A Doggone Good Potter

A Doggone Good Potter

Michelle Clark of Johnston is the “Doggone Potter,” (her words as well as ours) because at some point her passion for caring for dogs and her passion for producing pottery merge, and they do so with all the bowls she makes for dog feeding.  Michelle owns “Clarks Cuts and Kennels” in Johnston, a thriving business […]

Just Keeps on Packing!

Just Keeps on Packing!

– By Jack Reece – One of several of the busiest men in Johnston, South Carolina took out a few minutes last week to try to educate me in the fundamentals of maintaining a first class agriculture business for more than 80 years over three generations. Sonny Yonce’s grandfather was mainly growing asparagus in the […]

Strollers Took to the Street for Cancer

Strollers Took to the Street for Cancer

Twenty-two strollers entered the “race” for the cure for cancer by strolling down Calhoun Street in Johnston this morning (Saturday) before the big parade at the 31st Annual Peach Blossom Festival in Johnston.  The amount of money they raised for the cancer cure is $260.00.  Thanks to these 22 people who had the energy and […]

Man Found Dead In Johnston Home

A man was found dead in his home on Country Club Road in Johnston, Tuesday, April 29.  According to the Edgefield County Coroner’s Office, the 57 year black male was found by a neighbor around 6:45 in the morning.  His death has been ruled the result of a self inflicted gun shot wound.  There was […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Vehicle and Other Items Stolen A man living at a residence on Paces Creek Road in Trenton went out of town in March only to return Saturday, April 26, and find a truck and several other items had been stolen from his home. According to a report filed with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the […]

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 […]

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