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STHS Named Runner-Up in S.C. Bar Mock Trial State Competition

STHS Named Runner-Up in S.C. Bar Mock Trial State Competition

Mother sues school over son’s death in fictitious case Strom Thurmond High School (Team A) was named first runner-up in the S.C. Bar High School Mock Trial State Competition March…

Final Autopsy Results Back on Other Sister Found Dead

The final autopsy results for 36 year old Trina Felder, who died just hours apart from her sister, 49 year old Willette Simpkins, on Jan. 15, determined that she died…

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Mt. Vernon Mills Burglarized Sometime between Feb. 13 and Feb. 21, thieves broke into an outside storage building at Mt. Vernon Mills in Johnston and stole 50 feet of ½…

Johnston Gets New Trash Truck

Johnston Gets New Trash Truck

Mayor Livingston, joined by the City Clerk, members of the Public Works Department and Town Council accepts the keys to the new trash truck that was delivered last week.…

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…

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Soldier’s Belongings Stolen While She Was Deployed A Johnston woman serving in the military thought she had secured her belongings by placing them in a storage unit while she was…

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

ECSO Investigates Larceny of Nearly $9,000 Of Scrap Metal and Auto Parts  A caretaker of a property on Rainbow Falls Road in North Augusta (Edgefield County) reported the theft of nearly…

Two Johnston Sisters Die on Same Day [Updated]

Two sisters, both of Johnston, SC, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, but at different times and both of undetermined causes.  According to the Johnston Police Department and the Edgefield County Coroner’s…

Intersection Became Four-Way Stop

Intersection Became Four-Way Stop

An intersection in Johnston that usually was directed by a stop light changed to a four-way stop with portable stop signs on Tuesday morning because of the energy outage that…

Mt. of Olives Cemetery Sees Great Improvement

Mt. of Olives Cemetery Sees Great Improvement

The Mount of Olives Cemetery in Johnston was in the news in 2013; the gateway arch fell and was in need of repair.  There was a call for donations from…