THE WEEK AHEAD
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Lane closures this week for 501 widening
The widening of U.S. 501 northbound is expected to begin this week with nighttime lane closures planned for Conbraco Circle and Gardner Lacy Road
The southern entrance to Conbraco Circle will be closed for drainage installation from 9 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday. The northern entrance will remain open.
On Tuesday, the northern entrance to Conbraco Circle will be closed from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Wednesday, with the southern entrance remaining open.
Gardner Lacy Road will have lanes closed for drainage installation from 9 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and again from 9 p.m. Thursday until 6 a.m. Friday.
The schedule may change depending on weather.
Earthquake drill set for Thursday
As part of Earthquake Awareness Week that ends Saturday, emergency officials plan to host an earthquake drill on Thursday.
The Great Southeast ShakeOut is set for 10:17 a.m. Thursday, according the S.C. Emergency Management Division.To register for the ShakeOut, go to www.shakeout.org/southeast.
Some businesses close for Columbus Day
It’s Columbus Day, which became a federal holiday in 1937 to celebrate the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World. Check page 6A for listings of what area businesses are closed for the holiday.
Events to choose from
On Saturday, the Town of Aynor will give visitors a chance to step back in time during its Centennial Celebration at the Town Park. The celebration begins at 10 a.m. with a horse and buggy parade. Visitors can learn about the town’s history and watch demonstrations of how people lived and the work that they did a century ago. There will be vendors, entertainment and activities throughout the day, and a fireworks finale.
Also on Saturday, head north for the Loris Bog-Off or south for the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show. The former starts at 9 a.m. on Main Street; the latter starts at 11 a.m. in downtown Georgetown. Call 756-6030 or 545-0015, respectively.
Showdown for Tigers
Clemson takes on Florida State on Saturday in an ACC showdown of undefeated squads that could have national title implications. The winner will be the favorite to win the conference title and a victory could clear the path for a berth into the BCS National Championship. Coverage begins at 8 p.m. on ABC.