Warnings in Preparation for Hurricane Florence

Warnings in Preparation for Hurricane Florence

  Hurricane Florence is expected to be a major storm when it reaches the eastern coast later this week.  This storm is expected to bring damaging wind and a large storm surge.  While the majority of the threat is to the coastal regions the inland areas still need to be prepare.  Much like we saw […]

Thoughts on Labor Day

Thoughts on Labor Day

  Candidly, I am torn about writing this week.  We just celebrated Labor Day Weekend.   From Wikipedia: “Labor Day in the United States of America is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws, and well-being of the country. It is the […]

Trump and McCain

Trump and McCain

  Like many Americans, this past weekend I was caught up in the solemnities of Senator John S. McCain’s lying in state both in Phoenix and in Washington, DC, followed by his funeral at the National Cathedral. Senator McCain had obviously spent many hours in his final months planning every detail, including who were to […]

Two Burglaries Reported

Two Burglaries Reported

Two burglaries were reported to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office in the first week of September.  The first occurred on Sept. 2 at a residence on Lott Road in Johnston.  According to the ECSO report, the homeowner stated that unknown subjects entered her home and stole 2 black revolver pistols (brand and caliber unknown) as […]

Assault of Inmate at Detention Center

According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report, an inmate was assaulted at the Edgefield County Detention Center, Sept. 5.  The report details that the victim stated he had been having problems with his cellmate.  That cellmate allegedly attacked the victim in their cell.  During the attack, three other inmates entered the cell to also […]

Edgefield Groundhog Kiln Opening

Edgefield Groundhog Kiln Opening

The Phoenix Factory’s Old Edgefield Pottery will have an Edgefield Groundhog Kiln Opening on Saturday, September 15th, from 9:00 a. m. to 10:00 a. m.  The kiln is located approximately 1 mile north of Edgefield at 54 Crest Road (near the intersection of Buncombe Street).  After that, wares will be returning to The Phoenix Factory’s […]

Scholarship Golf Tournament at Mt. Vintage

Scholarship Golf Tournament at Mt. Vintage

  The Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Scholarship Golf Tournament at Mount Vintage Golf Plantation with proceeds supporting the Chamber of Commerce’s Good Citizenship Scholarship.  This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from each of the three Edgefield County high schools.  The sum of this monetary award will be determined by funds […]

Celebrated Nonagenarians Enjoy a Kitchen Peach Fest

Celebrated Nonagenarians Enjoy a Kitchen Peach Fest

Imagine the fun and comfort of gathering in a Trenton kitchen to can peaches, surrounded by family and close friends.  That was the enjoyment found in Trenton at the Carpenter home on last Wednesday as nonagenarians Helen Carpenter (to be 98, Sept. 15) and her sister-in-law Mae Padgett (age 92) were peeling peaches and sharing […]

Robert L. “Bobby” McKie, Jr. – North Augusta, SC

Thurmond Burnett          Phone: (803)637-6536 David T. Burnett                  Fax: (803)637-6006 Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home, Inc. Established 1902 801 Columbia Road Post Office Box 389 Edgefield, South Carolina 29824 www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com September 4, 2018   Robert L. “Bobby” McKie, Jr. North Augusta, SC   Robert Lee “Bobby” McKie, Jr., 88, […]

Luke Bryan is Coming to Edgefield County!

Luke Bryan is Coming to Edgefield County!

By Scott Cooper Every Country Music fan, or after this year, American Idol fan, knows who Luke Bryan is.  Luke Bryan is an award-winning Country Singer who in 2013, received the Academy of Country Music Awards, the Country Music Association Awards “Entertainer of the Year” award — and has sold over 7 million albums and 27 million singles worldwide. […]