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Town Council Important Phone Numbers New to Edgefield? Departments & Services Community Documents

Mayor & Town Council

Ken Durham

Town Council Members

Rev. Jasper Lloyd

John D. Ellis

Bill Jackson

Robert M. Rodgers, Mayor Pro tem

Herbert Yarborough 

Otis Yeldell, Jr.

2016 Council Meeting Schedule

Regular meetings are held on the 1st Monday unless there is a denoted (**) change. All meetings are held in Town Council Chambers at 5:30 p.m., 400 Main Street, Edgefield SC (Rear Entrance).

Monday, February 1
Monday, March 7
Monday, April 4
Monday, May 2
Monday, June 6
Wednesday, July 6**
Monday, August 1
Wednesday, September 7** 
Monday, October 3
Monday, November 7
Monday, December 5
Wednesday, January 4, 2017** 

2016 Town of Edgefield Holidays

Friday, March 25 (Good Friday)
Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day)
Monday, July 4 (Independence Day)
Monday, September 5 (Labor Day)
Friday, November 11 (Veterans Day)
Thursday, November 24-Friday, November 25 (Thanksgiving)
Friday, December 23-Tuesday, December 27 (Christmas)
Friday, December 30-Monday, January 2 (New Year's)

Optional Day:

Monday, January 18, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day or Employee's Birthday

Edgefield Town Council Meeting

Wednesday, February 6, 2017

5:30 P. M. -- Council Chambers - Rear Entrance


1.  Welcome, Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance.

2.  Call to order.

3.  Consider the adoption of the January 4, 2017 Town Council minutes.       
4.   Consider the adoption of the financial report for December and January.
5.   Tonya Guy, Treasurer of ECAT, requesting a $500 donation to offset expenses for the 2017 Heritage         
      Trail Pottery Tour, May 5th and 6th.
6.   Consider Proclamation to proclaim the second week in February as National FBLA-PBL Week to      
      celebrate 75 years.
7.    Mayor Durham to give update on the CDBG streetscape grant.  
8.    Sam Crouch to address Council concerning Resolution No: 2017-01.  
9.    Consider Resolution No: 2017-01, A resolution requesting SCDOT to transfer certain roadways to the                             Town of Edgefield.
10.  Consider engineering contract with Southern Partners for CDBG streetscape grant.
11.  Consider letter of request from Theresa McMullin, President of ECDA, to host the following events: 
       Farmers Market, Turkey Trot, and Beach Blast featuring Coastline from Myrtle Beach.
12.  Consider letter of request from Calvin Henderson, to host the 44th Edgefield Annual Christmas Parade,  
       Sunday December 3rd 2017 at 3:00 pm.   
13.  Consider letter of request from Laurel Blossom for a $150 donation for prize money for Poetry Meets       
       Pottery, Saturday March 4th. 
14.  Old Business - New Business
15.  Adjournment
Important Phone Numbers & Links

Police and Emergency

Edgefield County Sheriff's Office 803-637-5337
Edgefield Police Department Business Phone 803-637-4060
Emergency Preparedness 803-637-2123

Utilities, Permits & Notifications

Edgefield County Water & Sewer 803-637-301
SC Electric & Gas (SCE&G) 803-275-2534
Aiken Electric Cooperative (803) 637-3189
Solid Waste Authority 803-275-5345
Town of Edgefield Building Permits & Signs 803-637-4014
Septic Tank Permits 803-637-4035
Burn Notification 800-688-5584


Edgefield County 
Edgefield County DSS 
South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles 803-637-3113
South Carolina Forestry Commission
Voter Registration 803-637-4072
Property Taxes 803-637-4069


Edgefield County School District 803-275-4061
Douglas Elementary School 803-275-1752
Johnston Elementary School 803-275-1755
Merriwether Elementary School 803-279-9993
W. E. Parker Elementary School 803-637-4020
JET Middle School 803-275-1997
Merriwether Middle School 803-279-2511
Fox Creek High School 803-613-9435
Strom Thurmond High School 803-275-1768
Strom Thurmond Technology & Career Center 803-275-1767
Piedmont Technical College 803-637-5388
Wardlaw Academy 803-275-4794

Hospitals & Medical Services

Edgefield County Hospital 803-637-3174
Area Agency on Aging 803-637-5326
Aiken Regional Medical Center 803-641-5000
Department of Social Services (DSS) 803-637-4040
Doctors Hospital (Augusta)
Edgefield Medical Clinic 803-637-3146
Edgefield Mental Health 803-637-5788
Peachtree Medical Center 803-637-3630
Self Regional Hospital (Greenwood) 864-725-4111
Georgia Regents Health System (Augusta) 706-721-0211
University Hospital (Augusta) 706-722-9011

History & Travel Information

Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce
Edgefield County Historical Society
Edgefield Community Development Association
Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society
The SC National Heritage Corridor


The Edgefield Advertiser
Edgefield Daily

New to the Town of Edgefield?

If you're new to the area, here is some information on utilities and trash collection that will help you navigate the terrain. Be sure to visit our Important Phone Numbers & Links along with the Explore Edgefield section so you can really get to know your new home!


Depending on your location, electricity and natural gas are provided either by SCE&G or by Aiken Electric Cooperative. Telephone service is provided by AT&T. Cable service is provided by Northland Cable in Greenwood. However, many residents choose a satellite television service such as DIRECTV or Dish Network. Water service is provided by the Edgefield County Water and Sewer Authority. You can find numbers for all of these utilities on our Important Numbers page.


All recyclables must be clean and uncontaminated and placed in the blue roll carts. Recyclables are collected town-wide the 3rd Thursday of each month. 

