Lillie Ruth Thomas

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. –  Mrs. Lillie Ruth “Bit” Griffin Thomas, 75, entered into rest March 28, 2012. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Poplar Spring Baptist Church with the Rev. Donnell Meriweather officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Thomas, a native of Edgefield County was a […]

Mary Alice Jackson

JOHNSTON – Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Alice Jackson will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday, at the Bland Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Cue, Pastor, & Apostle Alvin Deal officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held 6-7:30 pm Monday at the Amos & Sons Funeral Home. Survivors include: her […]

Louise Crouch

JOHNSTON – Funeral Services for Mrs. Louise Cullum Crouch, age 93, will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 12 Noon at Bland Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Mt of Olives Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 until 12 prior to the service. Mrs. Crouch, a native of Johnston […]

Hospitality Abounds at the Senior Center

Hospitality Abounds at the Senior Center

Multigenerational Activities Under one Roof –  Thursday afternoon the Edgefield County Senior Center on Center Springs Rd. was bustling with activity.  For those who have not returned to this building since its opening in June of 2008, each should find a way to visit it to see what has been done to change it from […]

Good Friday Service at Spann UMC

Good Friday Service at Spann UMC

Spann United Methodist Church in Ward will have its annual Good Friday service at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 6. The service will include hymns about the Cross and a meditation by Pastor John Kneece. On Easter morning, Spann will have a service at 9:45.  Spann’s membership has increased recently, with typical attendance of more […]

Spring Sports Report 3/29/12

Spring Sports Report 3/29/12

A roundup of last week’s results from area schools’ spring sporting events, including, Track & Field; Softball; Baseball; Soccer; and Golf. TRACK AND FIELD Boys Strom Thurmond finishes second in four way meet with South Aiken, Silver bluff and North Augusta. High jump — Raleigh Yeldell (ST) 6’2″ Girls Strom Thurmond finishes 4th in four […]

Kelley & Jodi: Ambassadors for Foster Care

Kelley & Jodi: Ambassadors for Foster Care

Kelley and Jodi Robinson are unofficial ambassadors for Foster Care. They live in the beautiful old Mobley home, built in 1888, on Edisto Street in Johnston.  That home is what brought them to Johnston, and here is their story. Jodi and Kelley were living in Virginia where houses are expensive and they were making plans […]

Pettigrew Announces for S.C. Senate

Pettigrew Announces for S.C. Senate

John W. Pettigrew, Jr. of Edgefield announces his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the newly drawn SC Senate District 25 seat which now includes all of Edgefield County and portions of Aiken, Lexington, McCormick and Saluda Counties. Pettigrew is the broker in charge/ owner of Pettigrew Properties. He has previously been elected to serve […]

Hear & There 3/30/12

Blood Drive: Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold their April Blood Drive, Friday, April 20, from 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Edgefield County Hospital and from 1:30-6 p.m. at Bi-Lo Shopping Center in Edgefield County and on Wednesday,  April 25 from 1-5 p.m. at National Wild Turkey Federation, 770 Augusta Road, Edgefield.   Sunrise […]

A New Sign Going Up

A New Sign Going Up

A new business is coming to town, as seen in this sign going up where the former Carolina First stood for many years. First Citizens is opening a new branch in Edgefield and they plan to be open for business, Monday, April 23.