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Bill Voiselle

Bill Voiselle was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball.

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Mario Winans

Mario Winans is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

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Charles Pinckney

Charles Pinckney was a lawyer, governor of South Carolina, and signer of the United States Constitution.

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Harry Scott Ashmore

Harry Ashmore was an author, editor, and Pulitzer Prize winner for his editorials in 1957 on the school integration conflict in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Sumter County

Sumter County and its county seat, the city of Sumter, were named for Revolutionary War general Thomas Sumter (1734-1832), a resident of the area.

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Calhoun County

Calhoun County was named for John C. Calhoun (1782-1850), who served as the United States vice president, secretary of state and of war, and senator.

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Georgetown County

Georgetown County and its county seat, Georgetown, were named for King George II of England.

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Berkeley County

Berkeley County was named for two of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina, Lord John Berkeley (d. 1678) and Sir William Berkeley (d. 1677).

South Carolina Facts

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The State Sword of South Carolina

The State Sword of South Carolina is a symbol for the South Carolina Senate and is placed in a cradle on the Senate rostrum whenever the Senate is in session. The current Sword was presented to the Senate on February 20, 1951, as a gift to South Carolina by Lord Halifax, former British ambassador to the United States, after learning of the theft of the original sword. 

South Carolina Glossary


(verb) - to rebel, particularly against authority