History on Stage at William Bouknight Theatre – Updated

History on Stage at William Bouknight Theatre – Updated

The Moral Compass, a one-act play that opens the new “Selective History Series,” produced by the Edgefield County Theatre under the sponsorship of The Edgefield County Historical Society, was a real success. This was on Friday evening at the Discovery Center. What felt like a perfect casting of three members of the Logue family, Clarence […]

SC Arts Commission to Honor Ferrell

SC Arts Commission to Honor Ferrell

COLUMBIA– The South Carolina Arts Commission and McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina announce winners of the Folk Heritage Award. The S.C. State Legislature will present the awards upon adjournment in the House Chamber, midday on May 3 at the Statehouse. Fiddle player Carder, of Leesville, gained a good deal of his knowledge […]

Sandra Cato Sawyer

RIDGE SPRING – Graveside services for Sandra Cato Sawyer, 62, will be conducted at 3 o’clock PM Thursday at the Ridge Spring Cemetery with the Reverend Dow Welsh and Reverend Chris Yeargin officiating.  Visitation was Wednesday evening at Barr-Price Funeral Home, and the family will also receive friends following the service.  The family suggests that […]

Tilley Creek Flowers & Gifts Moves to Edisto Street

Tilley Creek Flowers & Gifts Moves to Edisto Street

Kim Tilley grew up in Cullowhee, North Carolina, near Tilley Creek, a creek named after her ancestors.  She loved that creek. As a child she played on that creek.  She loved her home in North Carolina, but when she was 13, she and her mom moved to Saluda, S.C., to be with her grandmother.  Kim […]

First Citizens to Open New Branch in Edgefield

First Citizens to Open New Branch in Edgefield

COLUMBIA – First Citizens today announced that it plans to open a new branch in Edgefield, S.C., located at 309 Main Street. The new banking location, which will open for business Monday, April 23, will feature an ATM and drive-thru, and will operate on a full-time schedule. “First Citizens is excited about the opportunity to […]

The Trenton Bank, A Caretaker of a Community

Online Ed. Note: This is a posting of a Days Gone By column that originally was published in the print edition of  The Edgefield Advertiser in June of 2004. —- The mention of the Trenton Bank – of old, that is – brings an immediate story of how it was one of the few banks […]

Wallace Johnson

EDGEFIELD – Mr. Wallace Johnson, 81, of Horne Street, entered into rest March 16, 2012 at NHC National Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at G. L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Willie Patten officiating. Interment will be in Republican Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Survivors […]

Trenton Council Accepts Gift of Building

Trenton Council Accepts Gift of Building

At their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, March 14, the Trenton Town Council voted unanimously to accept a transfer of real estate from First Citizen’s Bank to the town of Trenton.  With the bank vacating its location in Trenton on April 20 to open a branch in Edgefield, they have offered the bank’s current building on […]

Wisteria Opens to Spring

Wisteria Opens to Spring

Fragrance and color mark the Yellow Jessamine and Wisteria (purple), and one follows the other in blooming in spring. Over the green weekend (St. Pat’s Day) the wisteria opened its cascading blossoms to the warm sun, and our roadways and yards became decorated in splendor. This was just in time for spring which began at […]

St. Patrick’s Day on the Square

St. Patrick’s Day on the Square

Photos and race results from Saint Patrick’s Day festivities on the square in Edgefield.                 Shamrock Run Results (Top Male and Female in each category won $50) Top Male Elem. School Rhett Jolly 16:59 Middle School Ed Williams 14:19 High School Robert Boland 13:31 Non-High School – 29 […]