Cars Broken into in Pine Ridge Country Club Community

            A total of 11 vehicles were reported broken into from the Pine Ridge Country Club community according to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office.  The thefts are suspected to have occurred sometime between late night Jan. 12 and early morning Jan. 13.  Those vehicles were located at homes on Estates Drive, Pine Ridge Road, Woodridge Road, and Country […]

Megiddo Dream Station Coming to Edgefield County

Megiddo Dream Station, a jog training program, is coming to Edgefield County.  This announcement was made to Edgefield County Council at their monthly meeting, Jan. 7, by Megiddo founder and Executive Director, Kay Benitez.  Benitez presented to Council an overview of the program and her hopes for their program’s success in Edgefield County.                “We want to make […]

North Augusta Annexing Property in Edgefield County

North Augusta Annexing Property in Edgefield County

            The city of North Augusta recently annexed the Baggot property in Edgefield County according to Edgefield County Administrator Tommy Paradise.  Paradise announced the news to Edgefield County Council at their monthly meeting, Jan. 7.  That annexation was completed Jan. 6.  However, Paradise advised that North Augusta also plans to annex the old North Augusta Country Club.  This annexation is […]

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 […]