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Jessie Whatley Gilchrist

McCORMICK, S.C. – Mrs. Jessie Whatley Gilchrist, 98, of 16 Creek River Lane, the widow of James Gilchrist, died on Monday morning, October 27, 2014, in Edgefield County Hospital. She…

Wild Turkey Reproduction Increases Slightly this Summer

Wild Turkey Reproduction Increases Slightly this Summer

Annually since the early 1980’s, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conducts a Summer Turkey Survey to estimate reproduction and recruitment of turkeys in South Carolina. The survey involves…

A Special Thank You

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: My church, The Episcopal Church of the Ridge (including Edgefield, Trenton and Ridge Spring parishes), has The Harvest Food Bank as one of our…

Candidates Make Stop in Johnston

Candidates Make Stop in Johnston

Two Democratic candidates running in the General Election made their way to Edgefield County and Johnston on Friday, October 31, a few days before the November 4 election. They are…

NWTF Wins $45,000 for Conservation Efforts 

NWTF Wins $45,000 for Conservation Efforts 

Nationwide’s “Preserve your Passion” contest recently ended with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) collecting the highest voter percentage and winning the top prize of $45,000. Recognizing the importance of…

Wild Hog Management Workshop Scheduled for Dec. 11 in Ridgeland

Wild Hog Management Workshop Scheduled for Dec. 11 in Ridgeland

To combat the scourge of highly destructive feral pigs, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in conjunction with several partners is sponsoring a Wild Hog Management Workshop on Thursday, Dec.…

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Arrest Made in Johnny Hydrick Murder Case The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office arrested Billy Sellars, 31, of Aiken, SC, for the murder of Johnny Hydrick of Edgefield, Thursday, October 30,…

“Attention!” All Veterans

“Attention!” All Veterans

This is the final announcement of the upcoming Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Tuesday November 11. The celebration will be held at the Strom Thurmond High School Football Stadium. Veterans are…

Kalei Bowser on Clogging Team

Kalei Bowser on Clogging Team

Kalei Mariah Bowser was named to the 2014 All-American Clogging Team.  The announcements were made at the American Clogging Hall of Fame Championships held in Spartanburg, South Carolina this weekend.  An All-American…

NWTF Hosts Groundbreaking Meeting to Increase Hunting Participation 

NWTF Hosts Groundbreaking Meeting to Increase Hunting Participation 

Representatives from state wildlife agencies gathered with National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) staff and volunteers for a weekend of training and collaboration aimed at solving the biggest problem facing both…