Livingston to Seek Re-Election as Johnston Mayor

Livingston to Seek Re-Election as Johnston Mayor

Johnston Mayor Andy Livingston announces that he will seek re-election in the municipal election coming up on April 8, 2014. This election will also include voting for the Wards 2 and 4 seats, now held by Tommy Stone and Tommy Burton, respectively. A native of Johnston, Livingston was elected to his first term in April […]

County Receives Positive Audit; Council Chooses Animal Shelter Site

County Receives Positive Audit; Council Chooses Animal Shelter Site

At their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 3, the Edgefield County Council was addressed by George Kennedy and Lee Wagner of the accounting firm Elliott, Davis, LLP, regarding the county’s annual audit.  Mr. Kennedy related that the while there had been an anticipation of using $274,636 from reserves, because of positive revenue trends, the […]

Sen. Massey Holds Town Hall Meeting

Sen. Massey Holds Town Hall Meeting

Reviews 2013 Session – Previews 2014  – By Tiffani Ireland – South Carolina State Senator Shane Massey held a Town Hall meeting Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Edgefield County Council Chambers where he met with concerned citizens to review the last session of the SC Senate and previewed items he believes will be “hot on […]

Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Meeting

Sen. Shane Massey will hold a town hall meeting on Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Edgefield County Council Chambers, 6 -7:30 p.m. Senator Massey will provide an update on the 2013 session of the General Assembly, look ahead to the 2014 session, and answer questions. Everyone is invited to attend.  

Miller Thompson on Politics

Miller Thompson on Politics

“To Get People to Think” A new column is coming next week to both our print edition and our Web site: Miller Thompson, native of the Westside of Edgefield County and a freshman at Clemson University, will provide our readership with information, ideas and opinion concerning the world of policy. When asked what he has […]

Sen. Massey Hosts Town Hall Meeting in Edgefield [updated]

Sen. Massey Hosts Town Hall Meeting in Edgefield [updated]

By Robert Norris – Sen. Shane Massey held a “town hall” meeting in the Edgefield County Council chambers on Thursday, March 7, 2013, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Sen. Massey provided an update on the 2013 legislative session and answered questions from constituents. The meeting began with a discussion of the need for additional highway funding. Senator […]

No Opposition for Trenton Council Seats

No Opposition for Trenton Council Seats

Only One Seeking to be Mayor –  By Tiffani Ireland – Keith Sexton and Shannon Phillpot will face no opposition in their bids to seek re-election to their seats on the Trenton Town Council.  Additionally, the position of Mayor of Trenton saw one applicant, current Council member, Billy Padgett, apply to fill this seat.  This position […]

A Double Celebration

A Double Celebration

A Feast in Celebration at Macedonia –  Edgefield joined the country in what was called, by the media, “a double celebration.” Martin Luther King, Jr., was honored by many, at the same time as the Inauguration.  A noontime program honoring King was held at Simmons Ridge Baptist Church, Center Springs Rd., Edgefield. (An earlier celebration […]

County Council Members Sworn Into Office

County Council Members Sworn Into Office

Campbell and Blackwell Re-elected as Chair/Vice Respectively The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Edgefield County Council, Tuesday, Jan. 8, began a bit earlier than most of the Council’s meetings as the swearing in of members meant the meeting began at 4:00.  After their swearing in, Council re-elected Dean Campbell as Chairman and Genia Blackwell […]

Edgefield County Elections and Its Leadership

16,272 Registered Voters—4598 Cast Ballots – The courthouse on Edgefield Square has been a gathering place for hearing the elections returns for many years. (in the last century, in the 50s and earlier, counts were shouted out from the middle doors of the upstairs of the old Advertiser building.) On Tuesday evening, November 6, Jennifer […]