New Statewide Food Safety Coordinator

New Statewide Food Safety Coordinator

COLUMBIA – Everyday South Carolinians enjoy fresh locally grown produce, and the South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) is continually working to make sure fresh fruit and vegetable food safety is a top priority. In order to help farmers in this effort and to better serve consumers, the SCDA, in a cooperative agreement with the […]

Forestry Agency Returns % of Revenue to SC Students

Forestry Agency Returns % of Revenue to SC Students

COLUMBIA –  Annual county payouts from the South Carolina Forestry Commission have begun. Funds come from revenue generated by forest product sales (timber and pine straw) and recreation/user fees on state forest lands.  The money is given to counties for education and, in some cases, is given directly to school districts themselves.  The South Carolina Forestry Commission is the only state agency which returns revenue […]

Yankees Spotted Encamped at Oakley Park

Yankees Spotted Encamped at Oakley Park

This past weekend’s Edgefield Heritage Jubilee offered many things for viewing and experiencing including Civil War re-enactors.  The group gave attendees the opportunity to see a campsite of the Palmetto Riflemen of the Confederate Militia. Oakley Park is a Civil War museum and is a perfect setting for this re-enactment. The gentleman in the blue […]

Clemson Extension Agent Identifies New Invasive Pest in S.C.

Clemson Extension Agent Identifies New Invasive Pest in S.C.

LEXINGTON — A tiny hitchhiker newly discovered in South Carolina could portend trouble for homeowners who relish the sweet smell of eucalyptus trees. A Clemson University Extension agent in Lexington County has identified the first eucalyptus leaf beetle discovered in South Carolina. “A homeowner brought it into the Lexington Extension office from West Columbia. I […]

Heritage Jubilee BBQ Cook-Off Results

Heritage Jubilee BBQ Cook-Off Results

Edgefield, S.C. October 6th 2012 Rank Team Name Total       1 JT’S BBQ 15.9800 2 JACKLEG BBQ 15.7400 3 BK BBQ 15.5700 4 CAN’T QUIT SMOKIN 15.4400 5 BACKWOODS BBQ 15.0560 6 WAYLON’S WICKEDLY GOOD 15.0080 7 SOUTHERN ACCENT BBQ 15.0071 8 SWIG-N-PIG 14.9400 9 SPLIT DECISION 14.9286 10 SMOKIN STACKS BBQ TEAM […]

Man Hunt in Johnston – Suspect Alludes Capture

Man Hunt in Johnston – Suspect Alludes Capture

A man on whom the Johnston Police Department has a warrant for attempted murder was spotted by a citizen Friday afternoon, Oct. 5, near Edisto Street in Johnston.  The JPD and the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene where a perimeter was established and the canine unit deployed.  However, the man was not […]

Options Abound for SC Landowners Looking to Plant Trees

Options Abound for SC Landowners Looking to Plant Trees

Columbia, S.C. – For many, it’s forestry’s version of the old Sears catalog — the Forestry Commission has just published a much anticipated new Seedling Catalog. Annual seedling sales have begun for savvy landowners who want to put their orders in ahead of this winter’s tree planting season.  The Forestry Commission remains a key provider of forest tree […]

Tailgate the Certified SC Grown Way When the Gamecocks Battle the Bulldogs

Tailgate the Certified SC Grown Way When the Gamecocks Battle the Bulldogs

Columbia, S.C. – The Carolina Gamecocks will battle the Georgia Bulldogs Saturday, October 6, but fans can enjoy a different kind of battle before the game. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) is hosting the Certified SC Grown Tailgate at Gamecock Village on Bluff Road in Columbia. The free tailgate starts at 4 p.m. […]

Today Last Day to Register to Vote

Today Last Day to Register to Vote

You must be registered by Saturday October 6, 2012, to vote in the November 6, 2012, General Election. How to Register A citizen who wishes to register to vote may: REGISTER ONLINE  Requires S.C. Driver’s License or DMV ID If you have moved, you must first update your address with DMV Register in person at their […]