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      Signs to make it easier getting off SC beaten path

      By BRUCE SMITHAssociated Press

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - It will be getting easier for visitors to South Carolina to find tourist attractions off the beaten path or to find agricultural attractions.

      A new program of blue directional signs pointing the way to such rural locations begins next month. The signs will be similar to those that direct visitors to services off the interstates. But these signs will have the state PRT and Certified South Carolina Grown agriculture logos.

      The idea is to make it easier for visitors to find their way to attractions in less-traveled areas. Such attractions might range from roadside farm stands to whitewater rafting and outdoor outfitters.

      The program is being administered by the state Transportation Department in conjunction with the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism and the state Agriculture Department.

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