Here and There – 10-31-13

Here and There – 10-31-13

Trick or Treat: In the Town of Edgefield, Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6-8:30 p.m. The Police Dept. will be on patrol. Please, 12 and under only for costumes and Trick or Treat. Johnston Farmer’s & Artist’s Market every Thursday, from 4 – 6 p.m. in front of the Library/Warehouse on Calhoun Street. Edgefield Farmers Arts and […]

Strom Thurmond High Duo Selected for North-South

Strom Thurmond High Duo Selected for North-South

#10 Jauveer Hammond and #22 Kenyatta Dunbar have been named to the 2013 North-South All Star Football Game roster.  Senior quarterback Jauveer Hammond lives in Johnston and has played all four of his high school years for Strom Thurmond.  Hammond has not committed to a college as of this announcement but does have plans to […]

Ribbon Cutting at Marsh-Johnson House

Ribbon Cutting at Marsh-Johnson House

With this photo of the Marsh-Johnson House came an invitation to a Ribbon Cutting and Open House to celebrate the interior and exterior renovations of the Marsh-Johnston House. The invitation comes from the Saluda County Historical Society. The event takes place at 308 Fruit Hill Rod., Saluda, on Sunday, November 3, 2013, at 2:30 p.m.  […]

Historical Society to Feature the Blockers

Historical Society to Feature the Blockers

The Edgefield County Historical Society will hold its fall meeting at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Magnolia Dale. The meeting will feature the Blocker family, one of Edgefield County’s early and prominent families. The Society has recently acquired three portraits of early members of the Blocker Family, including John Blocker, Sr. (1749-1814), John Blocker, Jr. (1775-1836), and […]

Odell McManus McGrath

GREENWOOD, S.C. – Mrs. Odell McManus McGrath, 100, of Greenwood, wife of the late Lloyd McGrath, died Tuesday October 29, 2013 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Edgefield. Graveside Services will be held Thursday October 31, 2013 at 11 A.M. at Greenwood Memorial Gardens in Greenwood. The family will receive friends after the service […]

Garrick Lee Bledsoe

WHITMIRE, S.C. – Garrick Lee Bledsoe age 33, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 in Whitmire. He was born in Newberry and was the son of Dr. Ricky and Susan Bledsoe of Whitmire and his mother the late Rosemary Bledsoe. He is survived by a daughter, Addison Leigh Bledsoe of Whitmire; one brother, William K. Bledsoe of […]

Profiles in Politics: Senator Lindsey Graham

– By G. Miller Thompson – On October 22, United States Senator Lindsey Graham sat down with me to discuss his time in Washington and make the case for his reelection as South Carolina’s senior senator.  Graham has served the people of South Carolina in both the SC State and United States House of Representatives.  […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Separate Incidents Lead to Two Charges of CDV High & Aggravated Over $18,000 in Stolen Items Reported in Separate Incidents This past weekend the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to separate domestic disputes which resulted in two charges of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.  On Friday, Oct. 25, deputies with the […]

Corps Waives Day Use Fees at Lake Thurmond for Veterans Day

Corps Waives Day Use Fees at Lake Thurmond for Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Savannah District will waive day use fees for all veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at Corps-managed recreation areas throughout the Veterans Day holiday weekend, Nov. 9 through Nov. 11. The fee waiver requires only verbal confirmation of service and is […]