Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Auto Break-ins in Currytown Station Subdivision Over a dozen automobiles were broken into in the Currytown Station Subdivision sometime during the late night hours, Tuesday, Jan 20. According to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the first call reporting a break-in in that area came into dispatch around 5:30 Wednesday morning. As the ECSO investigated the […]

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Accepting Applications

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Accepting Applications

The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival is now taking applications for individuals, organizations and businesses interested in being a part of the historic 32nd annual event. The Festival will be held May 2, 2015, in Johnston, known as the Peach Capital of the World. Last year, thousands of patrons descended on Johnston to enjoy the day […]

Historical Society to Host the Southern Intellectual History Circle

Historical Society to Host the Southern Intellectual History Circle

Event of 1999 Returns to Edgefield February 19-21 January 21, 2015 – The Edgefield County Historical Society is pleased to announce that the Annual Meeting of the Southern Intellectual History Circle (“SIHC”) will be held in Edgefield on February 19-21, 2015. This interdisciplinary group of scholars, mostly historians but also students of literature and other […]

Threats at Urban Outfitters

Threats at Urban Outfitters

January 20, 2015 – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to Urban Outfitters in Trenton, Friday, Jan. 16, in reference to threats made at the distribution facility. Upon arrival, law enforcement was informed by an employee that sometime during the morning hours, someone went into the men’s bathroom and wrote a threat on the wall […]

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. […]

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