Here & There 3/6/12

Planning Commission: The Planning Commission meeting for Mar. 8 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 13. BBQ Chicken Sale: Johnston Pentecostal Holiness Church will have a BBQ Chicken Plate Sale on Saturday, March 10, at 11 a.m. $6.50 will include ½ chicken, potato salad, slaw and bread. Community Yard Sale /Cook-out:  March 10, 8 a.m. […]

Sixth Annual Shamrock Run – In Memory of Sandra Friar

Sixth Annual Shamrock Run – In Memory of Sandra Friar

Edgefield’s sixth annual Shamrock Run/Walk will be held on St. Patrick’s Day this year, Saturday, March 17   and it will begin at 11 a.m. at Bi-Lo with proceeds going to Relay for Life. On the same day the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor an Oyster Roast on the square in Edgefield from 1-4 […]

6th Annual Silent/Live Auction in Ridge Spring

A Silent/Live Auction to benefit The American Red Cross in Saluda County will be held on Friday, March 16, from 7-9 p.m. at Juniper in Ridge Spring. Last year this event raised $10,000. This money was used to help disaster victims in Saluda County. All disaster assistance is free of charge to the victim. It […]

Deaths – 2/29/12

Updated 3/1/12, added Jessie Fay Sigers.   Rosemary P. Bledsoe – Whitmire, S.C. Dr. Richard J. Guobaitis – Miami, Fla. SFC Chester F. Jennings – Trenton, S.C. Jessie Fay Sigers – Edgefield, S.C. Richard C. Whittle – Grand Prairie, TX Sarah F. Wyndham – Johnston, S.C.   Rosemary P. Bledsoe WHITMIRE – Rosemary Perry Bledsoe, 59, of Whitmire, died Saturday, February […]

Here & There 2/28/12

Edgefield County Alliance: There will be no March meeting of the Alliance. The April meeting will be announced at a later date. Sons of Confederate Veterans: The Martin W. Gary Camp will meet March 1, at 7 p.m. at Oakley Park with supper provided. Speaker will be Jack Parker with a presentation on William “Bloody […]

Dr. W. G. Watson

Dr. W. G. Watson is shown ushering on a recent Sunday in February, as he does every Sunday, at his home church, Grace United Methodist, North Augusta. He will celebrate his 102nd birthday on February 25th. The W.G. Watson Women’s Center at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. is named for him. (Photos by Heather Gjesvold) […]

Holmes Brings To Alliance Information on Rail Trails

The Edgefield County Alliance heard Tobe Holmes of Charlotte speak on the feasibility of a rail trail for non motorized vehicles to add to the attraction of the area.  This was a presentation of February 6, 2012 at the PTC auditorium. Tobe was speaking in home territory since he grew up in Edgefield County (son […]

African-American History Month in Edgefield

African-American History Month in Edgefield

“The history of the black community of Edgefield is an important and compelling story, yet few people know what happened here over the years,” says Willie Bright, President of the Edgefield County Community Center. To help bring this story to light, Mr. Bright will be presenting a series of events during African-American History Month, each […]

The Camellia Tea – A Fashionable Occasion

The Camellia Tea – A Fashionable Occasion

One expects to see at this traditional event (held Feb. 16) the array of camellia blossoms on view in glass holders, “facing” the onlookers with such beauty of color and style (form)—peony, full tight peony, peony formal, double rose, ruffled petals, etc. These are the layering of petals on the camellia that we are speaking […]