Letter to the Editor – Black History

Dear Ms. Mims, I would like to express my gratitude to the folks who helped with our recent series on Black history held at the Macedonia Community Center.   African-American month has never been so well honored in Edgefield as it was this past month.   There are many who helped make these programs a success but […]

Here & There 2/28/12

Edgefield County Alliance: There will be no March meeting of the Alliance. The April meeting will be announced at a later date. Sons of Confederate Veterans: The Martin W. Gary Camp will meet March 1, at 7 p.m. at Oakley Park with supper provided. Speaker will be Jack Parker with a presentation on William “Bloody […]

Deaths – 2/22/12

Donald Cassels, Sr. – Johnston Joan B. Morgan – Edgefield Lena W. Wiggins – Johnston   Don Cassels JOHNSTON – Mr. Donald Goodwin Cassels, Sr., 83, died Tuesday February 14, 2012. He was born February 4, 1929 in Johnston, the son of the late William P. Cassels and Anna B. Cassels. He was predeceased by […]

2/27/12

2/27/12

Advertiser Photo Gallery for 2/27/12       Intimation of Spring is found in the early peach blossoms photographed February 23, in our area. “No season seems more anticipated than Spring./ No other time does life seem more appreciated, than Spring.” L. Pertillar

Culbreath Announces Candidacy

Culbreath Announces Candidacy

Terrance Culbreath, age 29, is running for Johnston Town Council, Ward I, the seat vacated by Buddy Smith, a longtime member of the Council. Culbreath has lived all his life in Johnston. A graduate of Strom Thurmond High School, he trained at Fullsail University for his certification in audio engineering, a career that has put […]

Invention Gains County An Award

Invention Gains County An Award

May Spur Further Business Opportunities John Henderson with the South Carolina Association of Counties presented an Outstanding Achievement Award to Edgefield County at the February monthly meeting of the Edgefield County Council.  While the award was given to the county, it is due to local inventor, Shane Emmons, and his contribution to the field of […]

Letter to the Editor – Camellia Tea Recreates Another Century

We have been driving up from Aiken to Edgefield for the annual Camellia Tea at Magnolia Dale every year since we moved to South Carolina from Virginia 9 years ago.  The Edgefield Camellia Tea is an absolutely charming event that recreates for us the ambiance of another century and a sense of a more civilized […]

Dr. W. G. Watson

Dr. W. G. Watson is shown ushering on a recent Sunday in February, as he does every Sunday, at his home church, Grace United Methodist, North Augusta. He will celebrate his 102nd birthday on February 25th. The W.G. Watson Women’s Center at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. is named for him. (Photos by Heather Gjesvold) […]

Historical Society Makes Annual Report

Historical Society Makes Annual Report

Editor’s Note: As submitted by the ECHS. Annual Report of the Edgefield County Historical Society January, 2012 The Edgefield County Historical Society is pleased to publish this Annual Report of its 2011 activities and its 2012 goals and objectives.  The Society is open to all who have an interest in Edgefield County’s past and/or future.  […]

Holmes Brings To Alliance Information on Rail Trails

The Edgefield County Alliance heard Tobe Holmes of Charlotte speak on the feasibility of a rail trail for non motorized vehicles to add to the attraction of the area.  This was a presentation of February 6, 2012 at the PTC auditorium. Tobe was speaking in home territory since he grew up in Edgefield County (son […]