Who Should be Allowed to Vote?

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – One of my favorite politicians is John Lewis, the 1960’s Civil Rights activist-turned-Congressman from Georgia. Unlike many politicians half his age, he is active on Facebook and on Twitter. A recent “tweet” from the week just past: “Democracy is an act. It requires participation, organization, and dedication to the […]

James Rickey Rhoden

WARD, S.C. – Memorial Services for James Rickey Rhoden, age 60 will be held Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Ward Baptist Church at 11 am. The family will receive friends following the service in the church social hall. James died Thursday, July 10, 2014. He was a son of the late James and Willie Mae Storey […]

Johnston Appoints Lt. Lamaz Robinson Interim Police Chief

Johnston Appoints Lt. Lamaz Robinson Interim Police Chief

Town of Johnston officials have appointed Lieutenant Lamaz Robinson as the Interim Police Chiel for the Johnston Police Department, effective July 9, 2014. Robinson served as the Lieutenant of the Johnston Police Department and was sworn in as Interim Chief on July 9, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. On Monday, June 9, 2014 Police Chief Chris Aston announced […]

War on Women Exposed

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – Brace yourselves. I am probably about to step on some toes and injure some pride. Ladies and gentlemen, the Left is at it again and I am calling them out. President Obama has repeatedly called the tragedy in Benghazi, the Operation Fast and Furious fiasco, the shameful situation […]

Alvin H. Stevens, Jr.

TRENTON, S.C. – Mr. Alvin H. Stevens, Jr., of Mt. Zion Road, retired educator, entered into rest July 6, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Mr. Stevens, a native of Aiken County, had lived most of his life in Edgefield County. He was a member of Our Lady of Peace of North Augusta. Survivors […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Break-In on Rainbow Falls Road The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a break-in at a residence on Rainbow Falls Road, North Augusta (Edgefield County), Sunday, July 6. According to the ECSO report, the homeowner returned to her residence on Sunday to find that the front door, which had not been opened in nearly 20 […]

Edgefield County Council Chairman’s Update

July 3, 2014 Why hold County Council Meetings? Have you ever really thought about why County Council (or any other public body) has public meetings? The answer is obvious … and maybe not so obvious. The obvious answer: We spend your hard-earned money that you pay as taxes. You have a chance to see what […]

Mary Calvert Davis

JOHNSTON, S.C. – Funeral Services for Mrs. Mary Calvert Davis, age 85, will be held Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Johnston First Baptist Church at 1 pm with burial to follow in Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Ware Shoals, at 3:30 pm. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Gleaners/Fidelis […]

Lathan “Pop” Self

PARKSVILLE, S.C. – Mr. Lathan “Pop” Self, 65, of Oak Hill St, husband of Judy Blackwell Self, died Wednesday July 2, 2014. Funeral Services will be held Saturday July 5, 2014 at 10 A.M. at Parksville Baptist Church with burial in the Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends after the service at the Church […]