Rebels Win

Rebels Win

The Strom Thurmond Rebels baseball team kept their march to a championship alive Monday night at Pendleton. Rebel pitcher Marquez Mathis secured his seventh win of the season as the Thurmond team defeated Pendleton 4 to 3 sending the Rebels to another “do or die” game against Palmetto on the road Wednesday.  Palmetto High School […]

Pottery Tour Brings Visitors

Pottery Tour Brings Visitors

A number of visitors to our Town of Edgefield came by way of the “Heritage Trail–Pottery Tour and Sale” which started on Friday evening with a reception in Greenwood and concluded with tours of pottery studios from Greenwood to Edgefield on Sunday. Among those open Sunday: Greenwood, pARTners in CLAY; Ninety Six, Bell House Pottery; […]

Peach Blossom Festival Heralds Peach Season

Peach Blossom Festival Heralds Peach Season

It was a beautiful day for the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival.  Although the peach blossoms came early this year and showed gloriously in late February and early March, they appeared only in print or in paintings.  However, peaches were actually being shipped from the packing sheds.  Proof of this was a long truck loaded with […]

Break-in at Wardlaw Academy

Break-in at Wardlaw Academy

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a break-in call at Wardlaw Academy Friday morning, May 4.  According to the ECSO, the private school is believed to have been broken into sometime between the late hours of Thursday night and the early morning hours on Friday. A safe located in one of the school’s offices […]

Armed Robbery At County Fuel Station

Armed Robbery At County Fuel Station

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to an armed robbery call at Greg’s Gas Plus located at 1295 Martintown Road near I-20 in Edgefield County around 1 a.m. Friday, May 4.  According to a spokesperson with the ECSO, a white male entered the fuel station carrying a machete and demanded money.  The clerk deposited an […]

County Council Meets with Planning Commission

County Council Meets with Planning Commission

This report is from Chairman Dean Campbell, of the County Council, on the subject of a meeting of the Council with the Planning Commission to bring the two groups together on “Direction the County is going.”   On April 25, the County Council and the Planning Commission held a joint meeting to discuss an “action […]

Gas Leak on Coronet Drive

Gas Leak on Coronet Drive

In the mid-morning hours of Wednesday, May 2, a gas leak occurred at a residence on Coronet Drive in Edgefield County. According to Mike Casey with Edgefield County Emergency Management, a company digging a trench for a sprinkler system hit the natural gas line.  No injuries occurred from this incident, but the area was blocked […]

Friday, a Big Day in Johnston

Friday, a Big Day in Johnston

The event in Johnston on Friday, the WJBF Hometown Tour, brought visitors and citizens out for the afternoon.  The day started with a luncheon, followed by tours that took WJBF out to the J. W. Yonce Peach Packing Shed.  Later, around 5:00, the TV crew gathered at the large parking lot next to the “Welcome […]

Pictures from Saturday’s Relay for Life

Pictures from Saturday’s Relay for Life

Five-year-old Corey Holmes led the Survivor’s Walk at this year’s Relay for Life event, Saturday. Corey, the son of Debbie and Wilbur Holmes of Johnston, is a leukemia survivor. While he is in remission, his stamina is still a little low, so he chose to drive his atv rather than walk the lap that kicked-off […]

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival On Tap for May 4-5

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival On Tap for May 4-5

This weekend, the Johnston, SC, Peach Blossom Festival will showcase great entertainment, arts and crafts, food concessions, a parade, rides for children, and a family-oriented street dance. This year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Corporate Sponsors are Edgefield County Hospital, First Citizens Bank, IGA, SCE&G, Edgefield Fuel and Convenience, J.W. Yonce and Sons, Northland Cable and […]