Serving & Celebrating our Community

Serving & Celebrating our Community

CEO Marcella Edwards speaks to volunteers. Serving . Volunteering. Giving back.  “Whatever the label it is an important part of who we are striving to become,” says Edgefield County Youth Empowerment Center’s CEO Marcella Edwards.  “It’s not how many people can serve us, but how many people can we serve”.  We were fortunate to partner with the Salvation […]

First Steps Celebrates 15 Years of Imagination Library Program

First Steps Celebrates 15 Years of Imagination Library Program

Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy said “There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” Back in 2005, Edgefield County First Steps saw a need in our community and began their partnership with the Dollywood Foundation in order to get books into the homes of young […]

She Said Yes ― and Other Recent Graduation Stories from Piedmont Tech

She Said Yes ― and Other Recent Graduation Stories from Piedmont Tech

Graduates enter the auditorium during the processional. As she walked off campus way back on her first day of classes at Piedmont Technical College, graduation speaker Noel Johnson of Greenwood, pondered this question: “What could I accomplish if I took every opportunity I was given ― even if I failed?” she said. “That’s when I […]

Peach Worker Shot – Schools Put on Lockdown

            An Hispanic male was shot Tuesday morning a little after 10:00 while in a peach orchard on Hwy 23 at Patriot Lane.  Details are few at this time, but according to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the peach worker was exiting his vehicle in the field when he was shot in the abdomen.  He was taken to […]

Greenwood Corvette Club Donates $500 to PTC Foundation for Scholarships

Greenwood Corvette Club Donates $500 to PTC Foundation for Scholarships

Officials from the Greenwood Corvette Club recently presented a check for $500 to the Piedmont Technical College Foundation to be applied toward the Greenwood Corvette Club Automotive Scholarship, the second scholarship the group has funded to date.  Pictured from left:  PTC President Dr. Ray Brooks, Dennis Smith, Doug Timmerman, PTC Development Coordinator Laura Dudley, Mac Francisco, […]

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

Sponsored by the Johnston, S.C., Development Corporation Growing and Promoting the Johnston Area For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Campbell, Festival Publicity Chairman, (803) 275-3635 Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Accepting Applications The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival is now taking applications for individuals, organizations, and businesses interested in being a part of the historic 37thannual event. The […]

Camellia Planted in Willowbrook

Camellia Planted in Willowbrook

Officers of the Edgefield Preservation Association were at historic Willowbrook Cemetery on January 15 for the planting of a camellia, heirloomed to Edgefield, the first in a series of events in celebration of Willowbrook’s 200thAnniversary. Tours and restorations will take place this year leading up to November 14, 2020, when the 200 years will have focus […]

David Hodges to Talk About His Book

David Hodges to Talk About His Book

Sunset Lodge in Georgetown Edgefield has the good fortune of welcoming author David Gregg Hodges, brother of Edgefield resident Federal Judge Bob Hodges, who will join in conversation with the community about his new book, Sunset Lodge in Georgetown; The Story of a Madam. The event is planned for January 29, at the Discovery Center, 405 […]

Legislative Update: Week Of 1/14/20 – 1/16/20 The General Assembly reconvened last week for the 1st week of the 2020 legislative session. Here are the highlights from the first week in the Senate:SANTEE COOPER – You may recall that last year the General Assembly passed H. 4287, empowering the Department of Administration to hire experts to solicit bids […]

Lawmakers returned to the State House on January 14, 2020, to commence the second regular session of the 123rd South Carolina General Assembly.

Lawmakers returned to the State House on January 14, 2020, to commence the second regular session of the 123rd South Carolina General Assembly.

 Rep. William Clyburn, 416C Blatt BuildingSC House District #82 – Aiken, Edgefield & Saluda Counties January 17, 2020  The House of Representatives approved S.11 and enrolled the bill for ratification.  The legislation provides that, if the United States Congress amends federal law to authorize states to observe DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME year round, it is the intent of the South Carolina General Assembly […]