Allison received mainstream recognition with her first novel, Bastard Out of Carolina (1992), which in 1996 was adapted to a film directed by Anjelica Huston. Read the Entry »

In 1828 he launched his formal political career and won election to the S.C. House of Representatives, where he represented Prince George Winyah Parish from 1828 to 1831. He was subsequently involved in several disputed elections involving the Prince George Winyah S.C. Senate seat, in large part because of his staunch support of nullification. Read the Entry »

Allston's philosophy of art elevated the image of American artists from mere artisans to romantic idealists. Read the Entry »

Working closely with corrections agencies at both the state and federal levels, the Alston Wilkes Society serves thousands of people every year. It offers statewide city court mediation, counseling, and employment services for offenders/ex-offenders and the homeless. The society also operates adult halfway houses, veterans’ homes, and youth homes. Read the Entry »

Much like another prominent nineteenth-century political figure, James Chesnut, Alston is primarily remembered as the husband of his legendary wife. Read the Entry »

Amethyst became the official South Carolina gemstone by a law signed by Governor Robert McNair on June 24, 1969. Read the Entry »

Incorporated as a city in 1882, Anderson became a center of the Piedmont’s late nineteenth-century industrial expansion. Read the Entry »

Industrial development in Anderson County began in earnest in the decades following the Civil War, and gradually replaced agriculture as the foundation of the county economy. Read the Entry »

The newspaper became the first in the state to publish daily on the Internet in 1995. Read the Entry »

In 1915 John Gary Anderson began converting his buggy factory to the production of automobiles, and he soon promised Rock Hill that he would turn the town into the “Detroit of the South.” Read the Entry »