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Bill Voiselle

Bill Voiselle was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball.

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Brooklyn Mack

Brooklyn Mack is a danseur from Elgin, SC.

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Dorothea Benton Frank

Best-selling author Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivan’s Island and has written several novels set in the Lowcountry.

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Benjamin Griffith Brawley

Benjamin Griffith Brawley was an author and educator from Columbia, SC. Many of his books were considered standard college texts.

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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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Oconee County

Oconee County takes its name from a Native American word meaning "water eyes of the hills." It was formed in 1868 from Pickens District, and the county seat is Walhalla.

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Beaufort County

Both Beaufort County and its county seat Beaufort were named for Henry Somerset, Duke of Beaufort (1684-1714), one of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina.

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Newberry County

The origin of the name Newberry is unknown. The county was formed in 1785 as a part of the Ninety Six District.

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina State Opera

Porgy and Bess was designated as the official Opera of the State by Act Number 94 of 2001. Porgy and Bess is an opera based on the novel Porgy written by South Carolina native Edwin Dubose Heyward. 

South Carolina Glossary

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(noun) - a substance, such as a chemical or animal manure, used to provide nutrients to help plants grow. Many people use fertilizers on their lawns and gardens.