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When it comes to kitchen remodeling in Savannah, SC installing new kitchen cabinets is a great idea. If you're already upgrading or replacing your kitchen countertops, having new cabinets that match the aesthetics of your kitchen makeover is a no-brainer.
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If you had a lazy day to go on a drive to see some part of South Carolina, what would you choose?The live-oak tunnel along Botany Bay Road on Edisto Island? The meandering Highway 81 through small towns replete with historic churches along the Savannah River?Both are pretty great, but Thrillist, a website that writes about foo...
If you had a lazy day to go on a drive to see some part of South Carolina, what would you choose?
Both are pretty great, but Thrillist, a website that writes about food, drink, travel and entertainment, says Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway or Highway 11, edging the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains should be first on your list.
It’s “a road tripper’s drive,” the website said on its list of most scenic drives in each U.S. state.
The Foothills highway is about 120 miles and goes from Lake Hartwell near Fairplay to Gaffney across northwestern South Carolina.
It “packs a wealth of worthy pit stops, from mountain tunnels to roaring waterfalls and rickety old covered bridges,” Thrillist said.
Table Rock is on the route and offers seven hiking trails if you want to venture outside the car. That includes the very strenuous Table Rock Trail, 3.6 miles one way to the top of the granite dome. That’s a 2,000 foot climb.
Foothills highway crosses Lake Keowee then heads east to Cleveland, Campobello, Chesnee and finally ending in Gaffney.
The payoff, Thrillist says: “a glimpse of the gigantic fruit that is Gaffney’s Peachoid, a must-see for fans of roadside kitsch.” This unusual water tower was featured prominently in the Netflix series “House of Cards.”
By the way, Only in Your State website ranks this route as No. 3, behind Botany Bay and South Carolina’s Loneliest Road, Highway 107 or Falling Waters Scenic Byway in Oconee County. It’s 13 miles of scenic overlooks, a footpath to the Chattooga River and Moody Spring with clear mountain water right by the road..
Thrillist includes some tried and true locations around the country such as a Pacific Coast Highway in California, Pikes Peak Highway in Colorado and Seven Mile Bridge in Florida.
But then there’s the lesser knowns, such as Indiana’s Barn Quilt Trail in LaGrange County, home of the Amish, or Iowa’s Driftless Area Scenic Byway, 144 miles along high limestone bluffs, dense hardwood forests and the Upper Iowa River valley.
In Georgia it’s Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest and “killer turns” and in North Carolina the most scenic drive is, of course, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Thrillist says.
As the 2022 National HBCU Week gets underway, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) recognized 19 HBCUs as “‘Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leaders.”’ The recognition is based on strong partnership between the State Department’s Fulbright Program and HBCUs during the past two academic years and is part of the larger White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through HBCUs. In addition to this recognition, the Departme...
As the 2022 National HBCU Week gets underway, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) recognized 19 HBCUs as “‘Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leaders.”’ The recognition is based on strong partnership between the State Department’s Fulbright Program and HBCUs during the past two academic years and is part of the larger White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through HBCUs. In addition to this recognition, the Department has many opportunities for both U.S. and international students and scholars related to HBCUs, including:
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides fellowships for U.S. new college graduates, graduate students, young professionals, and artists to study or conduct research abroad, or to serve as English teaching assistants in classrooms abroad at the primary through post-secondary education levels. The Fulbright U.S. Scholars Program offers opportunities for U.S. faculty, administrators, professionals, and artists to teach, conduct research, or carry out a professional project abroad. Other Fulbright programs include the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, the Fulbright International Education Administrators Program, the Fulbright Scholar in Residence Program, and the Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund.
The Gilman Scholarship Program awards grants to U.S. citizen undergraduate college students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad. The Program is open to students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding and are studying at U.S. two-year or four-year colleges or universities.
The Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS) provides intensive immersion programs for U.S. college and university undergraduate and graduate students in 15 languages that are important to U.S. national security and economic prosperity.
The Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program provides small grants, trainings, and resources to U.S. colleges and universities to create, increase, and/or diversify their study abroad programs.
The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global Ugrad) provides one semester scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students from around the world for non-degree full-time study combined with community service, professional development, and cultural enrichment.
