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Restructuring Planned for Department of Health & Environmental Control

Restructuring Planned for Department of Health & Environmental Control

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) recently announced the forthcoming restructuring of their agency.  According to Jim Beasley, Media Relations contact for DHEC, who spoke via…

Invasion of the Ladybugs!

Invasion of the Ladybugs!

By Tiffani Ireland – Many of you may be experiencing the same problem my family and I am currently enduring; unwanted house guests.  No, I do not mean those relatives that…

Flu Outbreak Prompts Reminder From Senior Care Experts

Flu Outbreak Prompts Reminder From Senior Care Experts

This flu season is shaping up to be one of the worst in decades – with the Centers for Disease Control already reporting widespread outbreaks in many states. While anyone…

OEDGS Hears of Hammond Papers

OEDGS Hears of Hammond Papers

In her presentation at the bi-monthly Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society (OEDGS) meeting on the square in Edgefield, on Sunday, Elizabeth Laney told of the Hammond papers and how to access…

MTV to Film Miss Fox Creek Pageant

The Miss Fox Creek Pageant will be held on Saturday, January 26, at 6:00 p.m. at the Imperial Theatre in Augusta. This will be a nationally televised event, as MTV’s…

Johnston Town Council

Johnston Town Council

Mayor Andy Livingston introduced the Peach Exchange Committee:  The members are Mrs. Artie Emanuel, Mrs. Darlene Smith, Mr. John Edwards, Mrs. Kaye Campbell, Mrs. Annette Holloway, Mr. Willie Campbell and…

Vernon Burton to be Published in Inauguration Portfolio

Vernon Burton to be Published in Inauguration Portfolio

Vernon Burton’s publications are well known in Edgefield; In My Father’s House are Many Mansions (families of Old Edgefield District)  and, more recently, Free Flag of Cuba (Edited and Introduction, “the lost…

Duke Energy Grants $50,000 to SC Heritage Corridor for Scenic Biways

Duke Energy Grants $50,000 to SC Heritage Corridor for Scenic Biways

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Michelle McCollum, executive director of the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor, flanked by the members of Duke Energy and South Carolina Department of Transportation, State Senate and…

SC Continues to See Declines in Teen Birth Rate

SC Continues to See Declines in Teen Birth Rate

Columbia, S.C. – For the fourth consecutive year, teen birth rates in South Carolina have declined, once again reaching an all-time low.  Information released by the Department of Health and Environmental…

Trenton Council Moving Forward With Renovations to Bank Building

Now that the former First Citizens Bank building officially belongs to the town of Trenton, the town council is moving forward with renovation plans to the landmark.  At their regularly…