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Ms. Harris with some of her pots.  More info here.

HISTORY: Georgia Harris, Catawba potter

Georgia Harris grew up watching these talented family members at work in clay, and she began making pottery seriously around the age of ten.

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HISTORY:  Palmetto Pigeon Plant

HISTORY: Palmetto Pigeon Plant

While serving as an infantry captain during World War I, the Sumter attorney Wendell M. Levi set up the Pigeon Section of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, having had experience raising homing pigeons as a hobby. Harold Moïse, an air force pilot and a graduate civil engineer with building expertise, shared Levi’s interest in pigeons. In 1923, the two men founded the Palmetto Pigeon Plant on 13 acres of farmland in Sumter County and recruited state senator Davis Moïse to be vice president of the firm.

by · 03/16/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, S.C. Encyclopedia
REVIEW:  The Good Luck of Right Now

REVIEW: The Good Luck of Right Now

Although Matthew Quick explores various aspects of mental illness, the story is never morose. The reader will find himself uplifted by the courage and determination of Bartholomew and his friends. Highly recommended. The Good Luck of Right Now.

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From a World War II poster on malaria.

Malaria

Malaria was arguably the most significant disease in the history of South Carolina from the colonial period until the early twentieth century. It attracted less public discussion than yellow fever and smallpox, but its impact in terms of morbidity and mortality was much greater.

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REVIEW:  Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

REVIEW: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Do your favorite stories include a rotting corpse? Does part of you wish you had become a mortician, funeral director, or embalmer? Have you spent hours thinking about bodies decomposing in the ground, or smoldering in the fire of cremation? Yes? Then Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is required reading.

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Josephine Humphreys

Josephine Humphreys

Born in Charleston in 1945, novelist Josephine Humphreys is the daughter of William Wirt Humphreys, a corporate board director, and Martha Lynch. She attended schools in Charleston and enrolled at Duke University, where the author Reynolds Price served as her mentor.

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Review: First Frost

Review: First Frost

“In the small college town of Bascom, North Carolina, the Waverley women are known for their peculiarities. Get your hair done by Sydney Waverley and you’re guaranteed a smooth morning commute, a promotion at work, and dinner cooked by your husband when you get home. “

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Columbia, S.C., skyline.

Poem: A Story of the City

By Ed Madden|

In the story, there is a city, its streets
straight as a grid, and in the east, the hills,
in the west, a river.

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S.C. State University is in Orangeburg, S.C.

History: S.C. State University

S.C. State University was founded in 1896 in Orangeburg as the Colored Normal, Industrial, Agricultural and Mechanical College of South Carolina. It was and remains, as of the early twenty-first century, the only state-assisted, historically black, land-grant institution in South Carolina.

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Review:  The Stories

Review: The Stories

The Stories is an excellent introduction to the illustrious talent that is award-winning author Jane Gardam.

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