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 […]

Intersection Became Four-Way Stop

Intersection Became Four-Way Stop

An intersection in Johnston that usually was directed by a stop light changed to a four-way stop with portable stop signs on Tuesday morning because of the energy outage that came with the bitter cold 12 degrees (which was actually lower according to EWE Olin Berry). This stop sign was one placed at the intersection […]

Mt. of Olives Cemetery Sees Great Improvement

Mt. of Olives Cemetery Sees Great Improvement

The Mount of Olives Cemetery in Johnston was in the news in 2013; the gateway arch fell and was in need of repair.  There was a call for donations from families associated with the cemetery – a group that reaches far beyond the boundaries of Johnston. Recently the archway was put back, in good repair, […]

3 Signs It’s Time to Call 9-1-1

3 Signs It’s Time to Call 9-1-1

Each year, about 600,000 Americans – one in four deaths — in the United States are from heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Of the 715,000 Americans who have a heart attack each year, about 525,000 are first-timers, says the CDC, and those individuals may not know what’s happening. Sadly, many people […]

Nearly $3,000 Worth of Firearms Stolen

Nearly $3,000 Worth of Firearms Stolen

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary call Friday, Jan.3, at a residence on Briggs Avenue.  According to a report filed with the ECSO, the back door of the home was pried open by unknown suspects, and a total of six guns were stolen. The firearms stolen included three shot guns of various […]

Cat Exposes Oconee County Woman to Rabies

Cat Exposes Oconee County Woman to Rabies

COLUMBIA, S.C. – An Oconee County woman is under a physician’s care after being exposed to rabies in the Seneca area of the county by a cat that tested positive for the disease, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported today. “To reduce the risk of getting rabies, we recommend that people avoid […]

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