NWTF CEO Reappointed to Federal Advisory Council

NWTF CEO Reappointed to Federal Advisory Council

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — George C. Thornton, CEO of the National Wild Turkey Federation, has been reappointed to the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council, an official advisory group that promotes and preserves America’s hunting heritage. “Sportsmen are the driving force behind conservation,” Thornton said. “By working to ensure the continuation of our hunting heritage, we are supporting a proud […]

PTC Hosts Open House for Professional Pottery Program

PTC Hosts Open House for Professional Pottery Program

After a summer hiatus, the professional pottery program at Piedmont Technical College’s Edgefield Campus reopened Tuesday with an open house to welcome its new instructor. Enrollment is now open for any interested student and there is no deadline for admission. Thomas Koole came to Piedmont Tech on August 1 and has hit the ground running. […]

Southern Baptist Convention Makes History Again

Southern Baptist Convention Makes History Again

Edgefield County’s Historic Connection to the SBC Examined Even if you are not of the Baptist faith, chances are you have still heard the news that the Southern Baptist Convention recently made history electing their first African American president.  Rev. Fred Luter,Jr., pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, was unanimously elected to […]

Murder in Edgefield County – Suspect In Custody – UPDATED

Murder in Edgefield County – Suspect In Custody – UPDATED

Update: The victim in the Sunday morning shooting at the former Executive Car Care has been identified as Marshall Butler, Jr., 33, of Johnston, SC.  According to the Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett, the victim’s death was due to 2 gunshots to the head. The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office has charged 26 years old Fredrick Dale […]

2012 Celebration of Success – COY & TOY

2012 Celebration of Success – COY & TOY

Citizen of the Year & Teacher of the Year Selections Edgefield County School District and Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce announce that it’s that time of the year again to acknowledge “Citizen of the Year” and “Teachers of the Year,” “Support Staff of the Year,” and our “District Teacher of the Year,” as well as […]

Class of 2012 Smashes Record for College Scholarships

Class of 2012 Smashes Record for College Scholarships

Statewide Total Breaks the $1 Billion Barrier COLUMBIA Aug. 17— The South Carolina Department of Education announced today the Class of 2012 was the first group to earn more than $1 billion in college scholarships since the state began tracking the information. Counting over $2 million, Edgefield School District, in 2012, earned $2,789,250.00 in college […]

Taylor Earnhardt Putnam to Compete In Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo

Taylor Earnhardt Putnam to Compete In Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo

Taylor Earnhardt Putnam, a competitor in the Southern Rodeo Association, the rodeo at Lazy J Arena in Edgefield County, S.C., this coming weekend (Aug. 24,25), has a name of interest that speaks to an inheritance of speed and passion for competition. Born the youngest daughter of Dale and Teresa Earnhardt, Taylor has a winning and […]

Don’t Miss Our Football Edition

Don’t Miss Our Football Edition

Pick up your copy at a newstand or rack today. Don’t miss our in–depth coverage and photographs of all the area high school football teams, marching bands and cheerleaders.

County Council Hears Presentation of Highway Overlay District

County Council Hears Presentation of Highway Overlay District

Gives First Reading to Highway Access Plan The Edgefield County Council heard a presentation of the Highway Overlay District by Roger LeDuc at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 7.  This plan was approved and recommended by the Planning Commission at their July 2012 meeting and was set to focus on Martintown Road from […]

Red Oak Grove Bridge Open Again

Red Oak Grove Bridge Open Again

After nearly two yeas, the bridge on Red Oak Grove Road is open once more enabling travelers to again utilize the rural roadway. Since its closure in Sept. of 2010, the bridge has caused many inconveniences especially to locals who have had to drive several miles out of their way because the bridge’s outage meant […]