The Mandela Washington Fellows Program is the flagship program of the U.S. Government’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Since 2014, nearly 5,800 young leaders from every country in Sub-Saharan Africa have participated in the Fellowship. The Fellows, between the ages of 25 and 35, are accomplished leaders and have established records of promoting innovation and positive impact in their communities and countries.
Bridge USA annually attracts around 300,000 individuals to the United States from 200 countries and territories to study in U.S. high schools, universities, and research institutions; build professional networks; enhance English language and intercultural skills; and teach in U.S. schools, colleges, and universities.
For Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, ECA awarded grants or scholarships to HBCUs or to students, faculty, and/or staff from or hosted by HBCUs as follows:
Twenty-nine U.S. and international Fulbrighters were affiliated with (either traveling abroad from or placed at) 14 HBCUs through the Fulbright Program. These institutions included: Bennett College (Greensboro, NC), Bluefield State College (Bluefield, WV), Central State University (Wilberforce, OH), Coppin State University (Baltimore, MD), Fayetteville State University (Fayetteville, NC), Florida A&M University (Tallahassee, FL), Lincoln University (Lincoln University, PA), Mississippi Valley State University (Itta Bena, MS), North Carolina Central University (Durham, NC), Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA), Tennessee State University (Nashville, TN), Texas Southern University (Houston, TX), Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, AL), and the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Pine Bluff, AR) These scholars and students took part in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, Fulbright Specialist Program, Fulbright Foreign Student Program, Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program, and Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program, as well as the Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund.
BridgeUSA: In 2021, twenty-two HBCUs were Department-designated sponsors in the Exchange Visitor Program (EVP), also known as BridgeUSA. BridgeUSA exchange visitor students and scholars enhance the academic and research environments at HBCUs, helping to internationalize the higher education experience and contributing to ECA’s mission of fostering mutual understanding. During the 2021/2022 academic year, nine of these institutions hosted 35 exchange visitors from 15 countries representing all six global regions in the Research Scholar, Short-term scholar and College and University Student categories.
Note: Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, there were limited numbers of international exchange participants in FY 2021. However, that trend line is on the rebound and will be reflected in FY 2022 programming.
One of the nation’s fastest-growing counties is also home to a quickly expanding regional hauler with support from multiple veteran investors. Following a recent acquisition, South Carolina’s Pro Disposal is hoping to capitalize on that growth while managing a tight geographic focus.Founded in 2006 by President Alex Cano with just two roll-off containers and one truck, the company is based in Ridgeland, South Carolina. It services customers as far north as Charleston and as far south as Savannah, Georgia.Jeff Kendal...
One of the nation’s fastest-growing counties is also home to a quickly expanding regional hauler with support from multiple veteran investors. Following a recent acquisition, South Carolina’s Pro Disposal is hoping to capitalize on that growth while managing a tight geographic focus.
Founded in 2006 by President Alex Cano with just two roll-off containers and one truck, the company is based in Ridgeland, South Carolina. It services customers as far north as Charleston and as far south as Savannah, Georgia.
Jeff Kendall, managing director at Laurel Mountain Partners, came on as an investor in 2020 and brought in Comerica Bank as a partner. This summer, Ironwood Capital also made an investment in the company to support the acquisitions of Carolina Containers of Beaufort and Barnwell Resources.
Dickson Suit, a partner at Ironwood who already served on Pro’s board prior to the new investment, said that was a “pivotal” move for the company because it brought in new vertical integration opportunities. He described Cano as a “tremendous” operator who was “very customer focused.”
While Pro already owned one transfer station in Beaufort County permitted for 500 tons per day, as well as the Appleton Landfill in Allendale County that is permitted for 21,000 tons per year, the new assets significantly expand its operations and are closer to key markets.
The Carolina Containers transfer station in Jasper County brings in another 500 tons per day of permitted capacity and the Barnwell Resources landfill in Beaufort County is permitted for 156,000 tons per year. The Barnwell site had an estimated 38 years of capacity left in 2021 — more than double the capacity at Appleton — according to the most recent South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control report.
Following the transactions, Kendall estimates that Pro has “roughly quadrupled our sales in two years” while significantly boosting earnings, and is seeing growth of 25% or more per year in every product line. Pro currently has more than 80 trucks offering a range of collection types (subscription residential, front load commercial and roll-off) as well as portable restroom services.
