A Letter to Rebel Fans and Family:​​​​​​

A Letter to Rebel Fans and Family:​​​​​​

Strom Thurmond High School Athletics have a long-standing tradition of excellence. This excellence comes from committed athletes, coaches, supporters, and fans. We have been fortunate to have a supportive Booster Club organization that has directly benefited all of our student athletes. It is my intent, as Athletic Director, to continue to improve and build on our […]

Edgefield County Young Farmer Association Hosted a Straw Bale Gardening Workshop

Edgefield County Young Farmer Association Hosted a Straw Bale Gardening Workshop

On Thursday, March 25th, the Edgefield County Young Farmer Association hosted a workshop on “Straw Bale Gardening” at the Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center Agriculture Building.  The hands-on workshop presented by agricultural education instructors Jacob Laughlin and Jeremy Brooks allowed each participant to learn the basics of how to start and maintain a straw […]

Welcoming Spring – the Canopy is Coming

Welcoming Spring – the Canopy is Coming

Trunk of Shaggy Bark Tree By Lydia Wherry The welcome of spring and the coming of Easter in this year, 2021, brings with it more weight and meaning, it seems, as we have long been arrested in this COVID valley laced with love and suffering.  Last Easter was but the beginning of what would become a year-long trek through the wilderness, a time of […]

Coxswain Skills Used to Help Struggling Readers

Coxswain Skills Used to Help Struggling Readers

JT Wu, Founder, Director of Preface Working for Contracts with Local Schools ​A coxswain is the member of a rowing team who sits at the stern of the boat and steers, gives the team directions and updates them on the race. JT Wu was the coxswain on August Wherry’s (the editor’s grandson) row team when they competed at Nationals in […]

Shepeard Holding Several Promotions, Hoping to Attract Donors

Shepeard Holding Several Promotions, Hoping to Attract Donors

Shepeard Community Blood Center continues to have an urgent need for all blood types, especially O Negative, O Positive, and B Positive. In efforts to mitigate this ongoing issue, several promotions have been planned to encourage donors to come in over the next several weeks. To coincide with the re-opening of Regal Cinemas, anyone who donates […]

Timeline and Status of Edgefield County’s Comprehensive Plan, Land Management Ordinance, and the Ninety Day Moratorium on Large Developments

Timeline and Status of Edgefield County’s Comprehensive Plan, Land Management Ordinance, and the Ninety Day Moratorium on Large Developments

In 2019 a change was made to Edgefield County’s Comprehensive Plan on its third reading. The change impacted zoning districts and led in part to smaller lot sizes in large subdivisions.  In 2020 a group of concerned citizens circulated a petition to change the Comprehensive Plan back to its wording on its second reading. In […]

Selling Ice to Eskimos

Selling Ice to Eskimos

Patricia Turner is on the scene and open for business at Pat’s Thrift Store’s new location. ​Patricia Turner, owner of Pat’s Thrift Store, said her mother’s pastor, Reverend Colvin, says she could sell ice to an Eskimo and he won’t even know he needs it. Pat pretty much agrees with him. Turner started selling things on the side […]

The Beauty of Edgefield County

The Beauty of Edgefield County

Photo by Andy HunterBy Suzanne Holmes Few people in the United States and the world can experience the beautiful display that we had in Edgefield County last week. I am referring to the peach blossoms.  Oh what a sight they were! It is rare that all the varieties are in full bloom at the same time […]

Crime

Crime

Two Stolen Vehicles Recovered by ECSO ​The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office recently recovered two stolen vehicles according to ECSO reports.  The first report was made Mar. 11 and details that while running the license plate of a vehicle with an expired validation sticker, the responding deputy was informed that the vehicle in question had been […]

CaliGrace Enlow of Johnston Gets a New Heart

CaliGrace Enlow of Johnston Gets a New Heart

CaliGrace is mending well following her heart transplant on March 6 at MUSC says her mother. CaliGrace Enlow is the daughter of Eric and LaTasha Enlow of Johnston, S.C.  She is 9 months old and has carried the diagnosis of Pulmonary Atresia with intact ventricular septum, since birth. However as of Saturday, March 6, 2020, she has a NEW heart, flown to her from Delaware. In a brief interview […]

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