SCDHEC: Dam, Reservoir Owners and Operators Should Begin Lowering Water Levels

SCDHEC: Dam, Reservoir Owners and Operators Should Begin Lowering Water Levels

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Owners and operators of reservoirs throughout South Carolina should check their dams immediately, and during the next several days for possible problems caused by heavy rainfall, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control announced today. “Owners who have the ability to lower their reservoir’s water level should safely do so to […]

Tour Group Announcement

Tour Group Announcement

The Town of Edgefield would like you to help welcome 42 folks to Edgefield this Saturday, August 25th! Carolina Tours out of Columbia will be coming in this Saturday for a Ladies Mystery Tour! Stops include the Tompkins Library, shopping Downtown on the square, lunch at the Old Edgefield Grill, Oakley Park and a Mercy […]

From the Mountains of Austria to Edgefield’s Hickory Hill

From the Mountains of Austria to Edgefield’s Hickory Hill

Josef Kals is Austrian, and what’s more, he comes from the mountainous western part of the country, from a small farm of 15 cows (Simmental heifers he calls them).  Here in the south of the U.S. on Faulkner Mountain Rd. he is working on a farm of 500 cows, (Holsteins) – this is Hickory Hill […]

NWTF CEO Reappointed to Federal Advisory Council

NWTF CEO Reappointed to Federal Advisory Council

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — George C. Thornton, CEO of the National Wild Turkey Federation, has been reappointed to the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council, an official advisory group that promotes and preserves America’s hunting heritage. “Sportsmen are the driving force behind conservation,” Thornton said. “By working to ensure the continuation of our hunting heritage, we are supporting a proud […]

PTC Hosts Open House for Professional Pottery Program

PTC Hosts Open House for Professional Pottery Program

After a summer hiatus, the professional pottery program at Piedmont Technical College’s Edgefield Campus reopened Tuesday with an open house to welcome its new instructor. Enrollment is now open for any interested student and there is no deadline for admission. Thomas Koole came to Piedmont Tech on August 1 and has hit the ground running. […]

Southern Baptist Convention Makes History Again

Southern Baptist Convention Makes History Again

Edgefield County’s Historic Connection to the SBC Examined Even if you are not of the Baptist faith, chances are you have still heard the news that the Southern Baptist Convention recently made history electing their first African American president.  Rev. Fred Luter,Jr., pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, was unanimously elected to […]

Murder in Edgefield County – Suspect In Custody – UPDATED

Murder in Edgefield County – Suspect In Custody – UPDATED

Update: The victim in the Sunday morning shooting at the former Executive Car Care has been identified as Marshall Butler, Jr., 33, of Johnston, SC.  According to the Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett, the victim’s death was due to 2 gunshots to the head. The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office has charged 26 years old Fredrick Dale […]

2012 Celebration of Success – COY & TOY

2012 Celebration of Success – COY & TOY

Citizen of the Year & Teacher of the Year Selections Edgefield County School District and Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce announce that it’s that time of the year again to acknowledge “Citizen of the Year” and “Teachers of the Year,” “Support Staff of the Year,” and our “District Teacher of the Year,” as well as […]

Class of 2012 Smashes Record for College Scholarships

Class of 2012 Smashes Record for College Scholarships

Statewide Total Breaks the $1 Billion Barrier COLUMBIA Aug. 17— The South Carolina Department of Education announced today the Class of 2012 was the first group to earn more than $1 billion in college scholarships since the state began tracking the information. Counting over $2 million, Edgefield School District, in 2012, earned $2,789,250.00 in college […]

Taylor Earnhardt Putnam to Compete In Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo

Taylor Earnhardt Putnam to Compete In Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo

Taylor Earnhardt Putnam, a competitor in the Southern Rodeo Association, the rodeo at Lazy J Arena in Edgefield County, S.C., this coming weekend (Aug. 24,25), has a name of interest that speaks to an inheritance of speed and passion for competition. Born the youngest daughter of Dale and Teresa Earnhardt, Taylor has a winning and […]