Mary Lee McCullough Moseley — Edgefield, SC

Edgefield, SC – Mrs. Mary Lee McCullough Moseley of 191 W.A. Reel Drive, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at University Hospital. The family will receive friends Friday, August 18th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday August 19th at […]

Summer rains eliminate drought status in five counties

Summer rains eliminate drought status in five counties

Agricultural officials brought encouraging news to the South Carolina Drought Response Committee with several crops reporting the potential for the highest yields in many years. After reviewing the agricultural and forest fire conditions, and the levels in the rivers, lakes and groundwater, the South Carolina Drought Response Committee, meeting via conference call on Aug. 11, […]

Dear Editor… Thorntons & Edgefield County Hospital

Dear Editor… Thorntons & Edgefield County Hospital

Dear Editor, In my almost sixty-five years as a member of this community I cannot think of another couple who have moved here and made as much of a difference as George and Beth Thornton.  We all should be grateful for their vision, energy, and contributions to this community. I have had three opportunities to […]

Mrs. Jean Bonnette Holston — Gray Court, SC

GRAY COURT – Funeral Services for Mrs. Jean Bonnette Holston, age 89, will be held Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 12 noon  in Bland Funeral Home Chapel, Johnston, S.C. with burial to follow in Ridge Spring Cemetery.   The family will receive friends from 11am-12 prior to the service.   Mrs. Holston , widow of the late […]

Jerry Gambrell Jr. — Greenwood, SC

GREENWOOD – Jerry Leon “Chris” Gambrell Jr., 45, resident of 917 Andrews Chapel Rd, husband of Jessie McClellan Gambrell, passed away Friday August 11th , 2017 at Hospice Care of the Piedmont. Born in Columbia, May 1, 1972, he was a son of Jerry Leon Sr. and Cathy Bledsoe Gambrell. Upon graduating from Strom Thurmond high […]

James B. Ryder — Edgefield, SC

James B. Ryder, 66, of Country Club Rd., husband of Nancy Bolyard Ryder, died Thursday August 10, 2017. Services were Monday August 14, 2017 at 11 AM at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home with burial in Bellevue Memorial Gardens in Augusta, GA. Mr. Ryder was born in Evanston, Ill. and was the son of late Charles […]

P. Marion Quarles, Jr. — Johnston, SC

  Johnston, SC – P. Marion Quarles, Jr., 59 of Bouknight Rd., husband of Debra Robinson Quarles, died Saturday August 12, 2017. Memorial Service will be held Tuesday August 15, 2017 at 4 PM at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 3 to 4 PM before the service. Mr. Quarles, Jr. was […]

J. “Becky” Parkman Allen — Edgefield, SC

Edgefield, SC – J. “Becky” Parkman Allen, 88, wife of the late Kinniard Allen, died Saturday August 12, 2017. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday August 15, 2017 at 11 AM at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home with burial in Eastview Cemetery. Mrs. Allen was born in Edgefield County and was the daughter of the late […]

Mathematicians and the Muslim Travel Ban

Mathematicians and the Muslim Travel Ban

As a retired Navy Officer and now a mathematician and a University Professor, I have met many interesting people from all across the globe. Mathematicians don’t pay much attention to their colleagues’ race, religion, or politics. Can this person teach? Do they really know mathematics? Are they committed to keeping up with their field? If […]

Total Solar Eclipse Celebration

Total Solar Eclipse Celebration

Edgefield from Noon to 3:00 Edgefield is the place to be for the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21.  The event will be held on the Edgefield Courthouse Square from 12:00 p. m. to 3:00 p. m. There will be locally made pottery tumblers for sale.  Attendees can purchase one and fill it with […]