Edgefield County Historical Society

Edgefield County Historical Society

Friday, March 1, 2019 12:00 noon     Press Release   The Edgefield County Historical Society will hold its Spring Meeting on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. at the Joanne T. Rainsford Discovery Center at 405 Main Street in Edgefield.  The Meeting will be devoted to the remembrance of State Senator Lawrence Cain […]

Two Fires in County – One Resulted in Propane Tank Explosions

Two Fires in County – One Resulted in Propane Tank Explosions

Two fires in as many days in the Merriwether/North Augusta section of Edgefield County kept the Merriwether and County Line Fire Departments busy at the beginning of the week.  The first fire occurred on Sunday, Feb. 24, a little after 2:30 in the afternoon on the 400 block of Miller Street.  According to Merriwether Fire […]

JES celebrates “First Time” Black History Program

JES celebrates “First Time” Black History Program

It was a First-of-its-Kind for Johnston Elementary   CAPTION:  Johnston Elementary Chorus.   By Judy Gibson Holmes Johnston Elementary held their first Black History Program February 21 led by Coach Betty Edwards, the event coordinator. Coach Edwards said that she felt like the school needed to focus on bringing the local Black leaders to the children’s […]

Veteran’s Memorial Park Takes Giant Step Forward

Veteran’s Memorial Park Takes Giant Step Forward

Members of Edgefield’s Hezzie Griffis Post 30 teamed with soldiers of the SCARNG to re-position the M60A3 Tank on its new pad last Monday morning.  The repositioning of the tank makes it possible for the Memorial Park committee to move forward with park development.  The next step is to move the flagpole donated to the […]

 Remembering World War One

 Remembering World War One

Researcher/writer for WWI Articles, LCDR Thomas Strother (ret.) USN The following is an overview of the material covered in the print edition of The Edgefield Advertiserfrom mid-April 2017 to date. This long term series included articles from the pages of this newspaper of 100 years ago. The Advertiseris hoping to publish on line (and when […]

From the Desk of Senator Massey

From the Desk of Senator Massey

Legislative Update: Week of 2/19/19-2/21/19 Last week was the 7th week of the 2019 legislative session. There are 11 weeks remaining in the regular session. Here are the highlights from Senate floor action from last week. MEDICAL HISTORY INFORMATION FOR ADOPTED CHILDREN – The Senate passed S. 181, a bill that would allow adopted children to learn of the […]

Tea Time in Edgefield

Tea Time in Edgefield

Phone calls to Edgefield Town Hall, personal contact and social media communication began by mid-January, after the Christmas andNew Year’s celebrations subsided.  “WHEN is this year’s Camellia Tea?” — “We are coming!”  And come they did on February 14 from Edisto Beach, Sullivan’s Island, Eutawville, Santee, Greenville, Charlotte, Charleston, Columbia, Greenwood, Aiken, North Augusta, Augusta, Batesburg to name […]

Public Hearing Held on Comprehensive Land Use and Transportation Plan

Public Hearing Held on Comprehensive Land Use and Transportation Plan

The Edgefield County Steering Committee held a public hearing Feb. 12 at the County Council Chambers to discuss the Comprehensive Land Use and Transportation Plan.  Committee members Fay Adams, George Thornton, John Pettigrew, James Johnson, and Fab Burt were in attendance as well as nearly 2 dozen citizens to hear John Ford and Joh Vanderpluym […]

Retracing my Grandfather’s Footstep on the Western Front

Retracing my Grandfather’s Footstep on the Western Front

By Sarah Barnhill Sarah Rives Barnhill is the oldest grandchild of T.B. Greneker, Sr., and Gladys Rives Greneker, who lived at “Cherry Hill” on Wigfall St. for many years. Judge Greneker was a well-known figure in South Carolina legal and political circles, having served as a state senator and judge for the 13th Circuit.  Sarah […]

Double Suicide in Edgefield County

Double Suicide in Edgefield County

A forty-three year old woman and a forty-nine year old man, both residents of a home on Brim Oak Drive in the North Augusta area of Edgefield County, were found dead in their home Feb. 12 as a result of what has been ruled a double suicide.  According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report […]