Better South President Andy Brack remembers seeing the “Goat Man” as a boy when in the back seat of a station wagon traveling between his father’s country cousins in Allentown, Ga., to nearby Macon, where his grandparents lived. You’d see him pushing a wagon filled with all sorts of junk. He was, in a word, a “character.”
We’re still trying to find out the history behind this grand house about five miles northwest of Holly Hill, S.C. where U.S. Highways 15 and 176 split. We’re told a family that just had a daughter (see if you can find the pink stork sign) is renovating it slowly.
Look around rural areas of South Carolina and you’re almost more likely to see grain bins than structures like tobacco barns, writes photographer Linda W. Brown of Kingstree, S.C.
Here’s another empty store just down the road from one we profiled a couple of days back. It, too, is in Colleton County, S.C., just east of Walterboro on S.C. Highway 64.
If you’re looking for a “swap meet” — a gathering of folks who want to trade stuff that others might like — look no further than rural Colleton County east of Walterboro, S.C., on S. C. Highway 64.
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