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 […]

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, […]

Douglas Elementary Hosts Secret Santa Appreciation Breakfast

Douglas Elementary Hosts Secret Santa Appreciation Breakfast

Douglas Elementary School hosted a Secret Santa Appreciation Breakfast, Dec. 15, for members of the community that sponsored their initiative to provide families in need with additional help this holiday season.  A total of 19 families were served this year, and out of those families, fifty-five children received items off their wish lists.  “The community […]

One Muslim’s Conversion to Christianity

One Muslim’s Conversion to Christianity

The Rev. Kambiz Saghaey Shares His Testimony at Antioch “A strong Muslim” – that is how the Rev. Kambiz Saghaey described himself to the congregation of Antioch Baptist Church as he spoke to them Sunday morning during their worship service the week before Christmas.  The Rev. Saghaey explained that he was born into the Islamic […]

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 […]

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