Charges Filed Against STHS Teacher for Illicit Relationship with Student (Updated)

An investigation into an alleged inappropriate relationship between a student and teacher at Strom Thurmond High School has led to charges being filed against an employee of Strom Thurmond High School for Sexual Battery with a Student.  According to reports filed by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the nearly six week investigation into this matter […]

Traffic Stop Escalates on Republican Road

A routine traffic stop by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office Sunday night, Dec. 30, turned into much more including a disturbance call, property damage, shots being fired, and a wreck.  According to an incident report filed by the ECSO, a white Honda SUV passed a deputy at a high rate of speed on Sweetwater Road […]

Electric Cooperatives Warn of Phone Scam

Electric Cooperatives Warn of Phone Scam

Columbia, S.C. – Electric cooperatives in South Carolina are warning consumers to be aware of scam artists who are calling members posing as electric co-op employees.  The callers tell a consumer that immediate payment is needed to avoid disconnection of utility services.  The callers then provide instructions to send money via a third-party pay system. Palmetto […]

Man Burning Tires Flees from Deputies

Man Burning Tires Flees from Deputies

Deputies with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office were responding to a disturbance call on Powell Place, Tuesday, Jan. 1, when they spotted extremely black smoke issuing forth from a residence on Sandy Hill Court.  According to a report filed with the ECSO, deputies responded to the fire’s location and found two black males burning tires.  […]

Vacant Trailer Burglarized – Graffiti Sprayed Throughout

Vacant Trailer Burglarized – Graffiti Sprayed Throughout

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a break-in call at a vacant mobile home on Casalina Drive, Sunday, Dec. 30.  According to the incident report filed by the ECSO, the homeowner found the trailer ransacked and two window air condition units missing.  Additionally, the numbers ‘25’ had been spray painted about the homes walls […]

DUI Crash Coalition Donates Equipment to Highway Patrol

DUI Crash Coalition Donates Equipment to Highway Patrol

A local DUI crash prevention coalition has purchased equipment for area Highway Patrol officers in support of their efforts to keep Edgefield County’s roads safer. The Community Action for a Safer Edgefield coalition recently provided officers with Troop Two of the SC Highway Patrol with public safety checkpoint signs and LED road flares.  The signs […]

Raids by Sheriff’s Office Result in Arrests

Raids by Sheriff’s Office Result in Arrests

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office made 3 arrests and confiscated what is believed to be illegal drugs and alcohol from 2 different residences in separate raids conducted on Friday, Dec. 14.  According to reports filed with the ECSO, in the first incident, two men were arrested on drug charges after deputies with the narcotics unit […]

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