County Employees Trapped in Court House Elevator

County Employees Trapped in Court House Elevator

Seven county employees were trapped for nearly 20 minutes Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 14, in an elevator at the Edgefield County Court House. The Edgefield Fire Dept. responded to the scene and pried open the elevator which became stuck between the third and second floors as the employees were attempting to leave the building for the […]

Edgefield Native Asked to Dance as Dave the Potter

Edgefield Native Asked to Dance as Dave the Potter

Vincent Thomas, a choreographer/dancer living in Baltimore, Md., was approached by a professor at the University of Delaware recently who asked him if he would be interested in doing a solo dance about Dave the Potter.  Imagine, knowing yourself to be from Edgefield and hearing a “foreigner” ask you such a question, to do a […]

Socialize and Philosophize Among the Fruits & Vegetables

Socialize and Philosophize Among the Fruits & Vegetables

 – Farmers Markets in the Edgefield County-Ridge Area –  Hugh Weathers, South Carolina’s Commissioner of Agriculture, is asking South Carolinians to join him in celebrating Farmers Market Month in August by shopping at a farmers market in their community. Governor Nikki Haley has again proclaimed August as Farmers Market Month in South Carolina. Farmers Market […]

Council Lifts County Wide Hiring Freeze – Controversial Rezoning Request Fails

Council Lifts County Wide Hiring Freeze – Controversial Rezoning Request Fails

 – By Tiffani Ireland – In a 2-1 vote at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 6, (Councilwoman Genia Blackwell was absent and Councilman Dorn left mid-meeting) Edgefield County Council passed a measure to lift the county-wide hiring freeze that has been in place since May 2011.  Originally instituted to save County funds and […]

Edgefield County Considers Adding Tax – WJBF-TV

Edgefield County Considers Adding Tax – WJBF-TV

Edgefield County, SC – Another sales tax on pretty much everything Edgefield County consumers purchase – one percent: “Nobody ever wants to pay more taxes, that’s a standard answer,” says Brian Dowler, an Edgefield County taxpayer. Read more: Edgefield County Considers Adding Tax – WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken News, Weather, Sports.  

Edgefield Library Throws a Celebration

Edgefield Library Throws a Celebration

For Close of the Summer Reading Program The Edgefield County Library served hot dogs, drinks and chips in celebration of the ending of the Summer Reading Program.  This was on Thursday afternoon as children came from all over the county to enjoy the refreshments. More was going on inside as library workers and board members […]

Leader of the Band

Leader of the Band

This article originally ran in the print edition on July 3, 2013. Brian Walden, Senior Musician in the entire U. S. Navy and Senior Band Master for the U.S. Navy Band(s) spent most of his early years in this County, and in the Harmony Community.  He, his parents and siblings lived in the old Hancock […]

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