A Little on the Primary

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – Tuesday, June 10 marks an important day in South Carolina politics. While talking with people across the county, I have noticed how truly confusing our primary process is. So, I want to utilize this week’s article as a means of attempting to clear up any confusion. As we […]

Primary Elections Set for Tuesday, June 10

Primary Elections Set for Tuesday, June 10

All Voters Must Present Valid Photo ID Voters Not Bound to Party Vote in Primary The South Carolina Primary Elections will be held Tuesday, June 10. All voters must present a valid photo identification to be eligible to vote. Valid forms of identification include a South Carolina driver’s license, a SC Motor Vehicle identification card, […]

Scouts Hold Court of Honor and Bridging Ceremonies

Scouts Hold Court of Honor and Bridging Ceremonies

The Edgefield Scouts held their 2014 Court of Honor and Bridging over Ceremonies Saturday May 31. The Troop awarded Ranks and Merit badges earned during the year. The Boy Scouts earned a total of 18 Ranks and 53 Merit Badges for the year.  Troop 30 has participated in numerous community events over the past 11 […]

Lawn Equipment, Guns, and Electronics Targets in Recent Thefts

Lawn Equipment, Guns, and Electronics Targets in Recent Thefts

Lawn equipment, guns, and electronics were the targets of thieves in three separate incidents recently reported to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office. In the first incident, a Kubota lawn mower valued at over $5000 was stolen from a residence on Capers Drive in North Augusta (Edgefield County) sometime between Tuesday, May 27, and Thursday, May […]

John William “Bill” Varner

ASHEBORO, N.C. – John William “Bill”  Varner, age 62, of Asheboro died Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Edgefield Hospital. Bill was a graduate of NC State University in 1972 and was a US Marine veteran but spent most of his professional career in the lumber business.  He operated various lumber yards in and around Randolph […]

In Memory of DeShawn Surry

In Memory of DeShawn Surry

Friends, family and neighbors gathered, a large number, on Saturday afternoon, on Gary Street, to celebrate the life of DeShawn Surry, son of Danny Robinson and Gloria Surry and who was killed in an automobile accident in 2012. The Surry and Robinson families cooked a wonderful spread of food for all the invited guests, and […]

Sam Whatley

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – Funeral Services for Mr. Sam Whatley, 60, who entered into rest May 30, 2014, will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Posey Funeral Chapel. Rev. John Williams and Rev. Sam Drain officiating. Interment in the Whatley Family Cemetery. Mr. Whatley was a life-long resident of North Augusta and […]

Peach Blossom Festival Fishing Winners

Peach Blossom Festival Fishing Winners

The first annual Peach Blossom Festival fishing tournament winners were 1st place Matt Bickley & Shannon Enlow (pictured)with 27.30 lbs. 2nd place with 20.68 lbs. was Web & Nick Berry. 3rd place with 19.64 lbs. was Zac Rearden & Troy Talbert. Biggest fish winner was Travis Rushton & Will Smith with 6.86 lbs. and 2nd […]

Feed Summer Hummingbirds for Entertainment, Beauty

Feed Summer Hummingbirds for Entertainment, Beauty

Hummingbirds, which artist John J. Audubon called “glittering fragments of the rainbow,” are once again darting around flowers and feeders in South Carolina, say state natural resources officials. Hummingbirds are as fascinating to study as they are beautiful to watch. The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages South Carolina residents to landscape with flowers, […]