Edgefield County Historical Society Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Edgefield County Historical Society Celebrates 75th Anniversary

On an evening during a whirlwind weekend when ballgames, a play and family events were a distraction, the Edgefield County Historical Society hosted about 75 people from the citizenry to help in a celebration of its 75th year in operation, Friday, September 12. Numbered among the guests were out-of-towners whose lineage is associated with founding […]

OEDGS to Host Southern Studies Showcase This Coming Weekend

OEDGS to Host Southern Studies Showcase This Coming  Weekend

The Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society and Edgefield Civic League are hosting the “Southern Studies Showcase” in Edgefield on September 19 and 20, 2014. Over a hundred people are registered to attend this exciting event. Twenty-two workshop classes will be held over the course of the two days, with local and out-of-town speakers giving lectures […]

Brenda  LaBord

EDGEFIELD, S.C. – Funeral services for Mrs. Brenda J. LaBord, age 61, who passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014, at her residence, were held 2 p.m. Thursday, September 11, at Jackson-Brooks Memorial Chapel, Aiken, S.C. with Dr. Robert LaBord officiating Burial followed in the Ebenezer AME Church cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Dennis […]

Annette Lester Crouch

WARD, S.C. – Annette Lester Crouch, 99, of Ward went to be with her Lord on September 3, 2014.  She was the daughter of the late Monroe and Betty Werts Lester and the wife of the late Thomas Milton Crouch. Surviving are her three sons, Milton (Barbara); Alfred (Ann); and Tim (Joanne).  She is survived […]

Hearing Held on Retrial of Capital Murder Case

Hearing Held on Retrial of Capital Murder Case

– By Tiffani Ireland – A hearing was held Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Edgefield County Court House in regards to the ordered retrial of convicted murderer Steven Louis Barnes. The hearing was presided over by Judge Denise Goodstein who has been appointed to handle this case. The hearing concluded with Barnes being appointed two […]

Cedric Maurice Gantt

JOHNSTON, S.C. – Funeral services for Mr. Cedric Maurice Gantt will be held 2 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2014 at Bland Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Willie D. Abney, pastor, Pastor Rev. Jimmy Cue, eulogist. He is survived by his wife Amber D. Gantt; sons Cedric Gantt,Jr., Gregory Zy’mir Davis, Cashous Gantt; his mother Katherine […]

William “Bill” F. Watson

COLUMBIA, S.C. – William “Bill” F. Watson of Columbia, age 84, retired journalist, died at Palmetto Baptist Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina, on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Born August 17, 1930, in Edgefield, South Carolina, to the late Frank Cooper Watson, Jr., and Willie Morgan Watson, he attended Edgefield public schools and was a graduate […]

Mayor of Johnston Appoints Lamaz Robinson Chief Of Police

In what some may consider an unexpected move, Mayor Terrance Culbreath appointed Lamaz Robinson as Johnston’s new Chief of Police, Wednesday, Sept. 10. Described as unexpected because Mayor Culbreath had previously stated that while he did have appointing power for this position, he was going to bring the matter before Johnston’s Town Council to be […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Utility Trailer Loaded With Lawn Care Equipment Stolen A utility trailer loaded with lawn care equipment was reported stolen to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, Tuesday, Sept. 9. According to the ECSO report, the trailer was taken from behind its location at a residence on West Five Notch Road in North Augusta (Edgefield County). On […]

Alliance to Meet September 16

The Edgefield County Alliance will hold its next meeting – Tuesday September 16, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. in the County Council Building (behind the Courthouse) 225 Jeter Street, Edgefield. Light refreshments will be served.  Realizing that communication across the County is very diverse, the major focus for this meeting is to begin the process of establishing a network for communicating and connecting citizens in all 5 […]

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