Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual assault is a public health issue affecting women, children, men, and entire communities. Nearly 1 in 5 women will experience rape or attempted rape in their lifetimes, and 1 in 10 children will be the victim of sexual assault. The economic costs of sexual violence can range from $87,000.00 to $240,776.00 per rape. These […]

National Wild Turkey CEO to Retire

National Wild Turkey CEO to Retire

It’s official, George Thornton is retiring this summer.  The good news is that George and Beth are staying in Edgefield.  “Beth and I have made Edgefield our home,” declared the dynamic native of Columbus, Georgia.  It was also apparent that the man who had successfully served as CEO for three corporate entities in his career […]

Edgefield Found at SEWE

Edgefield Found at SEWE

Charleston was feted with the presentation of three Edgefield businesses as these three and their promoters were showing at the Southeastern Wildlife Expo (SEWE) this past weekend at the newly remodeled Gaillard Center on Calhoun Street. The booths where the businesses showed their wares and trade interests were scattered throughout that large area and buildings, […]

A Prelude to Valentine’s Day – in Music

A Prelude to Valentine’s Day – in Music

Music at the Discovery Center has become a dependable entertainment in the last few months as performances there have included singers and with musical accompaniment.  Next month, February 4, at 7 p.m., Jeff Barnes will be there to classic oldies and Valentine ballads.  This happens to be his second visit for he was there earlier […]

Greenwood / Edgefield in the Path of Rare Solar Eclipse  

Greenwood / Edgefield in the Path of Rare Solar Eclipse  

GREENWOOD, S.C. – Greenwood is one of many U.S. cities in the path of the next total solar eclipse, expected to occur on Aug. 21, 2017, across the continent. Lander University, just north of Greenwood Uptown, is perfectly positioned for people to observe and record the historic event. This will be the first total eclipse […]

Big Event Planned for Oakley Park – a Living History Day

Big Event Planned for Oakley Park – a Living History Day

A Skirmish, Encampment, Demonstrations and Tours Oakley Park grounds and house museum will be busy, Saturday, January 21, when the park will be active again from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., first time since the last Heritage Festival was held there in 2012. This event is planned in conjunction with the 57th Georgia, 34th Georgia, […]

Dave on Display

Dave on Display

This has been a very big year for David Drake, the superb 19th-century Edgefield artisan also known as Dave the Potter. In April, he entered the South Carolina Hall of Fame; in July, over thirty members of what is thought to be his family came from as far away as Washington, DC, to honor him […]

Tour of Churches, This Weekend – Sunday, December 11th

Tour of Churches, This Weekend – Sunday, December 11th

This year the Edgefield County Historical Society is once again sponsoring the Christmas Tour of Churches in Edgefield.  This annual event will be held on Sunday, December 11th at 3:00 pm, beginning at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  A walking tour will then proceed to the Edgefield First Baptist Church, Trinity Episcopal Church and the Edgefield […]

Christmas for Kids – Come One, Come All! — On the Square

Christmas for Kids – Come One, Come All! — On the Square

The Edgefield Community Development Association (ECDA) is excited to invite everyone to the square Saturday, December 10, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., to celebrate “Christmas for Kids”!  Excitement will fill the square with live, continuous entertainment on the stage.  The schedule includes the W.E. Parker Chorus, the Timmerman Dance Group directed by Liz Jordan, […]

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