McCormick County Featured in Segment on Augusta ABC Affiliate WJBF's “Local Living” Program

 

Savannah Lakes is thrilled to be a part of the greater community of McCormick County.

Local Living is a local lifestyle and home-related show that airs on WJBF, the local ABC affiliate in Augusta, Georgia. This video features Thessa Smith, Director of Economic Development for McCormick County as well as the County's clerk of court, Crystal Barnes.

Enjoy the expansive views of the surrounding lakes as well as glimpses of the Town of McCormick in this brief video! Like Thessa and Crystal, we are proud to be a part of the "natural pace of life" that is available in McCormick County.

This video was originally released on WJBF and posted here:
https://www.wjbf.com/featured/local-living/today-we-are-spotlighting-the-beautiful-natural-features-history-and-development-of-mccormick-co/1594884012

For your convenience, we have provided a transcript of the video:

Thessa Smith: "Hello, I'm Thessa Smith, the Economic Development Director, and we would like to welcome you to McCormick County, the natural pace of life! Among the pines of Sumter National Forest, nestled along South Carolina's Freshwater coast, there's a place where the coastline of Lake Thurmond welcomes people into our proud state; where opportunities abound around every corner; and where the pace of life makes it easy to connect with nature and even easier to connect with one another."

Crystal Barnes: "McCormick County, established a hundred years ago, is a place we are proud to call our home. We are a diverse collection of communities connected by an historic rail line that winds its way through our county. The railroad tells the tale of our early years and our connections to the region that surrounds us and fueled our growth. The rail now helps us grow in new and different ways. With the Savannah Valley Railroad Trail connecting the Railtowns of McCormick County: Mount Carmel, Willington, Plum Branch, Parksville, Modoc, Clarks Hill and McCormick — communities with names that evoke the people who inspired the history of this place — we are also newer communities such as Savannah Lakes Village, where old families and newcomers alike enjoy a lifestyle on the lakefront that defines us. We are a safe and comfortable community in which to raise a family and enjoy life. We are a place where you can savor your surroundings, where connection to the natural world is as close as your front door and a "traffic jam" means a family of whitetail deer. We are home to beautiful state parks packed with campsites, golf courses, boat launches, hiking and biking trails, and miles of stunning coastline. Our approachability, ease of access, and welcoming nature help us put the "Great" in "The Great Outdoors."

Thessa: "Today we are building a 21st Century economy around industry, arts, culture, recreation and tourism. We are preserving our natural and cultural resources for our children and grandchildren, and we are working together to preserve treasures such as Willington, The Dorn Mill, and Price's Mill. We are a vibrant arts community that is nurturing artists of all ages and interests and hosting events to cultivate community pride. We are a place where the pace is slower, the tea is sweeter, the trees are taller, and the gold shines brighter. We invite you to discover why people call us 'the gem of South Carolina's Freshwater Coast.' McCormick County, South Carolina: The Natural Pace of Life."