DISPUTE AT THE MET

DISPUTE AT THE MET

A Summary by Leonard Todd January 1, 2023 “Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina,” the very welcome new show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, contains a disturbing error. I and the nine other men and women whose names appear at the end of this summary are drawing attention to it here in order to keep it from becoming an accepted part of the historicalrecord. ​Each of us listed […]

A Feisty and Faithful Family Hero

A Feisty and Faithful Family Hero

By Dr. Marian Bland If you have never visited The Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon in Charleston, it is a “must see”! The docents at this small but wonderful piece of history provide an excellent overview of the building’s uses over the years and share intriguing stories not found in history books. I especially appreciate […]

Retiring Trenton Chief of Police Tanks and Mayor Padgett

Retiring Trenton Chief of Police Tanks and Mayor Padgett

Chief Tanks Retirement Celebrated ​A celebration to mark the retirement of Chief Albert “Deke” Tanks was held Saturday, December 31, 2022, at the Dream Center in Trenton, SC.  Filled with people coming to pay their respects to the retiring chief, the Dream Center was festively dressed with balloons, banners, and tables with different pictures of Tanks […]

Edgefield County Water & Sewer Authority Winter Weather

Edgefield County Water & Sewer Authority Winter Weather

Edgefield County Water & Sewer Authority is currently operating under normal conditions.  The Authority appreciates our customer’s understanding and cooperation with the recent challenging weather. If you have issues regarding leaks,restoration of service, or any other matter please call (803) 637-3011.  

Winners in the Gingerbread House Competition

Winners in the Gingerbread House Competition

Such a fun time we had at the Tompkins Library last Saturday afternoon! The Edgefield Civic League sponsored a Gingerbread House Competition and the entrants were most creative and so pretty! Winner Olivia O’Gorman had put much thought, time, tedious work, imagination and creativity into her entry – as had the other two winners, Lauren […]

Apostle Caractor Brings a Healing Crusade Has Roots in Johnston/Bland Baptist Area

Apostle Caractor Brings a Healing Crusade Has Roots in Johnston/Bland Baptist Area

Apostle Caractor (far right) and his wife (center) and daughter (left) who will be participating with him as team members in the Crusadeof December 10, 2020. Event Takes Place December 10, 2022 Bethany House of Prayer will be the site of a Healing Crusade – called an “Encounter with Christ” by the organization that is […]

JET MIDDLE SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL TEAM WINS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, DEC. 2

JET MIDDLE SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL TEAM WINS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, DEC. 2

Johnston, SC – Matched in head-to-head competition against elite mock trial teams from across the state of South Carolina, the JET Middle School Mock Trial team soared above them all to capture the 2022 S.C. Middle School Mock Trial State Championship on Saturday afternoon at the Decker Center’s Richland County Central Court in Columbia. Edgefield County […]

Historical Newspapers of Johnston

Historical Newspapers of Johnston

The Photo above shows the Edgefield Weekly Monitor which has been preserved by its finder, Ricky Rhoden, behind glass in a frame.  It was found while Ricky and his uncle, the late Harry Rhoden of Johnston, were doing carpentry work on an old house The Advertiser received the photos from another of Harry Rhoden’s nephews, Andy Livingston. By  […]

Christmas Tour of Churches Dec.11 Four Churches Tell Christmas Story

Christmas Tour of Churches Dec.11 Four Churches Tell Christmas Story

A tradition that holds strong in Edgefield is the Tour of Churches at Christmas time, as four in-town churches, under the organization of Sam Crouch with the help of Beth Worth, produce a Story of Christmas. Tableaus carrying out the scripture, and with accompanying music in the churches, lead an audience from church to church, with the […]

“Christmas Belles” to be Staged at the Discovery Center

“Christmas Belles” to be Staged at the Discovery Center

The Main Street Players’ holiday comedy, Christmas Belles, opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, with a catered pre-curtain reception at the Joanne T. Rainsford Discovery Center in Edgefield, S.C. A church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and […]

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