Dr. Tom Mullikin, chairman of the S.C. Floodwater Commission, is pictured here with academics from Columbia International University (CIA), members of Malvern Hill Baptist Church in Camden, and Global Eco Adventures (GEA) during SCUBA training in Columbia, Saturday, Dec. 4. “The dive training we’re conducting for this group of religiousContinue Reading

Rain blew in sideways and fog obscured the valley below as summer drew to a close along the Blue Ridge Parkway, but Don Hagan could clearly see potential for a brilliant fall color season ahead. The forest ecologist has been making fall foliage predictions for Clemson University for nine yearsContinue Reading

Congaree National Park is seeking entries for the Annual SwampFest Student Art Competition. Co-sponsored by the Southeast Rural Community Outreach (SERCO) and the Friends of Congaree Swamp, this year’s competition is an opportunity for young artists (grades K-8) from the Midlands to showcase their talent while celebrating the outdoors. ThisContinue Reading

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Palmetto Pride, South Carolina’s anti-litter task force, announced its clean-up numbers for trash pick-up during the statewide South Carolina Seven (SC7) expedition in July. According to Palmetto Pride Executive Director Sarah Lyles, Palmetto Pride volunteers – most of whom were hikers participating in the SC7Continue Reading

South Carolina Seven to wind through the Midlands in mid-July By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Members of the SOUTH CAROLINA SEVEN (SC7) expedition logistics-and-planning team gathered for a final event-launch planning session at the Mullikin Law Office complex in Camden, Wed., June 23. The team, most of whom will participateContinue Reading

The South Carolina Boating and Fishing Alliance (SCBFA) and Global Eco Adventures (GEA) are teaming up in a new conservation campaign to help promote and protect several of the Palmetto state’s lakes, rivers, and other waterways; including Lakes Hartwell, Wylie, Murray, the Santee Cooper lakes, even Charleston’s storied harbor, andContinue Reading