PTC Pottery Program Statement

PTC Pottery Program Statement

Ed. Note: Statement from PTC Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Joshua Black, concerning the news that their pottery program will be shuttered over the summer. Piedmont Technical College is committed to the success of the pottery program in Edgefield.  We believe that the program can draw students from throughout the region to Edgefield County, thus reinforcing […]

US Fibers Expanding

US Fibers Expanding

COLUMBIA, S.C. – US Fibers, a recycler of PET Post Industrial and Post Consumer material, today announced plans to expand its current operations in Edgefield County. The $5.5 million investment is expected to generate 48 new jobs.

“This investment and expansion represents another important step in our evolution as a major recycled PET fiber producer. We […]

Most Candidates Back on Ballot

Most Candidates Back on Ballot

The aftermath of the confusion on “Who will be on the ballot?” which was set off last week by a SC Supreme Court ruling has left only one candidate in Edgefield County off the ballot, and that is Betty Butler, Democrat running for County Council.  Below is a short summary to bring readers up to […]

Fox Tests Positive for Rabies

Fox Tests Positive for Rabies

Edgefield County residents advised to avoid wild animals, vaccinate pets. COLUMBIA, S.C. – A dead fox found in Edgefield County has tested positive for rabies, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported today. “Avoid wild animals acting tame and tame animals acting wild,” Ferguson said. “About 275 South Carolinians are advised to undergo preventive […]

Jimmy Shay Memorial Fishing Rodeo

Jimmy Shay Memorial Fishing Rodeo

This Weekend, May 12, at Lick Fork.  “Get hooked on fishing and not on drugs,” say the officials of the Jimmy Shay Fishing Rodeo.  Always a great event for the young –12 years and under – it is held at Lick Fork Lake on the west side of the county. Here is what the anglers […]

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 […]