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Strom Thurmond High Launches Athletic Complex

Strom Thurmond High Launches Athletic Complex

Friday, August 23, 2013 #10 Jauveer Hammond leads his team mates onto the same turf that Rebels have conducted Friday night battles for over fifty years.  The difference this year…

Gate At Mount of Olives In Need of Repair

Gate At Mount of Olives In Need of Repair

Recently, the arch over the gate at Mount of Olives Cemetery in Johnston collapsed in a high wind.  The arch, made of cast iron, is dated 1876, when the cemetery…

Johnston Town Council Hears of “Jurassic Park”

Johnston Town Council Hears of “Jurassic Park”

The ongoing struggle with property maintenance within the city limits of Johnston received another very high billing on the Town Council agenda last Monday night. Ms. Brinalynn Burt, owner of…

Socialize and Philosophize Among the Fruits & Vegetables

Socialize and Philosophize Among the Fruits & Vegetables

 – Farmers Markets in the Edgefield County-Ridge Area –  Hugh Weathers, South Carolina’s Commissioner of Agriculture, is asking South Carolinians to join him in celebrating Farmers Market Month in August…

A Herd of Buffalo in Edgefield County

A Herd of Buffalo in Edgefield County

 – By Susan Conley, Guest Writer – It’s not every day you see buffalo grazing in the South, but Edgefield County residents have that opportunity just five minutes outside the town…

Johnston Wins Workplace Safety Award

Johnston Wins Workplace Safety Award

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Town of Johnston was recognized by the South Carolina Municipal Insurance and Risk Financing Fund for workplace safety in the Division I category. Division I was for cities and towns…

Mount of Olives Archway Missing FOUND

Mount of Olives Archway <del>Missing</del> FOUND

The wrought iron archway over the Mount of Olives Cemetery in Johnston, S.C., has disappeared. A beautiful, historic cemetery, where ancestors of some of the leaders of the Town of…

Migrant Camp Burglarized

Migrant Camp Burglarized

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to burglary call at a migrant camp on Mt. Calvary Road in Johnston, Wednesday, June 26.  There, deputies discovered at least 8 different transient…

Fill the Big “T” – Leave Your Lasting Mark on Thurmond’s “Walk of Champions”

Fill the Big “T” – Leave Your Lasting Mark on Thurmond’s “Walk of Champions”

The Foundation for Public Schools in Edgefield County invites everyone to become a permanent part of the new stadium project at Strom Thurmond High School. Joel Jolly, Chairman of the…

$8,000 Stolen in Johnston Burglary; One Suspect Arrested

$8,000 Stolen in Johnston Burglary; One Suspect Arrested

A theft at a home on Henry Lane in Johnston resulted in the loss of items worth over an estimated $8,0000, Tuesday, June 18.  According to a report filed with…