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In addition to the bigger city markets, Pro is also focused on areas such as Bluffton, Beaufort and Hilton Head in South Carolina. Cano and his investors view local competitors as reasonable in terms of pricing, which has allowed them to sustainably compete in the market.
“We do a lot of work on the islands and the different communities in plantations where we’re the preferred hauler probably in 50% of the communities. We probably have about 70% of Hilton Head island on a subscription basis,” said Cano.
Pro uses split-body trucks for collection on Hilton Head, with recyclables going to a nearby WM MRF. At the moment, Pro doesn’t anticipate investing in its own processing infrastructure.
Jasper County (which includes Hilton Head) was the third fastest-growing county in the U.S. from July 2020 to July 2021 and Cano said this is playing out through volumes.
“It’s a beautiful area for people to come here and retire,” he said. “I think that we definitely benefit on the C&D side, but our goal is to — after the home is built, or while the home is built — get their residential cart to make it more of a permanent transaction. A lot of commercial work is happening too, because all the people moving here need to eat places and they need to go to the doctor.”
This is a textbook cycle often touted by financial analysts and industry competitors about how economic growth is a boon for haulers. Pro’s team said they’re continually investing to make the most of it. Kendall noted the company’s average truck age is around three years old, and as soon as new containers or carts come in they’re often sent out quickly. The company has also a new headquarters, including a truck yard and maintenance shop in Ridgeland, and may add other yards in Charleston or Savannah in the future.
In terms of labor, Cano said the usual recruitment challenges are a factor in his market, but Pro is finding ways to compete with unspecified high-end pay and benefits.
“We’re hiring a lot more of the veterans that are coming from the the larger companies to move over and work with us and we’re growing tremendously in the area.”
Looking ahead, Pro and its investors see potential for more organic growth in its current markets and will be building a bigger sales team. Other acquisitions are also expected, but with a targeted focus.
”We’re not really looking to go way far afield, we’re not going to Pennsylvania or necessarily Florida. Our focuses would be more in the tri-state area — North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia — initially,” said Kendall. “There are a lot of advantages to not being hither and yon, and over the years I’ve learned to prefer staying pretty dense where you are. You want to build high margins, free cash flow.”
While Pro left the door open for a broader expansion, the group repeatedly emphasized that they plan to take a controlled approach to growth — at least for as long as possible.
“This is a little bit like holding a bronco back,” said Kendall, noting at the same time that “we don’t want to lose the flavor of the local, family company.”
SAVANNAH, Ga. --The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, is set to celebrate National Public Lands Day at Hartwell, Richard B. Russell, and J. Strom Thurmond Lakes Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, and need volunteers to help cleanup.National Public Lands Day is an annual event held across the nation when hundreds of thousands of volunteers gather together to help restore a...
SAVANNAH, Ga. --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, is set to celebrate National Public Lands Day at Hartwell, Richard B. Russell, and J. Strom Thurmond Lakes Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, and need volunteers to help cleanup.
National Public Lands Day is an annual event held across the nation when hundreds of thousands of volunteers gather together to help restore and preserve local, state, and federal public lands, from national parks and rivers to local urban green spaces. Originally established in 1994, the event is held on the fourth Saturday in September and the day is traditionally the nation’s largest annual single-day volunteer effort.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, National Public Lands Day efforts were scaled back to small group projects in 2020 and 2021 but this year’s events are planned to be a return to more widespread events of the years past.
Scout groups, civic organizations, church groups, schools, sport clubs, businesses, families, and individuals are expected to work on a variety of projects including litter and non-debris cleanup, brush clearing, and trail and park maintenance along the shoreline, islands, recreation areas, coves, old road ends, and bridge areas.
At Hartwell Lake, the focus is on cleaning up litter and other non-natural debris along the shoreline and islands in and around the lake. The official event will run from 9 a.m. to noon. and volunteers can arrive by boat or vehicle. People are welcomed to sign up on the morning of. There will be six manned locations that volunteers can choose from to pick up bags and gloves as well to drop off collected trash:
“This year, we are excited to be partnering with Lake Hartwell Partners for Clean Water on the cleanup,” said Hartwell Lake Chief Ranger Tanya Grant. “Lake Hartwell Partners for Clean Water is made up of government agencies and local organizations who promote source water protection for Hartwell Lake. Hartwell Lake is one of the top visited Corps lakes in the U.S., but the lake’s popularity and heavy usage also results in litter along shorelines, in coves, and on islands so we need the public’s help in keeping the lake clean.”
