“Piper Tales” – Chapter 1 – Puppies In A Pipe

“Piper Tales” – Chapter 1 – Puppies In A Pipe

September 5, 2012 Piper Tales The Continuing Adventures of a Very Lucky Black and White Dog By Penny L. Hunt Chapter 1 – Puppies In A Pipe No one saw the paint-worn, rusty pickup or the old man driving but sometime during the night, with its headlights out and motor idling low, it had crept […]

Donkey Lore

Donkey Lore

A Short Autobiography By Kim Walker I have been writing about donkeys, mules and K-9’s for over a year now for The Edgefield Advertiser.  My column is entiltled DONKEY LORE. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, a beautiful horsey town in the Redwoods — Woodside, California, similar to Aiken, where there is horseback riding all […]

Johnston News

Johnston News

Bio of our regular Columnist/Correspondent Mary Anne Hair who writes the Johnston News for us each week in the print edition of The Edgefield Advertiser.  — My roots go deep into Edgefield County.  I grew up in the Roper’s Community in the Merriwether section of Edgefield County in the ancestral home built in the early […]

Erudite Rebels

Erudite Rebels

By Jack Reece The best thing about this business is getting to meet really special people.  As is the case throughout our society some of the really special people represent the best attributes of mankind and others the worse.  Last week I had the opportunity to visit with some of the best and now look […]

The Trenton Bank, A Caretaker of a Community

Online Ed. Note: This is a posting of a Days Gone By column that originally was published in the print edition of  The Edgefield Advertiser in June of 2004. —- The mention of the Trenton Bank – of old, that is – brings an immediate story of how it was one of the few banks […]

A Garden Makes a Home

Introducing to our Web readers to Hattie Watson, one of EA’s columnists: Harriett (Hattie) Watson is a delightful “woman of a certain age.” She now resides in Aiken, S.C., but for many years lived on the family farm in Ridge Spring, S.C.  It was there that she began writing columns for The Aiken Standard about […]

Memories of my Father and Edgefield

Edgefield has always been a “honeyed” word in my home. From the time that images were implanted in my three-year-old awareness, I envisioned a quaint Southern town of charm and family affection. My father John Lake–no middle name–was born in the County, June 11, 1870. As a “preemie,” he was not expected to live “until morning” […]