122nd Engineer Battalion to Hold Freedom Salute

122nd Engineer Battalion to Hold Freedom Salute

The 122nd Engineer Battalion, based out of Edgefield, SC has recently returned from their deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  They will hold a Freedom Salute at Strom Thurmond High School’s Gymnasium, March 9, 2014 at 9:30 am.  It is opened to the public and everyone is invited to attend.    

First Traffic Fatality in 445 Days

First Traffic Fatality in 445 Days

Edgefield County has had its first traffic fatality in 445 days. We all knew that Edgefield County’s fatality-free streak would eventually end. Unfortunately, it ended early yesterday (Sunday) morning when 28-year-old Wesley D. Lawrence, of Modoc, died in one-vehicle crash. You can read the details at the two story links below. Going 445 days without […]

Rare Disease Day at Edgefield County Hospital

Rare Disease Day at Edgefield County Hospital

Friday, February 28 is Rare Disease Day at Edgefield County Hospital.  The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. The campaign targets primarily the general public but it is also designed for patients and patient representatives, as well […]

ChocAround Rescheduled for Thursday, February 27

ChocAround Rescheduled for Thursday, February 27

The Edgefield Community Development Association is sponsoring a new ChocAround, Thursday, February 27, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m.  The first ChocAround had been planned for the 13th of February, but due to the storm that brought ice and cold, which froze all plans for the Valentine weekend, the ChocAround was postponed. This Thursday, the event […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Mt. Vernon Mills Burglarized Sometime between Feb. 13 and Feb. 21, thieves broke into an outside storage building at Mt. Vernon Mills in Johnston and stole 50 feet of ½ awg black strand copper.  According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies were called to the site on Friday, Feb. 21, when it was […]

Damage Found in Three County Buildings Attributed to Earthquake

Damage Found in Three County Buildings Attributed to Earthquake

 – By Tiffani Ireland –  The Edgefield County Court House, the County Council Chambers, and the Auditors Building have all been determined to have sustained damage due to last week’s 4.1 earthquake that centered near China Grove Baptist Church on Martintown Road in Edgefield.  According to Wayne Collins, Director of Building and Planning, County Administrator […]

Aftershock Rocks County

Aftershock Rocks County

A 3.2 aftershock rocked Edgefield County Sunday afternoon, February 16, at 3:23.  This tremor originated in the same vicinity in which Friday’s 4.1 earthquake occurred; 7 miles WNW from Edgefield near China Grove Baptist Church. Residents again reported feeling houses shaking and a loud booming sound.  Citizens are being reminded that still more aftershocks are […]

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Edgefield County

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Edgefield County

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck Edgefield County Friday night, February 14, jolting residents in South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, and as far away as Alabama, Tennessee and Virginia. According to the U.S. Geological Survey the quake hit at 10:23 p.m. about seven miles west-northwest of Edgefield, near China Grove Church. The quake occurred three miles underground. Thousands […]

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