China Grove Baptist Church Damaged by Earthquake

China Grove Baptist Church Damaged by Earthquake

 – By Tiffani Ireland – China Grove Baptist Church, located on North Martintown Road, sustained damage from the 4.1 earthquake that shook Edgefield County and beyond, Friday, February 16.  The earthquake’s epicenter was actually about a quarter of a mile behind the church in a wooded area, but, as China Grove is the nearest structure […]

Lot’s Happening in the Print Edition in the Coming Weeks

From the Editor: Just a forewarning of some changes in the newspaper.  We will be announcing a new writer as an “old” favorite ends.  The “old” favorite is the Piper Tales, written by Penny Hunt and edited by her husband Bill (keep “money” in mind and you will remember their names, first names that is).  […]

USC President Pastides to be in Edgefield February 24th

USC President Pastides to be in Edgefield February 24th

Alumni and friends of the University of South Carolina are invited to an evening with University President Harris Pastides on February 24th.  The reception, hosted by friends and alumni of the University from Edgefield, McCormick, and Saluda counties will be held at Pine Ridge Club in Edgefield.  The event will begin at 6:30 and will […]

Earthquake Planning Information

Earthquake Planning Information

James Courtney, Head of the Edgefield County School District’s Transportation Office, shares the following Earthquake Planning information. What to Tell Children Find safe places inevery room of your home and your classroom. Look for safe places inside and outside of other buildings where you spend time. The shorter the distance you have to travel when […]

Schools to Reopen Tuesday

Schools to Reopen Tuesday

All Edgefield County Schools will resume their regular schedules on Tuesday, February 18. Students at Strom Thurmond High School will follow the schedule for A Day.  

Aftershock Rocks County

Aftershock Rocks County

A 3.2 aftershock rocked Edgefield County Sunday afternoon, February 16, at 3:23.  This tremor originated in the same vicinity in which Friday’s 4.1 earthquake occurred; 7 miles WNW from Edgefield near China Grove Baptist Church. Residents again reported feeling houses shaking and a loud booming sound.  Citizens are being reminded that still more aftershocks are […]

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Edgefield County

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Edgefield County

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck Edgefield County Friday night, February 14, jolting residents in South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, and as far away as Alabama, Tennessee and Virginia. According to the U.S. Geological Survey the quake hit at 10:23 p.m. about seven miles west-northwest of Edgefield, near China Grove Church. The quake occurred three miles underground. Thousands […]

Edgefield County School Closings

Edgefield County School Closings

Edgefield County Schools will be closed on Monday, February 17 for teachers and students. 240 Day Staff are required to report. Check the district website for updates.

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