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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…

Consequences of Cool, Wet Spring: More Bugs, Late Planting

Consequences of Cool, Wet Spring: More Bugs, Late Planting

BLACKVILLE, S.C. — Enjoy the peace and quiet while you can. Things are about to start buzzing again. “Insect activity has been quiet lately primarily due to the wet, cold…

Edgefield County’s Third Generation Dairy Farmer

Edgefield County’s Third Generation Dairy Farmer

Watson Dorn never passes up an opportunity to educate someone about dairy farming. The third-generation dairy farmer in Edgefield, S.C., said he’s always known he wanted to operate a dairy…

Peach, Berry Crops Thrive in Pleasant Spring

Peach, Berry Crops Thrive in Pleasant Spring

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Peach trees and berry plants seem to enjoy the pretty spring weather in the Upstate every bit as much as the rest of us. “We’ve been really…

Drought Officially Over for All South Carolina Counties

Drought Officially Over for All South Carolina Counties

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The drought is officially over for all South Carolina counties according to the S.C. Drought Response Committee. The committee via a conference call meeting on April 24th…

Strom Thurmond FFA Teams Finish Strong in State Finals

Strom Thurmond FFA Teams Finish Strong in State Finals

The Strom Thurmond Career Center FFA Agronomy Team and Tool Identification Teams finished strong in their respective State Career Development Events (CDE) held at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood on…

Thurmond FFA Floriculture Team Wins State Competition

Thurmond FFA Floriculture Team Wins State Competition

The Strom Thurmond Career Center FFA Floriculture team took first place honors in the State Floriculture Career Development Event (CDE) held at Spartanburg Community College on Saturday, March 23, 2013.…