Commerce Looking for Photos that Define Rural South Carolina

Commerce Looking for Photos that Define Rural South Carolina

9th annual Rural Summit contest open to amateur photographers –    COLUMBIA, S.C. – January 22, 2013 – Have a photo that encapsulates rural life in the Palmetto State? Send it to Commerce and you might be the winner of the ninth annual Amateur Rural Summit Photography Contest. Sponsored by the Small Business and Rural Development Division […]

Nominees Sought for Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

The year 2013 promises to be an exciting time for the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce. With several events on the horizon, our current Board of Directors is looking to a prosperous new year. Chamber Annual banquet, February 7th; March Oyster Roast; Women in Business health fair – expo; School Supply Drive; TOY/COY- Celebration, and […]

A Double Celebration

A Double Celebration

A Feast in Celebration at Macedonia –  Edgefield joined the country in what was called, by the media, “a double celebration.” Martin Luther King, Jr., was honored by many, at the same time as the Inauguration.  A noontime program honoring King was held at Simmons Ridge Baptist Church, Center Springs Rd., Edgefield. (An earlier celebration […]

Health Related Home Care to Now Serve Edgefield

Health Related Home Care to Now Serve Edgefield

Health Related Home Care is excited to be able to provide home health services to residents of Edgefield. Michelle Garner, RN the Community Nurse Liaison, spent most of 2011 in Edgefield County.  She went business-to-business getting letters of support, speaking with the mayor, going to town and county council. She even setup a table at […]

Megan Sherman Crowned at the 2013 Miss Statesman Pageant

Megan Sherman Crowned at the 2013 Miss Statesman Pageant

Megan Sherman, a 17 year-old-junior at Strom Thurmond High School was chosen Miss Statesman 2013 at the Miss Statesman pageant held January 12, 2013, at Strom Thurmond High School. After the announcement, Megan was crowned Miss Statesman by Mrs. Jett, Strom Thurmond HS Principal and LeAnn Gibson, 2012 Mrs. Statesman.   “I’m so shocked.  This is […]

South Carolina Ranks 42nd for Cat Ownership

South Carolina Ranks 42nd for Cat Ownership

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recently released its U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook, which revealed that South Carolina ranks 42nd for cat ownership with 27.8 percent of households owning a cat. In 2006, which was the last time the AVMA put together the sourcebook, South Carolina again made the bottom 10 list of cat […]

Restructuring Planned for Department of Health & Environmental Control

Restructuring Planned for Department of Health & Environmental Control

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) recently announced the forthcoming restructuring of their agency.  According to Jim Beasley, Media Relations contact for DHEC, who spoke via email Friday afternoon, Jan. 18, with The Advertiser, the restructuring “will only impact layers of management and will have no visible impact on services.”  Mr. […]

Invasion of the Ladybugs!

Invasion of the Ladybugs!

By Tiffani Ireland – Many of you may be experiencing the same problem my family and I am currently enduring; unwanted house guests.  No, I do not mean those relatives that came for the holidays and just do not know when to leave.  I am, however, talking about equally vexing pests – lady bugs!  Or should […]

Flu Outbreak Prompts Reminder From Senior Care Experts

Flu Outbreak Prompts Reminder From Senior Care Experts

This flu season is shaping up to be one of the worst in decades – with the Centers for Disease Control already reporting widespread outbreaks in many states. While anyone can get the flu, seniors are especially susceptible to the virus and are at greater risk for serious flu-related complications that can lead to hospitalization […]

OEDGS Hears of Hammond Papers

OEDGS Hears of Hammond Papers

In her presentation at the bi-monthly Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society (OEDGS) meeting on the square in Edgefield, on Sunday, Elizabeth Laney told of the Hammond papers and how to access them. The Hammond papers refers to a collection of documents relating to James Henry Hammond (SC Governor, US Congressman, US Senator), his descendants, related families, […]