County Hosts Annual Intergovernmental Meeting

County Hosts Annual Intergovernmental Meeting

The Edgefield County Council hosted their annual intergovernmental meeting Thursday night, March 12, at the new Sweetwater Community Center. Invited guests were served Japanese cuisine as they listened to speakers from different governmental agencies appraise Council of their work. Speakers included Mayors Ken Durham and Terrance Culbreath, Roger Leduc (who, as Administrator, spoke on behalf […]

Mother and Two Children Die in Early Morning Fire

Mother and Two Children Die in Early Morning Fire

March, 11, 2015 – An early morning house fire at 301 Country Club Road claimed the life of a mother and her two children; 24 year old Laterrious Watkins, 2 year old Aubrey McKie, and 1 year old Jacob McKie, Jr. The Edgefield County Coroner’s Office placed the time of deaths as 4:20 a.m. and […]

Log Creek Pushes To Move Forward

Log Creek Pushes To Move Forward

EDGEFIELD, S.C. – March 10, 2015 – Reflecting back a little over a year ago to the night of the 5th of January 2014, the local fire departments were dispatched to the shop of Log Creek Timber Company and Williams Brothers Farm. With great effort, the firefighters saved a portion of the shop and once […]

A Poet Laureate for Edgefield

A Poet Laureate for Edgefield

Second City/Town in S.C. “Literacy Blossoms in Edgefield” was in the headline of the story in The Edgefield Advertiser (March 4, 2015) which announced that Laurel Blossom has been endorsed by Edgefield Town Council as “Edgefield’s Poet Laureate.” Edgefield is the second town in the State of South Carolina to name a Poet Laureate for […]

W.E. Parker Portrait Will Hang in School Named for Him

W.E. Parker Portrait Will Hang in School Named for Him

A responsive audience, many discovering the attributes of educator W. E. Parker for the first time, gathered to give a salute to a 20th century leader in education in Edgefield County. Among the interesting portions of the program, led by Supt. Greg Anderson, was the period of responses from the audience who took the mike […]

CB’s BBQ Restaurant Opens in Edgefield

CB’s BBQ Restaurant Opens in Edgefield

– By Jack Reece – Y’all pay attention now. Just down the hill from Oakley Park and directly across from Everett Keesley’s Automobile Sick Bay/Boot Hill is Edgefield’s newest opportunity to eat like a Southerner. CB’s Barbecue Joint is up and running under the direction of two of South Carolina’s most experienced chefs. Harvey Sprouse […]

William Erskine Parker to be Subject of Program

William Erskine Parker to be Subject of Program

William Erskine Parker, July 26, 1883-October 6, 1963, a dedicated educator, will be given a commemorative salute and a presentation of a portrait in ceremonies at W. E. Parker Elementary School, Tuesday, February 17, at 6:00 p.m. Edgefield County School District, Greg W. Anderson, Superintendent, will be in charge. The program includes several officials from […]

NWTF Raising Local Awareness of Ongoing Expansion Efforts

NWTF Raising Local Awareness of Ongoing Expansion Efforts

The National Wild Turkey Federation spoke to two different groups this week in order to raise awareness of their Hunting Heritage Center and Palmetto Shooting Complex projects. Below are two reports from the meetings, the first from The Edgefield County Alliance meeting held Tuesday, January 20th, and the second from a presentation to local officials, and […]

Historical Society to Host the Southern Intellectual History Circle

Historical Society to Host the Southern Intellectual History Circle

Event of 1999 Returns to Edgefield February 19-21 January 21, 2015 – The Edgefield County Historical Society is pleased to announce that the Annual Meeting of the Southern Intellectual History Circle (“SIHC”) will be held in Edgefield on February 19-21, 2015. This interdisciplinary group of scholars, mostly historians but also students of literature and other […]

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