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Standing Room Only at 8th Annual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo

Standing Room Only at 8th Annual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo

 – By Tiffani Ireland – If the crowds were any indication, the 8th annual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo was a definite success.  Even Friday night, when the event contended with…

Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo – Aug. 23 & 24

Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo – Aug. 23 & 24

 – By Tiffani Ireland – Professional rodeo riders will again converge on the Westside of Edgefield County, Friday and Saturday nights, Aug. 23 and 24, for the 8th Annual Sandy…

Biologist Urges Less Arsenic in Apple Juice

Biologist Urges Less Arsenic in Apple Juice

CLEMSON, S.C. – Lowering arsenic levels in apple juice is a step in the right direction, but regulators could and should go further, says Clemson University biologist Lisa Bain, who researches the…

State Veterinarian Reports Rise in Mosquito-Borne Horse Illness

State Veterinarian Reports Rise in Mosquito-Borne Horse Illness

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Dr. Boyd Parr, state veterinarian and director of Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health, today announced 24 new confirmed cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in horses since the…

Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo – August 23 & 24

Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo – August 23 & 24

The 8th annual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo will be held at Lazy J Arena (10 mi. west of Edgefield on Hyw. 23) on August 23 & 24 at 8 p.m.…

Socialize and Philosophize Among the Fruits & Vegetables

Socialize and Philosophize Among the Fruits & Vegetables

 – Farmers Markets in the Edgefield County-Ridge Area –  Hugh Weathers, South Carolina’s Commissioner of Agriculture, is asking South Carolinians to join him in celebrating Farmers Market Month in August…

Dam Operators Urged to Prepare for Storms

Dam Operators Urged to Prepare for Storms

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Owners and operators of reservoirs throughout South Carolina should check their dams immediately and during the next several days for possible problems caused by heavy rainfall, the…

A Herd of Buffalo in Edgefield County

A Herd of Buffalo in Edgefield County

 – By Susan Conley, Guest Writer – It’s not every day you see buffalo grazing in the South, but Edgefield County residents have that opportunity just five minutes outside the town…

Fireflies Glowing in S.C.; Conservation Needed

Fireflies Glowing in S.C.; Conservation Needed

GEORGETOWN, S.C. – Results from the 2013 firefly count are in. There’s a steady glow in many parts of the state, but conservation efforts are needed, say Clemson firefly project…

STHS Ag Students Attend Commissioner’s School of Agriculture

STHS Ag Students Attend Commissioner’s School of Agriculture

Karson Barrett and Brittany Hutchins, seniors at Strom Thurmond Career Center, were recently selected by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture and Clemson University to attend the 2013 South Carolina…