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Purple Martin Time in Carolinas

Purple Martin Time in Carolinas

‘Landlords’ Report Scouts Online –     In the birding world, few species generate more excitement than does the “Purple Martin,” a swallow that is arriving now in the Carolinas,…

Sign Up Now for Online Master Gardener Classes

Sign Up Now for Online Master Gardener Classes

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson Extension’s Master Gardener program will begin offering online classes April 11 so home gardeners can complete the course from the comfort of their own homes. “We…

Camellia Tea Enjoyed by Locals and Out-of-Towners

Camellia Tea Enjoyed by Locals and Out-of-Towners

The Annual Camellia Tea of February 14 was a colorful and festive success.  The guests were entertained by a beautiful table laden with tea foods and mantels and tables adorned…

Drought Committee Downgrades 26 Counties

Drought Committee Downgrades 26 Counties

COLUMBIA – The S.C. Drought Response Committee, meeting via conference call on Jan. 31, downgraded the drought status one level for 26 counties. Twelve counties were downgraded to moderate including:…

STHS FFA Receive Top Ranking in National Association

STHS FFA Receive Top Ranking in National Association

The Strom Thurmond FFA Association is no stranger in the FFA world. The student organization is known across South Carolina for their achievements both inside and outside of the classroom…

S.C. Cotton Growers See Record Year

S.C. Cotton Growers See Record Year

China Remains the Biggest Variable –  ORANGEBURG, S.C. — If the cure for high prices is high prices, it certainly worked on cotton. South Carolina’s cotton growers have seen prices…

What Happens to Peaches When the Chill is Gone?

What Happens to Peaches When the Chill is Gone?

CLEMSON, S.C. – The warmer-than-normal temperatures of 2012 — the fourth warmest year on record in South Carolina — signal potential challenges for growers of the state’s best-known fruit. Peaches need cold…

Commerce Looking for Photos that Define Rural South Carolina

Commerce Looking for Photos that Define Rural South Carolina

9th annual Rural Summit contest open to amateur photographers –    COLUMBIA, S.C. – January 22, 2013 – Have a photo that encapsulates rural life in the Palmetto State? Send it to…

NRCS/Conservation Districts Accepting Applications for Conservation Initiatives

NRCS/Conservation Districts Accepting Applications for Conservation Initiatives

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in South Carolina is accepting applications for the organic, seasonal high tunnel, longleaf pine, and energy initiatives. These initiatives…

Many Animals Benefit from Snags, so Leave Some Standing Dead Trees

Many Animals Benefit from Snags, so Leave Some Standing Dead Trees

Standing dead trees, or snags, may appear to be useless, even eyesores, but a state wildlife biologist says actually they are important components of wildlife habitat and frequently in short supply.…