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 awg black strand copper.  According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies were called to the site on Friday, Feb. 21, when it was […]

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 […]

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 deployed.  However, when she returned to the storage unit Tuesday, Jan. 21, she found the unit completely empty.  According to a report filed by the […]

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 $9,000 worth of scrap metal and auto parts Wednesday, Jan. 22.  According to a report filed by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the caretaker stated […]

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 Office, Trina Felder and Willette Johnson each had health issues and medical conditions that may have contributed to their deaths.  An autopsy has been performed […]

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 came with the bitter cold 12 degrees (which was actually lower according to EWE Olin Berry). This stop sign was one placed at the intersection […]

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 families associated with the cemetery – a group that reaches far beyond the boundaries of Johnston. Recently the archway was put back, in good repair, […]

Livingston to Seek Re-Election as Johnston Mayor

Livingston to Seek Re-Election as Johnston Mayor

Johnston Mayor Andy Livingston announces that he will seek re-election in the municipal election coming up on April 8, 2014. This election will also include voting for the Wards 2 and 4 seats, now held by Tommy Stone and Tommy Burton, respectively. A native of Johnston, Livingston was elected to his first term in April […]

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