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Bill Murray

Bill Murray is an actor and comedian best known for his deadpan humor on Saturday Night Live and his role in Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, and Caddyshack.

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Louis D. Rubin, Jr.

Louis D. Rubin’s distinguished career as a teacher, scholar, editor, and novelist has brought him numerous awards and honors, including honorary degrees from the University of Richmond, the College of Charleston, and Clemson University.

AJ Green wearing a white football uniform accented with orange and black. A black 18 outlined in orange is on the front of his uniform.

AJ Green

AJ (Adriel Jeremiah) Green is a football wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals. 

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Kadra Maysi

Poet, novelist, playwright, historian. Her primary love was poetry, with a focus on lyrical verse, sonnets, and nature poems.

A black, white and cream movie theater with red accents on the two windows.

Hampton County

Hampton County and its county seat Hampton were named for Confederate general and governor Wade Hampton (1818-1902).

A large white house with a brown brick chimney.

Barnwell County

Barnwell County and its county seat of Barnwell were named for Revolutionary War leader John Barnwell (1748-1800).

A large white house with huge columns, dark windows, and gray stairs that leads out to a manicured green lawn.

Aiken County

Aiken County and its county seat, the town of Aiken, were named for William Aiken (1806-1831), president of the South Carolina Railroad.

Round brick buildings covered in snow and ice.

Lexington County

Lexington County and its county seat, the town of Lexington, were named for the battle of Lexington, Massachusetts, the first battle of the American Revolution.

South Carolina Facts

Carolina jessamine, Gelsemium sempervirens

South Carolina State Flower

The indigenous fragrant Yellow Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) was adopted by the General Assembly as the official State Flower on February 1, 1924. It is a climbing woody vine with evergreen leaves and blooms small, fragrant yellow flowers. 

South Carolina Glossary

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(noun) - the leader of a state in the United States