Local Teen Sexually Assaulted – Suspect in Custody

Local Teen Sexually Assaulted – Suspect in Custody

A 17-year-old Edgefield County female was sexually assaulted on Sunday, Apr. 1 in the Big Oak Community. The suspect in this assault, a 19-year-old Edgefield County man, is in the custody of the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office with pending charges of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 1st Degree. The victim spent the day in the […]

Pettigrew Announces for S.C. Senate

Pettigrew Announces for S.C. Senate

John W. Pettigrew, Jr. of Edgefield announces his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the newly drawn SC Senate District 25 seat which now includes all of Edgefield County and portions of Aiken, Lexington, McCormick and Saluda Counties. Pettigrew is the broker in charge/ owner of Pettigrew Properties. He has previously been elected to serve […]

A New Sign Going Up

A New Sign Going Up

A new business is coming to town, as seen in this sign going up where the former Carolina First stood for many years. First Citizens is opening a new branch in Edgefield and they plan to be open for business, Monday, April 23.

Town Council Elections, April 3

Town Council Elections, April 3

The Towns of Johnston and Edgefield will hold elections on Tuesday, April 3. In each of these Town Councils there is an incumbent. The following information may aid in getting voters to the precincts involved. In Johnston, Ward 1 has two candidates vying for that seat. It was vacated by Buddy Smith when he retired […]

Edgefield Sheriff’s Office Solves 15 Area Burglaries

Edgefield Sheriff’s Office Solves 15 Area Burglaries

Investigators with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office have solved 15 area burglaries that occurred in Edgefield County between August and December of 2011. Two subjects have been identified as the perpetrators of these crimes and are currently being detained at a jail in Greenwood, SC.  The pair, whose names are not being released at this […]

Anderson Named School Superintendent

Anderson Named School Superintendent

  The Edgefield County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday, Mar. 27, to name Edgefield County School Board Attorney Greg Anderson as the new Superintendent for the county’s schools. While Mr. Anderson has been named Superintendent and does have authority at this time, he has not actually assumed the position yet. According to a source close […]

SC Arts Commission to Honor Ferrell

SC Arts Commission to Honor Ferrell

COLUMBIA– The South Carolina Arts Commission and McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina announce winners of the Folk Heritage Award. The S.C. State Legislature will present the awards upon adjournment in the House Chamber, midday on May 3 at the Statehouse. Fiddle player Carder, of Leesville, gained a good deal of his knowledge […]

First Citizens to Open New Branch in Edgefield

First Citizens to Open New Branch in Edgefield

COLUMBIA – First Citizens today announced that it plans to open a new branch in Edgefield, S.C., located at 309 Main Street. The new banking location, which will open for business Monday, April 23, will feature an ATM and drive-thru, and will operate on a full-time schedule. “First Citizens is excited about the opportunity to […]

Trenton Council Accepts Gift of Building

Trenton Council Accepts Gift of Building

At their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, March 14, the Trenton Town Council voted unanimously to accept a transfer of real estate from First Citizen’s Bank to the town of Trenton.  With the bank vacating its location in Trenton on April 20 to open a branch in Edgefield, they have offered the bank’s current building on […]

Wisteria Opens to Spring

Wisteria Opens to Spring

Fragrance and color mark the Yellow Jessamine and Wisteria (purple), and one follows the other in blooming in spring. Over the green weekend (St. Pat’s Day) the wisteria opened its cascading blossoms to the warm sun, and our roadways and yards became decorated in splendor. This was just in time for spring which began at […]