Mark Herbert in the News

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Mark donates $10,000 to THS construction program

Mark knows how important the construction program at Thomson High School is. The McDuffie Progress covered the presentation to the school on August 15, 2019.

Mark and JoAnn Herbert of Herbert Homes presented a $10,000  check to the McDuffie County Board of Education to benefit the construction program at Thomson High School. Pictured are Trevor Roberson, THS principal; Andy Knox, board chairman; Mychele Rhodes, superintendent of schools; and Jarvis McNair, board vice chairman.

A local developer showed his commitment to education by donating $10,000 to the construction program at Thomson High School.

Mark and JoAnn Herbert, of Herbert Homes, and the developers turning the former 1810 winery in Thomson into a multifaceted residential and commercial entity, presented the check for the construction program to the McDuffie County Board of Education Aug. 15.

In making the donation, he said the money is to be used for supplies and training materials for the multiple pathways offered within the construction career cluster at the high school.

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Giving Your Best Award: Pat Grice

I have known Pat Grice for many years, this award is well deserved. Congratulations Pat. 

Giving Your Best: Pat Grice

By: Jennie Montgomery
Posted: Mar 26, 2018 05:46 PM EDT
Updated: Apr 12, 2018 05:19 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Pat Grice is a volunteer with Columbia County Community Connection and Columbia County Cares. She delivers food and clothing where it’s needed, coordinating with consignment shops and grocery stores.

What began 11 years ago with just one school, now serves 31 schools.

Pat had another reason to celebrate when the WJBF cameras showed up at her office– making it an extra special birthday as she was presented the Giving Your Best award!!!  

News from some of the Charities Mark and JoAnn Support

  • Concussion: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
    by American Red Cross on October 18, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    We've all heard of concussions and know they can be serious, but what is a concussion, really? And how can you tell if you, or someone else, has a concussion? Watch as Jeff Upperman, a Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council member, talks about what they are, common symptoms and signs, what to do immediately and when to seek concussion treatment for yourself, a friend or family member. Learn more: #redcross #science

  • Anaphylactic Reaction: Symptoms and Treatment
    by American Red Cross on October 18, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening condition that can be caused by a wide variety of triggers. And while an anaphylactic reaction may present differently in each person, signs and symptoms commonly include rashes, hives or swelling of the skin or mucosa – and some people may have difficulty breathing, low blood pressure or altered mental state. For anaphylactic shock, the treatment is to use an epinephrine auto injector. Watch as Bob Seitz, Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council member, talks about anaphylaxis, how to use an epinephrine auto injector, the importance of training, and how it can help save lives. Learn more: #redcross #science

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  • Jump Rope Skills
    on August 9, 2018 at 4:40 pm

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  • Educator
    on July 19, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    The American Heart Association offers programs for the classroom and for the gym to get help kids healthy and performing better in school.

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  • RAIN CHECK: Aiken & North Augusta Spooky Collection
    by on October 18, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Due to tomorrow’s forecast for heavy rain, Golden Harvest is postponing the Aiken and North Augusta It’s Spooky to be Hungry collection from Saturday, October 19 to Saturday, October 26, which is the same day as the Richmond and Columbia County Collection. Golden Harvest relies heavily on the food and funds brought in during It’s

  • Edgefield Agency Feeds Kids and Seniors
    by on July 23, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    83-year-old Bertha’s eyes sparkle as she talks about her favorite recipe for cabbage soup. “I don’t cook by a recipe – I make my own recipes,” she says proudly. “And it tastes so good!” Bertha moved to rural South Carolina from New York two years ago to be near family after a medical emergency left