Moonshine and Craft Beer on SC’s Freshwater Coast

Moonshine and craft beer. It seems those are common words today! When we think of the best of South Carolina and Old 96 District, a lot of images come to mind. Football, hiking Cedar Bluff Trail at Calhoun Falls State Park, sweet tea, touring Ninety-Six National Historic Site, kayaking on Lake Thurmond and moonshine. In […]

Explore South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast with Fido!

Let’s face it: you and your pets have separation anxiety if you have to leave them for vacation (plus, if you’ve seen The Secret Life of Pets, you know what kind of hijinks they get up to when left to their own devices). This Summer, you won’t have to leave your best friend home alone when you plan your vacation to […]

Memorial Day Reminds Us to Spend Time on an American Revolutionary War Battlefield

This is an excerpt written by Dawn Weaver, Park Manager at Musgrove Mill Historic State Park in Clinton, SC, about Musgrove Mill State Historic Park.  This was written on May 28, 2018, to honor the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives, so we could be free. With Dawn’s permission, we reprint this article. […]

Summer Is Here: It’s Que Time-BarBQue That Is!

Summer is here! And, you know what that means-BarBQ! You have heard all the cute sayings, “The sauce is the boss”, “Put some south in yo’ mouth”. But in the Old 96 District, all we say is “You gotta try our Que”! Listed below are our Best of the BarBQ joints in our five-county region-just […]

Palmetto Wine Competition May 1 in Abbeville SC

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 at The Belmont Inn in Abbeville, South Carolina. The competition promises to be a fun […]

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 […]

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

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, […]

Laurens County SC-A Destination Filled With History

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 visitors center at the park documents the role South Carolina patriots played in winning American […]

Where is the Home of Ten Governors of South Carolina?

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 ten Edgefield statesmen. Andrew Pickens, Jr. (1816-1818) was a son of Gen. Andrew Pickens of […]