Fall Armyworms Are Here in South Carolina

Fall Armyworms Are Here in South Carolina

– By Gary Colman, Clemson Extension Agent –   Fall Armyworm Fall armyworms, Spodoptera frugiperda, are protracted pest in the Southeast. The worms feed on a variety of forage crops, but seem to prefer lush, green, fertilized Bermuda grass. Additional forage grasses that are hosts for armyworms are Bahia grass, pearl millet, sorghum-sudan hybrids, tall fescue, […]

Equine Infectious Anemia diagnosed in Aiken Mule

Equine Infectious Anemia diagnosed in Aiken Mule

A mule in Aiken County has tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), which is caused by a virus related to Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is the first case of EIA in more than a decade. Testing done at the Clemson University Veterinary Diagnostic Center in Columbia and National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa, confirmed the […]

History Day Comes to the Heritage Jubilee

History Day Comes to the Heritage Jubilee

The Jubilee starts on September 26 with History Day.  The A.L. Hunley is a great attraction and will be at the PTC parking lot on Friday, Sept. 26. Already schools from out-of-county and in-county have scheduled visits, and the sponsors are encouraging more schools to send their students for a tour – a one-time opportunity […]

9-1-1 in South Carolina Gets “Smarter” With Use of Smart911

9-1-1 in South Carolina Gets “Smarter” With Use of Smart911

Abbeville and Edgefield are latest counties to provide the rapidly expanding public safety service that helps citizens to plan ahead for an emergency Two more counties in South Carolina have implemented Smart911, the national public safety service that helps to provide faster and more accurate emergency response. Abbeville and Edgefield Counties are now encouraging their citizens […]

Awards to Miller, Wilhelm and Swiger – COY, TOY and SSOY for 2014

Awards to Miller, Wilhelm and Swiger – COY, TOY and SSOY for 2014

Tuesday evening, September 2, 2014, Strom Thurmond High School was the setting for the awarding of Citizen of the Year, Teacher of the Year, and Support Staff of the Year for Edgefield County.  A tradition of some years now, The Chamber and the School District co-sponsor this event which includes these special awards with dining […]

Trash Truck Hits School Bus – No Injuries

Trash Truck Hits School Bus – No Injuries

– By Tiffani Ireland – An independent trash truck hit an Edgefield County school bus a little before 4:00 Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 2, on Walker Road in Edgefield.  According to a spokesperson with the Edgefield County School District’s Transportation Department, the bus driver was stopped and letting a child off when the driver of the […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Theft on Edgefield Road – Possible Suspects Identified Through Traffic Stop A resident of a home on Edgefield Road contacted the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, Tuesday, August 26, to report a theft at his home.  According to the ECSO report, the man told law enforcement that he was taking a nap when he was awakened […]

Dem. State Representative Bill Clyburn Speaks to County Rep. Party

Dem. State Representative Bill Clyburn Speaks to County Rep. Party

– By Tiffani Ireland – A room “full of red and blue,” as Chairman of Edgefield County’s Republican Party, Rodney Ashcraft, described it, greeted SC Rep. Bill Clyburn, Tuesday night, August 26, as he arrived as guest speaker at the Republican’s meeting held at the Edgefield County Council Chambers. Taking the floor, the seasoned politician who […]

Trenton Student Wins State Title

Trenton Student Wins State Title

To Compete for National Title in July ‘15 Rebekah Knowles, the daughter of Eric and Charlotte Knowles of Trenton, was crowned the USA National Miss South Carolina Jr. Teen!  She is an 8th grader at Wardlaw Academy and is involved in many school and community related activities.  Rebekah will compete the week of July 27-Aug 1, […]

Carolina CoverTech: Local Company Breaks New Grounds

Carolina CoverTech: Local Company Breaks New Grounds

Local family-owned company, Carolina CoverTech, broke new ground for their 8,000 sq. ft. addition. Congressman Duncan from the SC 3rd district joined as owners, brothers Rian True and Lee Jones, broke ground along with their 80-year-old father, Skip, whom they purchased the company from years ago. Carolina CoverTech has been hand-crafting quality products that cover, […]

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