Edgefield County is Work-Ready

Edgefield County is Work-Ready

At the January meeting of Edgefield County Council, Will Williams, President/CEO of the Economic Development Partnership, presented Council with a plaque bearing the certification of Edgefield County as a SC Work Ready Community. Williams told Council this certificate shows industries that Edgefield County has the needed work force ready and able to go to work. […]

Edgefield County Delegation Meets

Edgefield County Delegation Meets

The Edgefield County Delegation, comprised of SC Representatives Bill Clyburn and Bill Hixon and SC Senator Shane Massey, held a public meeting Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Edgefield County Council Chambers. The delegation heard from various county agencies among which included the Veterans Affairs Office, the County Transportation Committee, the SC Department of Transportation, all […]

Edgefield Is A Purple Heart Town

Edgefield Is A Purple Heart Town

• Town Council Holds Monthly Meeting As members of the Military Order of Purple Heart looked on Mayor Ken Durham delivered a town proclamation declaring Edgefield a Purple Heart Town. In attendance was Dr. Jim Hawk, an Edgefield Citizen and Purple Heart recipient, who served in Europe with the Third Army during World War II. […]

Council Approves Slight Rise in County Millage Rate; No Change to Tax Levy

Council Approves Slight Rise in County Millage Rate; No Change to Tax Levy

– By Tiffani Ireland – The Edgefield County Council heard from County Auditor Bill Gilchrist at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 7. Gilchrist informed Council that based on assessed values of homes, vehicles, business, etc., the county saw a slight increase in the value of a mill this year; $72,957 from $71,834. However, […]

Candidates Lining Up for Election, Nov. 4

Candidates Lining Up for Election, Nov. 4

As the political fervor grows with statewide candidates making their rounds – even to Edgefield – folks are making their commitments to their preferred candidates. It is time to look at the list of those we will be choosing from and to review the list of our leaders in County Government – provided by our […]

Mayor of Johnston Appoints Lamaz Robinson Chief Of Police

In what some may consider an unexpected move, Mayor Terrance Culbreath appointed Lamaz Robinson as Johnston’s new Chief of Police, Wednesday, Sept. 10. Described as unexpected because Mayor Culbreath had previously stated that while he did have appointing power for this position, he was going to bring the matter before Johnston’s Town Council to be […]

Solicitor Pascoe Announces Indictments of S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell

COLUMBIA, S.C. – September 10, 2014 — First Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe announces that the Richland County Grand Jury indicted Robert W. Harrell, Jr., Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives, today on nine charges.  The nine indictments are for two counts of Misconduct in Office (statutory and common law), six counts of Using Campaign […]

New Attorney and Emergency Management Director for County

New Attorney and Emergency Management Director for County

Council Introduced to New County Attorney Suzy Spurgeon Officially Named New EMA Director – By Tiffani Ireland – Edgefield County Administrator Lynn Strom introduced Edgefield County Council members to the county’s new attorney, Jim Holly, at Council’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting Tuesday, September 2. Of Mr. Holly, Strom said he has “vast experience in the […]

9-1-1 in South Carolina Gets “Smarter” With Use of Smart911

9-1-1 in South Carolina Gets “Smarter” With Use of Smart911

Abbeville and Edgefield are latest counties to provide the rapidly expanding public safety service that helps citizens to plan ahead for an emergency Two more counties in South Carolina have implemented Smart911, the national public safety service that helps to provide faster and more accurate emergency response. Abbeville and Edgefield Counties are now encouraging their citizens […]