Steele and Brooks Named Regions Top Agricultural Educators

Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center faculty members Darla Steele and Jeremy Brooks have been named South Carolina Mid-State Region Outstanding Agricultural Education Teachers of the Year for 2013 by the South Carolina Association of Agricultural Educators.  Darla who is in her fifth year as agricultural education instructor at the career and technology center was […]

Soldier Thanks Wardlaw Class for Their Kindness

Soldier Thanks Wardlaw Class for Their Kindness

Specialist Elizabeth (“Liz”) Stone, US Army visited the 4th grade of Wardlaw Academy on Friday, August 30. Liz graduated from Wardlaw in 2008 and from Clemson in 2012. Shortly after graduation from Clemson, she was deported to bases in Kuwait, Afghanistan, Jordan on the Syrian border and Kyrgyzstan (of the former Soviet Republic). She served […]

Piedmont Tech to Launch Honors Program

Piedmont Tech to Launch Honors Program

Beginning in Fall 2014, Piedmont Technical College will become one of only two technical colleges in the state to offer an Honors Program for students seeking an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science degree. “We are excited to provide a challenging new approach for some of our higher-achieving students,” said Kathryn Brackett, honors […]

Edgefield School District Announces Online Payment System for School Meals

Edgefield School District Announces Online Payment System for School Meals

Edgefield County School District has gone to an online payment system for school meals. If you have a LunchPrepay.com account, simply login with your current username and password. If you are new, register today! Our online payment system is a secure, easy and convenient way to apply funds directly to your student’s account. Benefits of a Basic […]

Fox Creek Gets SRO

Fox Creek Gets SRO

Dep. Chuck Nail with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office has been selected as Fox Creek High School’s new School Resource Officer (SRO).  Dep. Nail, a 2 year veteran of the sheriff’s office, previously served 31 years with the U.S. Park Police in Washington, D.C., where, he jokingly said, he spent his time “riding a horse […]

Cardiovascular Technology Program Receives Accreditation

Cardiovascular Technology Program Receives Accreditation

The Cardiovascular Technology program at Piedmont Technical College recently received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), becoming the only associate degree cardiovascular technology program accredited in the state. “The accreditation is a testament to the quality of the Cardiovascular Technology program at Piedmont Technical College,” said Jerry Alewine, dean […]

Full Time SRO Named to Merriwether Middle School

Full Time SRO Named to Merriwether Middle School

After having had to share a School Resource Officer with JET Middle School this past school year, Merriwether Middle School will this term get their own SRO.  Edgefield County Sheriff’s Deputy Angela Cloyd has been chosen to fill this new position.  “I’m just excited,” Deputy Cloyd told The Advertiser regarding her new title.  Dep. Cloyd […]

Outstanding Students Honored at PTC Graduation

Outstanding Students Honored at PTC Graduation

At Piedmont Technical College’s recent summer commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for academic achievement. Edgefield County student Henry J. Caines III was honored for maintaining the highest grade point average for his county. He is recognized by PTC area commission vice chair Jane Jenkins Herlong, right. […]

Antonia Adams Reports on Business Week

Antonia Adams Reports on Business Week

On July 14-19, 2013, Antonia Adams attended Business Week at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., an annual event sponsored by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.  The statewide event featured many academically engaged students who exhibited leadership skills due to their involvement in extracurricular activities and in their communities.  About 170 attendees were chosen from […]

Commencement at Piedmont Technical College Honors Graduates

Commencement at Piedmont Technical College Honors Graduates

The James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College welcomed more than 375 Piedmont Technical College graduates for two commencement ceremonies to celebrate their accomplishments. Dr. Ray Brooks, president, welcomed graduates, family and guests to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduates. “We are here to celebrate tonight the opportunity each of you represents,” Brooks […]

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