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SCIWAY News No. 38 – September 2006


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In This Issue

  1. Welcome (Back) to SCIWAY News
  2. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe
  3. Notable South Carolina Websites
  4. Free Hosting for SC History & Genealogy Websites
  5. Upcoming SC Festivals & Events
  6. What is SCIway?

1. Welcome (Back) to SCIWAY News

SCIWAY News is an informative monthly newsletter about South Carolina. It spotlights new and notable SC websites as well as upcoming festivals and events throughout our state.

This is actually the 38th issue of SCIWAY News, but the first we've published since the spring of 2002. The first issue was emailed in March 1997. You can read back issues here.

SCIway – pronounced "sky-way" – is an acronym for South Carolina Information Highway. Our address is sciway.net.

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2. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe

If you find SCIWAY News useful, please share this issue with family and friends.

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To change your address, simply unsubscribe your old address, then subscribe your new one.

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3. Notable South Carolina Websites

Charleston Miracle League - baseball for kids with special needs

City of Walterboro - Colleton County

Falls Park - downtown Greenville

Katawba Valley Land Trust - Catawba River Valley

Oconee Heritage Center - interesting online history exhibits

SC Centers for Equal Justice - site not available - free legal services for low income residents

SC Office of Regulatory Staff - represents public interest in utility regulation

Sherman's March - Columbia, February 17, 1865 - online documentary

Shared History - Woodlands Plantation - Midway, Bamberg County

Spartanburg Area Regional Transit Authority - Ride Sparta Bus

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4. Free Hosting for SC History & Geneaology Websites

Some of the Internet's best resources are history and genealogy websites, many of which are created by people who simply want to share information they care about. South Carolina is blessed with many of these volunteer researchers.

SCIway is making it easier for people to maintain SC history and genealogy sites by providing them fast, free, permanent web hosting.

If you would like to learn more about hosting a South Carolina history or genealogy website on SCIway, please write us at news@sciway.net.

We promise we will not claim ownership of your website ... we will not alter your pages or place ads on them ... and we will not surprise your visitors with pop-ups. We will provide search capability and link checking for your site.

Here is a list of the SC websites currently hosted on our history and genealogy server:

Websites created by Frank Oliver Clark:

Websites created by Victoria Proctor:

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5. Upcoming SC Festivals & Events

For a complete calendar of SC festivals and events, click here.

USPA Gold Cup Polo Championship - Aiken - Sep 17-Oct 1

SC State H.O.G Rally - Columbia - Sep 21-23

MOJA Arts Festival - Charleston - Sep 28-Oct 8

Okra Strut - Irmo - Sep 29-30 - site no longer available

Union County Fair - Oct 3-7

Carolina Downhome Blues Festival - Camden - Oct 5-7

2nd Annual Downtown Blues Festival - Rock Hill - Oct 5-7

South Carolina State Fair - Columbia - Oct 11-22

2nd Annual Downtown Blues Festival - Rock Hill - Oct 5-7

Beaufort Shrimp Festival- Oct 13-15

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6. What is SCIway?

SCIway -- pronounced "sky-way" -- is a website about South Carolina. It's the largest and most comprehensive directory of SC information on the Internet. You can use it to find organized links to thousands of other SC sites, and it also offers lots of original content, including maps, charts, and articles.

SCIway is 10 years old. It started as a learning and community service project at The Citadel, where I was the Director of Information Technology Services. After that, it was supported by private funds (my home equity loan) for several years. Today SCIway is completely supported by advertising.

The best thing to happen to SCIway is that my daughter Robin started working on it in the summer of 1999.

From March 1997 to May 2002, we published 37 issues of this newsletter, SCIWAY News. But in the summer of 2002, Robin and I decided to focus our resources on improving the SCIWAY website and increasing its advertising sales. Since then, we've expanded existing sections and created several new ones. Three of our favorites are:

As SCIWAY has improved, our advertising income has grown, and we have been able to hire some great new people. Thanks to their talents and hard work, we can now develop SCIWAY and publish SCIWAY News at the same time.

As always, we welcome and value your comments and suggestions. Please write us at news@sciway.net.

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© 2008 SCIWAY.net, LLC "SCIWAY News"™ is written by Rod Welch of James Island – with a lot of help from people throughout South Carolina.

Our mailing address is PO Box 13318, James Island, South Carolina, 29422.

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Back issues of SCIWAY News can be found here.

SCIWAY, pronounced "sky-way," is an acronym for South Carolina Information Highway.


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