Childish or Churlish?

By Linda Nidiffer – In December we expect our children our children to be especially child like:  full of wonder and joy, wild with anticipation and bedazzled by the out of control commercialism of our times.  Homework and chores are the last things on their minds.  Let’s face it kids sometimes turn into quarrelsome, tedious, […]

Thank You From Johnston Development Corporation

The Johnston Development Corporation’s annual Community Christmas Lighting Ceremony gets bigger and better every year and that is due to the wonderful participation of our citizens and civic groups. I want to thank Kenny Randall and the tremendous efforts of his Public works staff as well as Chief Chris Aston and his Police Department.  Our […]

Thank You From The Parade Chairman

Dear Edgefield Community: Sunday was an exciting day in Edgefield for our entire county!  A special thank you to Mayor Durham and the Edgefield Town Council, our 122nd Eng. Battalion, our sponsors, donations, vendors, restaurants, parade committee, volunteers and patrons.  The parade would not have been successful without each of you. Our 2012 Christmas Parade sponsors were […]

Thanks Veterans Day Program Contributors

The Veterans Day Program Committee would like to thank the businesses, organizations and individuals from the Towns of Edgefield, Johnston and Trenton for sponsoring the Veterans Day Program held Sunday November 11th on the square in Edgefield.  Without your contributions, this event would not have been possible. This program was the work of many hands.  […]

Loss of Dr. W. G. Watson

Dear Editor: I was sad to learn of the death or Dr. W.G.  Watson who  died on Wednesday, October 31, at 102 years old. I kept seeing him a couple of times as my doctor when he was 100. Our children Scott and Jane are both “Watson babies.”  I will never forget him visiting me at our house after I went home […]

Looking Back – Halloween and More

Dear Editor: We are nearing Halloween 2012 and I thought I would tell some things that happened Halloween 1938 in Edgefield.  The “Bad Boys” of the mill hill covered Mrs. Helen Nicholson’s front yard with “confetti.”  My brother Joseph Wood and Maurice Gilchrist short wired the fire alarm and it blasted for hours.  The stately […]

Candidate Smith Speaks

Dear Editor, Over the last ten months, my campaign team and I have been spreading the message throughout District 1 that the voices of so many go unheard. Our main mission in seeking office is to restore the voice of ALL people throughout the district. We are gaining ground every day to take back our district. As many of you know, I […]

Thanks JAM for Fall Decor

I’m writing to personally thank the newly formed Johnston Association of Merchants, for the festive fall décor throughout downtown Johnston. With this season’s addition the welcome mats were rolled out not only for Johnston’s tourists but also our neighbors here in town and throughout the county. I’d like to thank the following Johnston Association of […]

Edgefield County Council Chairman’s Update

October 15, 1012 Industrial Development Announcements: Edgefield County Growing! Edgefield County has had two industrial announcements this year by companies that have been in the county for many years, US Fibers and Bondex. Bondex, the most recent announcement, has been in Edgefield County since 1997. (US Fibers announced their expansion earlier this year.) Bondex plans […]