County Council Passes First Reading of Budget

County Council Passes First Reading of Budget

The Edgefield County Council unanimously passed the first reading of the 2012-2013 General Operating Budget at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Tuesday, April 3. The budget did receive two small amendments before its passage.  One included amending the budget so that the county pays 100% of the recreation centers’ utility fees versus the 75% that […]

Motorcyclist Killed

Motorcyclist Killed

On Easter Sunday a Barnwell man, David Richard Fallaw, was killed after he was ejected from his motorcycle  on Highway 23 West in Edgefield County on a stretch that is often known as Dead Man’s Curve. The 55 year old man was taken to Edgefield County Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:48 p.m. […]

Man Killed in Accidental Electrocution

Man Killed in Accidental Electrocution

One man was killed Thursday, April 5, in an accidental electrocution in a field off Bauknight Road according to the Edgefield County Coroner’s Office. Mauricio Martinez, 27, died when an irrigation pole he and fellow workers were trying to move hit a power line.  Reports were that another worker was also injured in this accident, […]

Norwood C. Williams

BEECH ISLAND — Mr. Norwood Chresswell Williams, 81, of Hammond Road, died Sunday April 8, 2012 at his residence. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday April 11, 2012 at 11 A.M. at All Saints Episcopal Church in Beech Island. The family will receive friends after the service at the church. Mr. Williams was born […]

Special Easter Services at Spann

Special Easter Services at Spann

Always a devoted group joins together at Spann Church, devoted to the old church and its history and mission.  Some are members; some are friends. They were there on Good Friday evening to follow a service led by Pastor John Kneece. Kneece read from the Book of John, a new translation, and talked of who […]

Laurina M. (Susie) Sieben

ROME, GA. – Ms Laurina M. (Susie) Sieben, 94, of Rome, Ga., formally of Edgefield, S.C., passed away Wednesday April 4, 2012. Funeral Services will be held Sunday April 15, 2012 at 2 P.M. at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home with burial in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park in Edgefield. Ms Sieben was born on October 24, 1917 […]

Town Council Election Results

Town Council Election Results

Burton is New Councilman – Culbreath Wins over Felder Edgefield and Johnston held elections on Tuesday for Town Council. Only one Ward in each town had candidates vying for the seats — Ward 1 in Johnston and Ward 6 in Edgefield. Winner of Ward 1 in Johnston is Terrence Culbreath with 76 votes, winning over Calvin […]

Mt. Canaan’s Children Learn From Their Elders

Mt. Canaan’s Children Learn From Their Elders

Senior Gardener Willie Leaverette Jr. and his young gardeners remove the remains of the fall garden Tuesday morning.  Mr. Leaverette is sharing 77 years of experience and wisdom with the youth of his church. “Give a man a basket of corn and feed him for a day, teach a man to grow corn and feed […]

Heritage Trail Pottery Tour & Sale in Edgefield & Greenwood Counties

Heritage Trail Pottery Tour & Sale in Edgefield & Greenwood Counties

Local potters in the Greenwood and Edgefield area are collaborating to host the first Heritage Trail Pottery Tour & Sale, a series of events from Friday, May 4 through Sunday, May 6. The Pottery Tour & Sale kicks off with joint receptions at The Museum in Greenwood and the Discovery Center in Edgefield during which […]

Local Teen Sexually Assaulted – Suspect in Custody

Local Teen Sexually Assaulted – Suspect in Custody

A 17-year-old Edgefield County female was sexually assaulted on Sunday, Apr. 1 in the Big Oak Community. The suspect in this assault, a 19-year-old Edgefield County man, is in the custody of the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office with pending charges of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 1st Degree. The victim spent the day in the […]