Thursday, May 15, 2008

Branchville Rises from the Ruins

It's been 2 months to the day an EF-3 tornado struck this tiny South Carolina Railroad Community. Things have been tough, but as these photos reveal the Orangeburg County village is on the mend.
The street scape project couldn't have come at a worse time, but as seen here, progress is being made.

New prefab buildings have been bought to repair Branch Junction, the center of the annual Raylrode Daze Festival.

The broken shell of Neal Ott's Grocery, but the sign signifies hope.

As this sign promises, the popular Churn food stand will be back!