Edgefield County Historical Society Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Edgefield County Historical Society Celebrates 75th Anniversary

On an evening during a whirlwind weekend when ballgames, a play and family events were a distraction, the Edgefield County Historical Society hosted about 75 people from the citizenry to help in a celebration of its 75th year in operation, Friday, September 12. Numbered among the guests were out-of-towners whose lineage is associated with founding […]

OEDGS to Host Southern Studies Showcase This Coming Weekend

OEDGS to Host Southern Studies Showcase This Coming  Weekend

The Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society and Edgefield Civic League are hosting the “Southern Studies Showcase” in Edgefield on September 19 and 20, 2014. Over a hundred people are registered to attend this exciting event. Twenty-two workshop classes will be held over the course of the two days, with local and out-of-town speakers giving lectures […]

Hearing Held on Retrial of Capital Murder Case

Hearing Held on Retrial of Capital Murder Case

– By Tiffani Ireland – A hearing was held Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Edgefield County Court House in regards to the ordered retrial of convicted murderer Steven Louis Barnes. The hearing was presided over by Judge Denise Goodstein who has been appointed to handle this case. The hearing concluded with Barnes being appointed two […]

Old Edgefield Grille Reopens Under New Ownership

Old Edgefield Grille Reopens Under New Ownership

In a brief interview today with Travis Bethune, the new owner and chef of the Old Edgefield Grill, he was excited to announce his ownership of an old favorite among restaurants, located on Penn Street in Edgefield. Word passed quickly last week among citizens, that Edgefield had lost a favorite eating place, a fine dining […]

Deerin’s Small Business Listening Tour comes to Edgefield

Deerin’s Small Business Listening Tour comes to Edgefield

On Friday, August 29, 2014, Ginny Deerin, candidate for Secretary of State, kicked off day four of her statewide small business listening tour by visiting the Edgefield downtown business district, and speaking with members of the Edgefield business community about their experiences with the Secretary of State’s office involving transactions and information retrieval from the […]

History Day Comes to the Heritage Jubilee

History Day Comes to the Heritage Jubilee

The Jubilee starts on September 26 with History Day.  The A.L. Hunley is a great attraction and will be at the PTC parking lot on Friday, Sept. 26. Already schools from out-of-county and in-county have scheduled visits, and the sponsors are encouraging more schools to send their students for a tour – a one-time opportunity […]

Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo Returns Aug. 22 & 23

Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo Returns Aug. 22 & 23

– By Tiffani Ireland – The 9th annual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo is once again coming to the Lazy J Arena on Hwy 23 West, Friday and Saturday nights, August 22 & 23.  Gates will open at 6:00 each evening, and the performances will start at 8:00.  Tickets are on sale now and prices can […]

The Edgefield County Historical Society Celebrates 75 Years

The Edgefield County Historical Society Celebrates 75 Years

– By Bettis Rainsford – The Edgefield County Historical Society traces its beginning to the year 1939. In that year, inspired by the planning for the Centennial Celebration of the Edgefield County Courthouse which occurred in July of 1939, Mrs. Agatha Abney Woodson, a longtime local historian, brought together a group of Edgefield leaders to […]

Congressman Duncan to be in Edgefield

Congressman Duncan to be in Edgefield

Wednesday, August 20, Congressman Duncam of the Third Congressional District will be covering the County, meeting with constituents and attending events from morning throughout the day. He will be at the Carolina CoverTech Expansion groundbreaking in N. Augusta (Edgefield County) 10:30 -11:30 a.m.  At noon he has a meeting with constituents (place unannounced).  In the […]

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