Rural Church Targeted by Thieves Twice

One would think that the sanctity and sacredness of a church would afford it some protection from crime but not so in our day and age as many churches across Edgefield County have come to realize. Red Oak Grove Baptist Church on the far west side of the county is but the latest in a […]

Escaped Convict Captured in Aiken County

Escaped Convict Captured in Aiken County

C. J. Weaver, an Edgefield County man who was serving time at the Lower Savannah River Detention Center, escaped from the facility early Monday morning, July 2, only to be caught again a few hours later in Aiken County. Weaver was serving an 11 year sentence at the work release center for his part in […]

AEC Warns of Lottery Phone Scam

AEC Warns of Lottery Phone Scam

AIKEN – Aiken Electric Cooperative reports receiving information about a lottery phone scam.  The caller claims the Aiken Electric Cooperative member has won $250,000 from a lottery based on names the electric provider has supplied.  The caller claimed to be based in Jamaica. Aiken Electric Cooperative does not share member information with any company or service […]

$15,000 Worth of Tennis Shoes Stolen

$15,000 Worth of Tennis Shoes Stolen

Vacationing residents of Moore Road in Edgefield County returned home over the weekend to find their home had been burglarized. According to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the crime occurred sometime between June 16 and June 23, 2012.  Evidence suggests the burglars gained entrance to the home by breaking out the windows of a laundry […]

Sheriff’s Office Confiscates More Poker Machines

Sheriff’s Office Confiscates More Poker Machines

An investigator with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office made a fortunate discovery Friday afternoon while on routine patrol on the south side of Highway 25. As he patrolled the area, the investigator noticed a trailer outside of B&M Carpets being loaded with poker machines.  The trailer was already quite full and two men were preparing […]

Sheriff’s Office Solves More Area Burglaries

Sheriff’s Office Solves More Area Burglaries

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office has solved 3 more area burglaries.  A suspect has been identified and charged with Burglary in the 2nd Degree and Grand Larceny for crimes that occurred on Brighthop Road and Hummingbird Drive in Trenton.        David Warrick, 28, formerly of Aiken county, but having recently moved to Edgefield county, has […]

Dead Body Discovered – Updated

Dead Body Discovered – Updated

A body was discovered on Casalina Drive in Edgefield County Tuesday afternoon, May 29. Information is limited at this time, but according to a spokesperson with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the body was found in an abandoned trailer. The body is suspected to be that of a male, but due to decomposition, a positive […]

Shooting in Domestic Altercation

Shooting in Domestic Altercation

A domestic altercation at Silverbell Street in the city of Edgefield led to a shooting Monday afternoon, May 28, around 5:00. According to Edgefield City Police Chief Ronnie Carter, the estranged husband of the victim arrived at the victim’s home on the afternoon in question and tried to force his way into her home. The […]

Break-in at Wardlaw Academy

Break-in at Wardlaw Academy

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a break-in call at Wardlaw Academy Friday morning, May 4.  According to the ECSO, the private school is believed to have been broken into sometime between the late hours of Thursday night and the early morning hours on Friday. A safe located in one of the school’s offices […]

Armed Robbery At County Fuel Station

Armed Robbery At County Fuel Station

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to an armed robbery call at Greg’s Gas Plus located at 1295 Martintown Road near I-20 in Edgefield County around 1 a.m. Friday, May 4.  According to a spokesperson with the ECSO, a white male entered the fuel station carrying a machete and demanded money.  The clerk deposited an […]

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