The Southern Cultural Heritage Center (formally S.F.X.A) is getting a facelift. Workers with Willmer Painting of Greenville scraped paint form the window frames of the complex this past week. Repairs, overseen by David Smith Construction of Inverness, are to cost $188.000 and are being funded through a $150,000 grant from the Department of Archives and History. The SCHC is seeking donations to cover the rest of the work, which will include roof and brick repairs, said Annette Kirklin, executive director. Names of donors who give $50 will be placed on a plaque at the SCHC. Call 601-631-2997 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The SCHC is comprised of five buildings built between 1830 and 1955. The center is used for cultural programs and other events.
These two pictures were taken today around 10:40 a.m. while steam cleaning the roof.