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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…

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Break In at Warehouse on Augusta Rd. Near Turkey Federation According to a report field with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, sometime between Friday, Nov. 1, and Monday, Nov. 4,…

Carolina Moon Distillery to Open Soon On Town Square

Carolina Moon Distillery to Open Soon On Town Square

Edgefield County corn in a mason jar at last.  Edgefield is now the home of a licensed micro-distillery, Carolina Moon, located at 116 Courthouse Square.  Distillers David Long and Cal…

Looking Toward the Christmas Season

Looking Toward the Christmas Season

Friday morning at 9:30, at Town Hall, the Edgefield Community Development Association served early morning traditional treats to a host of retail and service organizations in preparation for the big…

Corps to Reduce Visitor Services Next Year at Hartwell & Thurmond Lakes

Corps to Reduce Visitor Services Next Year at Hartwell & Thurmond Lakes

Due to significant projected budget reductions in fiscal year 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District will reduce park operations and visitor services at lakes Hartwell and J.…

Former ECSO Deputy Arrested in Aiken County

Former ECSO Deputy Arrested in Aiken County

Charged With Manslaughter An Aiken County woman was taken into custody Wednesday, Nov. 6, for her connection in the fatal shooting of 31 year old Christopher Rowley of Sudlow Lake…