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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.…

Find the Birds in the Sign

Find the Birds in the Sign

Yes, there are birds in nests in the sign, but only in the a’s. The “a” allows for a two-story home.  Is that the reason?  Barn swallows, we guess, have…

STHS FFA Wins State Farm Business Management Competition

STHS FFA Wins State Farm Business Management Competition

The Strom Thurmond Career Center FFA Farm Business Management team took first place honors in the State Farm Business Management Career Development Event (CDE) held at Clemson University on Thursday…

Sealy Finds Reappearance of Orchid: Rudy Mancke Verifies

Sealy Finds Reappearance of Orchid: Rudy Mancke Verifies

  – By Karyn Sealy – Karyn Sealy of Aiken, who has many friends here in Edgefield and exhibits some of her art and writing at Mercy Me! on Main…

Uncle Amos Catches Br’er Fox

Uncle Amos Catches Br’er Fox

– A Fox Appears in Town –  Art Amos of Buncombe Street, Edgefield, had been hearing something around his house at night and he decided he should catch the intruder…

Clemson Vanishing Firefly Project Asks Public to Count Flashes June 1

Clemson Vanishing Firefly Project Asks Public to Count Flashes June 1

GEORGETOWN, S.C. — Fireflies, an icon of Southern summers, are fewer and harder to find in some communities along the coast lately because of urban development and changes in forestry…

Clemson University, DNR Renew Cooperative Agreement

Clemson University, DNR Renew Cooperative Agreement

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Clemson University and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently renewed their “Cooperative Agreement” during recent meetings in Clemson. The agreement strengthens a more than 31-year…

Thermal Thinning and Pruning with Prescribed Fire

Thermal Thinning and Pruning with Prescribed Fire

–  Benefits Longleaf Pine Stands –  COLUMBIA, S.C. – The benefits of prescribed fire in the Southern “pineywoods” are many and varied—and because of the passion of folks who love…