Lieutenant governor encourages U.S. Census participation

Lieutenant governor encourages U.S. Census participation

By MEG KINNARD May 14, 2020 Video Produced by The Carolina Agency May 14, 2020 COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In a new video featuring some of the state’s notable residents, South Carolina’s lieutenant governor is promoting an effort to encourage residents to participate in the U.S. Census this year. Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette heads up […]

SSS Program Helps Eligible Students Succeed at College

SSS Program Helps Eligible Students Succeed at College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE:       May 14, 2020 SSS Program at Piedmont Tech Helps Eligible Students SucceedThrough Financial Aid, Workshops, Tutoring and Counseling Fabiola Corona came to the United States from Mexico when she was 14 years old. Spanish was the only language she knew. During four years of high school, she picked up English and is […]

WWII Veterans Organization Names Decorated

WWII Veterans Organization Names Decorated

Vietnam Veteran as 1stVirginia Chairman Richmond, VA- May 1: William Glenn Yarborough, Jr., the son of a World War II Army tank commander who fought at the battle of the Bulge, has been named Virginia State Chair by State Funeral for WWII Veterans.  This mission is to convince the President to designate a State Funeral in […]

Fiery Crash on Woodlawn Road

Fiery Crash on Woodlawn Road

            A fiery crash on Woodlawn Road near Deep Step Road in the Merriwether section of Edgefield County sent one man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, Thursday, Apr. 30.  According to the SC Highway Patrol, a truck was traveling north on Woodlawn when it exited the left side of the roadway, struck a ditch, and hit […]

Serving Our Early Learners through Partnership

Serving Our Early Learners through Partnership

Renee Williams, Parenting and Family Literacy Coordinator of ECSD and Edgefield County First Steps Board member  Photo courtesy Candi Lalonde, 1stSteps Coordinator “It takes a village to raise a child.” African Proverb   The Edgefield County School District Parenting and Family Literacy Program along with Edgefield County First Steps have collaborated to serve our 4-5 K […]

Transfer Student Says PTC Changed Her Career Path

Transfer Student Says PTC Changed Her Career Path

Like many students who attend Piedmont Technical College (PTC), Stephanie Bohland’s experience in Greenwood actually changed the trajectory of her professional journey. Already a PTC graduate, the straight-A student is back to take a few more courses with designs on a higher degree and perhaps a college teaching career.  “I got my start at Piedmont […]

Duncan Introduces WUHAN Rescissions Act

Duncan Introduces WUHAN Rescissions Act

Laurens, S.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) introduced the Working Under Humanity’s Actual Needs (WUHAN) Rescissions Act to eliminate over $27 billion in spending included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act unrelated to COVID-19. “It’s no secret the CARES Act was loaded down with egregious pork barrel spending unrelated to combatting […]

Absentee Voting Opened May 5 (Find the absentee ballots below)

Absentee Voting Opened May 5 (Find the absentee ballots below)

To Edgefield County Voters: Find Sample Ballots Below Attention Edgefield County voters:  All elections scheduled for the month of April were postponed by the Governor.  The only election scheduled for June 9th, at this time will be the Democratic and Republican Primary Elections.  We would also like to encourage the elderly (over 65), disabled or if you meet […]

5 Proactive Steps to Mitigate Online Harms to your Children During COVID-19

5 Proactive Steps to Mitigate Online Harms to your Children During COVID-19

April 14, 2020 Dear Friends,With kids at home using technology for school work and entertainment during the COVID-19 crisis, it’s critical now, more than ever, for parents and grandparents to implement the following safety measures to keep your child safe on all internet-connected devices. Your child is no match for tricky pornographers who use deceptive marketing […]

Supplemental Security Income Recipients, Act Now – Go to IRS.gov – A Message from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul

Supplemental Security Income Recipients, Act Now – Go to IRS.gov – A Message from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul

Action Needed for People Receiving SSI with Dependents and Who Do Not File Tax Returns to Receive $500 Per Child Payment “Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who don’t file tax returns will start receiving their automatic Economic Impact Payments directly from the Treasury Department in early May.  People receiving SSI benefits who did not file 2018 […]

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