Lake Hartwell Cleanup Campaign

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For Immediate Release:
News Release No. 16-11
Trash disposal sites confirmed for Hartwell Lake’s Cleanup campaign

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Officials at the Hartwell Lake Project site are preparing trash disposal sites in anticipation of the lake’s annual Cleanup Greenup campaign scheduled April 16-23. Corps officials encourage visitors to dispose of trash in proper and authorized containers such as public trash collection locations provided by counties surrounding the lake. For purposes of the cleanup, additional containers will be available during the event at the following locations:

  • Anderson County: Green Pond Landing and Event Center, Darwin Wright Park, Portman Marina and Big Water Marina
  • Oconee County: Clemson Marina
  • Pickens County: Twin Lakes Boat Ramp
  • Hart County: Hartwell Marina and Harbor Light Marina

Additionally, dumpsters will be available April 21-22 in Oconee County at Mullins Ford and Fair Play Recreation Areas.

Event sponsors remind volunteers that the conclusion of the campaign will feature an appreciation cookout at the Big Oaks Recreation Area in Hartwell, Georgia on Saturday, April 23 at 11:30 a.m. The event will include music, activities for children and door prizes.

To expose and recognize these efforts, volunteer efforts may be documented on the Corps’ public forums. Lake advocates are encouraged to share photos of their cleanup efforts and they may be posted on the Savannah Corps’ website. You may even be featured on the Corps’Facebook site! Submit up to five photos

Lastly, it is not too late to volunteer! To sign up contact Park Ranger Dale Bowen at 888-893-0678 ext. 348 or email him

Chelsea Smith, Public Affairs Specialist, 912.652.5756
Or: Billy Birdwell 912.677.6039
ABOUT US: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District plays a major role in water resource projects throughout the region. The District operates three hydroelectric dam and reservoir projects on the Savannah River (Hartwell, Richard B. Russell, and J. Strom Thurmond); maintains the federal shipping channels at the Savannah and Brunswick harbors; and processes Regulatory (stream/wetland) permits for development projects within the state of Georgia. The District also oversees a multi-million dollar military construction program at 11 Army and Air Force installations in Georgia and North Carolina. The District provides expertise across a wide range of disciplines–from engineering, architecture and design to construction, master planning and environmental services. Learn more at visit our social media sites.

“personhood” vs. “incumbent protection act”

State Lawmakers, DSS working on Lowering Caseload Numbers

compliment from Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D-Kershaw)

dew: workforce development board

dewSen. Bryant appointed to workforce board

The South Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore has announced the appointment of Sen. Kevin Bryant, R-Anderson, to the State Workforce Development Board (SWDB).

Bryant, who manages Bryant Pharmacy & Supply in Anderson with his father and brothers, has served in the S.C. Senate since 2004. He currently serves as chairman of the General Committee and is a member of the Agriculture and Natural Resources, Corrections and Penology, Finance and the Labor, Commerce and Industry (LCI) committees. He also serves at sub-committee chairman of the LCI that oversees the Department of Employment and Workforce.

As a member of SWDB, Bryant will help provide direction to the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) on workforce development issues in order to create a skilled labor force that gives South Carolina a competitive advantage by ensuring that an effective workforce system exists to improve the prosperity business and lives of South Carolinians.

“We are excited to welcome Sen. Bryant to the State Workforce Development Board. We look forward to the leadership and insight that he will bring to the board,” said Cheryl Stanton, executive director of DEW. “He possesses knowledge of workforce issues as both an employer and legislator. He is well aware of the needs and issues of hiring the right people and of the needs of the state’s workforce.”

Bryant is married to his wife, Ann, and has three children.

humor from Sen. Joel Lourie

Here’s a little humor from Sen. Joel Lourie (D-Richland) from our debate on S. 997. I refer to him as my BLFF (bestest leftest friend forever) as he calls me his right-wing-brother-from-another-mother.

Terrorism Bill S. 997

DSS public hearing Powdersville 03.29.2016

Contact: Dave Wilson, 803-665-3361

Senator Kevin Bryant, Chairman of the SC Senate General Committee, announces an upcoming Department of Social Services Oversight Sub-Committee Hearing on Tuesday, March 29th, at 6:00 P.M. at the Tri-County Technical College Powdersville/Easley campus.

“Our state’s social services agency is fraught with issues, not the least of which is social workers in Anderson County with more than 100 cases in their case load,” said Senator Bryant announcing the hearing. “These workers are dealing with some of the most fragile family situations in our state, and we need to ensure they are capable of meeting the needs of those families.”

The Senate General Committee DSS Oversight Sub-Committee members are:

  • Sen. Tom Young, Chair (R-Aiken)
  • Sen. Joel Lourie (D-Richland)
  • Sen. Greg Gregory (R-Lancaster)
  • Sen. Thomas McElveen (D-Sumter)
  • Sen. Katrina Shealy (R-Lexington)
  • Sen. Margie Bright-Matthews (D-Colleton)

SC Department of Social Services Director Susan Alford and South Carolina Department of Social Services Region 1 Director, Keith Frazier will also be in attendance.


Palmetto Panel Conference 03.19.2016

This unique citizen-led conference is designed to offer information you will not get any where else. By providing subject matter experts, networking and training opportunities, this conference empowers citizens to take constructive action on issues critical to the Palmetto State. Our venue, Clemson University’s premier conference center, located on the shores of beautiful Lake Hartwell, provides the perfect setting to bring this all together. Please consider staying for a second day to attend citizen training through The Center for Self Governance. www.CenterForSelfGovernance.compolicy

Anderson Co. Improvements: Brown/King & Concord/Harris Br. Rd. 

potholeWith all our potholes, these projects don’t seem to be a priority to me, but here’s an open forum for you, the taxpayer.


Thursday, March 24, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the North Pointe Elementary School Auditorium located at 3325 SC 81, Anderson, South Carolina, 29621. The meeting will be a drop-in format with displays for viewing. A formal presentation will not be given at this time.

In the future, if an official Public Hearing is held, a formal presentation will be given during the meeting, and citizens will have the opportunity to make formal, verbal comments immediately following.

Purpose: To provide information and solicit feedback from area residents concerning the proposed intersection improvements at the following two locations: Concord Road at Harris Bridge Road and Kings Road at Brown Road.

The intersection at Concord Road and Harris Bridge Road is proposed to be reconstructed as a roundabout that will also realign Cathey Road as part of the intersection. The intersection at Kings Road and Brown Road is also proposed to be reconstructed as a roundabout. The purpose of these projects is to improve the operation, efficiency, and safety of the intersections, thereby improving the level of service as well.

SCDOT will also gather information from the public or any interested organization on historic or cultural resources in the community. Engineering, Right of Way, and Environmental personnel from the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will be available to answer questions. Plans will be displayed showing the proposed projects.

Contact: Additional information concerning the project may be obtained by contacting Mr. Chris Jordan, SCDOT Program Manager at (803)737-4964 in Columbia, SC. Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Ms. Betty Gray at (803)737-1395.

South Carolina Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration