Rita Hughes- Edgefield, SC

Rita Rose Hughes, 79, of Edgefield, SC wife of the late Thomas E. Hughes entered into rest on February 25, 2024. Rita was born to the late Joseph Claude and Alice Burton Arbitelle on March 27, 1944. Rita was a retired textile worker and had many things in her life that made her happy. Rita loved her cat and enjoyed flowers, […]

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

<strong>LEGISLATIVE UPDATE</strong>

Week of 03/11/2024Last week was the 9th week of the 2024 legislative session. There are 9 weeks remaining before the legislature adjourns on May 9, 2024.Here are the highlights from last week’s Senate action:“CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY” – The House and Senate agreed on a final version of H. 3594 2023- 2024 Bill 3594: Constitutional Carry and both bodies passed the […]

SCDE Provides Update on Education Scholarship Trust Fund Program

<strong>SCDE Provides Update on Education Scholarship Trust Fund Program</strong>

Demographic data shows families in all 46 counties have submitted an application COLUMBIA, S.C. – With less than 10 days until the application deadline, the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) is encouraging eligible South Carolina families to submit an application for the Education Scholarship Trust Fund (ESTF) program. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2024.So […]

Carolyn Pettigrew – Edgefield, SC

Carolyn Way Pettigrew, 93, of Edgefield, wife of the late John Wallace Pettigrew, entered into rest on March 7, 2024, at the Edgefield County Hospital after a brief illness.  Carolyn grew up on a farm in Orangeburg as the daughter of the late Julia and James William Way. She attended the initial class of Palmetto Girls State […]

Veterans Experience Action Center, March 21-23

<strong>Veterans Experience Action Center, March 21-23</strong>

All Veterans are invited to come out to the Bluff Road National Guard Armory (1225 Bluff Rd. Columbia, SC 29201) March 21 from 9am – 4pm, March 22 from 9am – 4pm, or March 23 from 9am – 2pm for the Veterans Experience Action Center event! The event will feature several Veteran Service Organizations and is designed to be […]

Timothy Bryan Hayes

Timothy Bryan Hayes

Timothy Bryan Hayes I, age 75, peacefully passed away at his home on Friday, February 23, 2024, after a 5-1/2-yearstruggle with dementia.  He was surrounded with love by his wife Lisa, daughter Lindsay, son Bryan, and son-in-law Bob.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Rudolph “Rudy” C. Hayes and Mary Bryan Hayes. Born in Augusta, GA, Tim graduated from Richmond Academy in 1967.  He was a Marine […]

Jack Lott- Johnston, S.C.

Born:  February 7, 1933          Died:   February 23, 2024 Born In:  Johnston, SC             Resided in:  Johnston, SC Mr. Jack N. Lott III of Johnston, SC. Funeral services for Mr. Jack N. Lott III, age 91, will be held Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at the Mercantile Funeral Home Johnston Chapel at 3 pm.   The family will receive […]

Evan Campbell – Edgefield, S.C.

Eva Ruth Locklair Campbell, 97 of Edgefield, wife of the late Richard H. Campbell entered into rest on February 23, 2024. Eva was born in Aiken County, SC and was the daughter of the lateJoseph Arlie Locklair and Ida Mae Gunter Locklair. Eva was a retired textile worker, caregiver, and foster grandparent. She was of the Baptist faith. The […]

Lionel Owen – Edgefield, S.C.

W. Lionel Owen, 85, of Bauskett St Edgefield, S.C. husband of Tannue Sue Turner Owen, entered into rest on Friday February 23, 2024. W. Lionel was born in Rosman, N.C. and was the son of the late William and Beatrice Glazner Owen. He was retired from the Edgefield Police Dept.  Survivors include his wife, 2 children- Stacy Butler (Chase) and Mickey Owen (Paige); 5 grandchildren- Haleigh, Spencer, Ella Grace Butler, Michaela and Landyn Owen.  As per the family wishes there will be no services at this time. […]

Dr. William Dunovant

Dr. William Dunovant

God has called William (Bill) Anderson Dunovant, Sr., M.D., his gardener, to tend to the flowers in Heaven.  Bill completed the earthly portion of his walk with the Lord on February 17, 2024.   Born in North Augusta, S.C. on July 2, 1939, he was the son of the late Raymond Buist Dunovant and Marie Slaughter Dunovant. He graduated […]