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What Are All the Yellow Ribbons For?

What Are All the Yellow Ribbons For?

 – By Jack Reece –  A couple of weeks ago my editor sent me a memo indicating that she had received numerous requests to explain the yellow ribbons in town and…

Second Person Sentenced in Marshal Butler, Jr. Murder

Second Person Sentenced in Marshal Butler, Jr. Murder

Tomekia Miller of Aiken pled guilty to accessory after the fact for her involvement in the 2012 murder of Marshal Butler, Jr., Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Edgefield County Court…

Doug Painter Named Athletic Director for Edgefield County School District

Doug Painter Named Athletic Director for Edgefield County School District

The Edgefield County School District announced that current Head Football Coach and Athletic Director for Saluda High School, Doug Painter, has accepted the position of Athletic Director for the Edgefield…

S.C. Suffers Season’s first Flu-Related Death

S.C. Suffers Season’s first Flu-Related Death

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has been notified of the state’s first flu-associated death of the season, the agency announced. “Tragically, a woman from…

Trenton Passes First Reading of 2014 Budget

Trenton Passes First Reading of 2014 Budget

 – By Tiffani Ireland –  The Trenton Town Council made a small amendment to the proposed 2014 budget – opting to up the cost of living raise for town employees…

Teacher Assistant Accused of Illicit Relationship with Student Pleads Guilty

Teacher Assistant Accused of Illicit Relationship with Student Pleads Guilty

Former Strom Thurmond High School teaching assistant Gemil Lopez pled guilty to Assault and Battery 2nd, Wednesday, Nov. 13.  Lopez, 32, was originally charged with sexual battery with a student…

Bury Me With My Pearls

Bury Me With My Pearls

Jane Jenkins Herlong is launching a new book, today!  Her book is Bury Me With My Pearls whose title reaches back to her mother, according to Jane.  She first heard…

A Salute to Edgefield County Veterans

A Salute to Edgefield County Veterans

 – By Robert Loar – The afternoon shadows were lengthening in Edgefield town square as 50 U.S. veterans of all services stood silently in formation, for many it was filled…

Accused Murderer of Mark Meadows Acquitted

Accused Murderer of Mark Meadows Acquitted

John Herndon, the accused murderer of Mark Meadows, was found not guilty Friday, Nov. 8, after a week long trial at the Edgefield County Court House. Herndon had pled not…

Chamber Hosts Oyster Roast-Low Country Boil-BBQ Event

Chamber Hosts Oyster Roast-Low Country Boil-BBQ Event

The Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce hosted an Oyster Roast/Low Country Boil/BBQ event on Saturday, November 9th, 2013, in downtown Johnston, S.C.  This event was a fundraiser for the Chamber…