrainingcom- pany. An information technology company, Quorum Resources Inc., also has an office in the building. Nov. 12, 2008 Jafza officials tell hundreds at an Orangeburg County Economic Development Summit that despite economic challenges, the company is moving forward with its plans. Plans call for a five-phase project including light manufacturing, light industrial space, a public intermodal facility, a truck plaza, warehousing and mixed-use offices and commercial uses. Jafza estimates the project could create about 3,700 direct jobs in the county over the next 12 years, including clerical, managerial, food service and transportation jobs. About 1,500 indirect spin-off jobs are projected in the state by 2020. A6 — SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014 THE TIMES AND DEMOCRAT | WWW.THETANDD.COM T H E B I G S T O R I E S Jan. 28, 2008 The S.C. Department of Transporta- tion identifies four alternatives for a pro- posed full interchange at the intersec- tion of Interstate 95 and U.S. Highway 301 in Orangeburg County. The propos- als range in cost between $37.2 million and $56.8 million. Alternatives include a diamond in- terchange, a partial cloverleaf and two additional partial cloverleaf designs that include flyovers in two different configurations. March 12, 2008 Representativesofatleastsixinternationalcompa- nies say their firms are determined to locate facilities at Jafza South Carolina LLC’s planned logistics and commerce park near Santee. The goal was disclosed duringalunchmeetingatJafza’s81-square-milefree trade zone in the United Arab Emirates. AdelegationofsevenfromSouthCarolinatraveled to Dubai to get a firsthand look at Jafza’s operations and to meet face to face with several economic de- velopment prospects that have been doing business with Jafza in the Middle East for years. March 22, 2008 Jafza se- lects BP Bar- ber to provide due diligence and environ- mental ser- vices for the first phase of the park development. March 25, 2008 Sen. Brad Hutto, D-Orangeburg, and Sen. John Mat- thews,D-Bowman,presentOrangeburgCountyCouncil with a $1 million check toward infrastructure needs related to the Jafza project. July 14, 2008 Jafza’s parent company, Economic Zones World, acquires Gazeley Limited, a global provider of logis- tics space. Feb. 17, 2009 Jafza requests professional civil en- gineering firms to provide their quali- fications for design, permitting and constructionadministrationforthefirst phase of its industrial park. March 11, 2009 Jafza announces it will revamp its plans in the United States to focus on the development of the Orangeburg County property. Jafza said it would forego potential projects in Virginia, Ohio and Texas. The company said it would focus on committed tenants rather than prospective tenants. Construction is moved to early 2010. Aug. 26, 2009 Jafza says it will refocus plans at its site, now named Jafza Magna Park- Santee. Properties that have ready road access will be thefirst developed. Groundbreaking of this first phase is slatedtooccurthefirstquarterof2010 andfocusonwarehousing,distribution and office space. At this point, about $15 million of federal, state and local money have been allocated toward modification or upgrade of the U.S. 301 and Interstate 95 interchange. Dec. 4, 2009 State and federal highway transportation officials unveil the proposed interchange upgrade plans at Interstate 95 and U.S. 301. The approximately $30 million to $35 mil- lion project would also include the addition of a connecting road from I-95 to U.S. 301 to S.C. 6 near Naval Station Road. The plans call for a diamond shaped inter- change rather than a cloverleaf design such as the one at the Interstate 95/Interstate 26 interchange. Aug. 17, 2010 Anordinanceauthorizingadeed-leaseagree- ment between the county and Jafza South Car- olina, LLC for the construction of a $1.2 mil- lion training building receives first reading by Orangeburg County Council. The company is to deed five acres to the county for the development of the structure. The county is to lease the land back to Jafza, with the company having the responsibility for building the training center. The funding for the construction came from the Tri-County Electric Cooperative and a Rural Economic Development grant. Oct. 15, 2010 Preliminary work gets underway on a 16,000-square-foot building at the 1,322-acre park. Theflagshipbuilding,calledtheJafzaEnterpriseCenter,was built on five acres bordering I-95. As many as three tenants were expected to occupy the building. Dec. 12, 2011 Sixth District Congressman James E. Cly- burn announces Orangeburg County has re- ceived a $12.1 million U.S. Department of TransportationTIGERgranttocreateasouth- bound access ramp from U.S. Highway 301 to Interstate 95. The project will also extend Highway 301 from the interchange to the site of the Jafza intermodal distribution center. The grant award added to $14.9 million previously secured by Clyburn. With $3 mil- lion from the state and $1 million from Or- angeburgCounty,there’senoughtocomplete the first, $26 million phase of the I-95/U.S. Highway 301 improvement project. March 3, 2013 The State Ports Authority announces its plans to develop an inland port in the Upstate. Orangeburg County officials continue to remain optimistic about the future of the Jafza Magna Park. Through this date, Jafza invested about $20 million and brought with it a couple of jobs. At one time employing close to 20 and hous- ing three companies, at this time the Jafza Enterprise Center houses only Palmetto Training Inc. and employs two. JAFZA: THROUGH THE YEARS
