Renata Minick

JOHNSTON, S.C. – Funeral services for Ms. Renata L. Minick will be held 3:00 pm Monday at the Bland Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Willie D. Abney, Pastor. She is survived by: her father, Jimmy Stevens, brothers, Zenta Stevens and Jimmy Stevens, Jr., sisters, Alisha Minick, Latoya Stevens, Tracy Daniels, Keisha Daniels, Jackie Gilliam, […]

A Story of Faith and Pansies

A Story of Faith and Pansies

– By Sara and Karyn Sealy (mother and daughter) – This summer story began last November when my daughter and I planted pansies at our church, Mt. Calvary Lutheran, in Johnston. After church, one Sunday, we changed clothes and unloaded the truck with two flats of pansies that we grew in a horticulture class in […]

Rebels Defeat Clinton in Preseason Scrimmage

Rebels Defeat Clinton in Preseason Scrimmage

Strom Thurmond’s Rebels defeated Clinton last night 9-0 at Wilder Field in Clinton, South Carolina.  A field goal by #99 Cole Fell and a TD with 2:33 remaining to play added more oil to the Rebel fine tuning with regular season just a week away.  The Rebel JV team also won against Clinton 6-0.  

Bagwell Named VP for Academic Affairs at PTC

Bagwell Named VP for Academic Affairs at PTC

Piedmont Technical College President Dr. Ray Brooks has announced that Dr. Jack Bagwell has joined the college as the vice president for academic affairs. Bagwell is a graduate of Winthrop University, where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology. He earned his doctorate in educational studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2010. […]

Republicans and Democrats Can Work Together

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – The meeting last Saturday (August 9th), with the Edgefield County Democratic Party hosting our Republican Senator Shane Massey, really worked out well. The meeting was open to all residents regardless of political party, and both Mr. Massey and the party chairman, Johnston’s Mayor Terrence Culbreath, agreed about many things, […]

Council Allots $8835 to Bettis Park and $347,000 to Sweetwater Community Center

Council Allots $8835 to Bettis Park and $347,000 to Sweetwater Community Center

– By Tiffani Ireland – There was no old business to discuss at Edgefield County Council’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Tuesday, August 5, but Council did cover many new business items including allotting money to both Bettis Park and Sweetwater Community Center. In a 4-1 vote, Councilman Norman Dorn being the dissenting vote, Council approved […]

Ashley Byrd Promoted to Chief of News, Learfield News

Ashley Byrd Promoted to Chief of News, Learfield News

Ashley Byrd has been promoted to Chief of News Services for Learfield News, Inc., a national news and sports broadcasting company headquartered in Jefferson City, Missouri. She and her family have moved to nearby Columbia, Missouri, and are learning every day how the Midwest is connected to South Carolina. Ashley now oversees all of the […]

Teenagers, Philanthropy, and Historic Preservation – WHAT?!

The Watson-Brown Foundation is looking for high school students interested in preserving history and helping the communities of the CSRA for their Junior Board.   The Junior Board is all about historic preservation and philanthropy.  The students spend one evening a month learning about historic preservation, grants, and philanthropy.  In the spring, they award funds to […]

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