At Richard B. Russell Lake, Park Ranger Brandon Dickey teamed up with local Boy Scout, Jonah Kollman, to help him finish up a project so he could obtain his Eagle Scout rank. Kollman built 30 bluebird houses which will be installed throughout the lake area during the event. Volunteer work will also include shoreline and island cleanup, handicap access ramp construction, and trail maintenance.
“This year, we are again partnering with Beaverdam Marina to be our base camp,” said Richard B. Russell Lake Park Ranger Annette Dotson. “This will give participants one central location to launch boats, bring back trash, buy fuel and pick up bags and gloves. We are also excited to have Richard B. Russell State Park joining us for the cleanup and special projects.”
The official event will run from 9 a.m. to noon, concluding with lunch and awards. Volunteers will receive free T-shirts and federal fee-free passes while supplies last and in order of registration.
The volunteer registration forms for Russell Lake are available online at Land Day SignUp for the sign-up form and here Volunteer Agreement for the volunteer agreement. Both are required. A flyer is available here: Land Day Flyer
At J. Strom Thurmond Lake, volunteer work will include fish attractor assembly, shoreline cleanup, trail maintenance, grill and picnic table painting, park roadway underbrush clearing, and lifejacket loaner boars, bluebird box, and bulletin board construction. The official event will run from 8 a.m. to noon, concluding with a picnic for volunteers where they’ll receive a free T-shirt provided by Rivers Alive, one of Thurmond’s biggest partners for the event.
The check-in location will be at the Below Dam South Carolina Recreation Area at 384 Power Plant Road, Clarks Hill. Walk-ups are welcomed on the morning of and free camping is available the nights of Sept. 23 and 24 for campers who wish to volunteer. A free day-use pass will be given to all volunteers.
Charlie Fenwick, the park operations manager for Thurmond Lake, says they expect 200-300 volunteers this year and the event includes longstanding partners such as Rivers Alive, Columbia Country dive team, Georgia Horse Council, Greenbrier High School fishing team, Cub Scouts, and Girl Scouts, with the Savannah Lakes Village Outdoor Adventure Club joining the effort for the first time.
To participate at Thurmond, volunteers must complete and return a Volunteer Agreement available online. Participants volunteering as a group can download a Group Agreement. Completed forms can be dropped off or mailed to the Thurmond Project Office at 510 Clarks Hill Highway, Clarks Hill, SC 29821or emailed to CESAS-OP-T@usace.army.mil.
In the event of severe weather conditions, National Public Lands Day events will be cancelled at all locations. An alternate (rain) date has not been scheduled.
The Georgia Bulldogs play the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday in an SEC East clash. Here's how to watch or listen to the game.What time do the Georgia Bulldogs play the South Carolina Gamecocks?Location: W...
Location: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, S.C. (Capacity 77,559)
Sean McDonough (play-by-play) Todd Blackledge( analyst) and Molly McGrath (sideline) will have the call on ESPN, That’s 16 on DirecTV, and 140 on Dish. On Spectrum cable, it's channel 32/720 in Athens and Atlanta.
Eligible subscribers can stream the broadcast via the ESPN app or at espn.com/watch
Scott Howard (play-by-play), Eric Zeier (analyst) and D.J. Shockley (sideline) will have the Georgia Bulldog Sports network call on 106.1 FM and 960 AM in Athens, 750 AM and 95.5 FM in Atlanta, 580 AM and 95.1 FM in Augusta, 1400 AM and 104.3 FM in Savannah or online at georgiadogs.com. It can be heard on SiriusXM channel 158 or 192.
As of Tuesday Georgia is a 24 1/2-point favorite, according to Tipico Sportsbook.
The over/under is 51 1/2.
The money line is Georgia -2500, South Carolina +1000.
Georgia leads 53-19-2 and has won six of the last seven. The Bulldogs are 5-1 against the Gamecocks under Kirby Smart including a 40-13 win last season in Athens.
Follow Banner-Herald UGA beat writer @marcweiszer for UGA updates. Follow Greenville News Gamecocks beat writer @eaadams6 for South Carolina updates. You can follow the team’s official accounts at @GeorgiaFootball and @GamecockFB.