The Columbia Park Ranger Program will be holding an Early Bird Walk every Wednesday from 7 am – 8 am. Participants will be able to observe migrating birds along the Saluda Riverwalk with a park ranger. Everyone is welcome. Bring a pair of binoculars or borrow a pair from theContinue Reading

Appointment announced day before his appointment to S.C. Conservation Bank By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Dr. Tom Mullikin, founding chair of the gubernatorially established S.C. Floodwater Commission, was elected chairman of the Board of the Carolina Cup Racing Association, Sept. 14, 2023. The following day, Mullikin received a letter fromContinue Reading

The three discuss forthcoming expedition to Ecuador and next year’s SC7 By Alex Junes-Ward Global Expedition Leader Dr. Tom Mullikin; Col. (Ret.) Steve Vitali, USMC; and Bruce Brutschy, past president and current member of the West Columbia Police Foundation, met at Hall’s Chophouse of Columbia, on August 23, to discussContinue Reading

Officials tout the success of this year’s expedition from the mountains to the sea By W. Thomas Smith Jr.   Nearly three weeks ago, Tom Mullikin and Company concluded the 4th-annual month-long SOUTH CAROLINA SEVEN (SC7) Expedition: A joint effort between Mullikin’s Global Eco Adventures (GEA) and the S.C. NationalContinue Reading

Dr. Mullikin discusses conservative approach to climate change By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Dr. Tom Mullikin, South Carolina’s renowned global expedition leader and chair of thegubernatorially established S.C. Floodwater Commission, addressed a gathering of theConservative Climate Foundation (CCF) at the historic Mills House hotel in Charleston,S.C., Wednesday, Aug. 2. FreshContinue Reading

In 2019, more than 200 illegally obtained eastern box turtles were confiscated by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). SCDNR partnered with the University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Lab (SREL) to care for these turtles, providing an opportunity for graduate students at SREL. An $8,750 grant fromContinue Reading

SC7 leaders Tom Mullikin, Michelle McCollum, Sheriff Leon Lott, Chief Skip Holbrook, Chief Chris Cowan, Duke Energy representatives, and others to accompany Evette   S.C. Lt. Governor Pamela Evette will join top law enforcement leaders (Lott, Holbrook, Cowan, others), Duke Energy representatives, Palmetto Pride (anti-litter campaigners), SC7 officials and othersContinue Reading