American Legion Baseball

American Legion Baseball

American Legion Post 26 2018 Juniors.   “A positive commentary on the youth of our country.” By Jack Reece   It has been several years since I last checked in on American Legion Baseball.  A few weeks back I was privy to a conversation that indicated there were a couple of Edgefield lads playing for […]

Second Saturday Drew a Crowd

Second Saturday Drew a Crowd

  Brooker Strom has been in demand these days. Pictured here with his accompanist at the Second Saturday event, he also was heard at the Peach Festival and soon, again, at the Park Row BBQ night this Thursday, June 21.   Robeson is new ECDA President Second Saturday, June 9, 2018, was attended well according […]

 Laurel Blossom Continues to Publish

 Laurel Blossom Continues to Publish

Edgefield Poet Laureate Laurel Blossom (right) of 2015-2017 Crowns the Youth Poet Laureate of 2016. Edgefield lost its Poet Laureate when Laurel and Leonard Todd went West to Los Angeles where they make their home, now.  However, Laurel is continuing to publish out in California. Recently, The Los Angeles Review included three of her poems […]

Smith is a Padre

Smith is a Padre

  Strom Thurmond High School alumni Payton Smith has been drafted by professional baseball’s San Diego Padres. Smith graduated last Friday night  and left Sunday for Peoria, Ariz. to begin his professional baseball career.  Payton was a four year starter for the Rebel Baseball program and played an integral part in the Rebels recent success […]

Thurmond Burnett Recognized for Years of Service

Thurmond Burnett Recognized for Years of Service

Edgefield County Council issued a resolution June 7 recognizing the accomplishments and works of W. Thurmond Burnett.  Burnett served Edgefield County for 47 years as Coroner.  Pictured are Councilmen Albert Talbert and Art Biggs, Thurmond Burnett, Council Chairman Dean Campbell, and Councilmen James Bibbs and Scott Cooper.

Clemson alumnus Kevin Yon named 2018 SC Farmer of the Year

Clemson alumnus Kevin Yon named 2018 SC Farmer of the Year

Date: June 6, 2018 Clemson alumnus Kevin Yon has been named the South Carolina state winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award. He joins nine other individual winners as finalists for the overall award that will be announced in October at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia.

Town of Edgefield Begins “Second Saturdays”

Town of Edgefield Begins “Second Saturdays”

Recently the announcement was made that there would be Second Saturdays in store for citizens of Edgefield and the surround to enjoy.  The first of these has been advertised. “All Around Good Time” they say about the first Second Saturday, to begin June 9, 4:00-10:30 p.m.  Usually there is a Farmers Market lining the south […]

Trenton to Unveil Mural – Public Invited

The Town of Trenton plans to unveil its new mural Wednesday, June 13, at 5:30, thirty minutes prior to the town’s monthly Council meeting.  The public is invited to the square to see the unveiling of this 12×24 mural painted by Beth Clark.  Light refreshments will be served.

STHS Platform Speakers for Graduation

STHS Platform Speakers for Graduation

  Strom Thurmond High School seniors will receive their diplomas at the graduation ceremonies at 7:00 p.m., Friday evening, June 8. The students pictured above are speakers for the occasion and will be seen on the Platform: left to right, seated,  Gracie Herrin, Valedictorian; Margaret Hoffmann, Salutatorian; standing, Jeniyha Padgett, Olivia Bedenbaugh, Thomas McCain and […]

Manhunt in Edgefield County

Manhunt in Edgefield County

  Suspect in Custody   An attempt to serve a warrant Tuesday, May 29, led to a manhunt and eventual capture of the suspect.  According to a spokesperson with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, deputies acting on information received went to a trailer in Trenton around nine in the morning Monday to serve a warrant […]