The Warehouse Debate: Parallel Courses Yet to Meet

The Warehouse Debate: Parallel Courses Yet to Meet

July, 14, 2015 – Civility, with pleas marked by facts and figures, characterized the meeting between two factions – Piedmont Tech Foundation Board, backed by Piedmont Technical College President Brooks and his entourage, and the new Edgefield Preservation Association, led by Max Shanks and a community of passionate individuals. Here were two groups, seemingly on […]

Rural Health Students Visit ECH

Rural Health Students Visit ECH

Rural Health students, ones included in a class taught by Graham Adams and Amy Martin, were welcomed by EC Hospital temporary CEO Carlos Milanes and Head Nurse Cheryl Faust on Friday before they toured the hospital building and grounds. CEO Milanes characterized the hospital as a Critical Care Hospital with up to 25 beds and […]

Demonstration at PTC Asking for a Hearing

Demonstration at PTC Asking for a Hearing

Hearing Held Monday Evening in Edgefield The Edgefield Historic Preservation Association held a demonstration, July 8, 2015 outside a meeting of the Piedmont Technical College Foundation Board in Saluda, S.C. The purpose of the demonstration was to alert the board members of the importance of saving the historic Adams Cotton Warehouse (see article Advertiser July […]

Tim Worth Wins in Decoy Competition

Tim Worth Wins in Decoy Competition

On the weekend of June 20, 2015 Tim Worth of Edgefield, SC, travelled to Harkers Island, North Carolina, to compete in the “rig of six” working decoy competition hosted by the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum.  In this competition rigs of six working decoys are floated in the sound and judged from the bank.  Tim entered […]

Mike Huckabee First Presidential Candidate to Visit Edgefield Since 2012

Mike Huckabee First Presidential Candidate to Visit Edgefield Since 2012

An overflow crowd met with the former Arkansas Governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, the first such candidate to visit Edgefield County since Newt Gingrich in 2012. The local Republican Party hosted the event at The Edgefield General Store on Main Street. Guests were standing in line before the appointed hour of 9:00 […]

Thurmond Burnett’s Restored 1956 Ford Towne Sedan

Thurmond Burnett’s Restored 1956 Ford Towne Sedan

Most everyone in Edgefield County knows Thurmond Burnett of Edgefield Mercantile, but most do not know he has a car that he’s restored? Perhaps some may have seen him drive by in one of the local parades or at The Edgefield Cruise-In where he will have it on display again, July 18. His car is […]

Successful Movie Night on the Square

Successful Movie Night on the Square

– By Tiffani Ireland – Blankets, lawn chairs, and families sprawled across the grass filled the square in Edgefield, Friday night, June 26, as hundreds of children and adults came to enjoy Movie Night on the Square. The event, hosted by Antioch Baptist Church, the Edgefield Community Development Association, and the Town of Edgefield, was […]

The Carpenter Family of Trenton Have Five Generations of Woodcarvers

The Carpenter Family of Trenton Have Five Generations of Woodcarvers

– By Judy Gibson Holmes – Roy Dwight “Ike” Carpenter is the third generation of carvers and his grandchildren make the fifth generation. Ike was only three years old when his grandfather Martin Gary “Bose” Carpenter passed away.  The family tradition of woodcarving began with Bose.  Bose taught his son Paul Monroe Carpenter the technique and Paul taught […]