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 […]

Carolina Moon Distillery to Open Soon On Town Square

Carolina Moon Distillery to Open Soon On Town Square

Edgefield County corn in a mason jar at last.  Edgefield is now the home of a licensed micro-distillery, Carolina Moon, located at 116 Courthouse Square.  Distillers David Long and Cal Bowie of Edgefield have the mash barrels bubbling, as the yeast converts Edgefield County corn into alcohol.  Soon the 70 gallon still in the back […]

Looking Toward the Christmas Season

Looking Toward the Christmas Season

Friday morning at 9:30, at Town Hall, the Edgefield Community Development Association served early morning traditional treats to a host of retail and service organizations in preparation for the big Christmas events to come. The Town of Edgefield is planning to host a number of attractions between November 14 and December 21 promising a memorable […]

Corps to Reduce Visitor Services Next Year at Hartwell & Thurmond Lakes

Corps to Reduce Visitor Services Next Year at Hartwell & Thurmond Lakes

Due to significant projected budget reductions in fiscal year 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District will reduce park operations and visitor services at lakes Hartwell and J. Strom Thurmond during the 2014 recreation season. We will close one campground and five day use areas on Hartwell Lake, and four campgrounds on Thurmond […]

Former ECSO Deputy Arrested in Aiken County

Former ECSO Deputy Arrested in Aiken County

Charged With Manslaughter An Aiken County woman was taken into custody Wednesday, Nov. 6, for her connection in the fatal shooting of 31 year old Christopher Rowley of Sudlow Lake Road. According to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton, Rowley was pronounced dead around 3:00 Wed. afternoon shortly after his arrival at Georgia Regents University Hospital’s […]

Local Chef Cracking New Markets with Specialty Spice Blends

Local Chef Cracking New Markets with Specialty Spice Blends

Chef Belinda (Belinda Smith-Sullivan) between Aiken, S.C. and Augusta, Ga., is opening up new markets for her gourmet spice blends among the finest possible company – the kind of folks you’d like to move in next door to. After an ‘apprenticeship,’ manning a table outside the store, Chef Belinda made it to the shelves of […]

Burial Society Reaches 100 Years

Burial Society Reaches 100 Years

The burial society has been an important part of the Black community for a long time. According to one leader who is of age to look back, “It was a force in the community, early on, a way for people to bury their family members when times were really hard.”  This same person noted that […]

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