• Friends of Revolutionary Rivers celebrating paddle month with fundraiser

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    Whether it’s a couple or a large group of people ready for an excursion that can travel back through time, the South Carolina Revolutionary Rivers Trail offers fun for the beginner as well as the experienced paddlers. To celebrate July as SC Paddle Month, the Friends of the Revolutionary Rivers will host a fundraiser from 1 to 6 p.m. July 30 at Venter's Landing in Johnsonville. There will be opportunities to go on a swamp exploration, casually paddle at the landing, and water games at the landing. Call the visitors office at 843-664-0330 for more information.
    The SC Revolutionary Rivers Trail follows the Lynches Scenic River from Lynches River County Park to the cypress and tupelo-laden stomping grounds of celebrated Revolutionary War hero Brigadier General Francis Marion. The fact Marion and his band of militia simply could be chased for a marathon of miles by British cavalryman Banastre Tarleton and disappear into the cypress swamplands earned him the name of the Swamp Fox.

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  • Florence County participating in SC Ag + Art Tour



    FLORENCE, S.C. -- The annual South Carolina Ag + Art Tour is adding two more counties to its route making this year’s event the largest ever!

    Now in its sixth year, this free self-guided farm and art tour is a great way to educate people about where their food and fiber comes from, as well as introduce them to local artisans, says Ben Boyles, Clemson Extension Agribusiness Agent and Tour Administrator.

    “We are proud of how this tour has continued to grow,” Boyles said. “One of the goals of this tour has been to give people a better knowledge of what is produced in their own backyard. This event puts food and product with a face.”

    This year the tour will include farms, farmers markets, and artisans in Chester, Chesterfield, Darlington, Fairfield, Florence, Horry, Kershaw, Lancaster, Newberry, Union and York counties with different counties participating each weekend in June (Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.). The 2017 schedule is below:

    • June 3–4: Chesterfield County, Darlington County, Florence County, Horry County
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  • Living a full life in Florence


    Full life. Full forward.
    As Florence Mayor Stephen J. Wukela said with optimism four years ago during his State of the City address, Florence is in a state of a renaissance.
    “Our union is not a facade of smiles that conceal real differences; but, rather, the durable product of hard negotiation and true compromise motivated by practical realism and a singular goal. We have turned the force of this efficient and urgent pragmatism toward the critical task of rebuilding our City,” Wukela said in 2013.
    Continuing downtown revitalization, decreasing crime, and investing in infrastructure advances at a steadfast pace.

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Toll Free: (800) 325-9005
Phone: (843) 664-0330

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Florence, SC 29501

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