October 5, 2015 – One of Edgefield and McCormick Counties’ major creeks was overflowing its banks on Sunday as seen from the Modoc Hwy. (23) bridge. Currents were moving swiftly toward the Savannah River. It continued to move beyond its banks into back waters at the Woodlawn Rd. Bridge.
October 4, 2015 – The recent heavy rains have overflowed creek beds, saturated the soil, and downed trees in the area. If you have photos of damage to property in the area, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 4, 2015 – Edgefield County Schools will be closed on Monday, October 5, 2015 for students and staff.
A morning burglary at the former South Sea Packing shed in Johnston, which is currently being leased by the Carlisle Company in Aiken and is used to store rims, led to a car chase and multiple arrests, Friday, Oct. 2. According to a spokesperson with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the ECSO had been informed […]
Opinion – By Robert Scott – Last week’s column addressed the pending visit of Pope Francis to the United States, and speculated about what guidance he might share with us. He did not disappoint. First of all, it is clear that Pope Francis is profoundly a friend of America, not just of American Catholics or […]
CLARKS HILL, S.C. – Funeral Services for Mr. Roy M. Blackwell, 53, who went to be with his Lord and Savior September 30, 2015, will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from Sweetwater Baptist Church. Dr. Paul W. Noe and Pastor Phillip Howle officiating. Interment in Sweetwater Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Blackwell was a […]
October 3, 2015 – At 12:00 p.m. the South Carolina Emergency Management Division will increase the state’s operational condition to Level 3. OpCon3 means a disaster or emergency situation is likely in our state and that state agencies have been notified to staff positions at the State Emergency Operations Center in West Columbia. The SEOC is […]
October 3, 2015 – South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) crews in every county across the state spent Thursday preparing for floodwaters predicted to impact South Carolina from Hurricane Joaquin. Crews in each county spent Thursday gathering and preparing debris-clearing equipment, including heavy equipment, chainsaws, and other items used to remove tree limbs and debris […]