Edgefield is Now Home of the Oldest Living American

Edgefield is Now Home of the Oldest Living American

Following the death of Dina Manfredini, 115, of Iowa on Dec 17, Mamie Rearden, 114, of Edgefield, SC is in line for the “Oldest Living American” title. Yes, she is already the oldest “African American,” as we reported in August, but now, she is the “Oldest Living American,” period. She is also the 4th oldest living […]

Edgefield County Man Killed in Accident on Hwy 19

Benjamin “Peanut” Riley, 60, from Edgefield was killed Thursday evening, Dec. 20, at approximately 6 p.m. in a vehicle accident on Hwy 19 in Aiken County. According to the SC Highway Patrol, Mr. Riley was driving a 2010 Chevy 4-door vehicle when he pulled out from a business near Hwy 191 and Hwy 19.  His […]

DUI Crash Coalition Donates Equipment to Highway Patrol

DUI Crash Coalition Donates Equipment to Highway Patrol

A local DUI crash prevention coalition has purchased equipment for area Highway Patrol officers in support of their efforts to keep Edgefield County’s roads safer. The Community Action for a Safer Edgefield coalition recently provided officers with Troop Two of the SC Highway Patrol with public safety checkpoint signs and LED road flares.  The signs […]

Raids by Sheriff’s Office Result in Arrests

Raids by Sheriff’s Office Result in Arrests

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office made 3 arrests and confiscated what is believed to be illegal drugs and alcohol from 2 different residences in separate raids conducted on Friday, Dec. 14.  According to reports filed with the ECSO, in the first incident, two men were arrested on drug charges after deputies with the narcotics unit […]

More Counterfeit Money Passed in County

More Counterfeit Money Passed in County

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of counterfeit money at McDonalds, Monday, Dec. 17.  Upon arriving, an employee with the restaurant informed deputies that an unidentified black male attempted to pay for his purchase with a counterfeit fifty dollar bill. The bill was discovered to be a forgery by the use of […]

Southern Eagles Motorcycle Club Showers Children with Gifts

Southern Eagles Motorcycle Club Showers Children with Gifts

In their 6th Annual Local Toy Drive for children at Christmas, The Southern Eagles Motorcycle Club filled the Discovery Center this past Saturday with excitement and a visit from Santa as they distributed Christmas gifts to families with children.  There were 100 children who received these gifts.  The Club would like to thank all of […]

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrests

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrests

A routine traffic stop Sunday, Dec. 9, lead to the arrest of two individuals on drug charges.  According to a report filed with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, deputies with the ECSO stopped a silver Lincoln Town Car that was traveling south on Hwy 25 South for erratic driving and for being registered to a […]

Beckman Center, Edgefield Native Director, Lauded by CARF

Beckman Center, Edgefield Native Director, Lauded by CARF

Columbia, SC – The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has accredited the Backman Center for Mental Health Services (Beckman), for a period of three years, in the following areas: Mental health Case Management/Services Coordination for Adults; Mental Health Case Management/Services coordination for Children and Adolescents; Mental Health Outpatient treatment for Adults; and Mental […]

Edgefield County Women Attend State Conference

Edgefield County Women Attend State Conference

Participants kicked off the conference with a motivational workshop presented by former Miss South Carolina and Farm Bureau member, Jane Jenkins Herlong.  SCFB Agricultural Literacy Director, Vonne Knight, spotlighted the 2012 Ag Book of the Year, “How Did That Get In My Lunchbox?”, and shared hands-on activities that volunteers can conduct with children to help […]