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Come out and connect with nature at Santee National Wildlife Refuge this month. Fall is a great time of year to bring your family or enjoy the solitude you can find on one of the refuge’s hiking trails or the Wildlife Drive. Begin your visit at the Visitor Center (2125 Fort Watson Road, Summerton) to find out what’s being seen on the refuge or to get information about upcomingevents.


The Clarendon County Hometown Teams committee is sponsoring a sports-themed art contest in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services Hometown Teams exhibit to be featured at Weldon Auditorium. All art will be displayed at Weldon Auditorium in the Art Corridor from Sept. 22 until Dec. 15.


I don’t know where I would be if I did not have my beloved cats, Leonard and Shelly. They are both adoptees and they are my family. They add a dimension to my life that is such that I just can’t fathom how anyone lives without at least one pet. If you have a home without a pet, you should really consider adding a cat or a dog to your family. It will enrich you in unbelievable ways!


Public schools resumed classes this week and the private schools won’t be far behind. Please be extra careful on the roads in the mornings and afternoons as kids will be everywhere! Also, say a prayer for our teachers for a successful year. They need it!


Summerton native Gavin Allan was among 41 high school juniors and seniors who took a break from their summer vacations to prepare for their futures at the South Carolina Commissioner’s School for Agriculture (SCCSA). Students from South Carolina, Texas, New York, Ohio, Virginia and North Carolina attended the summer academic program July 18-24 at Clemson University.


We are blessed to live in such a vibrant faith community. There are lots of things going on. Here are just a few!


Greetings! The summer is winding down (thankfully) and that means two things: school is resuming and temperatures are dropping a little. I will say that for me, the summer of 2015 was a scorcher! I hope you sun-loving lizards were pleased! This fair-skinned piglet was NOT impressed!


As the last few weeks of summer come upon us and temperatures hover around the century mark, we have a great urge to be outdoors, but fun in the sun can be dangerous when the heat and humidity rise. 


Wow … this heat is awful! Imagine if you were covered in fur and had nothing to drink> For our homeless animal population a heat wave like we are experience is not just uncomfortable, it is potentially lethal.