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 inhabited these letters, from the looks of the nests.  And they are in both signs, front and side, of the business establishment out on Hwy. […]

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 June 13, 2013 as part of the 86th annual South Carolina FFA State Convention.  Team members Trent Miller, High Individual Scorer in the state event; […]

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 before it got into his daughter’s (Lizzie Kornaus) chickens, next door.  He thought probably it was a raccoon and set a trap. Now, Art grew […]

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 collaboration between the two entities by codifying the process of sharing assets and exchanging personnel in natural resources and wildlife conservation teaching, research and extension. […]

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 and believe in these legal and carefully-planned controlled fires and their results—they are becoming increasingly well-known and appreciated, according to a wildlife biologist and forester […]

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 weather this spring, but that is about to change,” said Jeremy Greene, a Clemson University Extension entomologist at the Edisto Research and Education Center. “Our kudzu […]

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 fortunate lately as far as the weather is concerned with fruit and berry crops,” said Andy Rollins, a Clemson Extension agent in Spartanburg County who […]