Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Our Staff Photographer, Robert Norris, captured this image of the Edgefield Methodist Church steeple at sunset. High resolution prints of this image are available for purchase at rhn3photo.com.  

Council Approves JAG Application

Council Approves JAG Application

Issues Resolution Honoring Elijah Harris  – By Tiffani Ireland – After a lengthy discussion that included input from Judge Brenda Carpenter, the Edgefield County Council voted unanimously (4-0 as Councilman Norman Dorn was absent) at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 7, to approve the submission of an application for a Justice Assistance Grant […]

Public Hearing Held on Capital Sales Tax Project Suggestions

Public Hearing Held on Capital Sales Tax Project Suggestions

 – By Tiffani Ireland – A public hearing was held Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Edgefield County Council Chambers to discuss suggestions for possible projects to be included in the proposed 1% Capital Sales Tax Project.  A little over a dozen citizens were in attendance as different people and organizations presented ideas to the six-member […]

Edgefield County Sees Zero Traffic Fatalities in 2013

Edgefield County Sees Zero Traffic Fatalities in 2013

Only County In SC to Achieve This Goal  – By Tiffani Ireland – Edgefield County had zero traffic fatalities in 2013; a goal no other county in South Carolina was able to achieve.  The accomplishment, according to Allen Easler with Cornerstone, the alcohol and drug abuse commission that serves Edgefield, McCormick, Greenwood, and Abbeville counties, […]

Neighbor Steals Dog – Twice

Neighbor Steals Dog – Twice

On Monday, January 6, a resident on New Delaughter Drive contacted the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office to report his dog as being stolen.  According to reports filed with the ECSO regarding this matter, the victim stated that a neighbor from a home on nearby Dock Drive had driven by his residence earlier in the day […]

Judge Joe Anderson Recognized With Professionalism Award

Judge Joe Anderson Recognized With Professionalism Award

U. S. District Judge Joe Anderson was recently recognized in ceremonies at the Supreme Court in Washington as the 2013 recipient of the American Inns of Court Professionalism Award. The award is given every other year on a federal circuit basis to a lawyer or judge whose life and practice display a sterling character and […]

Hwy 221 Lane Closing for Spillway Gate Repairs at Thurmond Dam

Hwy 221 Lane Closing for Spillway Gate Repairs at Thurmond Dam

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District announces the closure of one lane on Highway 221 at the J. Strom Thurmond Dam (Clarks Hill, S.C.) while a repair project is underway on the dam’s spillway gates. The repair project is scheduled to begin on Jan. 14 and may take up to two years to complete. Workers will […]

Local Potters Provide Art for Christmas Decoration Winners

Local Potters Provide Art for Christmas Decoration Winners

A brief interview with Thomas Koole and Justin Guy, two Edgefield potters of note, give explanations of interest to the style and form of their special gifts, made without charge for the Town as gifts to the 2013 Christmas House Decoration Winners. Thomas Koole spoke of his pottery as “using tradition in a new way.” […]

SCDHEC Helps Uninsured Smokers Quit

SCDHEC Helps Uninsured Smokers Quit

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced today that free nicotine replacement therapy is available to smokers who do not have health insurance through the agency’s tobacco quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW. “Many people without health insurance delay using effective aids like nicotine gum or patches to help them quit smoking because […]

The Weather Makes the News

The Weather Makes the News

7 Degrees F in County Report of Outages Weather is a big topic of conversation and usually is more so about this time in January. The news came to the newspaper this morning that the anticipated 12 degrees on Tuesday morning, according to the weather forecasts, was actually 7 degrees F at 7:00 a.m. in […]

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