American Flags Burned in Edgefield

American Flags Burned in Edgefield

The first Flag Burning ceremony, sponsored by the American Legion Post #30, was held Thursday evening, March 15. A gathering at the Legion Hut in Edgefield saw the Strom Thurmond High School ROTC assisting legion post officers as they assembled the flags for a solemn flag burning ceremony. The Navy JROTC presented the colors and […]

Miles Beach Brings Magnolia Gardens to Edgefield

Miles Beach Brings Magnolia Gardens to Edgefield

On Wednesday, noon, Camellia Club members heard from Miles Beach, Director of the Camellia Collection of Magnolia Gardens in Charleston, S.C. Magnolia Gardens, “the last Romantic Garden in the United States,” turned to the camellia in the early 90s, after Hurricane Hugo, to restore that part of this special place in S.C., called by Charles […]

Shamrock Run Day Schedule

Shamrock Run Day Schedule

Saturday, March 17 – On the Square in Edgefield 10:30 a.m. The Leprechaun Parade with the Irish Duck will be entering Main Street from Piedmont Tech.  Dancing leprechauns will dance around the duck giving out goodies. Sitting in the duck will be the Queen of the Leprechauns, Eileen Klein (100 % Irish). Her throne will […]

Outdoorsmen in Southwest Asia

Outdoorsmen in Southwest Asia

By Jack Reece “These are the times that try men’s souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman,” The American Crisis, Thomas Paine. Go by The National Wild […]

Our State Flower – in Johnston

Our State Flower – in Johnston

Photos and Story by Judy Holmes Kayla Hall of Johnston, age 7, has always loved knowing she had the state flower, the Yellow Jessamine and the State tree, the Palmetto Tree, at Johnston Elementary because they were planted there years ago; but she went on a search for Yellow Jessamine in the wild.  She found […]

Emma Jane Hayes

NEW YORK – Emma Jane Mathis Hayes died February 29, 2012. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 6, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, New York, N.Y. with Rev. Dr. Charles A. Curtis officiating. She was born June 30, 1939 to the late Deacon Marshall and Naomi Mathis in Saluda. She graduated from […]

Maree Gibson

EDGEFIELD – A graveside service for Maree J. Gibson, 90, was held 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Columbia, SC. The family received friends at graveside following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home assisted the family. Mrs. Gibson, wife of the late James L. Gibson, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Born April […]

Here & There 3/13/12

Silent/Live Auction: at Juniper restaurant in Ridge Spring, March 16, from 7-9 p.m.; to benefit the American Red Cross of Saluda County; Tickets are $35.00 each, 2/$60.00. More information call: Monnie Romines (864-803-1013) or Jerrold Watson (803-685-7881). Shamrock Run/Oyster Roast: Sat., March 17 on the square in Edgefield; Queen of the Leprechauns Parade on the […]

ETV Host Patrick McMillan to Guide Stevens Creek Hike

Patrick McMillan, host of the ETV nature program Expeditions, will guide a hike in the Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve in Clarks Hill, SC. McMillan will take us on a one and one-half mile walk and identify and discuss the many rare plants found in the Preserve. Fifteen rare plant species are found on this Stevens […]

A Garden Makes a Home

Introducing to our Web readers to Hattie Watson, one of EA’s columnists: Harriett (Hattie) Watson is a delightful “woman of a certain age.” She now resides in Aiken, S.C., but for many years lived on the family farm in Ridge Spring, S.C.  It was there that she began writing columns for The Aiken Standard about […]