“With clay in my veins…”

“With clay in my veins…”

– By Leonard Todd – I was a guest speaker at the 48th annual NCECA Conference, held this year in Milwaukee. The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts is a dynamic and influential organization that celebrates the creative potential of clay. Almost 4,500 of its members were at the conference, nearly all of them potters. I spoke on […]

Steven Hendrickson, NSO’s Principal Trumpet to Perform at Spann UMC in Ward

Steven Hendrickson, NSO’s Principal Trumpet to Perform at Spann UMC in Ward

Although he is usually seen with the National Symphony Orchestra in white tie and tails, when he performs in the local area he is dressed more informally.  This is Steven Hendrickson, principal trumpet for the National Symphony Orchestra which is based in the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  Not only is Steven a musician, among […]

From Acting to Directing, in One’s Own Hometown

From Acting to Directing, in One’s Own Hometown

“Such a Fun Show” says Director Caroline Bland She says she started in the Edgefield County Players after Beth Worth, a board member and conscientious supporter of most things progressive in Edgefield County, encouraged her and Beth’s daughter Ashley to try out for Steel Magnolias (2011).  She had studied under drama at STHS in her […]

Good Citizens Awards Given by DAR

Good Citizens Awards Given by DAR

The Old Ninety-Six District of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently presented five Good Citizens Awards to local students.  The award is made to a student from each high school, chosen by the faculty and staff, who most represents the qualities of a good citizen.  Among those qualities are dependability, service, patriotism, and leadership. […]

Happy 100th Birthday

Happy 100th Birthday

Happy Birthday to a very special lady, Mrs. Mattie S. Williams of the Bettis Academy community and a member of Mount Canaan Baptist Church. Mrs. Williams is the most recent centenarian. She celebrated her 100th Birthday on November 29, 2013, at a wonderful, spirit-filled happy birthday party at Misty Lake, North Augusta, surrounded by her […]

A Star is Born

A Star is Born

Michele Cummings made her stage debut in Sunny Day recently, and remarks about her performance and singing make it apparent that she should continue to express this talent of hers.  She is well known for her vocal ability, having done a great deal of Gospel singing (where many fine singers begin).  

Melanie Gambrell, Daughter of Rose and Sonny Erwin, is Beckman Executive Director

Melanie Gambrell, Daughter of Rose and Sonny Erwin, is Beckman Executive Director

50 Years –Historical Overview of Beckman Now Under Leadership of Edgefield Native The Beckman Center for Mental Health Services opened its doors to serve the residents of Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens and McCormick counties on Jan. 7, 1963. The original clinic, named the Area Five Mental Health Center, was located in Greenwood and staffed with two […]