Trenton Council Elects Mayor Pro-tem

Trenton Council Elects Mayor Pro-tem

 – By Tiffani Ireland – The Trenton Town Council unanimously elected Councilman Keith Sexton to serve as Mayor Pro-tem at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Wed., Aug. 14.  As Mayor Pro-tem, Mr. Sexton will preside over Council meetings in the event Mayor Billy Padgett is absent. In other business, Council voted unanimously to proceed with […]

Accused Murderer Pleads Guilty

 – Sentenced to 25 Years –  Accused murderer, Fredrick Dale Harvey, Jr., 27, of Allendale, SC, pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter as part of a plea agreement, Wed., Aug. 14, at the Edgefield Court House.  Harvey was originally charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime for the […]

County Employees Trapped in Court House Elevator

County Employees Trapped in Court House Elevator

Seven county employees were trapped for nearly 20 minutes Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 14, in an elevator at the Edgefield County Court House. The Edgefield Fire Dept. responded to the scene and pried open the elevator which became stuck between the third and second floors as the employees were attempting to leave the building for the […]

Edgefield Native Asked to Dance as Dave the Potter

Edgefield Native Asked to Dance as Dave the Potter

Vincent Thomas, a choreographer/dancer living in Baltimore, Md., was approached by a professor at the University of Delaware recently who asked him if he would be interested in doing a solo dance about Dave the Potter.  Imagine, knowing yourself to be from Edgefield and hearing a “foreigner” ask you such a question, to do a […]

Gate At Mount of Olives In Need of Repair

Gate At Mount of Olives In Need of Repair

Recently, the arch over the gate at Mount of Olives Cemetery in Johnston collapsed in a high wind.  The arch, made of cast iron, is dated 1876, when the cemetery was founded.  It was broken into four pieces.  The arch and supporting columns are now under lock and key.  Funds are needed to repair the […]

Johnston Town Council Hears of “Jurassic Park”

Johnston Town Council Hears of “Jurassic Park”

The ongoing struggle with property maintenance within the city limits of Johnston received another very high billing on the Town Council agenda last Monday night. Ms. Brinalynn Burt, owner of property on Bland Street, described the lot across the street from her house as Jurassic Park.  The concerned citizen spoke of all types of forest […]

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