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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.

2018 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).

Wednesday, January 3, 2018**
February 5th
March 5th
April 2nd
May 7th
June 4th
July 2nd
August 6th
Wednesday, September 5th**
October 1st 
November 5th 
December 3rd

2018 Town of Edgefield Holidays

Monday, January 1, 2018 (New Year's Day)
Friday, March 30, 2018 (Good Friday)
Monday, May 28, 2018 (Memorial Day)
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 (Independence Day)
Monday, September 3, 2018 (Labor Day)
Monday, November 12, 2018 (Veterans Day)
Thursday, November 22, 2018 (Thanksgiving Day)
Friday, November 23, 2018 (Day After Thanksgiving)
Monday, December 24, 2018 (Christmas Eve)
Tuesday, December 25, 2018 (Christmas Day)
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 (Day After Christmas)
Monday, December 31, 2018 (New Year's Eve)
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 (New Year's Day)

Optional Day:

Monday, January 15, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day or Employee's Birthday

Edgefield Town Council Meeting

Wednesday, March 5, 2018

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 February 5, 2018 Town Council minutes.       
4.  Consider the adoption of the financial report for February.
5.  Justin Guy, with Edgefield Area Clay Guild, requesting a $500 donation for the 7th Annual Heritage Trail                          Pottery Tour, May 5th and 6th, 2018 to offset expenses of the tour.           
6.  Consider letter from Edgefield United Methodist Church, requesting permission to use the             
     Town park on Saturday, March 31, 2018, to host an Easter Egg hunt from 11am to 1pm.
7. Consider letter from Beth Padgett requesting permission to host the annual Cruise In on the square
    Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 10am until 2pm and a $500.00 donation.
8. For information, the ECDA Farmers Market will be April through October at the Discovery Center
    on Monday’s from 2:30 to 6:00 pm. ( No action required).
9. Consider a contract with Bartlett Tree Experts for $2,195.00 to treat 24 willow oaks on Main
10. Consider roofing bid for the Edgefield Town Gym $72,955.00. (Low bid)
11. Consider second reading and adoption of Ordinance No. 2018-01, an ordinance to grant Aiken Electric 
      Cooperative, Inc the right to work in the Town of Edgefield through a franchise agreement for a term
      of 30 years.
12. Consider second reading and adoption of Ordinance No. 2018-02, an ordinance to grant SCE&G, the
      right to work in the Town of Edgefield through a franchise agreement for a term of 30 years.    
13. Committee Reports
14. Old Business
15. New Business
16. Executive Session: Personnel - Consider police applicant for open position.
17. 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

Police Position

The Town of Edgefield is accepting applications for a police officer. Each applicant must hold a high school diploma or a GED, a valid SC driver’s license, be 21 years of age, and have no felony arrest. Salary is dependent on experience and ability. All interested persons may apply at the Edgefield Town Hall, 400 Main Street, Edgefield, SC 29824. Applications will be accepted until position filled. EOE

Public Works Position

The Town of Edgefield has an open position in the Public Works Department. Applicants must have valid SC driver’s license, 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

Notice of Election

The Municipal Election Commission of the Town of Edgefield announces a General Election for the Town of Edgefield to be Tuesday, April 3, 2018 for Mayor and Council Wards 1, 3, & 5. These terms will expire April 2022. The precincts and polling places for the election will be: Edgefield #1 - Edgefield Town Gym (380 Church Street), Edgefield #2 - American Legion (314 Penn Street).

Persons desiring to vote in the upcoming election must be registered no later than March 4, 2018.   To register, one must contact the County Board of Voter Registration.

Citizens desiring to be a candidate for Council may file a statement of candidacy at Edgefield Town Hall, 400 Main Street, Edgefield, SC. Each candidate must complete a Statement of Economic Interests on line at Each candidate must be a qualified registered elector. Candidates may file during regular business hours (8AM to 5PM) until Friday, February 2, 2018, 12 noon.

The filing fee for Mayor is $30.00 and the filing fee for Council is $15.00. This is a non-partisan election and no party affiliation shall be placed on the ballot. The polls shall open at 7:00 AM on election day and close at 7:00 PM.

At 3:00 p.m. on the day of the election, the Municipal Election Commission will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at Edgefield Town Hall, 400 Main Street, Edgefield, SC 29824 (Bacon Street Entrance).

On Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Noon at Edgefield Town Hall, the Municipal Election Commission will hold a hearing to determine the validity of ballots challenged in this election and to certify the election. Any runoff will be held two weeks after the election on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

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