  24. 24. INFORMATIONAL GRAPHICS PORTFOLIO Open Division SECOND PLACE: The Post and Courier Chad Dunbar The male Eastern bluebird is characterized by vibrant royal blue color and is a fa- vorite backyard songbird. The red-bellied wood- pecker loves to forage for insects, especially in dying or dead tree branches. A male ruby-throated hummingbird; the birds travel to and from Central America every year. Some plants that attract birds Purple coneflower provides great butterfly nectar in warmer months and then seed during the cooler months. After its petals fall off, the seed head remains up- right for wrens and other resident bird species to enjoy. The bottlebrush’s distinct blooms will attract hummingbirds, bees and butterflies to your backyard. Beautyberry is a an excellent na- tive shrub with purple berries that can be consumed by birds. Planting native plants will attract many birds and butterflies to your property. Crossvine is a native vine with tubular flowers that are great for attracting hummingbirds. Colorful painted bun- tings face declining numbers due largely to habitat loss and trap- ping in other countries. Please see BIRDS,Page D4 The red-head- ed woodpecker is a striking sight. GRAPHIC BY CHAD DUNBAR/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHS BY DREAMSTIME AND KIMBERLY COUNTS BY JENNIFER BERRY HAWES || I n the Lowcountry, the arrival of summer’s heat means time to sit on a shady porch or deck, sweet tea in hand, as the nightly chorus of frogs yields to the trill of songbirds each morning. Sure, the cardinals flutter about in glorious crimson, and the mockingbirds sing in unparalleled voice, and the chickadees please crowds with their friendly ways. But for backyard entertainment, a few feathered friends steal any show. Too bad many bird numbers have declined, some mark- edly, largely due to habitat loss. “It’s very staggering. The more suburban and urban we become, the more it’s our responsibility to reconcile that,” says Kimberly Counts, a Clemson University Cooperative Extension water resources agent and overall bird lover. Since 1967, several species have declined up to 80 per- cent while other populations have fallen closer to an Entice the Lowcountry’s bird beauties into your backyard Winged Wonders 4,774,839South Carolina’s population. Here’s how we got there: 11th South Carolina had the 11th-fastest growth rate in 2013 and the 11th-largest population gain. People from other states and nations accounted for most growth. New residents from April 2010 to July 2013 1.......................................Texas 2..............................California 3....................................Florida 4....................North Carolina 5...............................Colorado 6..................................Georgia 7.........................Washington 8..................................Arizona 9...............................New York 10................................Virginia 11................. South Carolina 12.................Massachusetts 47......................New Mexico 48....................Rhode Island 49.............................Vermont 50.................................. Maine 51* .................West Virginia * District of Columbia included in listing The standouts The dozen states that gained the most population from 2012 to 2013 are: Lagging Only Maine and West Virginia lost population from 2012 to 2013 Breaking it down U.S. residents on the move (2010-2013) International migration (2010-2013) U.S. population (July 2013) 316,128,839 South Carolina’s population growth 150,839 50% 33%15%International migration More births than deaths Domestic migration 2% (unknown) S.C. growth since 2010 2013......................51,422 2012......................49,908 2011......................37,148 * From July 1-July 1. In 2010, SC also gained an estimated 11,001 residents between the April 1 census and July 1. S.C. population by decade 2010................4,625,360 2000................4,012,012 1990................3,486,703 1980................3,120,729 1970................2,590,713 SOUTH 1,035,967 MIDWEST -545,747 NORTHEAST -624,511 WEST 134,291 WEST 621,184 MIDWEST 350,883 NORTHEAST 711,505 SOUTH 990,043 —Source: U.S. Census Bureau Graphic by Chad Dunbar/staff For every person the birth rate added to South Caroli- na’s population since the 2010 census, migration from other states and nations added two. In the time between the decennial census completed in April 2010, and July 2013, SouthCarolinagainedrough- ly 150,000 residents. People arriving from other states ac- counted for half of them, and 22,000 arrived from other na- tions. If the population growth trend continues South Caro- lina could soon pass Alabama to become the state with the 23rd-largest population. It’s good news for people in retail andhousing-relatedbusiness- es,butbadnewsfortrafficand open spaces in popular areas. The new census data shows an interesting picture of U.S. population growth: People from overseas moved in large numbers to every region of the country, while those already in the United States left the North- east and Midwest in droves, mostly moving south. The U.S. population in- creased by nearly 7.4 mil- lion people during that time, from April 2010 to July 2013, with nearly two-thirds of the growth coming from natural increase due to births and the restcomingfrominternation- al migration. In fast-growing states including South Carolina, the equation was reversed, with much of the population growth coming from people moving within the United States. Across the nation, the Northeast and Midwest lost more than 1.1 million resi- dents because more people moved out than moved in, and most of those folks head- ed South. Most of them moved to Tex- as or Florida. Nearly seven of every 10 people who moved Southfromanotherstatewent to one of those two states. SouthCarolinawasamong a small group where more than half of the population growth came from people relocating. Only Florida, North Dakota and the Dis- trictofColumbiahadahigher percentage of their popula- tions gains attributed to do- mestic and international mi- gration. Census shows S.C.’s growth mostly caused by relocation CENSUSfrom Page A1 LocalThe Post and Courier Sunday, January 26, 2014: A5 2. Keep copies of rel- evant medical records such as recent lab tests and X-rays. This will help avoid duplicationandunnecessary expense. 