Weather Alert – Possible Tornado in Johnston

Weather Alert – Possible Tornado in Johnston

The Town of Johnston and Edgefield County emergency responders are on the scene in Johnston, SC responding to a high wind damage event, possible tornado. There are several buildings damaged with trees and power lines down. The Johnston Police Department is requesting that people stay in place and not travel on the roads. This is […]

State Championship Win by STHS Mock Trial Team

State Championship Win by STHS Mock Trial Team

The final state championship round was close, but the Strom Thurmond High School (STHS) Mock Trial team defeated Socastee High School, an institution with a history of national champions. STHS clenched the 2017 Mock Trial State Championship, while competing against schools with resources and numbers beyond its own, earning accolades from judges and observers, and […]

Culinary Critics – A Year of Reviews

Culinary Critics – A Year of Reviews

This month the Culinary Critics are not reviewing an area restaurant, but rather, we are looking back at a year’s worth of reviews.  We have thus far visited 11 different eateries; we took the month of December off (hard to fit one more meal in between all the Christmas celebrations).  So this month, we will […]

American Legion Salutes Doolittle

American Legion Salutes Doolittle

Mr. J. L. Doolittle was presented a certificate for 70 years as a member of the American Legion Post 30, last Thursday, Marche 16, at the regular meeting.  Mr. Doolittle will be 99 this year.  He told Vernon Holmes, Post Commander, that he hopes to live to be a hundred years old.

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 […]

New MD Serving the Area – Dr. R. Rashad Brightharp

New MD Serving the Area – Dr. R. Rashad Brightharp

Dr. R.Rashad Brightharp A native of Edgefield County, Dr. Robert Rashad Brightharp attended Edgefield County Public Schools and graduated form Strom Thurmond High School in 2001. Today most of his immediate and extended family still reside within Edgefield and Aiken Counties.  Dr. Brightharp specializes in family medicine.  He is certified by the American Board of […]

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, […]