Post Tagged with: "Hollings"

GOOD NEWS: Exhibit of Cuba photographs on display at main library

GOOD NEWS: Exhibit of Cuba photographs on display at main library

Staff reports  |  “Cuba, 2015” is a series of large digital photographs now on display at the Saul Alexander Gallery at the main branch of the Charleston County Public Library.  The photos showcase glimpses of Cuba taken during an August 2015 trip by a group organized by Magnolia Plantations and Gardens.

The photographs by Charleston Currents editor and publisher Andy Brack first were published in this weekly journal. 

“While you get something of a feel of life in Cuba in the online presentations of the photos from 2015, the large-scale, framed format offered in the exhibition gives a different feel – a depth that doesn’t come out on the computer screen,” Brack said.  “I encourage you to stop by the library, see the photos and provide your reactions in a comment book in the gallery.”

The exhibition will run through the end of January.

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Very official-looking room

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Very official-looking room

Hanahan photographer Chuck Boyd sent along this very official-looking local mystery.  But what and where is it?  Send your best guess – plus your name and hometown – to  In the subject line, write: “Mystery Photo guess.”

Virginia sleuth solves tough mystery
Last week’s mystery was one of the toughest ever.  It sought the location of a portrait of retired Democratic U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings of Isle of Palms was one of the toughest in a long time. 

Chris Brooks of Mount Pleasant  got a half mark for knowing that the portrait was moved from what was the Hollings Judicial Center before it was renamed for the late federal judge Waties Waring.  Upon the renaming, which was requested by Hollings (the only time a federal building has been renamed like this), the portrait was moved to Columbia.

But only one Currents reader — George Graf of Palmyra, Va., — knew that the portrait is now in a room in a new part of the Thomas Cooper Library at the University of South Carolina that is named in honor of Hollings. 

by · 12/18/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
FEEDBACK: Hollings helped stir nation to confront hunger

FEEDBACK: Hollings helped stir nation to confront hunger

Herbert J. Hartsook: ‘Thank you for drawing attention to the continuing problem of hunger.  Years ago, state senator Isadore Lourie said that Senator Hollings “put a spotlight on that issue probably as the only man in the state at that time that could have done it. …  He had the prestige and the stature and a tremendous political following in the state.  I think through that mechanism and through the force of his dynamic personality, he was able to get the conscience of South Carolinians stirred up and concerned.””

by · 07/17/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Feedback
BRACK:  South Carolina is still hungry

BRACK:  South Carolina is still hungry

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher  |   Summer’s bounty of everything from juicy red tomatoes to eggplants, squashes and corn fill farm stands and grocery stores across the state.  At this time of year, you’ve never seen so much good fresh food.

But its availability belies a cold, hard fact:  South Carolina is hungry despite decades of food assistance programs.  But without them, things would be way, way worse.

by · 07/10/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Andy Brack, Views
Otter Island in the ACE Basin, via Wikipedia.


S.C. Encyclopedia | The ACE Basin consists of around 350,000 acres in the watershed of the Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto Rivers in the South Carolina Lowcountry, which drains one-fifth of the state. The ACE Basin encompasses a range of ecosystem types from forested uplands to tidal marsh (salt, brackish, and fresh water). The basin is home for more than 260 permanent and seasonal bird species and seventeen rare or endangered species, including the wood stork and the loggerhead turtle.

by · 04/18/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, S.C. Encyclopedia

FEEDBACK: Readers enjoy Hollings’ wit, colorful language

J.J. Anderson, Charleston: “I really enjoyed this article. The phrase, “You don’t know from sic’ em,” I suspect to be a shortened version of the phrase, “You don’t know sic’ em from come here,” referencing the command to a dog to get after someone or something. A command used to release a dog to attack and the “come here” portion is hopefully self-explanatory. ” Letters also from three other readers.

by · 09/05/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Feedback
Hollings speaks to media in this 2008 photo.

GOOD NEWS: Statue to be erected of Hollings

Staff reports | Our sister publication, Statehouse Report, exclusively reported Friday that supporters and friends of retired U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings are planning to unveil a full-sized bronze statue in his honor in the spring. Also in this issue: Charleston County Public Library hires Nicolle Davies to be its new director; Stats on the number of people who arrive daily in the area; Daniel Island’s new performing arts center; and a Greenway pledge.

by · 07/25/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
HISTORY: South Carolina’s technical education system

HISTORY: South Carolina’s technical education system

S.C. Encyclopedia | Technical education in South Carolina has a lengthy history, dating back to John de la Howe’s 1797 bequest of land to a school that would provide practical instruction for the needy children of Abbeville District. Systematic technical education, however, would have to wait until the post–World War II era, when political leaders realized that South Carolina’s ability to attract new industry hinged on the availability of an educated workforce.

by · 03/14/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features, S.C. Encyclopedia
VOTE:  Head to polls Tuesday | #JohnNotLeon

VOTE: Head to polls Tuesday | #JohnNotLeon

Porter Gaud graduate Chris Cooper’s Washington company Convergence Targeted Communications designed this clever oversized postcard that landed in Charleston mailboxes in the waning days of the testy runoff mayoral campaign between John Tecklenburg and Leon Stavrinakis. It’s one of the cleverest political mailers we’ve seen in years because of how it mixes humor and history to remind voters to get to the polls Tuesday to vote for Tecklenburg, the candidate we endorsed.

by · 11/16/2015 · Comments are Disabled · News briefs
10/5, full issue:  Rain photo contest winners, Hollings and leadership

10/5, full issue: Rain photo contest winners, Hollings and leadership

Inside the Oct. 5, 2015, issue:
PHOTO: Drenched Battery
FOCUS: The Great Flood of 2015
BRACK: In renaming library, Hollings still teaching us
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: LaFond Law Group, P.A.
PALMETTO POEM, Kendra Hamilton: Rice
GOOD NEWS: Caregiver award, CARTA WiFi, bluegrass fest
FEEDBACK: WalletHub says study not flawed
CALENDAR, Oct. 5+: Big Book sale, Star Wars fun, more
REVIEW: Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget
MYSTERY: Where’s this building?
S.C. ENCYCLOPEDIA: Highway 301

by · 10/05/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Full issue