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 […]

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 […]

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