Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Estimated $15,000 Worth of Items Stolen From Home on Jacob McKie A burglary at a home on Jacob McKie Road in Trenton resulted in the loss of an estimated $15,000 worth of items. According to a report filed by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, some time during the evening hours of Wednesday, April 30, unknown […]

The PC Police

OPINION   – By G. Miller Thompson – Ronald Reagan once said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”  I agree with President Reagan wholeheartedly, but there are two more increasingly terrifying words that may soon win the “most terrifying words” award:  political […]

Nelson Mullins Statement on the Passing of Butler Derrick

“Butler was a friend and colleague of our Firm long before he joined us to help us open the Washington office in 2004,” said Nelson Mullins Managing Partner Jim Lehman. “Butler served the State of South Carolina admirably before becoming one of the most respected Congressmen in Washington. His folksy Southern charm and his understanding […]

James D. Griffin

TRENTON, S.C. – Funeral services for James D. Griffin will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Simmons Memorial Chapel of Elko with Rev. Henry Ingrams Sr., Rev. Elroy Wilson, Rev. Loraine Ryans, Rev. Eugene Davis, Pastor Anthony Brown officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Grove Baptist Cemetery on Highway 25, Edgefield, S.C. […]

Landowners Learned Techniques of Improving Quail Habitat

Landowners Learned Techniques of Improving Quail Habitat

Quail populations have declined significantly in South Carolina and across the Southeast, but an ongoing project of the state natural resources agency may help stabilize numbers of the bird often referred to as the “Prince of Gamebirds.” Wild quail management seminars, conducted by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Small Game Program and other partners, […]

Laws are Strict on Taking Wild Turkey Eggs and Releasing Pen-Raised Turkeys

Laws are Strict on Taking Wild Turkey Eggs and Releasing Pen-Raised Turkeys

Frequently during the spring wild turkey nesting season the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) is contacted concerning wild turkey nests that appear to be abandoned. These inquiries often involve concern for the welfare of the nest and eggs along with a desire to take the eggs and attempt to hatch them, said Charles Ruth, […]

Senator Tim Scott Statement on Congressman Butler Derrick’s Passing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement regarding the passing of former South Carolina Congressman Butler Derrick: “Congressman Butler Derrick was a true gentleman, and my thoughts and prayers are with his family tonight. He was strongly committed to the people of the Third District, and South Carolina will always remember his […]

Archie Jefferson Lewis, Jr.

MCCORMICK, S.C. – Archie Jefferson Lewis, Jr., husband of Frances Schumpert Lewis, died Saturday, April 12, 2014. He was the son of the late Archie J. Lewis, Sr. and Frances Andrews Lewis. Born in Johnston in 1923, he lived most of his adult life in McCormick. He was a World War II veteran serving in […]

Congressman Clyburn Mourns the Passing of Butler Derrick

COLUMBIA, S.C. – House Assistant Democratic Leader and South Carolina Congressman James E. Clyburn released the following statement on the passing of Butler Derrick, former South Carolina Congressman from the Third Congressional District, today: “Butler and I got to know each other when I worked for Governor West and he was serving in the South Carolina […]