Looking Back On Johnston High School

Looking Back On Johnston High School

The following stories ran in the print edition of The Edgefield Advertiser on July 4, July 11 and July 18, 2012, and held much interest for those connected to Johnston and the school which no longer exists.  Here they are, in sequence, for all to see. — A Johnston High School Newspaper — From 1944 […]

Witnesses to History

Witnesses to History

BY KAY CAMPBELL When our trip to Washington, DC, was planned 6 months ago, we had no idea of the history we were about to witness. We knew we’d visit the Capitol, the Library of Congress, all the war memorials and many other historic landmarks. But who knew we would see the Chief Justice of […]

Red Hill Baptist Vacation Bible School

Red Hill Baptist Vacation Bible School

By Kaeli Wates Red Hill Baptist Church hosted a Vacation Bible School June 11-15 that was full of music, missions, recreation, snacks, bible studies, and fun for all.  Amazing Wonders Aviation took the children on a wild ride to show them that God has power over all thinks, God can be trusted no matter what, […]

“Doodle” is Her Name, But Dawdle She Doesn’t

“Doodle” is Her Name, But Dawdle She Doesn’t

Thelma Chambers, known by all her friends as Doodle, worked during summers as program director for Camp Ton-A-Wandah.  Many in this area know Ton-A-Wandah as the place where the late Boots Bandy worked, also. Through Boots and her friend Margaret Edwards, Doodle came to know Johnston. The person who has been telling us the story […]

American Life in Poetry

American Life in Poetry

By Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate E.B. White, one of my favorite writers, used to say, “Simplify, simplify, simplify,” but that doesn’t mean that writing has to be simple, which is a different matter. Here’s a fine poem by Laurel Blossom of Edgefield, South Carolina, that’s been simplified into a pure, clean beauty.   Red […]

Hospitality Abounds at the Senior Center

Hospitality Abounds at the Senior Center

Multigenerational Activities Under one Roof –  Thursday afternoon the Edgefield County Senior Center on Center Springs Rd. was bustling with activity.  For those who have not returned to this building since its opening in June of 2008, each should find a way to visit it to see what has been done to change it from […]

Kelley & Jodi: Ambassadors for Foster Care

Kelley & Jodi: Ambassadors for Foster Care

Kelley and Jodi Robinson are unofficial ambassadors for Foster Care. They live in the beautiful old Mobley home, built in 1888, on Edisto Street in Johnston.  That home is what brought them to Johnston, and here is their story. Jodi and Kelley were living in Virginia where houses are expensive and they were making plans […]

Tilley Creek Flowers & Gifts Moves to Edisto Street

Tilley Creek Flowers & Gifts Moves to Edisto Street

Kim Tilley grew up in Cullowhee, North Carolina, near Tilley Creek, a creek named after her ancestors.  She loved that creek. As a child she played on that creek.  She loved her home in North Carolina, but when she was 13, she and her mom moved to Saluda, S.C., to be with her grandmother.  Kim […]

Our State Flower – in Johnston

Our State Flower – in Johnston

Photos and Story by Judy Holmes Kayla Hall of Johnston, age 7, has always loved knowing she had the state flower, the Yellow Jessamine and the State tree, the Palmetto Tree, at Johnston Elementary because they were planted there years ago; but she went on a search for Yellow Jessamine in the wild.  She found […]

Fairway Food Center Has New Owners

Fairway Food Center Has New Owners

The “Brazell Boys” Will Continue There “It has been a pleasure serving the public here in Edgefield,” were the words from the chorus of three men who have been a part of Fairway Food Center for many years. Henry Weston Brazell, the father of Robert and Thomas who joined him, sat with us for an […]