COLUMBIA, SC Feb. 27, 2014 – Longtime S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) biologist Bob Perry was recognized by the South Carolina Wildlife Federation as Conservationist of the Year at a banquet on Feb. 21 at the State Farmers Market. “I am tremendously humbled to be honored by such an award, but it’s not possible without the great team of professionals at DNR,” said Perry. “And that also extends to the partnerships that we have with such companies as Duke Energy, SCE&G, BMW, Boeing and the Haile Gold Mine. We rely on their commitment to environmental sustainability practices and stewardship of natural resources.” Bob Perry has worked as a DNR biologist for 36 years. During much of this time, Bob […]
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COLUMBIA, SC Feb. 25, 2014 – Duck hunters finished the season on S.C. Department of Natural Resources public hunting lands, with a total reported harvest of 5079 birds, an average of 1.7 birds per hunter. A total of 3085 hunters participated in 170 hunts at the 19 Wildlife Management Areas that recorded individual hunt data. Wood ducks accounted for 34 percent of the total harvest, followed by Gadwall, Northern shoveler, American green-winged teal, and American widgeon. Overall the season for our waterfowl areas was excellent, given the variable weather we had this winter” said Dean Harrigal, Waterfowl Program Coordinator with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Hickory Top Greentree Reservoir in Clarendon County had the highest hunter participation and […]
COLUMBIA, SC Feb. 25, 2014 – The Humane Society of the United States – South Carolina recognized S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Col. Chisolm Frampton with the Humane Law Enforcement Award at a brief ceremony on the State House grounds on Feb. 25. The award was to recognize the efforts of DNR Law Enforcement to end the practice of animal cruelty through bear baiting/baying in South Carolina. “A four-year-long investigation like this takes focused dedication from our officers, “said Col. Frampton. “And I especially want to thank the Attorney General’s office in their assistance from day one. They were instrumental in making these cases.” The removal and relocation of six captive bears in late 2013 was the result of […]
COLUMBIA, SC Feb. 21, 2014 – Youth anglers from around South Carolina will descend on the Midlands for the 2nd Annual S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Youth Bass Fishing Championship. The tournament will be held on Lake Murray March 29th with the weigh in at the Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic at the SC State Fairgrounds in the Grand Stand for school affiliated bass fishing clubs. Student anglers in both middle and high school can send up to six anglers to fish in two man teams. Each two man team will share their boat with an adult volunteer. There will be a title for the winning middle school and high school; first, second and third places awarded to middle school and […]
COLUMBIA, SC Feb. 18, 2014 – The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has temporarily closed the Samworth Wildlife Management Area in Georgetown County due to downed power lines and tree limbs as a result of recent winter storms. Samworth was a gift to the sportsmen of South Carolina from Thomas G. Samworth. Originally 500 acres in 1962, Samworth WMA has increased to 1,588 acres through state acquisitions (1963-1966) and North American Wetlands Conservation Act grant acquisitions (1996). Currently, DNR manages about 1,300 acres of wetland impoundments, 200 acres of uplands and agricultural fields and 88 acres of longleaf pine.
COLUMBIA, SC Feb. 6, 2014 – The 17th Annual Johannes Kolb Archaeology and Education Project will be March 10-15 and March 17-21 at Great Pee Dee Heritage Preserve, a 2,725-acre preserve in Darlington County owned and managed by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. On Saturday, March 15, from 9 a. m. to 4 p.m., the public is invited to tour the excavations at the Johannes Kolb Site. There will be a host of demonstrators at the site for the March 15 public day. Numerous time periods when people lived at the Kolb site will be represented including: 18th century Native Americans and European colonists; late 19th century African-American sharecroppers; and demonstrations of primitive skills (stone tools, friction fire and […]
Obama Administration Announces Funding for North Carolina, South Carolina, and Wyoming to Spur at Least $773 Million in New Small Business Lending
State Small Business Credit Initiative Now Reaches Every State in the Country U.S. Treasury Department Office of Public Affairs WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced the approval of a State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) application from the Laramie Consortium of municipalities in Wyoming in addition to second rounds of SSBCI funding for North Carolina and South Carolina. The planned use of SSBCI funds in these three states will help create new jobs and is expected to spur more than $773 million in additional small business lending. The approval of the Wyoming consortium marks the final allocation arrangement between Treasury and program participants. The City of Laramie has led the efforts of the Wyoming consortium in […]
Danielle Au scored her first goal of the season and South Carolina had two first-half goals called back in a 1-1 draw at Arkansas Sunday afternoon at Razorback Field. The Gamecocks move to 3-4-3 (0-2-2 SEC) on the year while Arkansas is now 4-5-1 (1-2-1).
A resilient South Carolina (13-2, 2-2 SEC) squad came within a couple of points of forcing a fifth set, but No. 21 Tennessee (9-4, 2-2 SEC) prevailed in four, 25-14, 25-20, 23-25, 25-23, in front of 1,052 fans at Thompson-Boling Arena on Sunday afternoon.