Heidi McManus, left, shows traveler Louise Nezelek how to get to Beaufort at the state welcome center on I-95 in Hardeeville on Friday. The state's nine aging welcome centers soon will have a new look, after the state budget transferred control of the centers to the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism from the Department of Transportation on July 1. About $3.2 million will be redirected from transportation to the tourism department for the centers' daily operations, including the one in Hardeeville, which is the state's most visited.
Heidi McManus, left, shows traveler Louise Nezelek how to get to Beaufort at the state welcome center on I-95 in Hardeeville on Friday. The state's nine aging welcome centers soon will have a new look, after the state budget transferred control of the centers to the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism from the Department of Transportation on July 1. About $3.2 million will be redirected from transportation to the tourism department for the centers' daily operations, including the one in Hardeeville, which is the state's most visited. Jay Karr, staff photo
Heidi McManus, left, shows traveler Louise Nezelek how to get to Beaufort at the state welcome center on I-95 in Hardeeville on Friday. The state's nine aging welcome centers soon will have a new look, after the state budget transferred control of the centers to the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism from the Department of Transportation on July 1. About $3.2 million will be redirected from transportation to the tourism department for the centers' daily operations, including the one in Hardeeville, which is the state's most visited. Jay Karr, staff photo

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July 20, 2014 7:37 PM

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