Let America Be America Again

Let America Be America Again

By Robert Scott The Trump call to “Make America Great Again” owes a lot to the Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes (1901-1967), most likely without knowing that it does. Langston Hughes was as close to being “ethnically American” as it is possible to be, with a genealogy that included English, French, African, native American, and […]

Rebels Win!  Rebels Win!

Rebels Win!  Rebels Win!

STHS, Region V AAA Winners   Last Friday night, October 12, on The Ridge, turned out to be everything it was billed to be and more.  Gilbert High School came to town with the Region 5AAA Championship on the line and went home with early declarations of region championship for The Strom Thurmond Rebels ringing […]

TRENTON FLYERS ANNUAL CANDY DROP

TRENTON FLYERS ANNUAL CANDY DROP

SATURDAY OCTOBER 27 at NOON   While there are tricks and treating or trunk ‘n treat events……once again it is time when kids and the young at heart are invited to join the Trenton Flyers Association for their special annual Halloween treat.  Saturday Oct. 27 at the Edgefield County Airport, Yonce Field in Trenton,  candy […]

EDGEFIELD COUNTY HOLDS PUBLIC MEETINGS FOR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN INPUT

EDGEFIELD COUNTY HOLDS PUBLIC MEETINGS FOR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN INPUT

The Edgefield County Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee will hold three public meetings to seek public input for the preparation of the County’s updated Comprehensive Plan. Meetings will be held on the following dates: Monday, Oct. 22nd  at the City of Johnston Town Hall, 500 Mims Avenue, Johnston, SC 29832 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. […]

Homicide in Edgefield County

Homicide in Edgefield County

A deceased body was found in Edgefield County Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 10, on Sandy Springs Road off Mt. Zion Road – in the Trenton area.  According to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the body was sent to Newberry for an autopsy . Authorities identified the body as Dakota M. Calhoun, 25, of North Augusta.  Calhoun […]

Justin & Tonya Showing at the Fair

Justin & Tonya Showing at the Fair

Local artisans Justin and Tonya Guy of Old Edgefield Pottery are scheduled to be a featured event at the South Carolina State Fair on October 18. Sponsored by the McKissick Museum in Columbia, the pair will be demonstrating the art of surface decorating the 200-year-old local tradition from 12:00 p. m. to 6:00 p. m. […]

BOOK SIGNING FOR DR. WALTER CURRY

BOOK SIGNING FOR DR. WALTER CURRY

Photo of Oscar Thompson AT TOMPKINS LIBRARY, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018   A book signing will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at the Tompkins Library, 104 Courthouse Square, Edgefield, SC, from 3:00 p. m. to 5:00 p. m., for Dr. Walter Curry.   Dr. Curry’s highly anticipated book, The Thompson Family: Untold Stories […]

Theatre Review of “The Devil in Petticoats”

Theatre Review of “The Devil in Petticoats”

The Murderess is tried in court. By Karyn Bland The encore performance of “The Devil in Petticoats” has returned to the stage to intrigue the audience based on local folklore, a murderess who lived in Edgefield District 200 years ago. The true coldness of the crime, murdering her own husband to avenge her Father’s death, […]

Vision for Our Historic County

Vision for Our Historic County

By Scott Cooper My editorial last week began by highlighting the study of geography, both macro-geography and micro-geography.  I also shared how until I began outlining a long-range plan in agriculture, there were parts of our own family farm I did not know about, even though I had visited it for over four decades.  That […]

Over 10,000 visit Edgefield County to hear Luke Bryan!

Over 10,000 visit Edgefield County to hear Luke Bryan!

Friday night Luke Bryan’s Farm Tour 2018, in Edgefield County, welcomed SC Agriculture Secretary who presented Luke Bryan with a commemoration, declaring from the SC Governor’s Office “October 5, 2018 Here-to-the-Farmer Day – Thank you South Carolina Farmers and farmers across the nation for everything you do.” By Scott Cooper, who resides at Misty Farms […]