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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 […] 

August Fishing Report

Lake Thurmond is down to 318.5. Striped and Hybrid Bass: Good to very good. Captain William Sasser (864-333-2000) reports that most of the bigger fish in the lake are grouped within 6 miles of the dam up both the Georgia Little River and the Savannah. Fish are generally found 70-80 feet deep over 90-100 feet of water, and fishing live herring on down lines has been the predominant technique. A surprising number of fish have […] 

Mack Calander

Art in the Blueway: A series of active living events to showcase McCormick County’s quality of life: Outdoor Recreation, Healthy Living and the Arts.  *********************** PaddleMACK – Paddle for programs   *********************** WHEN : Labor Day, Sept. 3rd / 8:30am registration / 9:30 Events begin  WHERE: Baker’s Creek State Park  WHY:  To highlight our community’s best resources: the arts center, our outdoor recreational facilities and state parks.  To raise necessary funds to support our local […] 


THE THURMOND LAKE SAIL & POWER SQUADRON WILL BE TEACHING THE “BEGINNERS BOATING COURSE” – STARTING July 24! The “beginners boating class” known as America’s Boating Course (ABC) will give you the knowledge you need to make you a competent and safe skipper! America’s Boating Course covers all aspects of boating: boat handling, docking, right of way, anchoring, aids to navigation, required equipment, state laws, boating emergencies and more. This four day course is taught […] 

Thunder Over Thurmond Recap

Thunder Over Thurmond’s week full of events spotlights McCormick County By Bob Stockton  McCormick’s week-long Thunder Over Thurmond celebration kicked off with the Mims Foundation Reunion Parade Saturday, June 30. State senate candidate Jennings McAbee walked the route, and McCormick Car Club (MCC) owners drove their hot rods, Chevy Corvettes and Ford Thunderbirds.   Beauty queens rode on convertibles and pickup trucks. Anne Barron and Ann Stiles waved to the crowd from the Chamber of […] 

June 28th Fishing Report

Freshwater Fishing Trends – June 28 Fishing Information Mountains Area Piedmont Area Midlands Area Santee Cooper System SC Freshwater Fishing Regulations (Adobe PDF) Purchase a fishing license Boat Ramp Locations State Fish Consumption Advisories Fishing trends courtesy Check the site for recent updates and detailed reports. Mountains Area Lake Jocassee: (unchanged from June 21) Trout: Good. Fish at the intakes early in the morning and pulling spoons for the first few hours of daylight. […] 

The Superiority of Water as a Training Environment

The Superiority of Water as a Training Environment and Multiplex Gym Aquatic Exercise Tip 2             If you have ever yearned to fly through the air with the greatest of ease, a daring (mature person) on the flying trapeze—but are afraid of falling, then then suspended, vertical aquatic work is the workout for you! Suspended aquatic fitness classes, done properly, focus upon strength and endurance training; cardio-respiratory improvement; flexibility, balance, […] 

The Mack: Local Harvest & More

Dear friends, neighbors and members, McCormick Market* *Saturday, June 16th / 4:00 – 8:00* Enjoy the best McCormick has to offer!! Come out with the family and enjoy the MACK Park as you find regional goods such as peaches, corns, tomatoes, potatoes, herbs, shrimp (fresh caught SC Coast) and grass feed beef among other home crafted items and beauty products.* Juried Photography Exhibition *Submit your entries by *June 19th*. First entry – $25, 2 entries […] 

Wild Nature

If you love Nature and the breath taking views of things rarely seen, please watch this video, it is so Spectacular!  The name is What A Wonderful World With David Attenborough Enjoy…..  

Eagles Web Cam

Since we see Bald Eagles here all the time around Lake Thurmond, I thought you might enjoy this site. You can click on a web cam and see the Eagles feeding their young LIVE! To view the Eagles web cam live go to   February 28, 2012 — Indy and Franklin have been observed mating several times, and have been seen arranging sticks more to their liking in their refurbished nest. Our faithful chat […] 

Super Full Moon


Hiking Trails

You’re about to Explore a Historic Railroad TrailWelcome!  Please hike and bike safely. It is recommended to wear bright colors or an orange vest during hunting season. Please respect the trail, nature along the trail, and adjoining private property. Enjoy your time here. Tell your friends about SVRRT and the Little River Blueway Adventure Area. Come back to see us soon! The Savannah Valley RailRoad Trail (SVRRT) is a hiking and biking trail opened in […] 

Stevens Creek

ETV Host Patrick McMillan to guide Stevens Creek hike By Wallace Wood Executive Director Upper Savannah Land Trust Patrick McMillan, host of the ETV nature program Expeditions, will guide a hike in the Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve in Clarks Hill. McMillan will take us on a one and one-half mile walk and identify and discuss the many rare plants found in the Preserve. Fifteen rare plant species are found on this Stevens Creek bluff, including […] 

Restaurants & Dining

Gastronomy, wine, tradition, atmosphere, presentation, unusual, these words are some of the most valued when in search of a great restaurant. A meal is not just about feeding an appetite—it’s about sharing the full experience with friends and family—and some wine, of course! What better time to share your find with those living in the Savannah Lakes Village area. Summer is almost here and eating out “just happens.” So lets share those treasured moments and […] 

Kayak Trip on Broad River

Are you looking for an exciting kayak adventure to beat the summer heat? The Savannah Lakes Outdoor Adventure Club is coordinating a trip to The Sandbar in Bowman, GA to kayak the Broad River. When: We will plan to meet at the SLV Recreation Center on July 8th and leave at 8:00 am. The outfitter will provide kayaks, paddles, and vests so there is no need to bring your kayaks. The river is not deep […]