Aiken Visitors Center Celebrates Black History Month

Aiken Visitors Center Celebrates Black History Month

Quilt Exhibit in February The Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum (406 Park Avenue, SE), in partnership with the Center for African American History, Art and Culture, will host a Quilt Art Exhibit for the month of February in honor of Black History Month.  The exhibit will open on Thursday, February 6th and remain at […]

Mims Releases Technical Bulletins

AIKEN, S.C. – The University of South Carolina Aiken recently announced the publication of fifteen technical bulletins by Dr. Julian L. Mims, III, a former USC Aiken student and professor and the project editor. A National Historic Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) grant enabled the publications. The technical bulletins will assist city and county officials […]

ECDA to Host ChocAround on February 13

ECDA to Host ChocAround on February 13

The Edgefield Community Development Association is sponsoring a ChocAround Thursday, February 13, 4:00 until 8:00 p.m.  Local merchants will open their doors and roll out the red carpet for shoppers to peruse merchandise while sipping a glass of wine and tasting chocolate confections, offering up a fun filled night of hospitality and specials in their […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Items Stolen From Weekend Home Thieves stole several items from what is described as a weekend home on Hwy 25 North sometime between Saturday, January 18, and Friday, Jan 31.  According to a report filed by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the owner’s of the property returned after a two weeks absence to find the […]

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

This bird was photographed on the edge of Willowbrook cemetery in Edgefield during last week’s snow. If you can identify the species, please leave a comment below. High resolution prints of this image are available for purchase on our staff photographer’s website: rhn3photo.com  

Red Cross Calls for Blood Donations After Severe Winter Weather

Red Cross Calls for Blood Donations After Severe Winter Weather

Urgent need for blood donors with types O, A negative and B negative AIKEN, S.C. – As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations. Since the beginning of January, winter storms and freezing temperatures have resulted in […]

Documentary of Harvey Gantt’s Journey to Clemson to be Broadcast Nationwide

Documentary of Harvey Gantt’s Journey to Clemson to be Broadcast Nationwide

CLEMSON, S.C. – The documentary “The Education of Harvey Gantt,” chronicling the journey of the South Carolinian to become Clemson University’s first African-American student, will be broadcast nationwide in February, Black History Month. South Carolina ETV, an affiliate of the national Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), will broadcast its documentary  beginning Feb. 4, on stations in more than 72 percent of U.S. television markets. American Public Television is distributing the documentary nationally to markets […]

Couple Turns Tragedy into Fairy Tale

Couple Turns Tragedy into Fairy Tale

Wesley Spires and Ashley Solesbee to Wed  – By Tiffani Ireland – For Wesley Spires and Ashley Solesbee, May 3 will forever be a date etched into their minds.  It was on this date last year that the two were viciously attacked while on a date at the River Walk in Augusta, Ga.  The attack, […]

Hospital CEO Meets for Healthy Outcomes Plan

Hospital CEO Meets for Healthy Outcomes Plan

This Program Involves Care of High Utilizers & Uninsured South Carolina’s Proviso 33.34 (A(1),C,D) Healthy Outcomes Plan (HOP)  supports participating hospitals proposing service delivery models to coordinate care for chronically ill, uninsured, high utilizers of emergency department (ED) services. Meeting with Hospital CEO Brandon Clary were: Tony Keck, South Carolina Medicaid Director, Thornton Kirby, President […]

Lithuanian Born; Longtime South Carolinian

Lithuanian Born; Longtime South Carolinian

“Everything I need is here.” She has a flag on her car; she says it is to help her find it when she is in town.  This may be because she is short, but her height is no measure of a vigorous spirit found in her energies and enjoyment of life. And she takes care […]

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