by W. Thomas Smith Jr. The SOUTH CAROLINA SEVEN (SC7) expedition led by S.C. Floodwater Commission Chairman Tom Mullikin passed through the Midlands last week during their month-long, 500-mile, 90 to 100-plus degree heat trek from the mountains (in the Upstate of S.C.) to the sea (in the Lowcountry). ThisContinue Reading

The South Carolina Forestry Commission is charged with overseeing Forestry Best Management Practices (BMPs) across the state, among many other responsibilities. Forestry BMPs are a set of guidelines designed primarily to protect water quality while forest operations such as logging, road construction and site preparation are being performed. One ofContinue Reading

Congaree National Park is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the park’s Recreation Fee Program. The following expanded amenity fees are being proposed: • Picnic shelter reservations ($25 for up to 4 hours, or $50 per day). This expanded amenity fee will allow visitors to reserve the picnic shelter,Continue Reading

State agriculture officials are warning South Carolinians to be wary of unsolicited packages of seeds mailed to them. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture and Clemson University’s Regulatory Services division are working together to investigate after residents reported receiving packages they did not order. Similar reports, many involving addresses fromContinue Reading