Bakers Branch fire

Bakers Branch fire

At 8:20 am 12-27-16 the Merriewether and County Line fire departments were dispatched to the 600 block of Bakers Branch and battled a house fire that did heavy damage to the residence. The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. The fire cause is still under investigation and […]

Break-in on Nicholson Rd.

Break-in on Nicholson Rd.

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a break-in at a residence on the 100 block of Nicholson Rd. in Trenton, Dec. 19.  According to an ECSO report on the incident, the homeowner returned home in the evening to find a basement window on the backside of his residence had been knocked out.  Upon arriving […]

Dodge’s Convenience Store Closed for Repairs

Dodge’s Convenience Store Closed for Repairs

Dodge’s Convenience Store on Augusta Road in Edgefield has been closed indefinitely for repairs.  The order to close the establishment was given Dec. 14 around 9:00 in the morning after Building and Planning was notified by citizenry of possible unsafe conditions.  According to Director of Building and Planning, Doc Clark, he walked into the store […]

SRS Public Tour Registration Now Open, Historic Tours Offered for 2017

SRS Public Tour Registration Now Open, Historic Tours Offered for 2017

AIKEN, S.C. (Dec. 8, 2016) – Registration is now open for the Savannah River Site (SRS) 2017 public tour program.  More than 1,000 seats are available during 22 tours to be held throughout the year.  The program is managed by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) for the Department of Energy Savannah River Operations Office. A […]

Crime Beat – Dec. 20th, 2016 – Scams & Thefts

Crime Beat – Dec. 20th, 2016 – Scams & Thefts

Beware of Scams An Edgefield County woman is out of $2000 after she became a victim to scam artists.  According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report that was filed on the incident, the woman was contacted by someone who stated that her grandson been in an automobile the name Peter Walsh and said that […]

Arrest Made in Deas Murders

Arrest Made in Deas Murders

On Dec. 15, 2016, the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dameion Edwin Thomas (36-year-old) of Aiken, S.C., on 2 counts of murder in connection with the October 9, 2016, deaths of Charles and Andrea Deas of Edgefield. Mr. and Mrs. Deas were found deceased following a fire at 374 Marigold St. in Edgefield. Mr. Thomas […]

Dave on Display

Dave on Display

This has been a very big year for David Drake, the superb 19th-century Edgefield artisan also known as Dave the Potter. In April, he entered the South Carolina Hall of Fame; in July, over thirty members of what is thought to be his family came from as far away as Washington, DC, to honor him […]

Numerous Car Batteries Reported Stolen

Numerous Car Batteries Reported Stolen

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was notified Dec. 6 of the suspected theft of 19 car batteries from a location on Mosely Drive in Trenton.  According to the ECSO report on the incident, the property owner stated that unknown subjects had entered the property and taken the Delco batteries which were, in total, estimated to […]

American Legion Post 30 Provides Flags for Classrooms

American Legion Post 30 Provides Flags for Classrooms

Johnston Edgefield Trenton Middle School’s Library Media Specialist, Betsy Painter, took on the mission to acquire American Flags for each of the JET Middle School classrooms.  Mrs. Painter did not have to go far.  American Legion Post 30 of Edgefield took on the project to provide the needed flags and last Monday presented 35 classroom […]