Tabitha Safdi

Town of Gray Court

By Tabitha Safdi

Town of Gray Court

Located in the northwest corner of Laurens County, the town of Gray Court is full of many historic homes and churches. The town offers history buffs a chance to walk through a pioneer village and experience what life was like in the early 1800s.

ORIGINAL SC | School Principal Dr. Greg Owings

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Principal Dr. Owings

There has been one consistency in Dr. Greg Owings 44 years spent in education: relationships. In his five years as principal at Dutch Fork High School, Owings has taken the initiative to make sure each day would be the best it could be for his staff and students.

“It is all about the relationships,” Owings said. “When I took the job, I knew it was important for myself and the rest of the administration team to be visible and develop relationships with our students. I love our kids and I take great pride in what we have accomplished.”

Ruff and Company

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Ruff and Company

Located in downtown Ridgeway, South Carolina, Ruff & Company is hardware store with a twist. Ruff & Company started in 1840 and has long since been a landmark in the community. The store has lots of antiques on display for guests to see.

Edgefield Pottery

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Edgefield Pottery

Edgefield is known around the country, and some would argue the world, as a pottery capital. Piedmont Technical College has embraced this and offers students a one of a kind program that teaches not only modern pottery but also age-old pottery from the region.

City of Hartsville

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City of Hartsville

Located in the Pee Dee region of the state, the City of Hartsville has a little something for everyone to enjoy. From the beautiful grounds at Kalmia Gardens to the eclectic coffee shop, Midnight Rooster, you can expect pleasant surprises when visiting Hartsville.

Behind the Scenes with Yoga in Practice

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BTS with Yoga in Practice

Yoga in Practice is a pilot, 13-part yoga series led by master instructor Stacey Millner-Collins of Columbia, South Carolina. The program is designed to encourage a daily practice for the at-home student.

GIRL Power

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GIRL Power

A program at Swansea High School is creating buzz around campus. It's called G.I.R.L Power- Girls Illustrating Respect and Leadership. The group studies everything from effective communication skills to etiquette and also participates in community fundraisers.

Young Poets Recognized at Statewide Event

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Woodson with young poet

Over 600 South Carolina students sent in original work for the SC State Library's "Young Minds Dreaming" Poetry Contest.

The poetry contest was organized as part of this year's May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture series. South Carolina students in grades 3-12 were invited to submit poems relating stories of a person, place, or an experience that made a mark on student's lives to a panel of nine judges.

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