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 […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Livestock Stolen Three calves were stolen from a pasture on Country Club Road in Johnston between Saturday and Sunday, Apr. 5-6.  According to a report filed with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the owner of the calves stated that sometime between Saturday and Sunday, thieves cut the lock to his pasture and stole three black […]

A Fashion Show for a Cause

A Fashion Show for a Cause

So Much Fun! So Much Beauty! Are Johnston women more “in vogue” than others?  (Are we setting up a challenge here?)  At Saturday’s fashion show, the Johnston Woman’s Club hosting and Mercy Me! contributing the clothes, everyone had spring fashion in mind – coming from all parts of the county.  And Johnston women were spotlighted […]

Edgefield County Motorcycle Accident Claims Life

Edgefield County Motorcycle Accident Claims Life

Fifty-nine year old Joseph E. Miller of North Augusta died Sunday, Apr. 13, in a single vehicle accident that occurred on Gregory Lake Road in Edgefield County at 4:05 in the afternoon.  According to the SC Highway Patrol, Mr. Miller, who was riding a 2009 Yamaha motorcycle, was traveling West on Gregory Lake when he […]

SCDPS Reports Eleven Killed on SC Roads April 11–April 13

SCDPS Reports Eleven Killed on SC Roads April 11–April 13

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of eleven persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, April 11, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, April 13, at midnight. Interstates 2 US routes, SC roads and secondary roads 9 County roads 0 Seat belt used 3 Seat belt not […]

Overturned Dump Truck Ties Up Traffic on the Westside

Overturned Dump Truck Ties Up Traffic on the Westside

An overturned dump truck tied up traffic on Hwy 23 West for over three hours Friday afternoon, Apr. 11.  According to sources at the scene, after getting off route around three o’clock in the afternoon, an out-of-town truck pulling a horse trailer was trying to turn around at the site of Sandy Oaks Rodeo when […]

Mom Returns From Tour of Duty to Surprise Son

Mom Returns From Tour of Duty to Surprise Son

On Wednesday, April 2, Amman Hill’s mother, Yolanda Hill, a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army, came to his kindergarten class at W.E.Parker Elementary School to surprise him with her arrival home from her deployment which took her from him for over a year. While she was away, W. E. Parker Elementary had sent her […]

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