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 […]

Come Celebrate the Season in Historic Downtown Edgefield

Come Celebrate the Season in Historic Downtown Edgefield

It is time for the Christmas Open House – the official kickoff of Heritage Holidays in Historic Edgefield, SC.  The Christmas Open House will be Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 10am-8pm.  Join the downtown merchants and restaurants for a magical day as they unveil their newest products and show off their beautiful decorations while you […]

DHEC Deregulates Businesses and Supports Environmental Best Practices

DHEC Deregulates Businesses and Supports Environmental Best Practices

COLUMBIA, S.C. –  Today, the Board of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) offered changes to their regulations for public comment. Proposed Regulation “61-107.4 Solid Waste Management” allows businesses to compost and reduce landfill waste statewide by 30%; reduces regulation for small businesses; invites in new composting industry to manage food […]

SC’s 3rd Annual National Rural Health Day

SC’s 3rd Annual National Rural Health Day

The third annual National Rural Health Day will be held this year on Thursday, November 21, 2013.  Events recognizing this important day that “Celebrate the Power of Rural” will take place in our state and in every state throughout the nation on that day. National Rural Health Day was created as a way to showcase […]

Missing Edgefield Woman Found

Maria Roserio Bryant, a 54 year old Edgefield woman, was reported missing by a relative Sunday morning, Nov. 3.  The Hispanic woman, who was last seen at a neighbor’s house on Parker Road, was found late Monday afternoon, and returned home to her family. According to a spokesperson with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, Mrs. […]

Vandalism at Satcher Ford In Johnston

Vandalism at Satcher Ford In Johnston

According to Johnston Police Chief Chris Aston, vandals threw rocks from the railroad side of Satcher Ford in Johnston late last week causing a yet undetermined amount of damage to several vehicles on the business’ car lot.  Chief Aston said the investigation into this crime is still in its early stages, and there remains a […]

National Forest Offering Fee Free Weekend to Honor Veterans

National Forest Offering Fee Free Weekend to Honor Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests will offer a fee free weekend Saturday through Monday, Nov. 9-11, 2013, waiving fees charged at day-use fee sites on all four districts, and overnight camping fees at campgrounds on the Enoree and Long Cane ranger districts. “It’s our privilege to honor the […]

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