Hazel Jackson

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – Mrs. Hazel Jackson, 80, of Celeste Avenue, entered into rest December 29, 2012. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Mrs. Jackson, a native of Edgefield County was a member of Science Hill Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Linollia Twiggs Holloway, North Augusta, SC and Wilma Twiggs James, Graniteville, SC; three […]

Benjamin “Peanut” Riley, Jr.

WARRENVILLE, S.C. – Mr. Benjamin “Peanut” Riley, Jr., 60, of Warrenville, husband of 28 years to Mrs. Jo-Ann Anderson Riley, entered into rest on Thursday, December 20, 2012, from injuries received in an automobile accident. Born in Edgefield County, a son of the late Benjamin Lee, Sr. and Sarah Louise Riseanger Riley, he had been […]

Annice Kneece

TRENTON, S.C. – Mrs. Annice Williamson Kneece, 71, of Trenton, loving wife for 46 years to Milledge E.”Jimmy” Kneece and daughter of the late Joseph Williamson and Josephine Chavis Williams, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, December 15, 2012. In addition to her husband, she is survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances and Pete Talbert […]

Ernest Christie

EDGEFIELD, S.C. – Ernest Christie, 72, died on December 20, 2012 in the University Hospital. He is survived by: wife, Annie Mae Christie; son, Spencer (Angela) Christie, all of Edgefield, S.C.; one granddaughter, Ellen Christie of Edgefield, S.C. and other relatives. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with […]

Many Animals Benefit from Snags, so Leave Some Standing Dead Trees

Many Animals Benefit from Snags, so Leave Some Standing Dead Trees

Standing dead trees, or snags, may appear to be useless, even eyesores, but a state wildlife biologist says actually they are important components of wildlife habitat and frequently in short supply. “That snag may provide a secure home for many kinds of animals and a virtual smorgasbord of insect food,” said Johnny Stowe, wildlife biologist, forester […]

New State Temperature Record Set in 2012

New State Temperature Record Set in 2012

As South Carolina is preparing to turn the calendar to 2013 in a few weeks, it was announced that 2012 will go down in South Carolina’s weather history. According to Hope Mizzell, Ph.D., SC State Climatologist, “To be exact, record warmth on June 29, 2012, is the highlighted event. The temperature observation of 113 F […]

Sadie Wells Murrell

JOHNSTON, S.C. – Mrs. Sadie Wells Murrell, 85, of Butler St., wife of the late Harold S. Murrell, died Thursday December 20, 2012 at Aiken Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Murrell was born in Aiken, S.C. and a retired Textile Worker at Stone Manufacturing. Survivors include 1 Daughter- Lila (Bubba) Crow; 2 Sons- John (Catherine) Murrell, […]

Edgefield is Now Home of the Oldest Living American

Edgefield is Now Home of the Oldest Living American

Following the death of Dina Manfredini, 115, of Iowa on Dec 17, Mamie Rearden, 114, of Edgefield, SC is in line for the “Oldest Living American” title. Yes, she is already the oldest “African American,” as we reported in August, but now, she is the “Oldest Living American,” period. She is also the 4th oldest living […]

Edgefield County Man Killed in Accident on Hwy 19

Benjamin “Peanut” Riley, 60, from Edgefield was killed Thursday evening, Dec. 20, at approximately 6 p.m. in a vehicle accident on Hwy 19 in Aiken County. According to the SC Highway Patrol, Mr. Riley was driving a 2010 Chevy 4-door vehicle when he pulled out from a business near Hwy 191 and Hwy 19.  His […]

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