Monthly Archives: February 2018

Olympian of the Woods Celebrated in South Carolina’s Old 96 District

As the world’s best athletes compete at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, the “Olympian of the Woods,” may be taking flight near you. With five species located across North America (every state but Alaska), the wild turkey is known as the “Olympian of the Woods” with running speeds of 25 MPH and flight speeds […]

The Freshwater Coast BBQ Trail

With our miles of shoreline, six state parks, and endless opportunities for outdoor exploration, it might be hard to believe you could explore another type of trail on South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast. However, this is the type of trail almost anyone could get excited about and doesn’t require special footwear. It’s the Freshwater Coast BBQ […]

Dr. Benjamin E. Mays–Mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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 of Morehouse College (now Morehouse University) from 1940 to 1967. He also advised Presidents Kennedy, […]

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