Second Person Sentenced in Marshal Butler, Jr. Murder

Second Person Sentenced in Marshal Butler, Jr. Murder

Tomekia Miller of Aiken pled guilty to accessory after the fact for her involvement in the 2012 murder of Marshal Butler, Jr., Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Edgefield County Court House.  Miller was sentenced to 2 years in prison and 4 years probation.  However, the 453 days she has served thus far in jail will […]

Doug Painter Named Athletic Director for Edgefield County School District

Doug Painter Named Athletic Director for Edgefield County School District

The Edgefield County School District announced that current Head Football Coach and Athletic Director for Saluda High School, Doug Painter, has accepted the position of Athletic Director for the Edgefield County School District.  In accepting this position, Coach Painter has resigned his current position at Saluda. Painter will start his duties beginning with the 2nd […]

S.C. Suffers Season’s first Flu-Related Death

S.C. Suffers Season’s first Flu-Related Death

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has been notified of the state’s first flu-associated death of the season, the agency announced. “Tragically, a woman from Dorchester County has become our first lab-confirmed, influenza-associated death of the season,” said Linda Bell, M.D. and state epidemiologist. “We are in the early stages […]

Trenton Passes First Reading of 2014 Budget

Trenton Passes First Reading of 2014 Budget

 – By Tiffani Ireland –  The Trenton Town Council made a small amendment to the proposed 2014 budget – opting to up the cost of living raise for town employees from the recommended 2% to 3.5% – before unanimously passing it in its amended form at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 13.  New […]

Bury Me With My Pearls

Bury Me With My Pearls

Jane Jenkins Herlong is launching a new book, today!  Her book is Bury Me With My Pearls whose title reaches back to her mother, according to Jane.  She first heard that expression from her mother many years ago. This new book is billed as “a real-life, roller-coaster ride of laughter, tears, and stomach-churning truths written […]

A Salute to Edgefield County Veterans

A Salute to Edgefield County Veterans

 – By Robert Loar – The afternoon shadows were lengthening in Edgefield town square as 50 U.S. veterans of all services stood silently in formation, for many it was filled with memories or past formations when they were active duty.  Many were in their youth again if only in their thoughts.  Chests were swelled with […]

Accused Murderer of Mark Meadows Acquitted

Accused Murderer of Mark Meadows Acquitted

John Herndon, the accused murderer of Mark Meadows, was found not guilty Friday, Nov. 8, after a week long trial at the Edgefield County Court House. Herndon had pled not guilty to the 2012 murder of Meadows citing self defense.  Meadows died from stab wounds to the throat, stomach, and lower chest after an evening […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Break In at Warehouse on Augusta Rd. Near Turkey Federation According to a report field with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, sometime between Friday, Nov. 1, and Monday, Nov. 4, Warehouse #4 on Augusta Rd. across from the National Wild Turkey Federation was broken into.  The report states that by unscrewing a side panel to […]

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