Here is a look at T&D Staff Writer Gene Zaleski's picks as memorable stories he covered during 2019.
(5) updates to this series since
Dec 19, 2019
This story was one of my favorites, because I had an opportunity to visit and tour a site I had never visited.
This story was a favorite because I was able to tour the building after the fire and see the extent of the damage to the antiques. I felt I wa…
This was a favorite of mine due to the depth of the coverage. The article also seemed to receive some positive feedback and made for good wate…
This was one of my favorites because reading the lawsuit and learning what transpired on that night was unbelievable to discover.
Enjoyed this one just because it was happening live and got to be on the scene to capture the angst and frustrations of the employees.
Visionary, leader, ambassador, legend, role model and guiding lights were among the accolades flowing forth Thursday night as local business a…
Orangeburg County School District employees are expected to “maintain professional standards of dress and grooming,” according to a policy app…
An Orangeburg car dealership has changed hands.
The Regional Medical Center says it has entered into a lease agreement with a health technology company to provide the latest in diagnostic, s…
Tri-County Electric Cooperative began 2019 with a new slate of board members assuming control over the utility.
The Grinch will dig his hands a little deeper into the pockets of Christmas travelers this holiday season.
Unemployment rates dropped throughout The T&D Region in November, according to numbers released Friday by the S.C. Department of Employmen…
The Regional Medical Center is closing its primary care practice in North.
An Orangeburg County bridge and Bamberg County bridge are slated for possible replacement.
Heavy rain fell across The T&D Region on Monday morning, causing ponding on roads and prompting rivers to rise.
Large amounts of rain fell on The T&D Region over several days, causing rivers to swell and minor flooding of lower-lying areas.
After years of discussion, Orangeburg County’s three school districts became the single Orangeburg County School District in 2019.
A major credit rating agency has maintained the Regional Medical Center’s BBB credit rating.
A company is planning to invest $30 million and create 82 new jobs in Orangeburg County.
Oliver “Buddy” Pough’s impact on his hometown is beyond even his dreams.
The annual Grand American Coon Hunt at the Orangeburg County Fairgrounds is one of the largest coon hunts in the United States.
Dr. Willie L. Todd Jr. was named president of Denmark Technical College on Monday morning.
DENMARK – Denmark Technical College’s new president says he will focus on students.
As the state nears completion of the $5.7 million intersection project near Claflin University, emails show the effort that was needed to matc…
Orangeburg's Zeus Industrial Products Inc. is suing Mayer Industries Inc., saying that it doesn’t want to buy Mayer’s former manufacturing fac…
Orangeburg County Council wants the Regional Medical Center to exercise caution before it closes any more rural health clinics.
The late Norway farmer Clyde William Backman was a man of the earth.
The Orangeburg County School District has a contingency plan in place for students to continue learning if their school is shut down due to ma…
It’s been 12 years since Dubai World, parent company of Jafza International, said it was considering Orangeburg County for a $600-700 million …
It has been more than three years since Hurricane Matthew blew through Orangeburg, ripping the steeple from Rivelon Baptist Church’s roof.
Orangeburg's highly anticipated family entertainment center is scheduled to open in the middle of March 2020.
ELLOREE -- The sun shines down on a small lake once filled with laughing, shouting kids.
A plastic injection molding company announced Feb. 20, 2019, that it is expanding its Orangeburg County operations.
For the first time in its 29-year history, the South Carolina Rural Summit was held in Orangeburg County.
DENMARK – Regional Medical Center officials announced health care is coming back to Bamberg and Barnwell counties as they cut the ribbon to a …
A celebratory atmosphere surrounded the ribbon cutting of the new Orangeburg County Department of Social Services/Department of Health and Hum…
Local economic development officials and community leaders unveiled the region's newest industrial site May 17.
The Oaks trustees sold the assets of the retirement community to a newly formed entity in June. The sale was made due to financial challenges.
Orangeburg's historic BlueBird Theatre, which had been closed for several months due to structural concerns, reopened in time for the July sho…
The Pediatric Clinic opened a new space where children who are well can be examined, while sick patients will continue to be seen at the main office.
A Swedish automotive supplier cut the ribbon on its Orangeburg County plant Sept. 27, 2019.
BOWMAN -- Palmetto Plains in September flipped the switch at its Bowman solar farm, which can produce enough power for 15,000 homes.
“Piggly Wiggly is coming to Bamberg!”
An Italian manufacturer of biostimulants and specialty nutrients for plants was welcomed to Orangeburg County in early October.
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College faculty and staff moved into the college's new Nursing and Health Science building in late November.
Orangeburg's 6,000-square-foot, open-air pavilion is targeted for a first-quarter 2020 opening.
A New Jersey maker of bedding and home products announced Nov. 12 it was investing $1.1 million and bringing in 113 new jobs to Bamberg County.
Movies are back in Orangeburg.
Samaritan House officials were given the go-ahead in December to renovate and reopen the Middleton Street homeless shelter.
A long-vacant building in downtown Orangeburg is in the early stages of being brought back to its former glory.
A western Orangeburg County Native American non-profit initiative has been recognized by the state as a special interest organization.
Federal, state and local officials cut the ribbon Friday morning on the newly completed Magnolia Street intersection with praises for the impr…
Federal, state and local officials cut the ribbon Jan. 24 on the newly completed Magnolia Street intersection with praises for the improvement…
A bank born in Orangeburg has merged with a Florida-based bank in a move that will create the eighth-largest bank in the Southeast, company of…
The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office is preparing to roll out a website that will allow even more online communication with residents.
The Regional Medical Center is seeking to improve its patient billing process.
Ted Felder is stepping down as Calhoun County administrator.
The Orangeburg County School District announced early dismissal Thursday because of the threat of inclement weather this afternoon.
Schools were closed early Thursday ahead of the storms that moved through The T&D Region. The schools are expected to reopen Friday.
Strong thunderstorms and heavy winds knocked down trees and damaged vehicles, but caused few other problems.
AIKEN -- U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn was joined recently by Savannah River Site officials and representatives from all eight of …
The potential buyer of state-owned Santee Cooper says it would keep assets connected with the utility, including the lakes, dams, environmenta…
Tyrone Dash was only 4 years old when the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision came down forcing the desegregation of publ…
The coronavirus has put a halt to "normal" life and has had a ripple effect on the manufacturing supply chain, causing local companies and man…
It’s amazing to think that only a month ago we all were talking about a historically strong economy and a 60-year record low unemployment. Nob…
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