Road Rage at Local Drive Thru Results in Charges

A 58 year old Johnston man was arrested Sunday, Dec. 15, after he assaulted a 31 year old woman from Griffin, GA, at the drive thru of the McDonalds in Edgefield.  According to a report filed with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the woman stated she pulled into the drive thru ahead of the suspect, […]

Goldberg Groundhog Kiln Gets Another Firing

Goldberg Groundhog Kiln Gets Another Firing

The Groundhog Kiln, poised on a rise near the entrance to old Pottersville, was heated up for the first time since September on December 3 as part of a weekend celebration of history in Edgefield.  The weekend included the formal re-opening of the Blacksmith Shop, tours of Willowbrook Cemetery, and acknowledging the history of Edgefield […]

New Deputy Director of EMA

New Deputy Director of EMA

Suzy Spurgeon has been named the new Deputy Director of Edgefield County’s Emergency Management Agency.  Spurgeon, who assumed her role on Nov. 4, takes the place of Sandy Backensto who retired after 7 years with the agency.  With this new position, Spurgeon will now serve a duel role for EMA as she was already their […]

County Receives Positive Audit; Council Chooses Animal Shelter Site

County Receives Positive Audit; Council Chooses Animal Shelter Site

At their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 3, the Edgefield County Council was addressed by George Kennedy and Lee Wagner of the accounting firm Elliott, Davis, LLP, regarding the county’s annual audit.  Mr. Kennedy related that the while there had been an anticipation of using $274,636 from reserves, because of positive revenue trends, the […]

Christmas Tree Lightings

Christmas Tree Lightings

The Edgefield square was filled with anticipation as children and adults settled in on Friday evening for a short program of carols, emceed by Caroline Bland, Clio Lampkin led in prayer, and Gina Lester Sheely led the singing. The climax was the turning on of the Christmas tree lights by the Mayor along with the […]

Tour of Churches – “Better & Better”

Tour of Churches – “Better & Better”

Many saw the Tour of Churches, sponsored by the Historical Society of the county on Sunday as “getting better and better,” especially with a larger attendance. The walking tour crowds filed into the churches to hear special music and pageantry showing the story of Christ.  The tour concluded at Magnolia Dale, where “substantial refreshments” as […]

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