Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Mt. Vernon Mills Burglarized Sometime between Feb. 13 and Feb. 21, thieves broke into an outside storage building at Mt. Vernon Mills in Johnston and stole 50 feet of ½ awg black strand copper.  According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies were called to the site on Friday, Feb. 21, when it was […]

Damage Found in Three County Buildings Attributed to Earthquake

Damage Found in Three County Buildings Attributed to Earthquake

 – By Tiffani Ireland –  The Edgefield County Court House, the County Council Chambers, and the Auditors Building have all been determined to have sustained damage due to last week’s 4.1 earthquake that centered near China Grove Baptist Church on Martintown Road in Edgefield.  According to Wayne Collins, Director of Building and Planning, County Administrator […]

Steele Named SC Young Farmer Agribusinessman of Year

Steele Named SC Young Farmer Agribusinessman of Year

Michael Steele of Ridge Spring, SC, has been named the SC Agribusinessman of the Year Award by the SC Young Farmer and Agribusiness Association. He received an engraved plaque and a cash award from ArborOne Farm Credit who sponsors the recognition program in conjunction with the agricultural association. Jason Creamer of ArborOne Farm Credit presented […]

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 […]

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