Council Approves Slight Rise in County Millage Rate; No Change to Tax Levy

Council Approves Slight Rise in County Millage Rate; No Change to Tax Levy

– By Tiffani Ireland – The Edgefield County Council heard from County Auditor Bill Gilchrist at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 7. Gilchrist informed Council that based on assessed values of homes, vehicles, business, etc., the county saw a slight increase in the value of a mill this year; $72,957 from $71,834. However, […]

Shooting Sports Offered to Interested S.C. Schools

Shooting Sports Offered to Interested S.C. Schools

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announces a new shooting sports opportunity for Palmetto State schools. The DNR Scholastic Clay Target Sports (SCTS) is a team based youth development program that uses the shotgun sports of trap, skeet, and sporting clays to instil life skills such as discipline, safety, teamwork, ethics, self-confidence and other […]

Wild Turkey Harvest in SC Decreases this Spring

Wild Turkey Harvest in SC Decreases this Spring

Over 45,000 turkey hunters take to the woods annually in South Carolina with hopes of harvesting a wily gobbler, and the 2014 spring turkey season was no exception With an estiated harvest of 16,248 birds, the spring turkey harvest was down about 15 percent from 2013 and down cumulatively 36 percent from the record harvest […]

Ready to be entertained? Then get your ticket now!

Ready to be entertained? Then get your ticket now!

If entertainment is what one is seeking, the answer is at the William M. Bouknight Theatre in Edgefield where The Marvelous Wonderettes are playing, with energy and desire like one does not often experience. These “Wonders” have been practicing with their coaches (Musical Director Karlton Timmerman and Choreographer Kelly Harris) for four months and, to […]

Here and There – 10-16-14

Here and There – 10-16-14

Edgefield Farmers and Artisans Market: Town Square, every Saturday until November from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plants, vegetables, fresh eggs, crafts and more. Vendors welcome. Info: 706-631-5564. Johnston Farmers Market: with seasonal fruits & vegetables, baked goods, artist’s painting, etc. is held Thursday afternoons from 4 until 6 pm. Jewelry Sale: The Edgefield County Hospital […]

Thank You for Making the Festival a Success

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: Sonny and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our volunteers, sponsors, mayor, city council, and the town employees who made the Heritage Jubilee Festival a great success this year. Having these support people not only make our festival a success but makes us realize with more […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Sweetwater Baptist Church Burglarized The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary call at Sweetwater Baptist Church, Wednesday, Oct. 8.  According to the ECSO report, thieves entered two storage buildings behind the church office on Sweetwater Road and took numerous tools and equipment.  The responding deputy was able to locate a chainsaw in an […]

John Louis “Boy” McKie

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – Mr. John Louis “Boy” McKie, 80, of Sweetwater Rd., husband of the late Doris Coleman McKie, died Monday Oct. 13, 2014. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday October 15, 2014 at 11 A.M. at Sweetwater Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. McKie was born in Edgefield County and was […]

Trenton Man Found Dead In Home [Updated]

Trenton Man Found Dead In Home [Updated]

• ECSO Has Ruled the Death a Homicide Johnnie Hydrick, 50, of Trenton, was found dead in his home at 103 Windy Ridge Road shortly before noon, Saturday, Oct. 11. According to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the victim was found by his brother after he had gone to check on him because he had not […]

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