What is New at Old Edgefield Pottery

What is New at Old Edgefield Pottery

Shards of pottery in a waster pile at the B.F.Landrum site. “The enormity of these waster piles helps to give a sense of how immense the sale of pottery production was at these sites” (Falk). Photo Courtesy of Juliana Falk Charleston Foundation Group Tour A short interview with Edgefield Potter Justin Guy gave the Advertiser, last […]

Shooting on Indigo Drive – One Injured

            The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of someone being shot at a residence on Indigo Drive, Monday, Jan. 6, around 2:00 in the afternoon.  According to an ECSO spokesperson, law enforcement arrived on the scene to find one man shot twice; once in each leg.  The victim was taken by EMS to Augusta University […]

Newberry Journalism Professor Speaks on SC Journalist

Newberry Journalism Professor Speaks on SC Journalist

PHOTO: Dr. Jodie Peeler, Ph.D.       The public is cordially invited to the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society (OEDGS) meeting on Sunday, January 12th, at 3:00 p. m., in the Lynch Building Annex of the Tompkins Library, 104 Courthouse Square, Edgefield. The guest speaker will be Dr. Jodie Peeler, Ph.D., who will discuss her new book, Ben […]

An Edgefield Planter’s Private Journal Recently Published

An Edgefield Planter’s Private Journal Recently Published

By Jim Farmer             Here is a quiz on an important figure in Edgefield history: His portrait is prominently displayed in Edgefield’s Discovery Center. His former residence looms large on Buncombe Street.  A road near the house is named for his family.  Roselands, his plantation house, still stands in upper Saluda County.  And early issues of this newspaper, which he […]

Crime in Edgefield

County Woman Falls Victim to Scam             The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office received a call from an Edgefield County woman Jan. 4, after she became the victim to a computer scam.  According to the ECSO report, the woman received a call from a man identifying himself as a being from the Apple Corporation.  (The call came from 1-609-606-9030.)  The […]

What Will Be NEW in Ridge Spring in 2020

What Will Be NEW  in Ridge Spring in 2020

Folks in Ridge Spring are excited about their venture into Streetscape, even though the recent rains left huge puddles and lots of mud.  Noel Steele, Assistant Town Clerk for Ridge Spring, noted that the Town had worked hard to get the grant through Upper Savannah, and this will be “fabulous for the Town.”  Pat Asbill, Mayor […]

Aiken County Stray Cat Potentially Exposes One Person to Rabies

 COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported today that one person has been referred to their health care provider after being potentially exposed to rabies by a stray cat that tested positive for the disease. The potential exposure occurred on Dec 18 when the victim was bitten by a black and […]

Crime in Edgefield

Armed Robbery at Johnston Barber Shop – One in Custody             An armed robbery occurred Dec. 5, at Robinson’s Barber Shop in Johnston.  According to Johnston Police Chief Lamaz Robinson, two males caught the 81 years old owner of the establishment as he was leaving the establishment after work. There was a tussle between the suspects and the […]

MFD Hosts Annual Christmas Banquet

MFD Hosts Annual Christmas Banquet

MFD Honors Firemen: Pictured are Cody Rauton, Rookie of the Year; Austin “Sid” Bridges, Firefighter of the Year; Chief Joey Smith, Herbert Bunch Award Recipient and Officer of the Year; and Gabriel Grucela, Cadet of the Year. Merriwether Fire Department hosted their annual Christmas Banquet, December 10, 2019, at Sweetwater Baptist Church.  The fireman and their […]

Don’t Forget the Library Angel Tree

Don’t Forget the Library Angel Tree

The Angel Tree at the Edgefield County Library awaits your selection of book(s) to donate.      If you need a gift idea for someone on your Christmas list, the angel tree at the Edgefield Public Library might solve the problem. For $20 you can select a children’s or young adult book title from the angel tree in […]