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 […]

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 […]

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