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  • A South Carolina hemp farmer is suing several state agencies for violating his due process rights. The federal lawsuit alleges that the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, Department of Agriculture and Attorney General's office conspired to deny John Trenton Pendarvis due process after officials say he violated sections of the state's hemp farming program. After the Department of Agriculture discovered in 2019 that Pendarvis had grown hemp in unreported areas, law enforcement eventually destroyed the crop.
  • Blue Granite Water serves approximately 4,000 households around Lake Wylie, but York County is about to condemn the utility and acquire it for $36 million in public funds from the utility's customers. Now Blue Granite wants to start a new project in the area and is asking for permission to not get public input to do so.
  • Hundreds of Native Americans returned to their historic capital in Macon, Georgia, this weekend for the 30th annual Ocmulgee Indigenous Celebration. Nearly 200 years after the last Creek Indians were forcibly removed to Oklahoma to make way for slave labor in the Deep South, citizens of the Muscogee Creek Nation are celebrating their survival. They're also supporting an initiative to put the National Park Service in charge of protecting the heart of the Creek Confederacy. A federal review is nearly complete, meaning Interior Secretary Deb Haaland could soon ask Congress to create the Ocmulgee National Park and Preserve.
  • ice President Kamala Harris has visited two historically Black colleges in South Carolina to push for voter registration. The vice president is focusing on places and demographics that will be key to Democrats' chances to hold on to Congress in midterm elections. Harris traveled to Orangeburg on Tuesday to encourage first-year South Carolina State University students to register for and participate in the midterm elections. She also held a roundtable at nearby Claflin University. Harris' stepped-up travel schedule is designed to prevent, or at least limit, any drop-off in turnout among voters of color and young people.
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Carol M. Highsmith
Library of Congress
In 2022, USC Press published Brookgreen Gardens: Ever Changing. Simply Amazing. More than just a beautiful coffee table book highlighting the art and fauna of Brookgreen, the volume tells the story of the creation and growth of Brookgreen Gardens, as well as stories of the peoples who lived on and worked the land in the past.

Walter Edgar talks with President and CEO Page Kiniry and Ron Daise, VP of Creative Education about the history and mission of Brookgreen Gardens.
Latest SC Lede Episodes
  • September 24, 2022 — Sara Goldsby, director of S.C. Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services, discusses the state’s current fight against the opioid epidemic, and we listen to more of your voicemails in an extended Wind Down section.
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    Mark Adams
    September 20, 2022 — An extended conversation with outgoing State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman about some of the biggest issues currently facing South Carolina schools.
The Latest Episodes of the SC Business Review
  • South Carolina Business Review
    SC Public Radio
    With the current tight labor market, our state’s annual Workforce Development Symposium on October 4th is expected to address that challenge head on. Mike Switzer interviews Bob Morgan, president and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce in Columbia, SC, the co-host of this event with our state’s Department of Employment and Workforce and SC Works.
  • South Carolina Business Review
    SC Public Radio
    Our next guest’s Upstate company exhibited at the recent Electrification 2022 conference in Charlotte which we attended and we were surprised to learn that a traditional mechanical engineering firm like theirs was so interested in the electric vehicle infrastructure market. So we thought you might like to hear that story, as well. Mike Switzer interviews Darren Springer, president of Devita, Inc. in Greenville, SC.
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