The South Carolina Forestry Commission ended a Red Flag Fire Alert on Sunday morning. The alert had been in effect since Saturday morning.


The Commission called off the alert because of improving weather conditions. According to a press release issued by the Commission, calmer winds and higher relative humidity values mean fire is less likely to spread.


However, because the Southeast is in the midst of wildfire season, the Commission warned that care should be taken with all forms of outdoor burning to prevent wildfires from starting.


During the Red Flag Alert, Commission personnel responded to 51 fires statewide. No injuries were reported. Some local jurisdictions may have yet to lift a burning ban, according to the Commission, which recommended checking with local fire officials before conducting any type of burn.


South Carolina law requires anyone planning to conduct debris burns or controlled burns to notify the Commission in advance.


USC Aiken to host Micah Cash exhibit

USC Aiken will host an exhibit by Micah Cash titled “Landscapes: Paintings by Micah Cash” in the Etherredge Center from now through Feb. 14.


A reception for the artist will be held on Sunday from 2:30 to 5 p.m.


Resistance band class held in Graniteville

Gregg Park Civic Center in Graniteville offers a Resistance Band Training class on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m.


The cost is $10 per month for passholders and $15 for nonpassholders. This fee includes unlimited participation in all exercise classes.


For more information, call 803-663-7552.


Line dancing lessons to be held on Monday

Line dance lessons are held at the Gregg Park Civic Center in Graniteville on Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cassie Barnhill is the instructor. The cost is $5 per class. For more information, call 803-663-7552.


Forestry Commission ends Red Flag Fire Alert