Ruby Gillispie

EDGEFIELD – Mrs. Ruby D. Gillispie, 82, of Edgefield, SC died Friday, May 4, 2012 at National Health Care. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 11am at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Lumpkin Road Chapel with Rev. Perry Shelfer and Rev. Sandy Heslop. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Born […]

Elizabeth C. Bryan

EDGEFIELD – Ms. Elizabeth Catherine Bryan, 95, passed away Saturday May 5, 2012 at Richard M. Campbell Nursing Home in Anderson, S.C. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday May 9, 2012 at Little Stevens Creek Baptist Church at 2 P.M. with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends after the service at […]

STHS Headed to Pendleton for Must Win Game

STHS Headed to Pendleton for Must Win Game

A loss to Palmetto last Saturday night sends the Rebel baseball team to Pendleton Monday for a must win game in the AA Upper State Playoff Finals Bracket. The Mustangs were able to push six runs across the plate while holding the Rebels scoreless in the first round of the championship bracket. Palmetto will meet […]

Harold H. Cumbee

RIDGE SPRING – Funeral Services for Mr. Harold Hampton Cumbee, age 88, will be held Monday, May 7, 2012 at 11 o’clock at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 3-5 pm at Bland Funeral Home, Johnston. Mr. Cumbee, a native of […]

Pottery Tour Brings Visitors

Pottery Tour Brings Visitors

A number of visitors to our Town of Edgefield came by way of the “Heritage Trail–Pottery Tour and Sale” which started on Friday evening with a reception in Greenwood and concluded with tours of pottery studios from Greenwood to Edgefield on Sunday. Among those open Sunday: Greenwood, pARTners in CLAY; Ninety Six, Bell House Pottery; […]

Peach Blossom Festival Heralds Peach Season

Peach Blossom Festival Heralds Peach Season

It was a beautiful day for the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival.  Although the peach blossoms came early this year and showed gloriously in late February and early March, they appeared only in print or in paintings.  However, peaches were actually being shipped from the packing sheds.  Proof of this was a long truck loaded with […]

Peach Blossom Festival This Weekend

Peach Blossom Festival This Weekend

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival On Tap for May 4-5. Grand Marshal: Mr. Frank Burt, long-time Johnston Builder This weekend, the Johnston, SC, Peach Blossom Festival will showcase great entertainment, arts and crafts, food concessions, a parade, rides for children, and a family-oriented street dance. This year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Corporate Sponsors are Edgefield County […]

Break-in at Wardlaw Academy

Break-in at Wardlaw Academy

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a break-in call at Wardlaw Academy Friday morning, May 4.  According to the ECSO, the private school is believed to have been broken into sometime between the late hours of Thursday night and the early morning hours on Friday. A safe located in one of the school’s offices […]

Armed Robbery At County Fuel Station

Armed Robbery At County Fuel Station

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to an armed robbery call at Greg’s Gas Plus located at 1295 Martintown Road near I-20 in Edgefield County around 1 a.m. Friday, May 4.  According to a spokesperson with the ECSO, a white male entered the fuel station carrying a machete and demanded money.  The clerk deposited an […]

NFP Mother’s Day Letter

Dear Editor, This Mother’s Day, we celebrate the special women in our lives who give so much to ensure we have everything we need. Being a mom is hard work, even for women who have adequate resources and a strong family network. Imagine what it’s like for those who don’t, those who struggle to make […]