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Coast Guard holds Joint Training Exercises


News Release Coast Guard holds Joint Training Exercises USCG Station Charleston conducted classroom and on-water training at Flotilla Island, Lake Murray, SC on August 29-31, 2014 for four inland lake flotillas in South Carolina and Georgia. During the holiday weekend, Coast Guard instructors Boatswains Mate Chief (BMC) Robert Wheat, BMC John Palmer, and Machinery Technician Petty Officer (MK1) Sean Florane ... Read More »

Winterizing your Boat


Winterizing Your Boat When the boating season is winding down, it’s time to start thinking about protecting your valuable recreational asset. The time and effort you spend now will have a definite effect on your boat’s performance, or lack of it, and certainly save you time, effort and money come spring. You should remember that your insurance policy may not ... Read More »

Staying safe on the water all year around

Labor Day weekend

LAKE MURRAY, S.C. (WACH) – Labor Day weekend means the end of the summer boating season, but officials say it shouldn’t mean the end of putting safety first. “We see a majority of our fatalities is people who were not wearing their life jackets,” said Sgt. Rhett Bickley of the SC Department of Natural Resources. Bickley says the rules of ... Read More »

Politicians come to Chapin for Labor Day

Chapin Parade

By Will Whitson CHAPIN, SC (WIS/AP) – An influx of politicians and potential politicians were in Chapin for the town’s annual Labor Day parade. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and independent U.S. Senate candidate Thomas Ravenel were there Monday morning, along with Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Bakari Sellers. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen and independent candidate for governor Tom Ervin also ... Read More »

Happy Labor Day from

Happy Labor day

I t’s Labor Day, the day set aside each year to honor the achievement of America’s workers. The holiday had its beginnings in the 1880s, when smaller organizations began to celebrate the occasion. It was officially made a U.S. holiday when President Grover Cleveland signed a law in 1877 proclaiming the day. Over the years, the holiday has taken on ... Read More »

SCDNR offering Labor Day boat safety inspections


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources is offering courtesy boat safety inspections during the Labor Day weekend at boat landings across South Carolina. The department announced that boating and enforcement officers will perform quick inspections for required safety equipment and proper boat and motor registration. Boaters won’t get a ticket if they are not in compliance, ... Read More »

Victim identified in Lake Murray drowning

Lake Murray

LAKE MURRAY, SC (WIS) – The Saluda County Coroner’s Office has identified a Charlotte man as the victim in a late Thursday night drowning in Prosperity. According to Coroner Keith Turner, 31-year-old Jose Milton Martinez drowned in Lake Murray. Investigators with the state Department of Natural Resources say Martinez and two of his friends paddled out on the lake in ... Read More »

DeBrand and Parker Win August Seniors Tournament


Lake Murray Seniors August 2014 Tournament Results DeBrand and Parker Win August Seniors Tournament By David Larrabee, Contributing Writer The Lake Murray Seniors Bass Club had a very rough day last week when twenty-three boats took off from Dreher State Park for their monthly tournament. The Forest Wood Cup had just concluded, and every day after that, local fishermen were ... Read More »

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