Looking Toward Martin Luther King Day

Already plans are being made for celebration of the National Holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Simmons Ridge Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate Marin Luther King, Jr., Day by having a program Monday, January 21, at 12:00 noon with Rev. John C. Williams of Positive Outreach Ministries as the guest speaker.  The public is invited […]

Electric Cooperatives Warn of Phone Scam

Electric Cooperatives Warn of Phone Scam

Columbia, S.C. – Electric cooperatives in South Carolina are warning consumers to be aware of scam artists who are calling members posing as electric co-op employees.  The callers tell a consumer that immediate payment is needed to avoid disconnection of utility services.  The callers then provide instructions to send money via a third-party pay system. Palmetto […]

Man Burning Tires Flees from Deputies

Man Burning Tires Flees from Deputies

Deputies with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office were responding to a disturbance call on Powell Place, Tuesday, Jan. 1, when they spotted extremely black smoke issuing forth from a residence on Sandy Hill Court.  According to a report filed with the ECSO, deputies responded to the fire’s location and found two black males burning tires.  […]

Vacant Trailer Burglarized – Graffiti Sprayed Throughout

Vacant Trailer Burglarized – Graffiti Sprayed Throughout

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a break-in call at a vacant mobile home on Casalina Drive, Sunday, Dec. 30.  According to the incident report filed by the ECSO, the homeowner found the trailer ransacked and two window air condition units missing.  Additionally, the numbers ‘25’ had been spray painted about the homes walls […]

Prescribed Burns Restore Habitat, Improve Safety on Heritage Preserves

Prescribed Burns Restore Habitat, Improve Safety on Heritage Preserves

Many species and ecosystems require fire periodically to ensure their survival, and that’s why prescribed burns are conducted on many of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ heritage preserves. “The objective of prescribed burns is to maintain the ecological integrity of these lands,” said Johnny Stowe, S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wildlife biologist and heritage […]

Thank You for Response to Fire

Letter to the Editor: I wish to express my sincere appreciation to the firemen, the policemen, my neighbors, the ambulance staff, and the Edgefield Hospital for helping me contain the fire in my home.  You are true servants of the community. May God bless you, and continue to use you in His service. Patsy Walton

Douglas Elementary Celebrates Christmas Polar Express Style

Douglas Elementary Celebrates Christmas Polar Express Style

In the words of one teacher at Douglas Elementary, the school’s last day before the Christmas holiday break, Friday, Dec. 21, was “just phenomenal.”  A themed celebration based on the popular children’s book and movie The Polar Express, the day included classroom viewings of movie as well as a ride on The Polar Express Train!  […]

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