Intergovernmental Meeting Held Thursday

– By Tiffani Ireland – The annual Edgefield County Intergovernmental Meeting was held Thursday night, Jan. 30, at the Senior Citizen Center.  The catered event was a chance for local governmental officials to meet as one to share updates and ideas from their different agencies.  Speakers for the evening included Sen. Shane Massey, County Council […]

January Alliance Meeting

January Alliance Meeting

The next Edgefield County Alliance meeting will be Tuesday, January 21, at 8:00 a.m., in the County Council Chambers.  The public is invited to participate. The topic will be: Our Community and Safety Nets, Education, Work and Life Skills Development and what part they play in creating a vibrant community. If anyone is involved in […]

Council Approves JAG Application

Council Approves JAG Application

Issues Resolution Honoring Elijah Harris  – By Tiffani Ireland – After a lengthy discussion that included input from Judge Brenda Carpenter, the Edgefield County Council voted unanimously (4-0 as Councilman Norman Dorn was absent) at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 7, to approve the submission of an application for a Justice Assistance Grant […]

Public Hearing Held on Capital Sales Tax Project Suggestions

Public Hearing Held on Capital Sales Tax Project Suggestions

 – By Tiffani Ireland – A public hearing was held Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Edgefield County Council Chambers to discuss suggestions for possible projects to be included in the proposed 1% Capital Sales Tax Project.  A little over a dozen citizens were in attendance as different people and organizations presented ideas to the six-member […]

Two States to Use Clemson Voting Technology in Elections

Two States to Use Clemson Voting Technology in Elections

CLEMSON, S.C. — New voting technology that was pioneered by a Clemson Universitycomputer science professor soon will be deployed to Wisconsin and Florida for pilot programs that he expects will begin to revolutionize how voters nationwide cast ballots. Juan Gilbert said that his team’s voting system, Prime III, will allow the disabled to vote securely and independently, […]

Trenton Adopts 2014 Budget; Grants Donation Requests

Trenton Adopts 2014 Budget; Grants Donation Requests

 – By Tiffani Ireland – The Trenton Town Council unanimously adopted their 2014 budget on second reading at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Wednesday, Dec. 11.  In additional matters related to money, Council also agreed unanimously to grant two request for donations; one to the Chamber of Commerce to aid in the funding of the […]

New Deputy Director of EMA

New Deputy Director of EMA

Suzy Spurgeon has been named the new Deputy Director of Edgefield County’s Emergency Management Agency.  Spurgeon, who assumed her role on Nov. 4, takes the place of Sandy Backensto who retired after 7 years with the agency.  With this new position, Spurgeon will now serve a duel role for EMA as she was already their […]

County Receives Positive Audit; Council Chooses Animal Shelter Site

County Receives Positive Audit; Council Chooses Animal Shelter Site

At their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 3, the Edgefield County Council was addressed by George Kennedy and Lee Wagner of the accounting firm Elliott, Davis, LLP, regarding the county’s annual audit.  Mr. Kennedy related that the while there had been an anticipation of using $274,636 from reserves, because of positive revenue trends, the […]

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