HISTORY: Edwin Augustus Harleston

S.C. Encyclopedia | Edwin Augustus “Teddy” Harleston was born in Charleston on March 14, 1882, to the shipper-turned-mortician Edwin Gailliard Harleston and Louisa Moultrie. Harleston won a scholarship to the Avery Normal Institute and graduated valedictorian of his class in 1900. He graduated from Atlanta University in 1904 and, though accepted to Harvard, enrolled in the School of Fine Arts in Boston the next year. He studied in Boston from 1906 to 1912. He graduated from the Renourd Training School for Embalmers in 1917.

MYSTERY:  Place has significance in S.C., but where is it?

MYSTERY: Place has significance in S.C., but where is it?

The site of this photo has a particular significance in South Carolina, but what is it? Send your best guess — as well as your name and hometown — to feedback@statehousereport.com. Pls put “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.

PHOTO: Heart of Hartsville

PHOTO: Heart of Hartsville

For anyone still with the flush of Valentine’s Day on their cheeks, we offer a photo of this big heart painted on an old soybean barn in Hartsville, S.C. The photo was submitted by Steve Coe, a Charleston architect. Thanks, Steve!

If you’d care to share a photo of South Carolina with our readers, send it to: feedback@statehousereportr.com.

by · 02/24/2017 · Features, Photo
MYSTERY: Where might these eagles have landed?

MYSTERY: Where might these eagles have landed?

This pair of eagles — maybe part of a foursome? — is somewhere in the center of the state. Send your best guess to: feedback@statehousereport.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live. Please add “Mystery Photo” to the subject line so we can keep up with entries.

by · 02/17/2017 · Features, Mystery Photo
HISTORY:  Dixie Hummingbirds

HISTORY: Dixie Hummingbirds

S.C. Encyclopedia | Started in 1928 by twelve-year-old James Davis and neighborhood friends Bonnie Gipson, Jr., Fred Owens, and Barney Parks, the gospel quartet—and later quintet—influenced scores of gospel, soul, and rock and roll artists. First called the Sterling High School Quartet, named for the high school the young men attended in their hometown of Greenville, the group made the transition from a cappella harmony singing at the Bethel Church of God to electrified music.

by · 02/17/2017 · S.C. Encyclopedia
PHOTOS:  Protests in South Carolina

PHOTOS: Protests in South Carolina

Dozens of people have been protesting the Charleston-area Senate offices of GOP U.S. Sens. Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham over cabinet nominations and various proposals by President Donald Trump. The respectful protests by members of MoveOn.org and Indivisible Charleston were to continue today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum to put “pressure on our elected officials to create a public and transparent investigation into President Trump’s Administration’s ties with the Russian government, coinciding with the President’s meeting with Boeing in North Charleston.” As many as 500 people are expected to attend today.

by · 02/17/2017 · Features, Photo
Photo by Michael Kaynard.

MYSTERY PHOTO: Ever seen this star?

Someone asked us recently what this star represented. If you’ve seen it and know, tell us where it is and what its significance is. Send your guess, name and hometown to: feedback@statehousereport.com. Please include “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.


HISTORY: Isaac Samuel Leevy

SC Encyclopedia | Isaac Samuel Leevy was born on May 3, 1876, in Antioch, Kershaw County. He graduated from Mather Academy in Camden and Hampton Institute in Virginia. After teaching school for a year in Lancaster, South Carolina, he moved to Columbia in 1907. Two years later, on June 23, 1910, he married Mary E. Kirkland, a fellow Kershaw County resident. The couple had four children.