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 […]

A Herd of Buffalo in Edgefield County

A Herd of Buffalo in Edgefield County

 – By Susan Conley, Guest Writer – It’s not every day you see buffalo grazing in the South, but Edgefield County residents have that opportunity just five minutes outside the town of Johnston. Sometimes you have to follow a dream, and that’s just what Barry and Debbie Mauldin on McCreight Road in Johnston did when in […]

Rails to Trails Update

Rails to Trails Update

A public hearing to discuss the Rails to Trails project was held Tues., July 16.  This meeting was part of criteria that must be met by the Town of Edgefield and Edgefield County who are working in conjunction to obtain a $100,000 grant for the project.  Approximately half a dozen citizens attended the meeting, and […]

Car Chase Through Town Leads to Charges

Car Chase Through Town Leads to Charges

A car chase that started on Bacon Street in Edgefield and ended at the apartment complex on Woodland Ave., Sat., July 27, has led to multiple charges against a Trenton man. According to a report filed by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy with the ECSO requested information on a white Chevrolet Suburban seen […]

Art That Roars: Afro-Carolinian Face Jugs » The Epoch Times

Art That Roars: Afro-Carolinian Face Jugs » The Epoch Times

“White clay eyes and teeth, set against the glaze, make the finest Afro-Carolinian face vessels appear to roar where works three times their size merely whisper.” Robert Farris Thompson could not have said it better. Thompson is the Colonel John Trumbull Professor of the History of Art at Yale University. He was speaking of stoneware […]

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