Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Over $2,000 of Items Stolen from Moore Rd. Over $2,000 worth of items was stolen from a home on Moore Road in North Augusta (Edgefield County) over the weekend. According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report on the incident, the resident returned home Saturday, Sept. 13, to find his 2000 Suzuki motorcycle missing from […]

Edgefield County Historical Society Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Edgefield County Historical Society Celebrates 75th Anniversary

On an evening during a whirlwind weekend when ballgames, a play and family events were a distraction, the Edgefield County Historical Society hosted about 75 people from the citizenry to help in a celebration of its 75th year in operation, Friday, September 12. Numbered among the guests were out-of-towners whose lineage is associated with founding […]

OEDGS to Host Southern Studies Showcase This Coming Weekend

OEDGS to Host Southern Studies Showcase This Coming  Weekend

The Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society and Edgefield Civic League are hosting the “Southern Studies Showcase” in Edgefield on September 19 and 20, 2014. Over a hundred people are registered to attend this exciting event. Twenty-two workshop classes will be held over the course of the two days, with local and out-of-town speakers giving lectures […]

Hearing Held on Retrial of Capital Murder Case

Hearing Held on Retrial of Capital Murder Case

– By Tiffani Ireland – A hearing was held Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Edgefield County Court House in regards to the ordered retrial of convicted murderer Steven Louis Barnes. The hearing was presided over by Judge Denise Goodstein who has been appointed to handle this case. The hearing concluded with Barnes being appointed two […]

Mayor of Johnston Appoints Lamaz Robinson Chief Of Police

In what some may consider an unexpected move, Mayor Terrance Culbreath appointed Lamaz Robinson as Johnston’s new Chief of Police, Wednesday, Sept. 10. Described as unexpected because Mayor Culbreath had previously stated that while he did have appointing power for this position, he was going to bring the matter before Johnston’s Town Council to be […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Utility Trailer Loaded With Lawn Care Equipment Stolen A utility trailer loaded with lawn care equipment was reported stolen to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, Tuesday, Sept. 9. According to the ECSO report, the trailer was taken from behind its location at a residence on West Five Notch Road in North Augusta (Edgefield County). On […]

Solicitor Pascoe Announces Indictments of S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell

COLUMBIA, S.C. – September 10, 2014 — First Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe announces that the Richland County Grand Jury indicted Robert W. Harrell, Jr., Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives, today on nine charges.  The nine indictments are for two counts of Misconduct in Office (statutory and common law), six counts of Using Campaign […]

Old Edgefield Grille Reopens Under New Ownership

Old Edgefield Grille Reopens Under New Ownership

In a brief interview today with Travis Bethune, the new owner and chef of the Old Edgefield Grill, he was excited to announce his ownership of an old favorite among restaurants, located on Penn Street in Edgefield. Word passed quickly last week among citizens, that Edgefield had lost a favorite eating place, a fine dining […]

Clemson Named a Top 20 National Public University

Clemson Named a Top 20 National Public University

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson University is now ranked among the top 20 national public universities, according to U.S.News & World Report’s annual guide to “America’s Best Colleges” for 2015. The university is No. 20 on the list, its highest ranking and seventh consecutive year the school has been in the top 25. “To be ranked among […]

USC Aiken Ranks Number One Among Best Regional Public Colleges in the South

USC Aiken Ranks Number One Among Best Regional Public Colleges in the South

AIKEN, S.C. – The University of South Carolina Aiken is ranked #1 among top public regional colleges in the South in the 2015 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s guide, “America’s Best Colleges.”  Since U.S. News & World Report created this ranking category seventeen years ago, the University has been ranked in the top three public regional colleges every year — […]

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