A Book Signing and a Celebration at Tompkins Library

A Book Signing and a Celebration at Tompkins Library

At a book signing on Sunday, April 27th at the Tompkins Library, the five authors of Our Ancestors, Our Stories explained to a standing-room-only audience how their long journey to find their ancestors ended up in Edgefield, South Carolina.  Their book chronicles years of research and the emotional result of finding their slave ancestors and […]

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival On Tap for May 2-3

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival On Tap for May 2-3

Grand Marshals: Ice Storm Workers This coming weekend, the Johnston, SC, Peach Blossom Festival will showcase great entertainment, arts and crafts, food concessions, a parade, rides for children, and a family-oriented street dance. The parade Grand Marshals this year are the local ice storm workers. These heroes helped many citizens who had power outages, and […]

Moped Blaze in Church Parking Lot

Moped Blaze in Church Parking Lot

The usually quiet 300 block of Norris Street in Edgefield saw some excitement Saturday, April 26, 2014. Just before 6:00 PM, an abandoned moped caught fire in the parking lot across from the Methodist Church. No one at the scene could be identified as the owner of the moped. David Colman was working in his maintenance shop […]

Wild Winter Weather Hurts Early Peaches

Wild Winter Weather Hurts Early Peaches

Should See “Good Volume” From July On – By Tiffani Ireland – March 26, 2014, will be a day peach growers in Edgefield County and the Ridge area will not soon likely forget. That is because on that day, temperatures dipped, in some areas of the county, as low as 21°F and remained below freezing for […]

Wood Chipper Plant Closer to Reality

Wood Chipper Plant Closer to Reality

DHEC Holds Public Hearing – By Tiffani Ireland – The heretofore controversial wood chipper plant is a one step closer to becoming a reality in Edgefield County as the Department of Health and Environmental Control held a public hearing on the matter Tuesday, April 15. The public hearing, to decide whether or not the agency […]

Miniature Pony Killed By Dogs

Miniature Pony Killed By Dogs

A ten months old miniature paint pony was attacked and killed by dogs at a residence on Slide Hill Road in Johnston, Saturday, Apr. 19.  According to a report filed by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the homeowner said that three dogs of undetermined breeds have been attacking and biting horses in her pasture in […]

Nearly $5,000 Worth of Items Stolen in Auto Break-In

Nearly $5,000 Worth of Items Stolen in Auto Break-In

Sometime in the early morning hours on Tuesday, Apr. 22, thieves broke into a 2005 GMC Yukon located at a home on Caslina Drive in North Augusta (Edgefield County) and stole nearly $5,000 worth of items. According to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office’s report, the owner of the vehicle found the Yukon’s driver and passenger’s […]

Antwaun Hillary Named Rebel Head Football Coach

Antwaun Hillary Named Rebel Head Football Coach

The Edgefield County School District has selected Coach Antwaun Hillary as Head Football Coach of the Strom Thurmond High School Rebel Football Program.  Head Coach Hillary is filling the position recently vacated by the retiring head coach Lee Sawyer.  His most recent coaching assignment has been as Offensive Coordinator for the highly regarded Rebel Football […]

Growing-Season Burns a Natural Ecological Process in S.C.

Growing-Season Burns a Natural Ecological Process in S.C.

If you see or smell smoke near one of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ heritage preserves or wildlife management areas this spring and summer, it may be coming from a prescribed fire. Prescribed burns (also called controlled burns) are generally conducted in the dormant season, mostly in late winter and very early spring. But […]

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