Numerous shellfish harvesting areas along the South Carolina coast have been closed by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) due to this week’s heavy rainfall.
Sgt. Brian Norton of Dillon, Security Force, Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team, plays cricket with Afghan children in Laghman province during a engineering assessment.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside all sleeping areas, and on every level of the home, including the basement. According to the NFPA, which develops NFPA 72, National Smoke Alarm Code®, many homes still don’t have that level of protection. Unfortunately, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths per year result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms at all or no working smoke alarms.
Secretary of Transportation H.B. Limehouse Jr. has sent a letter to the General Assembly, updating his annual “State of SCDOT” report with the latest operational and financial status of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT).
An editorial cartoon in recognition of National Newspaper Week.
It’s National Newspaper Week, and it is a good time to put things in perspective.
In a head-to-head test of public notice results, a newspaper recently won by a 7-to-1 margin over the Internet.
Army National Guard Pfc. Sandra K. Williams has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Spc. Roberick McNeil (left) of Dillon, Capt. Saddler Taylor (center) of Columbia, and Staff Sgt. Kurt Jacumin (right) of Charleston, all of Security Force, Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team, catch a breath during a two hour foot patrol in 110 degree heat in a rice field in Laghman province.
Smoke alarms save lives, and can cut the risk of dying in a fire in half. However, smoke alarms must be installed, maintained and working properly to do so. That’s according to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), which is promoting “Smoke Alarms: A sound you can live with!” as the theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 3-9, 2010. NFPA has been the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for 88 years.