Abbeville French Heritage Festival, April 19-21

Abbeville French Heritage Festival, April 19-21

Opera; Lectures; Church, Cemetery, Garden Tours –  ABBEVILLE, S.C. – Abbeville will celebrate its French heritage April 19-21 with the first Abbeville French Heritage Festival, featuring a piano concert in Abbeville’s historic Trinity Episcopal Church, an original opera at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and an antique and art show at the historic Livery Stable. Friends of […]

Barry Naylor ‘Stands Up’ and Makes them Laugh

Barry Naylor ‘Stands Up’ and Makes them Laugh

Barry Naylor is a name that many communities of our county will remember.  He was the president of the Strom Thurmond High School 2003 graduating class (also an Honor Graduate), and attended Edgefield County schools from seventh grade up, having attended Mead Hall School in Aiken prior to that. Some of us knew his grandparents […]

Patriotic Group Requests Coast Guard Speaker

Patriotic Group Requests Coast Guard Speaker

When Allen Cantrell, Boatswains Mate Third Class of Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet heard that a local group asked for a guest speaker to tell of Coast Guard life, there was no hesitation. His reaction was,” I’ve never done this before, but I love Coast Guard life, and the sea, and I really enjoy […]

Beth Robertson Clark Exhibits at Hire Grounds

Beth Robertson Clark Exhibits at Hire Grounds

Beth is an artist, illustrator, muralist, as well as a teacher in her native town of Edgefield, South Carolina. Beth has created and painted murals from Tennessee to Alabama, illustrated poetry and children’s books, and designed and painted horses for the “Horseplay Project” in Aiken. Beth has received numerous awards for her logo designs, paintings, […]

Miss Galaxy Travels Abroad

Miss Galaxy Travels Abroad

Mae-Ann Webb, Miss Galaxy International 2013, made appearances in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland over the past week. She was invited to attend and judge the prestigious United Kingdom Galaxy Pageant which was held in the Park Hall Hotel in Manchester, England. In this pageant young women were chosen to represent […]

Piper Tales – Seeing Black And White – New Contest

Piper Tales – Seeing Black And White – New Contest

Piper Tales – The Continuing Adventures of a Very Lucky Black and White Dog By Penny L. Hunt Chapter 25 Last week Bill was struggling with an assignment to write a poem as part of his class’s participation in a statewide poetry contest.  While doing his history homework, something black and white quickly moved past his […]

Sarah Watson in Paris During World War II

Sarah Watson in Paris During World War II

By Owen Clark – For years, I have been interested in learning more about Sarah Pressly Watson, a Ridge Spring native who spent thirty-nine years, from 1920 to 1959, as director of a dormitory for foreign women attending the Sorbonne, a part of the University of Paris. Recently I ordered a book, Americans in Paris: […]

Quiet Confidence – Pinnacle Training Academy

Quiet Confidence – Pinnacle Training Academy

By Jack Reece – Mike Lipscomb dropped by the office this week to tell me about his new business. If you haven’t met Mike you need to, it makes me think I am shaking hands with a grizzly bear each time we greet each other which, as it turns out, is obviously one prerequisite for success […]