News, Views & Howdy-Do's
from the
Town of Turbeville
February, 2013

The Town of Turbeville is an equal opportunity provider

The next meeting of Town Council will be held at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Town Hall. The public is encouraged to attend.

Anyone that receives water from the Town of Turbeville can also sign up for trash collection. If you are interested in this service come by Town Hall and sign up. You do not have to live in the Town of Turbeville to receive this service.

Town’s Recreation Program, and other information, Visit the Town’s web site at

The Town Of Turbeville will be celebrating its 100 birthday in 2014. We need volunteers to help on committees and come up with ideas so that we can have a great birthday celebration. Please call Town Hall at 843-659-2781 if you have any ideas or if you are willing to serve on a committee.

Character Counts Word of the Month for March is Self-Discipline.

ORDINANCE: Final reading of Ordinance 2013-01, FY 2013 Revision of Purchasing Agent Duties and Bid Protest Procedure was held at the regular meeting of Town Council on February 12, 2013. This is necessary so that the Town is in compliance with GDBG requirements. Additional information may be obtained at Town Hall.

If anyone would like to post anything in the Newsletter or on the Town Website, please send your information to Mrs. Faye Atkinson at or you may bring your information to Town Hall. Any concerns or comments about the Website should be addressed to the Town Administrator, Rodney Johnson at Please let us know your thoughts or concerns.

The Clarendon County Bookmobile has new hours to allow more convenient access for patrons. Beginning Saturday, February 2, 2013, and continuing the first Saturday of each month, the bookmobile will be at the IGA from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 9:45 AM to 12:30PM. All stops will be at the IGA. A copy of the schedule is available at Town Hall.

From PAW PRINTS, the newsletter of A Second Chance Animal Shelter located at 5079 Alex Harvin Hwy. in Manning: DID YOU KNOW? Only 1 out of 10 dogs and 1 out of 12 cats born, ever find permanent homes. 800 cats and dogs are euthanized every hour in the United States because there aren’t enough homes. A Second Chance Animal Shelter is offering a low cost spay and neuter clinic to control animal population so that all cats and dogs may find a forever home.

COSTS: Dogs Female: $65.00   Males: $50.00
  Cats Female: $65.00   Males: $45.00

To make an appointment, or for additional information, call 803-473-7075.

The 6th Annual Puddin Swamp Festival will be held April 18–20, 2013. For more information, go to

Beauty Pageant – April 6th

Taste of Puddin Swamp – April 18th
Location: Pine Grove United Methodist Church
Tickets: $15.00
Entertainment: Not-yo-mama

Friday Night Street dance – April 19th
Location: Turbeville Town Square
Tickets: FREE
Entertainment: Orange Krush Band
Food Vendors: Food will be sold all afternoon and evening
Carnival Rides: Carnival Rides will begin at 6pm – 11pm

Saturday Main Street Stage Events – April 20th
Location: Turbeville Town Square
Tickets: FREE
Entertainment: Main Street Stage will have performers all day
Food vendors will be selling all day
$1,000 Cornhole Tournament
Fireworks Extravaganza

February has been proclaimed “Cities Mean Business” month in the Town of Turbeville by the Turbeville Town Council to affirm its dedication to businesses that operate in this town, and its commitment to the economic success and competitiveness of South Carolina. The partnership between local officials and business leaders is critical to our economy. During the month, council members will be visiting businesses in town to express appreciation for being a part of our community. Shopping locally saves gas and travel time and town services are financed through local sales taxes. A purchase in town is an investment in our community. Local businesses contribute to our economy through donations and provide employment opportunities. We thank all of our businesses for your contribution to the success of our town.

Town Council, acting on behalf of the citizens of the Town of Turbeville has proclaimed the first Friday in December as Arbor Day in the Town of Turbeville.

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