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, […]

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 […]

Teacher Shortage Concerns Continue To Grow

Teacher Shortage Concerns Continue To Grow

Rock Hill – According to results from the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement’s (CERRA’s) Fall 2016 Supply and Demand Survey, more teachers are leaving their classrooms each year. Nearly 6,500 public school teachers did not return to their teaching positions for the 2016-17 school year. More than 1,640 of these teachers took a […]