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Blog // Connect South Carolina

American Red Cross Using Technology to Prepare People for Hurricane Season

By CSC Staff

American Red Cross will be adding technology to help people and prepare them for an above-average 2011 Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts that 12-18 named storms, 6-10 hurricanes and 3-6 major hurricanes will occur this year. The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1. Red Cross’ officials said that families can take steps now to create a family emergency plan. Red Cross has developed a free iPhone app that gives the location of all open Red Cross shelters. In addition to mapping the location of a shelter, this app also shows current capacity and population. Users can download...

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Farmers need high-speed Internet access

By CSC Staff

From HUGH WEATHERS, S.C. Commissioner of Agriculture Posted: Monday, August 22, 2011   Farmers need high-speed Internet access   A lot goes into keeping South Carolina agriculture strong.   That's a rather obvious statement when talking about farming, but I am not simply referring to the cost of seed and fertilizer, or hay and grain, or fuel and repair parts. I am talking about the amount of information that has to be processed monthly, weekly, daily or even hourly, such as price changes, weather forecasts, or legislative and regulatory updates.   Any farmer nowadays will tell you that critical information such as I have...

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Two Charleston Co. schools set to get iPads

By CSC Staff

  From WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) The Charleston County School Board has approved a recommendation to allow two schools to have iPad 2's in the classroom. Right now, a kindergarten, first and third grade class at Drayton Hall are using iPads. With Monday evening's approval, all of Drayton Hall will get iPad 2's plus one more elementary school in Charleston County."They have made a huge difference in learning. The kids test grades have gotten much better," said Amy Winsted, a teacher at Drayton Hall Elementary."It saves so much paper. Eventually we're hoping to let kids take tests and quizzes on the iPads and e-mail them to their...

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South Carolina Focuses On Broadband

By Wil Payton

Conferences, meetings, and workshops assess broadband’s growth across the state Broadband is a powerful, enabling technology that is fast becoming the engine of economic growth in America. Increasingly, businesses seeking to open or expand operations look to see not only whether a community has robust broadband access, but also whether potential workers have digital literacy skills and tools. The economic future of communities in South Carolina depends not only on whether robust broadband infrastructure is present but also whether businesses and individuals fully utilize that technology to grow and develop local economies. On August 18, the...

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