Historical Society to Host the Southern Intellectual History Circle

Historical Society to Host the Southern Intellectual History Circle

Event of 1999 Returns to Edgefield February 19-21 January 21, 2015 – The Edgefield County Historical Society is pleased to announce that the Annual Meeting of the Southern Intellectual History Circle (“SIHC”) will be held in Edgefield on February 19-21, 2015. This interdisciplinary group of scholars, mostly historians but also students of literature and other […]

Threats at Urban Outfitters

Threats at Urban Outfitters

January 20, 2015 – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to Urban Outfitters in Trenton, Friday, Jan. 16, in reference to threats made at the distribution facility. Upon arrival, law enforcement was informed by an employee that sometime during the morning hours, someone went into the men’s bathroom and wrote a threat on the wall […]

Statement from Gov. Nikki Haley on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Statement from Gov. Nikki Haley on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

COLUMBIA, S.C. (January 19, 2015) – Governor Nikki Haley today released the following statement regarding the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday: “There is no better way to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s memory and legacy – and his fight for equality – than working together to ensure that our children, no matter where […]

Rainfall Relieves Drought Conditions Statewide 

Rainfall Relieves Drought Conditions Statewide 

January 15, 2015 – The S.C. Drought Response Committee, meeting via conference call on Jan. 15, removed the incipient drought declaration statewide. According to Hope Mizzell, South Carolina State Climatologist, “Since many counties were just on the cusp of drought when the Committee upgraded in late November it didn’t take excessive rainfall statewide to end […]

Alliance to Hear Thornton

Alliance to Hear Thornton

Mr. George Thornton, CEO of the National Wild Turkey Federation, will be the speaker for the next Alliance meeting on Tuesday, January 20, at 8:00 a.m., in the County Council building on the corner of Jeter and Railroad Streets.  Alliance Chair Linda Anderson says: “Mark your calendars now, you will not want to miss this opportunity.” […]

Edgefield County is Work-Ready

Edgefield County is Work-Ready

At the January meeting of Edgefield County Council, Will Williams, President/CEO of the Economic Development Partnership, presented Council with a plaque bearing the certification of Edgefield County as a SC Work Ready Community. Williams told Council this certificate shows industries that Edgefield County has the needed work force ready and able to go to work. […]

Clemson Precision-Ag Research Primed for New Heights

Clemson Precision-Ag Research Primed for New Heights

BLACKVILLE, S.C. (January 12, 2014) — Unmanned aircraft have been cleared for takeoff above the farm fields at Clemson University’s Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville. The eyes in the sky will monitor crop health and gather data to improve farming efficiency and productivity by letting growers know precisely when and where to water, fertilize or […]

Westside Shooting – Updated x3

Update: Westside Shooting Ruled a Homicide Jody Ray Jones, 42, has been charged with murder for the Sunday night shooting of Patricia Kay Love at their home on Red Hill Road. Love died yesterday, Jan. 13, at Georgia Regents University from a gunshot wound to the head. An autopsy was performed on her body Wednesday, […]

Eight Watson Superstars

Eight Watson Superstars

– By Owen Clark – Author’s Note: This article is based on a program I gave at the Watson reunion in August 2014. I purposely kept the program short because of an acoustics problem in the room where we met. Much more could be said about each of the superstars. – Superstars numbers one and […]

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