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Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo – August 23 & 24

Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo – August 23 & 24

The 8th annual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo will be held at Lazy J Arena (10 mi. west of Edgefield on Hyw. 23) on August 23 & 24 at 8 p.m.…

Socialize and Philosophize Among the Fruits & Vegetables

Socialize and Philosophize Among the Fruits & Vegetables

 – Farmers Markets in the Edgefield County-Ridge Area –  Hugh Weathers, South Carolina’s Commissioner of Agriculture, is asking South Carolinians to join him in celebrating Farmers Market Month in August…

Dam Operators Urged to Prepare for Storms

Dam Operators Urged to Prepare for Storms

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Owners and operators of reservoirs throughout South Carolina should check their dams immediately and during the next several days for possible problems caused by heavy rainfall, the…

A Herd of Buffalo in Edgefield County

A Herd of Buffalo in Edgefield County

 – By Susan Conley, Guest Writer – It’s not every day you see buffalo grazing in the South, but Edgefield County residents have that opportunity just five minutes outside the town…

Fireflies Glowing in S.C.; Conservation Needed

Fireflies Glowing in S.C.; Conservation Needed

GEORGETOWN, S.C. – Results from the 2013 firefly count are in. There’s a steady glow in many parts of the state, but conservation efforts are needed, say Clemson firefly project…

STHS Ag Students Attend Commissioner’s School of Agriculture

STHS Ag Students Attend Commissioner’s School of Agriculture

Karson Barrett and Brittany Hutchins, seniors at Strom Thurmond Career Center, were recently selected by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture and Clemson University to attend the 2013 South Carolina…

Clemson to be Abuzz with Beekeepers

Clemson to be Abuzz with Beekeepers

CLEMSON, S.C. – Apiarists from across the Palmetto State will make a beeline to Clemson University this month for all the buzz in beekeeping. The South Carolina Beekeepers Association holds…

Forest Service Reports Visitors, Local Communities Receive Health, Economic Benefits from Visiting National Forests

Forest Service Reports Visitors, Local Communities Receive Health, Economic Benefits from Visiting National Forests

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today released findings of a visitor survey that shows U.S. Forest Service lands are great recreation destinations that provide health benefits to tourists…

A New Writer; Holmes will be Writing for Print Edition

A New Writer; Holmes will be Writing for Print Edition

Alas! Hattie Watson’s Columns have run their course and her books have been published, two of them for readers to keep in their libraries. We have spent the late spring…

Peach Day at the State Farmers Market July 13

Peach Day at the State Farmers Market July 13

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. – Summer celebrations continue at the State Farmers Market in West Columbia with Peach Day at the Market July 13 at 11 a.m. in the North Shed.…