Aluminum/Steel Cans
Yes: Aluminum and steel (tin) cans

Yes: Corrugated cardboard boxes, beverage cartons, food container boxes, shoe boxes, etc.
No: Waxed boxes

Yes: Newspapers with inserts, magazines, catalogs, and other paper products

Yes: Plastic milk jugs, soft drink containers, all other plastics with a 1 or a 2 symbol on the bottle (cooking oil, peanut butter, etc.). Remove lids, rings, and caps and rinse containers thoroughly.
No: Cardboard milk cartons, juice cartons, egg cartons, or any other plastic container

Garbage Collection System 

Depending on your location, your residential garbage is collected on Tuesday or Wednesday of each week. View a map of residential collection days. Commercial roll-carts are collected collected on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Commercial bins are available upon request and for a fee.

Collection is not provided for brown goods (furniture, mattresses, etc.) or white goods (appliances, stoves, refrigerators, etc.). These items must be taken to a convenience center, the closest to town is located past Strom Thurmond High School on S.C. Highway 23.

Limbs, brush and leaves (cellulosic material) CAN NOT be deposited in roll carts or green bin containers. The Town will collect these items curbside provided the materials were not produced by a contractor. Maximum 40 lbs. or less on all leaves, pine straw, and grass cuttings and must be bagged or boxed.

Building Materials or construction debris will not be collected by the Town. No grease, oil, paint or hazardous materials will be collected.

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Departments & Services


Fire Department

Roger W. Ellis, Fire Chief

402 Main Street
Edgefield, South Carolina 29824

Emergency Dispatch Phone: 911
Business Phone: 803-637-4014
Fax: 803-637-4100

Department type: All Volunteer

Service provided: Firefighting, Search, and Rescue

Organized in 1928, Edgefield Fire Department proudly protects 4,750 people living in an area of 4.1 square miles. The Edgefield Fire Department is located in Edgefield County. We service a various demographic ranging from mobile home communities and rural areas, to densely populated housing developments and high end real estate and commercial properties. Our department is a public department whose members are on a volunteer status.

Police Department

Ronald A. Carter, Chief of Police

402 Main Street
Edgefield, South Carolina 29824

Emergency Dispatch Phone: 911
Business Phone: 803-637-4060
Fax: 803-637-4100

Department type: Full time

Service provided: Law Enforcement Services

The Edgefield Police Department is dedicated to preserving the peace, protecting residents and their property, enforcing all laws, and detecting and preventing crime. We proudly protects 4,750 people living in an area of 4.1 square miles. The Edgefield Police Department is located in Edgefield County. The Department currently has 9 sworn officers, guided by Chief Ronald A Carter.

Public Works

David Coleman, Public Works Director

400 Main Street
Edgefield, SC 29824

Full Time Employees: 7
Part Time Employees: 2
Federal Prison Inmate Program: 5-10 full and part time

Public Works is responsible for residential & commercial trash and recyclables pick up along with mosquito spraying, mowing and cleaning all town property (town halls, sidewalks, roads, building facilities, etc...), maintain town recreation facilities, parks, and seasonal decorations (nearly 10,000 lights at Christmas)!

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Community Documents

Reroofing of the Public Works Building

The Town of Edgefield is requesting proposals for the removal and replacement of the roof on the Town's Public Works building as stated more specifically in a document located at Edgefield Town Hall, 400 Main Street or on the Town's website titled "Reroofing of the Public Works Building."  Proposals will be accepted by mail or email till August 31, 2016 to David Coleman at  

Fire and Truck Loan Proposal

The Town of Edgefield is accepting bids for a $240,000 loan of eight years to finance the purchase of a fire truck. Proposal will be accepted until September 16, 2016 by mail or email to For more information, please see the "Fire Truck Loan Proposal" below. 

Dear Sir/Madam: 

The Town of Edgefield's fire department currently provides fire protection and rescue services to an area that includes the Town of Edgefield and several areas outside the Town limits. The area is semi-rural but includes several industries, schools, a federal prison, governmental facilities as well as many residential areas. 

Fire protection classification for property located in the service area is regulated by the nationally recognized Insurance Service Office (ISO). ISO mandates that emergency equipment meet high performance standards and when fire trucks reach a certain age and condition they must be replaced. 

The purpose of this letter is to notify you that the Town of Edgefield Fire Department has received bids for the purchase of a new fire truck and proposals are being sought to finance the truck. The Town does not have any outstanding debt nor has it had any in recent history.

The Town is seeking to finance the truck at $240,000 over a period of eight years. 

Enclosed is a balance sheet from the Town's most recent audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. The unrestricted or unassigned fund balance is $1,306,691. For the last five years the annual budget has averaged around $1,520,280. The Town's accounting firm is Highsmith and Highsmith, LLC located in Travelers Rest, SC. The firm's telephone number is 864-834-3868. If additional information is required please contact the accounting firm or Charlotte Cheatham, Town Clerk at the Town Hall, 400 Main Street, Edgefield SC 29824. The telephone number is 803-637-4014. 

If your bank is interested in assisting the Town of Edgefield in this matter, please provide a written proposal for the Town's consideration by September 16, 2016. 


Roger Le Duc

Town Administrator

Town of Edgefield Public Works Position

The Town of Edgefield has an opening in the Public Works Department for a CDL driver. Applicants must have or be able to obtain a CDL driver’s license within three months of hire date.  Applicant must have the capability to perform all public works duties and ability to follow directions.  Apply at Edgefield Town Hall, 400 Main Street, Edgefield, SC 29824. The position will remain open till filled. EOE

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