🏅 The Order of the Palmetto ● State’s highest civilian honor ● Awarded to citizens for extraordinary lifetime service + achievements of national or statewide significance ● Once in a lifetime achievement ● North Charleston High School Principal, Henry Darby, recently received this award for making national news while working a third job at Walmart to make extra money to support families at the high school. ● View all award recipients
🏅 The Order of the Silver Crescent ● State’s highest civilian award ● Awarded to those who have made significant contributions, leadership, volunteerism + lifelong influence within a region or community ● Once in a lifetime achievement ● Robert E. Bohrn, a local relic hunter, recently received this award after discovering the remains of Civil War Union African American soldiers of the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in 1987. ● View all award recipients
🏅 The Certificate of Appreciation ● Awarded to recognize an individual’s outstanding achievement, commitment, act, or devotion within a community
Do you want to nominate a South Carolinian for a Governor’s Award? Learn more about award nominationshere.
Watch ○ Today Mayor Tecklenburg, Councilmember Robert M. Mitchell + Charleston Redevelopment CorporationChairman Eli Poliakoff will attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new, affordable single family home. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. + livestream the event here. 🏡
Biz ○ Desmond Wiggan, co-founder of BatteryXchange, an ecosystem of smart kiosks that seeks to increase connectivity between people, businesses + communities, will host a live pitchtoday at 11 a.m. Register for the webinar here.
Coronavirus ○SCDHEC announced that Charleston County is leading the state in COVID-19 vaccinations, with 124,914 administered as of Mon., Feb. 15. 💉 (WCBD) ○ VisitSCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats, and here for daily positive COVID-19 cases + related deaths in South Carolina andaccelerateSC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats on South Carolina’s employment, business, economy, education, and more.
CofC ○ The College of Charleston has introduced a new course this semester that focuses on engineering graphics + teaches students to use programs like AutoCAD – or computer-aided design – and MATLAB. In the fall, the school plans to expand this program by offering a new major, electrical engineering. (Holy City Sinner)
Number ○~1.5-2 hours. The time it will take you to walk into The Blood Connection and leave, knowing you had the satisfaction of saving three lives with a blood donation. Schedule an appointment to donate at TBC’s Charleston center here. Ⓟ
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