Man Charged in Virgil Wall Burglary Sentenced

Man Charged in Virgil Wall Burglary Sentenced

Julius L. Rogers, the man charged in the June 13, 2013, Virgil Wall Road burglary in which over $12,000 worth of items including firearms was stolen, was sentenced Mon., Aug. 5, to 14 years in prison.  Rogers pled guilty to Burglary 2nd Violent, a lesser charge than the original of Burglary 1st Violent.  (The violent […]

Scams and Fraud Continue to Trouble the County

Scams and Fraud Continue to Trouble the County

Reports filed with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office over the weekend of Aug. 2 show scams and fraud continue to plague the county.  One report details how a suspect attempted to use a counterfeit $20 bill at Billy’s Superstore in Trenton on Friday, Aug. 2.  The owner of the establishment, however, refused the fake bill […]

COY–TOY Celebration of Success 2013

COY–TOY Celebration of Success 2013

It’s that time of the year again when we acknowledge our Citizen of the Year and Teachers of the Year, Support Staff of the Year, and our District Teacher of the Year, as well as District Support Staff of the Year.  Celebration of Success 2013 will be held, Tuesday evening, September 3rd, beginning at 6:30 […]

Leader of the Band

Leader of the Band

This article originally ran in the print edition on July 3, 2013. Brian Walden, Senior Musician in the entire U. S. Navy and Senior Band Master for the U.S. Navy Band(s) spent most of his early years in this County, and in the Harmony Community.  He, his parents and siblings lived in the old Hancock […]

A Herd of Buffalo in Edgefield County

A Herd of Buffalo in Edgefield County

 – By Susan Conley, Guest Writer – It’s not every day you see buffalo grazing in the South, but Edgefield County residents have that opportunity just five minutes outside the town of Johnston. Sometimes you have to follow a dream, and that’s just what Barry and Debbie Mauldin on McCreight Road in Johnston did when in […]

Con Artist Targets Would-Be Tutor

Con Artist Targets Would-Be Tutor

The public has long been warned of scams to defraud the elderly, internet fraud scams, and identity theft scams.  A recent report filed with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, however, exemplifies how there is really no one for whom a con artist can not find a scam.  According to the report, an Edgefield County woman […]

Aiken County Suspect Wanted in Edgefield County

Aiken County Suspect Wanted in Edgefield County

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office announced this week that it uncovered a theft ring involving stolen golf carts and ATVs.  At press time, one man had been arrested in this case and two other were sought in connection with the crimes.  One of the suspects being sought, Laquavis Marcus Williams, is also wanted on charges […]

SCDHEC to Offer Free Tdap (whooping cough) Vaccinations

SCDHEC to Offer Free Tdap (whooping cough) Vaccinations

Shot is a new requirement for 7th graders to attend school this year COLUMBIA, S.C. – In an effort to assist parents in meeting new school requirements, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control will offer free Tdap (whooping cough) vaccines at mass vaccination clinics across the state in August, the agency announced today. […]

Fireflies Glowing in S.C.; Conservation Needed

Fireflies Glowing in S.C.; Conservation Needed

GEORGETOWN, S.C. – Results from the 2013 firefly count are in. There’s a steady glow in many parts of the state, but conservation efforts are needed, say Clemson firefly project researchers. The Clemson University Vanishing Firefly Project was launched by entomologist Juang-Horng “JC” Chong and biogeochemist Alex Chow. The goal of the program is to […]

STHS Ag Students Attend Commissioner’s School of Agriculture

STHS Ag Students Attend Commissioner’s School of Agriculture

Karson Barrett and Brittany Hutchins, seniors at Strom Thurmond Career Center, were recently selected by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture and Clemson University to attend the 2013 South Carolina Commissioner’s School for Agriculture.  Barrett and Hutchins, Thurmond FFA members and students in the agriculture program at the Strom Thurmond Career Center, were selected from […]

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