Terry S. Shaffer

AIKEN, S.C. – Mr. Terry S. Shaffer, 62, of Aiken, died Tuesday January 21, 2014 at Aiken Regional Medical Center. Graveside Services will be held Friday January 24, 2014 at 2 P.M. at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park in Edgefield. Mr. Shaffer was a native of Edgefield, S.C. and was the son of Melvin S. (Perk) […]

United We Stand

OPINION  – By G. Miller Thompson – Have you ever seen Finding Nemo?  If you have not, you should.  Toward the end of the movie, one of the most powerful scenes takes place.  After Nemo escapes the dentist’s office and is reunited with his father, the two find themselves swimming amongst hundreds of grouper in […]

Daniel Winkie Mealing

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Mr. Daniel Winkie Mealing, 66, of Troy Avenue, entered into rest January 19, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Mr. Mealing, a native of Edgefield County was a former member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Survivors include four sisters, Effie (George) Lanham, North Augusta, SC; Julia Mealing, Portsmouth, VA; LaRosa (Fransis) […]

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Our Staff Photographer, Robert Norris, captured this image of Academy Branch, in Edgefield, after the recent rains. High resolution prints of this image are available for purchase from: rhn3photo.com  

John O. Smith

JOHNSTON, S.C. – John Otis (Buster) Smith, 61, died January 13, 2014. Born in Saluda, he was the son of Emma Bell McKinney Smith and the late Herbert Adams. He was a member of Mine Creek Baptist Church and Mine Creek Burial Society. He was a retired textile worker. He is survived by his mother, […]

Mary McGlothlin Burton

EDGEFIELD, S.C. – Mrs. Mary McGlothlin Burton, 63, of Edgefield, beloved wife of Major (Ret) Wayne T. Burton, Sr., joined her Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday January 18, 2014. A Celebration of Mary’s life will be held at 11 A.M. Tuesday January 21, 2014 at Gilgal Baptist Church, Edgefield, S.C. with Rev. Jerry Garvin officiating. The […]

First Steps Thanks Sponsors of Imagination Library Program

“The poet William Butler Yeats said that education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. That is what we are doing with our Imagination Library program – igniting a love of reading in young children” states Candi Lalonde, Executive Director for Edgefield County First Steps.  “By putting quality books […]

Bill Cartledge

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Thomas William “Bill” Cartledge, 92, died Thursday, January 16, 2014. Born April 22, 1921, in Edgefield County, he was the eldest son of the late Joseph Zachariah and Ida Lou Byrd Cartledge. Mr. Cartledge graduated from Edgefield High School with honors and graduated in 1942 from the University of S.C. with a […]

Invitation to Edgefield Town Council Meeting

Dear Edgefield: The next Edgefield Town Council meeting will be Monday, February 3, 2014.  At the February meeting our council will be discussing projects to be submitted for the proposed Edgefield County 1% Capital Sales Tax.  We would like to hear from our citizens. Our meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be in […]