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Ninety Six, SC-A Town Of the Stars!

When you look around Ninety Six, South Carolina, the Star symbol is everywhere. But how many people know the history of Ninety Six’s famous Star Fort? In December 1780 the Loyalists started building the Star Fort, but it was not…

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Palmetto Wine Competition May 1 in Abbeville SC

  • April 12, 2018
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A new and fun event will be held in the Old 96 District on May 1, 2018, when the first Palmetto Wine Competition is held. Dennis and Jenni Turner, who maintain the website WineryEscapades.com, are hosting the first Palmetto Wine Competition…

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One Reason The World Knew Dr. King-Ben Mays!

  • February 6, 2018
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If it weren’t for Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, would the world know Martin Luther King Jr? Probably not. Mays, a Greenwood, SC, native and Civil Rights activist, mentored King during his years at Atlanta’s Morehouse College. Mays served as president…

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Laurens County SC-A Destination Filled With History

  • January 28, 2018
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During the Revolutionary War, the area that would soon become  Laurens County was the site of four significant battles, including Musgrove Mill on August 18, 1780. Today, the Musgrove Mill State Historic Site marks the location of this battle. The…

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Where is the Home of Ten Governors of South Carolina?

  • January 26, 2018
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National Geographic Magazine addressed a frequently voiced question: “Are Edgefield’s ten governors real native sons, or men adopted to support an extravagant claim by the local Chamber of Commerce?” To answer this question, one must delve into facts of these…

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