SCDPS, SCDOT Recognize Edgefield County as First-Ever “Target Zero Hero”

SCDPS, SCDOT Recognize Edgefield County as First-Ever “Target Zero Hero”

  The SC Department of Public Safety (SCDPS), joined by the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), recognized Edgefield County officials during an awards ceremony as the first ever “Target Zero Hero” Wednesday for their traffic safety accomplishments in 2013. Edgefield County recorded 445 consecutive days without a traffic fatality, including the entire calendar year […]

The Edgefield County Historical Society Gets Ready for Palm Sunday Event

The Edgefield County Historical Society Gets Ready for Palm Sunday Event

Members of the Edgefield County Historical Society worked this past weekend to get old Horn’s Creek Church into readiness for next Sunday’s Palm Sunday service.  The church has been vacant and vandalized for many years; however, the Historical Society is erecting a new caretakers cottage so that it can be safe-guarded and restored.     The Palm Sunday […]

Edgefield Food Bank Has Successful Mobile Food Pantry

Edgefield Food Bank Has Successful Mobile Food Pantry

12,000 lbs. of Food to 326 Families The Edgefield Food Bank distributed over 12,000 lbs. of food to 326 families Saturday. The total number of people affected in the county was 858, including 266 seniors and 263 children. People began lining up at 8:00 am for the 10:00 am give-away. We were expecting 200-250 families […]

1% Sales Tax Project List Receives No Support From Council

1% Sales Tax Project List Receives No Support From Council

Fails for Lack of Motion The proposed project list for the 1% Capital Sales Tax was presented to Edgefield County Council, Tuesday evening, Apr. 1.  This was the project list’s first presentation and was billed as its first reading on the Council’s agenda.  However, the project will be receiving no further readings as it failed […]

Final List for 1% Sales Tax to be Presented to Council April 1

Final List for 1% Sales Tax to be Presented to Council April 1

– By Tiffani Ireland – The 1% Sales Tax Commission has completed their list of proposed projects they will be presenting to the Edgefield County Council at their Apr. 1 meeting.  The following is a list of the projects and their costs: Build 5 new Fire Dept. Substations $700,000 (at Hwy 191, Miller Cross Rd., […]

Car in Ditch Leads to Recovery of Stolen Vehicle

Car in Ditch Leads to Recovery of Stolen Vehicle

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle on Windy Ridge Road and Nicholson Road Tuesday, March 25.  At the scene, an ECSO deputy located a silver Chrysler van bearing a South Carolina plate in a ditch on Windy Ridge.  He located the driver, an Aiken County woman, who stated […]

DHEC, Community Partners Unite to Fight Increase of Arthritis

DHEC, Community Partners Unite to Fight Increase of Arthritis

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the nation, and the number of people with arthritis is growing. Due to the national increase in the number of people with arthritis, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and health care partners are uniting to encourage use of exercise […]

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