Flu Cases Spiking Early, First Flu Death in S.C.

Flu Cases Spiking Early, First Flu Death in S.C.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control notes the state’s first flu-associated death of the season, as well as a significant and earlier-than-normal increase in influenza activity, the agency announced today. “Tragically, a child from Barnwell County has become our first confirmed influenza-associated death of the season,” said Linda Bell, M.D. […]

Edgefield Christmas Parade

Edgefield Christmas Parade

A few photos from the Edgefield Christmas Parade, held Sunday, December 2, 2012. And the Winners Were. . . Cross Country Float won the People’s Choice Award in Sunday’s parade. The Best Original Float went to Red Hill Hound Hunt Club; Best Group Entry went to the  Baptist Association Men’s Ministry; The Best Single went […]

Johnston’s Final Farmers Market of Year a Great Success

Johnston’s Final Farmers Market of Year a Great Success

The town of Johnston saw “bumper to bumper” traffic at what Donna Livingston of the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce called the “last hoorah” of the year for the town’s farmers’ market, Thurs., Nov. 29.  Special events to help mark the day included the raffle of a basket consisting of fresh fruits and vegetables as […]

Rash of Break-ins to Vehicles in County

Rash of Break-ins to Vehicles in County

Between the late evening hours of Tuesday, Nov. 27, and the early morning hours of Wednesday, Nov. 28, a total of 11 vehicles break-ins occurred in the southern portion of Edgefield County.  According to reports filed by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, 3 break-ins happened at homes on Phoenix Court, 2 at Currytown Blvd., 3 […]

Don’t Miss the Parade This Sunday

Don’t Miss the Parade This Sunday

Singing, Snow and Santa will be filling the air! The 39th Annual Edgefield Christmas Parade will be on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. Our Grand Marshal this year will be our own, 122nd Engineer Battalion of the Edgefield SCARNG, who is scheduled to deploy in February. Also participating in the parade will be […]

Children’s Hope Store Delivers Aid Materials to Sandy Victims

Children’s Hope Store Delivers Aid Materials to Sandy Victims

By Bob Stockton – “Savannah Lakes Village people are the greatest people in the world,” said Martin Bailey of the Children’s Hope Store in McCormick. Bailey and a half dozen volunteers are collecting, packing and delivering materials to aid winter storm Sandy victims in the New Jersey area, and he’s obviously gotten great response from […]

Area Law Enforcement Trained in Public Safety Checkpoints

Area Law Enforcement Trained in Public Safety Checkpoints

More than 60 area police officers and sheriff’s deputies were trained earlier this year in conducting public safety checkpoints. The training was sponsored by the Community Action for a Safer Edgefield coalition, a local group seeking to reduce DUI crashes in Edgefield County. “Edgefield County recently ranked sixth in the state in the percentage of […]

The Johnston Tree Lighting Features Santa and a Cake

The Johnston Tree Lighting Features Santa and a Cake

At 6:00 p.m., Monday evening, Johnston began the traditional tree-lighting program that sparkled with the excitement of young voices and the sentiment of Christmas long ago. Among the special parts to the program were: carols sung by a quartet from the Johnston Baptist Church; the presentation and performance of the Johnston Elementary chorus; a visit […]

Edgefield Christmas Tree Lighting

Edgefield Christmas Tree Lighting

On Friday night a crowd of residents and visitors gathered on the town square in Edgefield for the annual lighting of the Christmas tree. Following the lighting, the movie The Polar Express was projected onto the bank building for the enjoyment of young and old alike.