South Carolina Worst in the Nation for Drunk Driving

South Carolina Worst in the Nation for Drunk Driving

2013 fatality data reveals 44% of South Carolina traffic deaths related to drunk driving Columbia, S.C. (January 7, 2015) – Recently, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) South Carolina learned that South Carolina had 335 drunk driving deaths in 2013 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  While this represents 13 fewer drunk driving deaths than […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Two Area Churches Burglarized The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to Gilgal Baptist Church and Liberty Springs Church, Sunday, Jan. 4, after it was discovered the two had been burglarized sometime between Saturday, Jan. 3, and Sunday morning. An estimated $8,000 worth of sound equipment was stolen from Gilgal. Additionally, in trying to enter this […]

Clemson University wins U.S. GameDay Recycling Challenge

Clemson University wins U.S. GameDay Recycling Challenge

CLEMSON, S.C. – A team of green-conscious Clemson University students topped a field of 90 colleges to win the 2014 GameDay Recycling Challenge by collecting more than 60,000 pounds of recyclables during the school’s football game against rival University of South Carolina. “This award is a great accomplishment for the many student volunteers and Clemson […]

Accused Murderer Faces Preliminary Hearing

Accused Murderer Faces Preliminary Hearing

Billy Sellars of Aiken County, the accused murderer of Johnny Hydrick, appeared before a magistrate judge at the Edgefield County Court House, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 to hear the evidence against him in this case. The judge found the evidence to be sufficient enough to forward the murder case to a grand jury. Sellars was […]

NFL Players’ Mothers Team Up with Edgefield County Youth Empowerment Center

NFL Players’ Mothers Team Up with Edgefield County Youth Empowerment Center

JOHNSTON, S.C., December 15, 2014 – “Holidays such as Christmas hit financially challenged families the hardest,” says Marcella Edwards, CEO of Edgefield County Youth Empowerment Center (ECYEC). “When you are unable to feed and clothe your family, putting toys under the Christmas tree isn’t a priority. Over the past 3 years, we have been attempting […]

NWTF Partners Get Palmetto Shooting Complex Sneak Peak

NWTF Partners Get Palmetto Shooting Complex Sneak Peak

EDGEFIELD, S.C., Dec 12  — The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) welcomed over 150 individuals to the Palmetto Shooting Complex at the NWTF for a tour and an exclusive first run of the facility’s world-class sporting clays courses. The Palmetto Shooting Complex at the NWTF is a destination where like-minded people will flock to enjoy the […]

Substitute Teacher Brings Gun to MES, Fired and Arrested

A substitute teacher at Merriwether Elementary School was terminated from her position with the Edgefield County School District, Tuesday, Dec. 9, after she brought a gun onto school property. According to published reports, the gun was found in a faculty bathroom by another teacher. The gun was loaded with four rounds. The substitute teacher, who […]

Infant Dies After Being Found Unresponsive

Leland Quarles, the 4 month old son of Robert, Jr. and Tanya Quarles of Trenton, was pronounced dead at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Edgefield County Hospital after being found unresponsive at a local in-home child care center. The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to the home at which the daycare is located after […]

New ReadSC Website Launched

New ReadSC Website Launched

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina State Library is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website ReadSC.org. The new site has an easy-to-navigate menu bar and provides keyword searching of its website pages. The South Carolina Center for the Book is the South Carolina Affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for […]

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