Saluda Historical Society Issues Invitation

Saluda Historical Society Issues Invitation

By Bela Herlong – The Saluda County Historical Society invites all of you to come on Sunday afternoon, October 21, at 2:30 p.m. to the Saluda Theater and Museum where a tour of the two buildings will begin. Guides will be there to tell you the history of both buildings before and after the Saluda […]

Republicans Open Headquarters

Republicans Open Headquarters

Citizens have been reporting work on the interior of the Presley building since the shootout (re-enactment) that took place there last week.  In the windows appeared Romney/Ryan posters.  All the stir was leading to a bigger announcement that came to this newspaper Monday morning. The following explains what is happening on the south side of […]

Trenton Home Burglarized – Firearms Stolen

Trenton Home Burglarized – Firearms Stolen

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary call on Tennessee Walker Lane in Trenton during the late evening hours of Thursday, Oct. 11. According to the incident report filed by the ECSO, the homeowner contacted law enforcement after noticing several firearms were missing from his home.  Six guns and three scopes valued at […]

Truck’s Windows Shot Out

Truck’s Windows Shot Out

An Aiken County man who was hunting in the woods off Lick Fork Lake Road Friday morning, Oct. 12, returned to his vehicle after his hunting excursion to find its windows had been shot out. The truck, which was parked along the country road as is the custom of hunters who hunt the game managed […]

Organic Transition for Produce Farmers Workshops

Organic Transition for Produce Farmers Workshops

COLUMBIA – Farmers interested in learning about transitioning to organic farming can plan to attend one of two workshops offered in November.  The Organic Transition for Produce Farmers workshops are scheduled for Nov. 8 in Charleston and Nov. 29 in Columbia. These one-day workshops run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature local […]

New Statewide Food Safety Coordinator

New Statewide Food Safety Coordinator

COLUMBIA – Everyday South Carolinians enjoy fresh locally grown produce, and the South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) is continually working to make sure fresh fruit and vegetable food safety is a top priority. In order to help farmers in this effort and to better serve consumers, the SCDA, in a cooperative agreement with the […]

Forestry Agency Returns % of Revenue to SC Students

Forestry Agency Returns % of Revenue to SC Students

COLUMBIA –  Annual county payouts from the South Carolina Forestry Commission have begun. Funds come from revenue generated by forest product sales (timber and pine straw) and recreation/user fees on state forest lands.  The money is given to counties for education and, in some cases, is given directly to school districts themselves.  The South Carolina Forestry Commission is the only state agency which returns revenue […]

Yankees Spotted Encamped at Oakley Park

Yankees Spotted Encamped at Oakley Park

This past weekend’s Edgefield Heritage Jubilee offered many things for viewing and experiencing including Civil War re-enactors.  The group gave attendees the opportunity to see a campsite of the Palmetto Riflemen of the Confederate Militia. Oakley Park is a Civil War museum and is a perfect setting for this re-enactment. The gentleman in the blue […]

Clemson Extension Agent Identifies New Invasive Pest in S.C.

Clemson Extension Agent Identifies New Invasive Pest in S.C.

LEXINGTON — A tiny hitchhiker newly discovered in South Carolina could portend trouble for homeowners who relish the sweet smell of eucalyptus trees. A Clemson University Extension agent in Lexington County has identified the first eucalyptus leaf beetle discovered in South Carolina. “A homeowner brought it into the Lexington Extension office from West Columbia. I […]