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 […]

Two States to Use Clemson Voting Technology in Elections

Two States to Use Clemson Voting Technology in Elections

CLEMSON, S.C. — New voting technology that was pioneered by a Clemson Universitycomputer science professor soon will be deployed to Wisconsin and Florida for pilot programs that he expects will begin to revolutionize how voters nationwide cast ballots. Juan Gilbert said that his team’s voting system, Prime III, will allow the disabled to vote securely and independently, […]

New Members of the Old 96 District DAR

New Members of the Old 96 District DAR

The Old 96 District Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American welcomed new members: Lynn Adams Melton, of Edgefield, Mary Lake Watson of Johnston and Kelly Hagens- Swart of Vaucluse. The new members are standing in front of the chimney of the Marsh-Johnson House after the dedication of the Marsh-Johnson House Interior Restoration. The Marsh-Johnson […]

Livingston to Seek Re-Election as Johnston Mayor

Livingston to Seek Re-Election as Johnston Mayor

Johnston Mayor Andy Livingston announces that he will seek re-election in the municipal election coming up on April 8, 2014. This election will also include voting for the Wards 2 and 4 seats, now held by Tommy Stone and Tommy Burton, respectively. A native of Johnston, Livingston was elected to his first term in April […]

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