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A Search for Learning – After the Civil War

A Search for Learning – After the Civil War

Minister and researcher, Rev. Elvin B. Thompson of Augusta, delivered to a small but very interested audience a study of education in the black community after the Civil War.  This…

News from Old Edgefield Pottery

News from Old Edgefield Pottery

Find Pottery in a Game of Chance –  Here begins a series, a long one we hope, of articles from Justin Guy, who is steering Old Edgefield Pottery and appointed…

ECDA to Sponsor Wine & Chocolate Downtown Stroll

ECDA to Sponsor Wine & Chocolate Downtown Stroll

The Edgefield Community Development Association is sponsoring a Downtown Wine & Chocolate Stroll Thursday, February 7, 4:00 until 8:00 p.m.  Local merchants open their doors and roll out the red…

Enjoy a Winter Day of Beauty!

Enjoy a Winter Day of Beauty!

The Camellia Tea, sponsored by the Edgefield Camellia Club, will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at Magnolia Dale in downtown Edgefield from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. This…

Repairs Being Made to Modoc Bridge

Repairs Being Made to Modoc Bridge

The SC Department of Transportation is making repairs to the bridge in Modoc on Highway 23 at the Edgefield/McCormick County line.  However, those repairs are considered minor and should be…

A Double Celebration

A Double Celebration

A Feast in Celebration at Macedonia –  Edgefield joined the country in what was called, by the media, “a double celebration.” Martin Luther King, Jr., was honored by many, at…

OEDGS Hears of Hammond Papers

OEDGS Hears of Hammond Papers

In her presentation at the bi-monthly Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society (OEDGS) meeting on the square in Edgefield, on Sunday, Elizabeth Laney told of the Hammond papers and how to access…

Vernon Burton to be Published in Inauguration Portfolio

Vernon Burton to be Published in Inauguration Portfolio

Vernon Burton’s publications are well known in Edgefield; In My Father’s House are Many Mansions (families of Old Edgefield District)  and, more recently, Free Flag of Cuba (Edited and Introduction, “the lost…

Edgefield Pottery Face Jugs Being Recreated Using 3D Technology

Edgefield Pottery Face Jugs Being Recreated Using 3D Technology

by Bob Cramblitt – The face vessels made by African-Americans 150 years ago in Edgefield, South Carolina, might have been small, but they told big stories — stories of cultural…

Edgefield is Now Home of the Oldest Living American

Edgefield is Now Home of the Oldest Living American

Following the death of Dina Manfredini, 115, of Iowa on Dec 17, Mamie Rearden, 114, of Edgefield, SC is in line for the “Oldest Living American” title. Yes, she is…