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Mother and Two Children Die in Early Morning Fire

Mother and Two Children Die in Early Morning Fire

March, 11, 2015 – An early morning house fire at 301 Country Club Road claimed the life of a mother and her two children; 24 year old Laterrious Watkins, 2…

County Opens the Merriwether Center with a Ribbon Cutting

County Opens the Merriwether Center with a Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon cutting for the Merriwether Center on Sweetwater Rd. drew a crowd from the area that included officials: County Council members Chm. Blackwell, Ashcraft, Talbert and Campbell; Sweetwater Baptist minister…

Log Creek Pushes To Move Forward

Log Creek Pushes To Move Forward

EDGEFIELD, S.C. – March 10, 2015 – Reflecting back a little over a year ago to the night of the 5th of January 2014, the local fire departments were dispatched…

A Poet Laureate for Edgefield

A Poet Laureate for Edgefield

Second City/Town in S.C. “Literacy Blossoms in Edgefield” was in the headline of the story in The Edgefield Advertiser (March 4, 2015) which announced that Laurel Blossom has been endorsed…

Mar. 8-14 Severe Weather Week

Mar. 8-14 Severe Weather Week

Governor Nikki Haley has declared March 8-14 Severe Weather Week. In response, the Edgefield County Emergency Management Agency will conduct a severe weather drill for all three towns in Edgefield…

Clemson Monitors Weather Impact on Peaches

Clemson Monitors Weather Impact on Peaches

CLEMSON, S.C. – February’s frigid temperatures could make spring and summer tiring seasons for South Carolina peach growers. Crop losses due to freezing temperatures likely will be minimal, said Gregory…

W.E. Parker Portrait Will Hang in School Named for Him

W.E. Parker Portrait Will Hang in School Named for Him

A responsive audience, many discovering the attributes of educator W. E. Parker for the first time, gathered to give a salute to a 20th century leader in education in Edgefield…

Strom Thurmond High School Pass in Review

Strom Thurmond High School Pass in Review

With the arrival of the official party, at 1100 hours last Thursday, Strom Thurmond High’s NJROTC commenced and conducted the 2015 Pass in Review. The official party included CWO4 Andre…

Snakes Alive – Rattle Snake Killed in February

Snakes Alive – Rattle Snake Killed in February

 – By Tiffani Ireland – A nearly five foot rattle snake was killed Feb. 10 in Elko, SC, after almost being stepped on by Edgefield County resident Jasper Agner. Agner…

S.C. Landowners to be Surveyed About Feral Hog Damage, Interactions

S.C. Landowners to be Surveyed About Feral Hog Damage, Interactions

CLEMSON, S.C., March 2, 2015 – A survey designed by Clemson University researchers to begin to quantify the economic and ecological damage caused by feral hogs will soon start showing…