Looking Back – Halloween and More

Dear Editor: We are nearing Halloween 2012 and I thought I would tell some things that happened Halloween 1938 in Edgefield.  The “Bad Boys” of the mill hill covered Mrs. Helen Nicholson’s front yard with “confetti.”  My brother Joseph Wood and Maurice Gilchrist short wired the fire alarm and it blasted for hours.  The stately […]

Truth vs. Myth – 2012 General Election

Truth vs. Myth – 2012 General Election

From the SC Election Commission. The following are some common myths that are circulated prior to general elections: Myth:  The new photo ID law is in effect, and if you don’t have one, you can’t vote. Truth:  The new photo ID law will NOT be in effect on November 6th.  To vote on November 6th, you must […]

Catherine Dobey Morton

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – Mrs. Catherine Dobey Morton, of Edgefield Road, entered into rest October 26, 2012. Funeral services will take place, Friday, Nov. 2, at Carey Hill Resource Center with burial at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Morton, a native of Edgefield County was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include […]

Mary Lou Miles

EDGEFIELD, S.C. – Mrs. Mary Lou Miles, of Mims Street, entered into rest October 28, 2012. Funeral services will take place Saturday, Nov. 3, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Miles, a native of Edgefield County, was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Lucille McCain; a son, Henry Miles, […]

Candidate Smith Speaks

Dear Editor, Over the last ten months, my campaign team and I have been spreading the message throughout District 1 that the voices of so many go unheard. Our main mission in seeking office is to restore the voice of ALL people throughout the district. We are gaining ground every day to take back our district. As many of you know, I […]

Eugenia (Jean) Rodgers Chambers

WARD, S.C. – Mrs. Eugenia (Jean) Rodgers Chambers, 65, of Ward, wife of Kenneth Chambers, Sr., died Sunday October 28, 2012 at Self-Memorial Hospital in Greenwood. Funeral Services will be held Friday November 2, 2012 at 3 P.M. at Richland Springs Baptist Church in Saluda with burial in the Johnson Family Cemetery. Mrs. Chambers was […]

Republican Grove Baptist Church October Feast

Republican Grove Baptist Church October Feast

On Saturday October 14, 2012, Republican Grove Baptist Church held their “October Feast.” A good time was had by all those that were in attendance, being hosted by Rev. Willie Patten, Jr. and first lady Lunette Patten. No one went home hungry. Albert Curry enjoyed the wagon rides almost as much as the kids did.

SC Reports First Case of Fungal Meningitis Associated with Multistate Outbreak

SC Reports First Case of Fungal Meningitis Associated with Multistate Outbreak

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina health officials are reporting the first probable case of fungal meningitis in a state resident related to the ongoing multistate investigation of steroid injections from a potentially contaminated product called methylprednisolone acetate, the state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control reported today. “The patient is being treated with antifungal medications […]

The Devil in Petticoats – Standing Ovations

The Devil in Petticoats – Standing Ovations

Fresh faces, masterful staging and a local playwright writing about local history – all reasons to believe that the Edgefield County Theatre will continue successfully. Becky Cotton made for a really interesting play – dark humor no doubt, a way for us to hear about her with more acceptance as a part of our social […]