With South Carolina’s fair and festival season kicking into high gear this month, the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) has introduced a new resource to help vendors, promoters, and hosts stay on top of their tax and licensing obligations. Head to dor.sc.gov/event-guide for help getting ready for your nextContinue Reading

South Carolina farmers and food processors who want to pursue organic certification may qualify for reimbursement through a grant administered by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. “Organic certification can open up new market opportunities for South Carolina farmers and companies,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers. “Our cost-share grantContinue Reading

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) will accept applications for hemp farming permits for the 2021 growing season from January 1 through Feb. 28. The state’s Hemp Farming Program has grown from 20 farmers in 2018 to 265 farmers in 2020 – and each year, the program has changedContinue Reading

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. South Carolina 7, a new book chronicling and commemorating the month-long SC7 cross-state expedition in July 2020, was published last month, a copy of which was presented to Gov. Henry McMaster by expedition leader Tom Mullikin, October 23. “This is a beautiful coffee table bookContinue Reading

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