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Search for native striper fish continues to be elusive

...knocked unconscious after being thrown from his bike by a rope stretched across the Modoc/Stevens Creek trail in Sumter National Forest. He awakened to find the men trying to sexually assault him, but escaped and fled on foot after elbowing one...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2014-08-02/search-native-stripers-c
Augusta area has scenic paths for walkers, bikers

...Off-Road Bicycle Association.Mountain bikers looking for a challenge flock to the Forks Area Trail System in Sumter National Forest, which has six loops spanning 37 miles, Kozlowski said.Kozlowski recommends beginners of the sport start out...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2013-03-21/augusta-area-has-scenic-
Columbia County might hear gunfire during training excercise

...the school and about 270 service members from throughout the military, has been taking place in remote areas of Sumter National Forest, but county officials had been told to expect today's activities at the South Carolina Electric and Gas hydroelectric...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-02-05/columbia-county-might-hear-g
Smoke plume from controlled burn

A controlled burn taking place in the Sumter National Forest can be seen this afternoon from Columbia County.Pam Tucker, director of emergency services, said the smoke is visible from the Georgia side of the river.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-04-14/smoke-plume-controlled-burn
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Newberry police charge 2 with killing Chapin man

...charged two people with murder in the death of a man whose body was found last month on a remote gravel road in the Sumter National Forest.Newberry County Coroner Craig Newton said 43-year-old John Henry Mayers of Chapin died after being shot...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-06-04/newberry-police-charge-2-kil
3 SC forest trails closing for season

...COLUMBIA - As the new year begins, the National Forest Service is closing three off-road vehicle trails in the Sumter National Forest in the western part of South Carolina.The closures begin on Monday. The trails will reopen on March 30.Forest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-01-02/3-sc-forest-trails-closing-s
Old Christmas trees have new uses helping fish, wildlife

...Thursday from a drop-off site in Columbia County to Sumter National Forest and Thurmond Lake, where they will be reused as...Forest Service crews from the Long Cane district of Sumter National Forest also hauled off about 500 trees, he said.In...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-01-12/old-christmas-trees-have-new-
Area bike trails draw athletes

Sumter National Forest is becoming a mecca for mountain bikers -- and a growing challenge for emergency responders."We have anywhere from a dozen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-09-25/area-bike-trails-draw-athlete
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Pact guards two streams, rare mussel species

...one of the most biologically diverse wastersheds in the state." The four properties lie within the vicinity of Sumter National Forest but are privately held and subject to development, logging and other activities that could be harmful to the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/12/03/met_557929.shtml
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Preservation group to guard local county stream properties

...one of the most biologically diverse wastersheds in the state." The four properties lie within the vicinity of Sumter National Forest but are privately held and subject to development, logging and other activities that could be harmful to the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/latest/lat_703727.shtml
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