9th Annual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo

9th Annual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo

The Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo is on schedule for August, 22nd and 23rd, at the Lazy J. Arena on Hwy. 23 West. This rodeo is a part of the International Professional Rodeo Association, and always brings the largest sporting crowd of any sports here in the county, good weather or bad. The performances are at […]

Megan Gordon Crowned Miss Collegiate American 2014

Megan Gordon Crowned Miss Collegiate American 2014

On July 6, 2014 Megan Gordon, native of  North Augusta, South Carolina, was crowned Miss Collegiate America 2014! She represented the state of South Carolina as she traveled to Orlando, Florida, and competed for the crown. While there she took home the awards of best overall interview, best overall evening gown and most photogenic. Megan is […]

Senator Tim Scott Honors Vietnam Veterans

Senator Tim Scott Honors Vietnam Veterans

On Saturday August 2, 2014, Senator Tim Scott hosted a Vietnam War Era Veterans Honor Event at the First Baptist Church in Columbia, SC. This was to thank the Veterans for their service during the Vietnam War, as their return was not what it should have been. The Keynote Speaker was Major General James E. […]

Schools Lock Down While Sheriff Locks Up

Schools Lock Down While Sheriff Locks Up

Tuesday morning found Highway 23 near Strom Thurmond High School lit up with flashing blue lights as law enforcement agencies converged on two burglary suspects that had been pursued by sheriff’s deputies before daylight. The suspects had abandoned their vehicle near Highway 23 precipitating the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Department to deploy bloodhounds and SLED helicopters […]

Notes from ECH July Board Meeting

Notes from ECH July Board Meeting

– By Tiffani Ireland – The Edgefield County Hospital board met Monday night, July 28, for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting.  After Chairman Tim Williams called the meeting to order, Chief Financial Officer Kelly Cox informed the board, “June was a very good month for us.”  Ms. Cox went on to say that “operationally, we are […]

OEDGS/Civic League Plan for 2014 Southern Studies

OEDGS/Civic League Plan for 2014 Southern Studies

The Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society and Edgefield Civic League are hosting a “Southern Studies Showcase” in Edgefield on September 19 and 20, 2014. Genealogical and historical societies from all over South Carolina and parts of Georgia are being invited to participate in this two-day event. Last year the Showcase brought over 130 people from […]

Mukashy Glass Sign Going Back Up

Mukashy Glass Sign Going Back Up

As the Thorntons have progressed with working on the building that is to become a General Store, changes have taken place such as the removal of the old sign from the 20s-30s.  Many feared it was gone, but it is NOT.  It was  put back up all clean and ready for the continuing restoration of […]

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