September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Free Screenings at Edgefield County Healthcare Edgefield County Healthcare will be offering FREE PSA Screening Tests for the month of September to all men age 50 and older.  Men age 40 – 50, who have a family history of prostate cancer, will also qualify for this free screening. Please come to the hospital laboratory or […]

50thAnniversary of Wardlaw Academy

50thAnniversary of Wardlaw Academy

A Celebration to Come   As this newspaper went to press, there was notification of scheduled events, found in the article below, to be changed, due to impending bad weather – Hurricane Dorian. The school advised: “The events written about below will be rescheduled over the course of this school year.”   News of the […]

Crime in Edgefield

ECSO Helps Man Suffering from Medical Condition The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office received a call Aug. 20 of a reckless driver on Augusta Road.  According to the ECSO report on this incident, as a deputy was en route, dispatch advised that the driver had turned northward onto Hwy 23 and was traveling about 5 mph […]

A Biography of Senator Lawrence Cain

A Biography of Senator Lawrence Cain

Another Volume of Edgefield Black History Takoma Park, MD – August 22, 2019 – Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s documentary, Reconstruction: America After the Civil War, reintroduced America to this overlooked period of American History. Virtue of Cain: From Slave to Senator— Biography of Lawrence Cain examines the short but extraordinary life of a prominent […]

Pine Ridge Club 50th Anniversary

Pine Ridge Club 50th Anniversary

Golf Team Wins State Championship in its First Year When Pine Ridge opened in 1969, there were very few who played golf on a regular basis. A concerted effort was made by the Board of Directors and golf pro Jack Hamilton to introduce people of all ages and both men and women to the game […]

14thAnnual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo

14thAnnual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo

This weekend, thousands of people are expected to descend upon Edgefield County for the 14thannual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo.  The International Pro Rodeo Association (IPRA) sponsored event will be held Aug 23-24 at Lazy J arena off Hwy 23 on the Westside of the county. Featured events include bareback bronc riding, bull riding, barrel racing, […]

Padgett to Manage Blowfish

Padgett to Manage Blowfish

When the Lexington County Blowfish take the field next summer, they will be under new leadership. The Blowfish have hired Matt Padgett to be the new head coach of Lexington County’s home team. Matt is a Lexington native, playing at Lexington High School, graduating in 1995. He attended Clemson University, playing under head coach Jack Leggett and […]

Locals Return to the College Gridiron

Locals Return to the College Gridiron

Noah Westbrook #69 Sophomore, Sanford Satcher #30 Sophomore, Nd Tre Lanham #52 Junior began this football season at Presbyterian College Blue Hose with a offense/ defense scrimmage.

Mathis Family Homecoming 

Mathis Family Homecoming 

Shown in photo right to left: William Hill, Leonard Jones Sr., Thomas Mathis Jr., Larry Mathis Sr. and Larry Jones, all visiting the  Jones Family Home, Aiken, SC.  Photo Courtesy London Couch   At Shaws Creek Baptist Church’s Homecoming-Day Services, July 28, 2019, there was a family group that brought back many memories to me, […]

Paving Projects in Saluda and Edgefield Counties

Paving Projects in Saluda and Edgefield Counties

The South Carolina Department of Transportation is hard at work rebuilding and repaving roads across the state. It’s all a part of the agency’s efforts to reconstruct South Carolina’s roads and bridges, as detailed in our strategic 10-Year Plan. Recently, SCDOT and contracting crews just finished Garrett Road in Edgefield County. This 2.180-mile road was […]