Here and There – 9-11-15

Here and There – 9-11-15

Transportation Committee: Edgefield County Transportation Committee will meet Thursday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. in the County Council Chambers, 225 Jeter St., Edgefield.

After School Program: Women In Unity is accepting applications for their After School Program. Hours are 2-5:30 p.m. M-F for grades K-6 at a cost of $50 per month. For more info stop by 3 Pecan St., Edgefield or call 637-2010.

Jewelry Sale: The Edgefield County Hospital Auxiliary will have a $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale in the hospital lobby Thursday, Sept, 10 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, September 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.(Cash, Credit Card and Payroll Deduction)

BBQ Chicken Sale: Johnston Pentecostal Holiness Church will have a BBQ chicken plate sale on Saturday, September 12, at 11 a.m. The plate at a cost of $7 will be a half BBB chicken, cole slaw, potato salad and bread.

Poetry Reading: by Veronica Golos, author of the new book, Rootwork, about abolitionist John Brown and his wife, Mary Day Brown; introduced by Poet Laureate of Edgefield, Laurel Blossom, at the Tompkins Library, Saturday, September 12, at 2PM. Book signing. Refreshments.

Bettis Academy Car-Truck-Bike Fall Gathering: Saturday, Sept. 12 at Bettis Academy Park, Bettis Academy Rd., Trenton, S.C.from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entry fee of $20 from 9-11 on the day of the gathering; voting 10 a.m. to noon and prizes at 1; for more info call John Knight at 803-232-1027, Don T. at 914-227-7487 or Willie Turner at 803-663-3561 or Don D. at 803-663-3806.

Church Anniversary: Mt. Canaan Baptist Church will celebrate its 147th anniversary, Sunday, September 13, at 10 a.m. The message will be delivered by Rev. Edward Lloyd. Rev. George L. Brightharp, Pastor, and congregants invite you to worship with us.

Deaconess Program: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Deaconesses is having their Deaconess program. Family and Friends Day the second Sunday September 13,@ 2:00 p.m. The public is invited. Rev. Lewis Burt is Pastor.

Summer Revival: Rosa Spring Baptist Church will have their summer revival Sept. 13-17. Services will begin on Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. with Bishop Dr. Emanuel Spearman; Monday, Sept. 14,7:30 p.m. revivalist, Rev. Eddie Woods; Tuesday, Sept. 15, revivalist, Rev. Edward Lloyd, 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m. with revivalist Rev. Lemur Myers; Thursday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m. revivalist Rev. Kalton L. Howard. For more info call Bro. Norman Dorn at 803-480-3190. Everyone is welcome.

Free Workshops: Edgefield/SC Works Center, 400 Church St, Rm. 306, Tuesday, September 15, 10:00 AM Networkers Group Session – topic – “Your Skills Your Future”; 11:00 AM “Application Skills and Tips”; 1:30 PM “Resume Construction”; 3:00 PM “How to be an Interview STAR”; Thursday, Sept. 17th, 2:00 PM “Let WorkKeys Work for You”  For further information telephone 637-4029.

Benefit: Friends of Carolyn Eustace will be sponsoring a Benefit to help with medical expenses, Saturday, September 19, from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. at the Edgefield County Hospital.( $8 plates for chicken for potato salad, green beans and bread) Call Travis Haltiwanger at 803-295-6816 or Sharon Davis at 803-480-0218 to purchase tickets.

Anniversary: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church EBA Gospel Choir is having their Anniversary the 3rd Sunday September 20, @ 4:00 p.m. The public is invited. Rev. Lewis Burt is pastor.

High School Diploma: Were you denied a High School Diploma because of the Exit Exam between 1990 and 2014?Act 155 eliminated the exit examination(BSAP/HSAP) as a requirement for receiving a high school diploma.

If you met all graduation requirements with the exception of the exit exam, you are eligible to petition for a high school diploma. To see if you qualify, please visit the Strom Thurmond High School website at: and click on the ACT 155 of 2014 Petition or email for more information. The district deadline to apply for a diploma through this program is December 1.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Edgefield County Hospital will be offering free PSA Screening tests in September to all men ages 50 and older(or ages 40-50 with family history of this cancer). Come to the hospital laboratory or Peach Tree Medical Center. Results will be sent to you and your physician.

CSRA Parkinson’s Walk: The 16th Walk for Parkinson’s Disease will be held October 10, at Wilson Family Y Track, Wheeler Road, Augusta, Ga. For more info call 803-593-6605 or donations may be made to 6100 Northside Dr., North Augusta, SC 29841

Youth Poet Laureate: A competition for Youth Poet Laureate of Edgefield is open to any junior or senior in high school or homeschool equivalent. Student must be a resident of Edgefield County, must be enrolled for the academic year 2015-16, must have a teacher’s recommendation, and must submit an application with 3 original poems. Guidelines can be found on the Edgefield County School District website, or through your English teacher. Deadline, September 25. Submit electronically to

JOHNSTON FARMER’S & ARTIST’S MARKET Thursdays from 4 – 6 p.m. through November. Fruits and vegetables are offered along with fresh eggs, raw milk, baked goods, crocheted and knitted items, apothecary items, boiled peanuts, note cards and prints by local artist, quilts, and Lion’s Club brooms.  Raffle tickets may be purchased for a Yeti cooler from the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce.  New vendors are always welcome!  Contact Anne at 803-480-1093 or Donna at 803-275-0010 for more information.