Spillways Opened at Lake Thurmond Dam

Spillways Opened at Lake Thurmond Dam

The Corps of Engineers opened the spillways for testing at Lake Thurmond Dam Thursday afternoon, July, 11. A sizable crowd, estimated to be in the thousands, was on hand to see the event. The test of the Thurmond Dam spillways followed the opening of the upstream reservoir spillways at Lake Russell and Lake Hartwell. All […]

Early Morning Accident on Martintown Road

Early Morning Accident on Martintown Road

 – By Anne Sawyer – The power went out for some on Martintown Road this morning, Thursday, July 11, before five a.m., which stirred one family in the Merriwether neighborhood to suspect that a tree had fallen as many have done so with the heavy rains. Indeed, a tree had fallen across the road and hit […]

Two Local “Confederates” Join in at Gettysburg

Two Local “Confederates” Join in at Gettysburg

Two from Edgefield County participated in the much-written-about and much-talked-about reenactment of the Civil War Battle at Gettysburg which took place over a 3-day period, the weekend of June 27-30. Rob Keck and his son-in-law Curtis Wright were among those who came together with10,000, in all, representing both sides of the action in that memorable […]

Black and White and Read All Over; This Time in Texas

Black and White and Read All Over; This Time in Texas

Mike Harling and his father Jack Harling are pictured at Cut and Shoot City which is 20 miles north of Houston, Texas, where Mike lives and where Jack and Margaret Harling enjoyed visiting their son from June 25-July1. A few other highlights that Jack mentions were the Texas Gun Show and hearing the preaching of […]

Lake Thurmond Listed Above Full Pool

Lake Thurmond Listed Above Full Pool

Spillway Gates at Dam to Be Opened July 11   – By Tiffani Ireland – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to open the flood gates at the three dams located on the Upper Savannah River – dams at Lake Hartwell, Lake Russell, and Lake Thurmond – July 10 and 11.  According to a release […]

Peach Day at the State Farmers Market July 13

Peach Day at the State Farmers Market July 13

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. – Summer celebrations continue at the State Farmers Market in West Columbia with Peach Day at the Market July 13 at 11 a.m. in the North Shed. Each guest will receive a free peach while supplies last! The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) and the South Carolina Peach Council are hosting […]

Sawyer Named USCOG Chairman of the Board

Sawyer Named USCOG Chairman of the Board

David Sawyer of Saluda County was elected Chairman of the Upper Savannah Council of Governments Board of Directors during USCOG’s most recent board meeting June 24. It will be Sawyer’s second term as USCOG chairman; he was also Chairman in the 1980s. Sawyer will serve as Chairman during Fiscal Years 2014-2015. USCOG serves the counties of […]

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