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SCDNR conducting survey of illegal buoys


CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources is beginning a statewide survey to identify illegal buoys in South Carolina’s waterways. The department announced that the effort, beginning Wednesday, is the result of an increasing number of illegal “No Wake” buoys which have been placed in lakes, rivers and coastal waterways. Under state law, no municipality or private ... Read More »

Blowfish break ground on new ballpark in Lexington County

New Blowfish statdium

Lexington, SC. Ground is being broken Wednesday on a new ballpark for the Columbia Blowfish. The new stadium is being built on the site of the old Lexington High School Football stadium. The construction is the start of a new era for the Columbia Blowfish, who were looking for a new home for about three years. And when they found ... Read More »

New SCE&G Rate Increase


Columbia, SC (WLTX) — The South Carolina Public Service Commission passed approval on a rate increase request from South Carolina Electric & Gas on Wednesday, September 24th. The average 2.82% rate increase will cover more financing costs for the construction of two nuclear reactor units at the V.C. Summer facility in Jenkinsville, co-owned by Santee Cooper. The increased rates go ... Read More »

New recreation trail opens in Lexington

Lexington walking trail

LEXINGTON, SC (WIS) – People in Lexington have a new place to enjoy the outdoors. The Fourteen Mile Creek Trail is the result of a $100,000 grant from South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism. The entrance to the ¾ mile loop trail is near the intersection of North Lake Dr. and Old Cherokee Rd. by the Exxon gas station parking ... Read More »

Fall Weather Kicks Off Fall

Fall begins

Fall Comes to Lake Murray !!!!!! Columbia, SC (WLTX) — Fall officially kicks off this week and it’s finally going to start to feel like it too. The Fall Equinox occurs at 10:29 PM on Monday and equinox means equal hours of daylight and darkness. Read More: Read More »

Lake Murray Seniors September 2014 Tournament Results


Slaughter and Maner Win September Seniors By David Larrabee, Contributing Writer Twenty-one boats from the Lake Murray Seniors Bass Club took off from Dreher Island last week with lots of “fish tales” to tell. Most of the members reported catching numerous bass along with a handful of stripers. My partner, Bob Kramer, and I must have caught two dozen fish ... Read More »

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 »

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