Piekielniak – Not afraid of Work

Piekielniak – Not afraid of Work

By Lydia Derrick Wherry  Carolyn Piekielniak, Born in 1935 on a “hot, June, Saturday afternoon,” as her mother once said, is as firmly planted in the ground as is her business, Plants and Things.  A military wife of 23 years, Piekielniak is not afraid of work.  Across 17 different states and two foreign countries, “Everywhere […]

Council Recognizes Judge Brenda B. Carpenter

Council Recognizes Judge Brenda B. Carpenter

Edgefield County Council passed a resolution recognizing the accomplishments and works of Judge Brenda B. Carpenter during her 22 years of service to Edgefield County at their Sept. 3 meeting.  Carpenter served as both Magistrate and Chief Magistrate during her tenure and retired from the bench Aug. 30.  Carpenter is pictured with Council members Dean […]

Council Honors Ozone All-Stars

Council Honors Ozone All-Stars

County Council approved a resolution at their Sept. 3 meeting recognizing the 2019 Edgefield County Dixie Youth Baseball Ozone All-Stars.  The resolution noted the team’s accomplishments including their outscoring of opponents 53-0 in the district tournament, their defeat of opponents in 6 straight games with no losses to advance to the State Championship, their setting […]

Economic Development Partnership Hires Avery as Marketing and Research Director

Economic Development Partnership Hires Avery as Marketing and Research Director

Will Williams President & CEO   For Immediate Release Tuesday, September 3, 2019   Contact:           Will Williams 803-641-3300   Economic Development Partnership Hires Avery as Marketing and Research Director   Aiken, SC –The Economic Development Partnership, serving Aiken, Edgefield, Saluda and McCormick Counties, is proud to announce the hiring of Kelci Avery as its Marketing […]

Burton Center Annual Campaign

Burton Center Annual Campaign

GREENWOOD–William “Bill” Stevens will serve as Chair of the Burton Center Foundation’s 2019/20 Annual Campaign.  The campaign will kick off on September 12 and run through June 30, 2020.   Foundation Executive Director, Jeff May, commented, “As we seek private support from the generous citizens of Greenwood and surrounding areas, we are so pleased that […]

2019 Edgefield Community Health Fair

2019 Edgefield Community Health Fair

Edgefield First Baptist, 212 Church Street October 11th  8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The Edgefield County Senior Citizens Council along with Self Regional Health Care, Hospice Care of South Carolina and the Edgefield County Chamber Commerce are sponsoring a community wide health fair at Edgefield First Baptist Church.  Self-Regional’s mobile mammography unit will be there as well […]

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 […]