Witness Signature No Longer Required on by Mail Ballots for June Primaries

Witness Signature No Longer Required on by Mail Ballots for June Primaries

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 25, 2020) – As a result of a U.S. District Court order issued today, South Carolinians voting absentee by mail in the 2020 June Primaries and Runoffs are no longer required to have their signature witnessed on the ballot return envelope.  Election officials will accept and count all absentee ballots regardless of whether […]

James Monroe Gillian – Johnston, SC

W. Thurmond Burnett                                                                    David T. Burnett Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home PO Box 389 – 801 Columbia Rd. Edgefield, South Carolina 29824 Phone: 803-637-6536 Email: david@edgefieldmercantile.com James Monroe Gillian, 75, of Weaver Rd., Johnston, SC husband of the late Willie Ann McGee Gillian entered into rest on Friday, May 22, 2020.  A private graveside service was held […]

Lieutenant governor encourages U.S. Census participation

Lieutenant governor encourages U.S. Census participation

By MEG KINNARD May 14, 2020 Video Produced by The Carolina Agency May 14, 2020 COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In a new video featuring some of the state’s notable residents, South Carolina’s lieutenant governor is promoting an effort to encourage residents to participate in the U.S. Census this year. Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette heads up […]

Daniel Bowman Layman – Edgefield, SC

W. Thurmond Burnett                                                                    David T. Burnett Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home PO Box 389 – 801 Columbia Rd. Edgefield, South Carolina 29824 Phone: 803-637-6536 Email: david@edgefieldmercantile.com Daniel Bowman Layman, 95, of Long Cane Rd. Edgefield, SC husband of Mary Bledsoe Layman entered into rest on Friday, May 15, 2020. A Private Graveside Service will be held. There […]

SSS Program Helps Eligible Students Succeed at College

SSS Program Helps Eligible Students Succeed at College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE:       May 14, 2020 SSS Program at Piedmont Tech Helps Eligible Students SucceedThrough Financial Aid, Workshops, Tutoring and Counseling Fabiola Corona came to the United States from Mexico when she was 14 years old. Spanish was the only language she knew. During four years of high school, she picked up English and is […]

WWII Veterans Organization Names Decorated

WWII Veterans Organization Names Decorated

Vietnam Veteran as 1stVirginia Chairman Richmond, VA- May 1: William Glenn Yarborough, Jr., the son of a World War II Army tank commander who fought at the battle of the Bulge, has been named Virginia State Chair by State Funeral for WWII Veterans.  This mission is to convince the President to designate a State Funeral in […]

Fiery Crash on Woodlawn Road

Fiery Crash on Woodlawn Road

            A fiery crash on Woodlawn Road near Deep Step Road in the Merriwether section of Edgefield County sent one man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, Thursday, Apr. 30.  According to the SC Highway Patrol, a truck was traveling north on Woodlawn when it exited the left side of the roadway, struck a ditch, and hit […]

Serving Our Early Learners through Partnership

Serving Our Early Learners through Partnership

Renee Williams, Parenting and Family Literacy Coordinator of ECSD and Edgefield County First Steps Board member  Photo courtesy Candi Lalonde, 1stSteps Coordinator “It takes a village to raise a child.” African Proverb   The Edgefield County School District Parenting and Family Literacy Program along with Edgefield County First Steps have collaborated to serve our 4-5 K […]

Transfer Student Says PTC Changed Her Career Path

Transfer Student Says PTC Changed Her Career Path

Like many students who attend Piedmont Technical College (PTC), Stephanie Bohland’s experience in Greenwood actually changed the trajectory of her professional journey. Already a PTC graduate, the straight-A student is back to take a few more courses with designs on a higher degree and perhaps a college teaching career.  “I got my start at Piedmont […]

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