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Johnny Whitworth

Johnny Whitworth is a actor. He is known for his roles as A.J. in Empire Records, Blackout in Marvel's Ghost Rider: Spirt of Vengeance, and Jake Berkeley in CSI: Miami.

Leeza Gibbons smiling wearing a magenta sweater over black blouse next to a make-up stand.

Leeza Gibbons

Leeza Gibbons is a talk show host of Entertainment Tonight and other Hollywood news shows.

Andrew Jackson wearing a black and gold uniform with a paint of a white horse and trees in the background.

Andrew Jackson

Born in Lancaster County, South Carolina, Andrew Jackson was the President of the United States from 1829 to 1837.

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Augusta Baker

Augusta Baker was a librarian and storyteller known for her contributions to children's literature, especially regarding the portrayal of Black Americans in works for children.

A dark and light house with a manicured lawn.

Berkeley County

Berkeley County was named for two of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina, Lord John Berkeley (d. 1678) and Sir William Berkeley (d. 1677).

A brick building with white sliding at the top of the front entrance.

Marion County

Marion County and its county seat, the town of Marion, were named for Revolutionary War general Francis Marion (1732-1795), known as the "Swamp Fox."

A white and gray house with an American Flag hanging in front of the front door.

Allendale County

Allendale County and its county seat of Allendale were named for the Allen family, one of whose members, Paul Allen, was the town's first postmaster.

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Colleton County

Colleton County was named for one of the Lords Proprietors, Sir John Colleton (1608-1666).

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina State Game Bird

The gobbling, clucking and purring Wild Turkey was designated as the official State Wild Game Bird by Act Number 508 of 1976. Wild Turkeys are found in forests throughout the State of South Carolina 

South Carolina Glossary



(noun) - a newspaper