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Friday Earthquake

2 earthquakes felt across S.C. and Georgia 3.2-magnitude quake hits Sunday afternoon  Video about Earthquake   4.1 Magnitude earthquake shakes South Carolina Friday Evening. The United States Geological Survey said the quake Friday hit 7 miles northwest of Edgefield, S.C. at 10:23 p.m. and was felt as far away as Shelby and Hendersonville, N.C. Amber Lollis lives on Boulder Road with her husband. She said she was in her bed when the shaking surprised her. […] 

Festival of Lessons and Carols

The Good Shepherd Church Choir will perform a ” Festival of Lessons and Carols ” on Dec. 15 at 4:00 PM. Please come and bring your friends. The performance will contain 9 Lessons with Carols in between. The Festival of Lessons and Carols has been done in Cambridge England at Kings College for almost 100 years. After the performance there will be refreshments in the life center. William G. Demeter williamgd@wctel.net 864-391-2808  

The Southern Performance Boats will be holding a 800 Ft. Boat Drag Racing event at Hickory Knob’s Cove on August 10, 2013, between the hours of 12:00 PM and 5:30 PM. As in previous events of this nature, the starting line will be in the cove and the finish line will be in the main lake. They anticipate 25-35 boats. Spectators are not allowed on the Golf Course. Boat traffic is not allowed in the […] 

Fresh Local Market

ALL ARE WELCOME! McCormick Market – RAIN OR SHINE The McCormick market will be Saturday, July 20th / 5: 00 – 8:00 Ms. Hampton and the Wideman Family will performance will be performing! Shrimp, beef, produce, jewelry, fruit, baked goods and more!! Participating vendors include: Shelbys Seafood Bee Tree Farm Plum Joy Farm Judy’s Dixie Delight Jewelry by Bonnie Kavanagh Jewelry by Ms. Francis Freeland Peaches Galore! The McCormick County Humane Society A very special […] 

July Fishing Report

Clarks Hill water levels are very high.  Striped and Hybrid Bass: Excellent.  Captain William Sasser (864-333-2000) reports that striper fishing is very strong on the lower 10 miles of the lake with lots of fish over 10 pounds being caught.  The best pattern has been fishing down lines 30-50 feet deep off points early in the morning.  Cut bait fishing is also working pretty well, but anglers need to anchor a bit deeper.  Some good […] 

Rainwater Harvesting

Save the Date — Rainwater Harvesting Workshop The recent rains have been welcome, and the drought is officially over for all South Carolina counties according to the S.C. Drought Response Committee. But, South Carolina has experienced drought conditions during eight of the last ten years. Oftentimes, a month’s rainfall can happen in one summer storm. In these scenarios, and in times of encouraged water restrictions, having a rainwater harvesting system has many benefits – environmental, […] 

SUNDAYS AT 4

So you can mark your calendars, here is our upcoming schedule: October 13, 2013 November 10. 2013 January 19, 2014 February 16, 2014 March 23, 2014 We have a wonderful lineup of fabulously talented musicians, vocalists, choral groups, bands and ensembles to entertain you with a wide variety of genres. As always, Sundays at 4 is at the Lutheran Church by the Lake, yes, at 4:00. Ask about our Season Subscriber Special. Lots more details […] 

Flowers

 2013 McCormick Garden Club Garden of the Month 304 Heather Point in the Magnolia area of Savannah Lakes Village is the address of an absolutely beautiful well-manicured and tastefully designed yard created by Mike and Toni Chandler.  The Chandlers moved to their home in 2003 and developed a landscape plan that works well for the terrain and animal invasions so prevalent in the community.  Included in their design are many pallets of North Carolina rock […] 

Underground Railroad and Quilts!

Underground Railroad and Quilts! On Friday, April 19th. at our own Cotton Gin there will be a presentation on the topic, an opportunity to pre-view the Garden Club’s juried flower show and dine under a canopy of historic quilts. This is a collaboration by the McCormick County’s Historic Commission, Garden Club and Visitors Council to continue putting McCormick on the map to draw tourists, pay back to the community and in this case raise funds […] 

Endangered swallow-tailed kite

Public asked to report sightings of state-endangered swallow-tailed kite The public is being asked to report sightings of the swallow-tailed kite, an endangered-species in South Carolina and considered a species of highest conservation concern throughout its breeding range in North America. Help The Avian Conservation Center and The Center for Birds of Prey to monitor swallow-tailed kite distribution, identify important nesting and foraging areas and promote conservation of this important species and their habitats by […] 

Re-Opening of Savannah Lakes Resort Lodge

Savannah Lakes Resort opens Lodge rooms and Conference Center A re-energized Austin Trupp announced the recent re-opening of the Savannah Lakes Resort on Lake Thurmond on Hwy 378 West.  “We know how important the Resort is to this county and to the area.  We are pleased to be able bring it back online.   “We’re booking a ton of folks,” Trupp said.  “”We’re very happy with the property.  There’s a lot of pent-up demand out there, […] 

Local Bear response

Local Bear response from Stu Whipple (former National Park Ranger)   Don, what a great sighting! Two cubs as well. You did the right thing by getting out of there especially with the cubs around and you with your dog. Good thing you had him leashed. Here are some things you can add to your “best practice actions”   Do: * Face the bear when walking away * Talk or shout in a loud voice […] 

February Fishing Trends

February Fishing Trends Lake Hartwell: Striped and Hybrid Bass: Slow. The striper bite has really slowed down. Although some fish can still be caught, particularly big fish, it’s also possible to fish all day without hooking up. It’s better to fish points and pockets adjacent to deeper water. Catfish: Fair. Catch small blue catfish up to about 10 pounds on cut bait in 25-40 feet of water. Black Bass: Fair. Fish are in water ranging […] 

AC4me Week 6

Week 6 Getting and Staying Active                 Okay, you have made the decision to become more active and develop a healthier lifestyle, but, do you know the reasons why you should stick with the program?  We will spend the next couple of weeks going over some of the reasons why you should develop a life-long love for exercise and healthy eating.  Let’s get started.  Are you ready?                 Before you increase your activity, take a […] 

Thank You From Afghanistan

Dear Ms. Hogg, Ms. Houin, and OPERATION: QUITE COMFORT, I am writing to thank you for your kindness and generosity. We have received the packages in Afghanistan that you sent from South Carolina and Indiana. You will be happy to know that all of the “goodies” are being put to good use. I have attached a picture of our platoon, so you can see all the people that your efforts have directly assisted. We are […]