3. Avoid random Inter- net searches about yourhealthissues.Websites maintained by universities, hospitals and health care centers are better sources for patient information than blogs or testimonials posted online, which can be misleading. 4. Come prepared with questionsorconcerns. Write down a list of things you want to talk to your doctor about before the appointment, then reference that list in the exam room to make sure you don’t forget anything important. 5. Speakup.Ifyouareconfused by the medical jargon your doctors use, ask them to explain what they mean more simply. If you don’t understand your treat- mentplan,repeatitbackforclarifi- cationorgetsomeoneintheoffice towriteouttheinstructions. 6. Berealisticabout how much time you need with your doctor. If you have a long list of complaints, ask the receptionist to schedule a longer ap- pointment. 1. Knowyourmedicalhis- tory. Write it down on a piece of paper or keep a copy of it handy on your smartphone so that you can quickly refer- ence details to discuss during yourappointment.Evenbetter, make an extra copy for your doctor to keep on file. 9. Access your medical records online. Most localhospitalsandsomephy- sicianpracticesallowpatients tocreatefreeonlineaccounts to read their own records, manage appointments and request prescription refills. Paper or electronic copies of your medical record are also available from doctors and hospitals, often for a fee. 8. Avoid “doctor shop- ping.” While it can be smart to seek a second or third medical opinion, don’t skip from doctor to doctor simply to get the answer you’re looking for. 7. Take charge of your own health care. Doctors can only do so much. It’s important that you follow through with screenings, check-ups and a health plan.Makesuretofilltheprescriptions thatyourproviderwritesyouandtake thosedrugsaccordingtotheinstruc- tions provided by the pharmacy. Carefully track any symptoms you may be experiencing if you start taking new medicine. 10. If your doctor offers a diag- nosis, ask three critical questions. What else could it be? What happens if I do nothing? If testsarerequired,howwillthe resultschangemytreatment? —Sources: Dr. Kimberly Davis, Medical University of South Carolina Epic Ambulatory Physician Lead; Helen Haskell, founder of Mothers Against Medical Error; Dr. Donna Johnson, MUSC OB-GYN Depart- ment chair; Dr. Mark Lyles, MUSC chief strategic officer; and Dr. Preston Wendell, Summerville Medical Center emergency physician director Contact: Teresa Taylor, ttaylor@postandcourier.comPOSTANDCOURIER.COM YourHealth Inside Sudoku D3 Comics D4,5 Television D6 D Tuesday, March 11, 2014 BY LAUREN SAUSSER || Y our doctor is too busy for much chit-chat these days. A decade ago, patients spent an aver- age 19 minutes with their physician during a typical appointment, according to a 2005 studypublishedintheAnnalsofFamilyMedicine.Now,thatamountoffacetimeismore likely cut in half. “It’s probably going to get down to more like eight or nine or 10 minutes with a provider,” said Jeff Lehrich, CEO of Palmetto Primary Care Physicians, in an interview with The Post and Courier last year. But there are ways to make the most of an ap- pointment, even if it seems like doctors have less time to listen. AfewSouthCarolinahealthcareexpertsofferedthefollowingtips on becoming an empowered patient: MINUTESMMIM NUUTES 10 If you have only this time with a doctor, here’s what you need to know 10 I f you’ve ever gotten one of those official-looking class-action lawsuit letters in your mailbox, you know the drill. Step 1: Rip it open. Think, “Hey, looks like some corporation ran afoul of something and owes me big money!” Step 2: Wade through the legalese to discover that, shucks, you might qualify for a settlement, but it’s so small that it wouldn’t buy a gallon of gas. Step 3: Toss it. (Sigh.) Ever wonder what happens to un- claimed cash left on the table after a company settles a big lawsuit with a large group of people? It can amount to tens of millions of dollars. In most of the U.S., it usually goes back to the company or person accused of cheating or causing harm in the first place. But it doesn’t have to. In 11 states, this unclaimed money is fueling better health, better schools, Surprising way to make community healthier Dr. Michael Roizen Dr. Mehmet Oz T he genesis of running as an activity for the everyday person in the United States during the 1970’s has arguably three primary icons. And one of them will be at the Cooper River Bridge Run and Walk for the first time ever for the 37th event on April 5. Famed runner Bill Rodgers, who between 1975 and 1980 won the Bos- ton and New York marathons four times each, reached celebrity status in the era. Perhaps the only others who rivaled his iconic celebrity dur- ing the era were “Complete Book of Running” author Jim Fixx and fel- low runner Frank Shorter. Rodgers says he has never attended the Bridge Run before because the race date conflicted with Washing- ton, D.C.’s famed Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run. The 66-year-old decided to come to Charleston this year after the Cherry Running icon Rodgers coming to Bridge Run DAVID QUICK PHOTO PROVIDED Bill Rodgers, brother Charlie and friend Jason Kehoe oper- ated the Bill Rodgers Running Center in Boston until 2012.Please see DOCS,Page D2 Please see QUICK,Page D2