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The City of Travelers Rest ranked No. 4 on a top 10 list of the Best Southern Small Towns by USA TODAY.

The National Child Safety Council awarded a five-year recognition award to Hemingway Police Chief H. Bryan Todd in recognition of the police department's participation in the NCSC/Safetypup program over the past five years. Safetypup helps children learn and remember the basics of child safety. 

Southern Living magazine has named the towns of Hilton Head Island and Kiawah Island No. 4 and No. 6, respectively, on a list of The South's Best Islands 2017.