Community Resources

Mayor & Town Council

Ken Durham

Town Council Members

Kelvin Thomas
Scott Mims
Sherry White Holmes
Robert M. Rodgers, Mayor Pro tem
Herbert Yarborough 
Otis Yeldell, Jr.


2023 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 (Bacon Street Entrance).

**Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Monday, February 6,  2023

Monday, April 3, 2023

Monday, May 1, 2023

Monday, June 5, 2023

Monday, July 3, 2023

Monday, August 7, 2023

**Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Monday, October 2, 2023

Monday, November 6, 2023

Monday, December 4, 2023

Wednesday, January 3, 2024


2023 Town of Edgefield Holidays


Monday, January 2, 2023 New Years Day

Friday, April 7, 2023 Good Friday

Monday, May 29, 2023 Memorial Day

Tuesday, July 4, 2023 Independence Day

Monday, September 4, 2023 Labor Day

Friday, November 10, 2023 Veterans Day

Thursday, November 23, 2023 Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 24, 2023 Day after Thanksgiving

Monday, December 24, 2023 Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 25, 2023 Christmas Day

Wednesday, December 26, 2023 Day after Christmas

Monday, January 1, 2024 New Years Eve

Tuesday, January 2, 2024 New Year's Day


Optional Day:

OPT Day: Monday, January 16, 2023 Martin Luther King Day or Employee's birthday to be taken within the 2023 calendar year.


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 803-637-3011
Dominion Energy South Carolina (DESC) 800-251-7234
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

Bettis Preparatory Leadership Academy 803-663-7266


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 approximately 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 approximately 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: 5
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)!


The Town of Edgefield has an opening in the Public Works department for a full-time "working" supervisory position. Applicants are required to have a valid driver's license, ability to perform all public works duties, supervisory skills, and follow directions.  The applicant shall have the ability to obtain a CDL license within the first year of employment. Applicants shall apply at the Edgefield Town Hall, 400 Main Street, Edgefield, SC 29824. For more information, please call 803-637-4014. The position will remain open until filled. EOE 




Monday, August 7, 2023 – 5:30 PM - Council Chambers – Bacon Street Entrance


    1. Welcome, Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance.

     2.  Call to order.

  1. Consider the adoption of the July 3, 2023 Town Council minutes.                
  1. Consider the adoption of the financial report for July, 2023.
  1. Consider letter from Calvin Henderson for permission to host the 50th Edgefield Christmas Parade

     Sunday, December 3rd, 2023 at 3:00 pm.                   

  1. Consider the purchase of Pottersville, tax map #136-00-01-034, located at 2 Meeting Street Road,

      provided the grant is awarded ($16,000).

  1. Committee Reports.
  1. New Business.   
  1. Old Business.
  1. Adjournment.




Public Hearing Notice

The Edgefield Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, October 2, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. at Edgefield Town Hall, 400 Main Street, Edgefield, SC 29824, (Bacon Street Entrance) to consider amending the official zoning map as follows: 

  • To rezone tax map no. 137-02-01-016, located at 213 Simpkins Street from B- 2 to B- 1, belonging to Edgefield Preservation Foundation.
  • To set the zone for two annexation petitions:

               Pottersville, located at 2 Meeting Street Road, Tax Map Number 136-00-01-034 belonging to the Palmetto Trust for Historical                                     Preservation; and

  • To set the zone for Tax Map Number 138-00-00-019, located on Bauskett Street belonging to Matthew Mims, Jr. Revocable Trust.

Copies of these documents are available for review during regular business hours at Edgefield Town Hall.  Interested parties may submit written or oral comments.



Wednesday, September 6, 2023 – 5:30 PM - Council Chambers – Bacon Street Entrance


  1. Welcome, Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance.

      2.  Call to order.

  1. Consider the adoption of the August 7, 2023 Town Council minutes.

     4. Consider the adoption of the financial report for August, 2023.

  1. Jamie Long and Lauren Whitfield from the Ridge Health Care Foundation, requesting permission

         to host a Fun Run on March 16, 2024 to begin and end at the Town Square.      

     6. John Robeson to present drawings/paint pallet for the Town Gym.           

  1. Consider letter of request from Nino Colarossi, to host an Italian Festival on Saturday, October 21, 2023.      
  1. Consider approving Trunk or Treat for Tuesday, October 31st, 2023 from 6 to 8, downtown by closing the “L” on the square.     
  1. Consider letter of request from Christine’s Farm to Fork to advertise the Block Party by placing a banner at the corner of Main and Bacon Street at Town Hall.      
  1. Consider a contract agreement with Carolina Connect to obtain Wifi downtown.
  1. New Business.
  1. Old Business.
  1. Executive Session: Personnel: Consider an applicant for the open Police Officer position.
  1. Adjournment.



Meeting of Together Edgefield Achieves More

Thursday, September 7, 2023 – 10 am

Town of Edgefield - Council Chambers

(Bacon Street Entrance)


  1. Call to Order, Chair Tim Padgett.
  2. Consider approval of minutes for July 6, 2023.
  3. Updates and Discussion from the Subcommittees:
  • Michael Washington, Chairman of Façade Subcommittee
  • Brad Covar, Chairman of Loan Subcommittee
  1. Other comments.
  2. Adjourn.






Thursday, September 14, 2023 – 6:00 PM – Council Chambers

Bacon Street Entrance



  1. Call to Order.  
  1. Consider a re-zoning classification for Tax Map Number: 137-02-01-016, located at

           213 Simkins Street.  Property owner: Edgefield Preservation Foundation (Bettis

           Rainsford) from B-2 (general business district) to B-1 (downtown business district).

  1.   Consider setting a zone for two parcels that have petitioned for annexation:
  • Pottersville, located at 2 Meeting Street Road, Tax Map Number 136- 00-01-034.  Property owner is The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation.                                   
  • Tax Map Number: 138-00-00-019, located on Bauskett Property owner is Matthew Mims Jr. Revoc Trust.
  1.    Adjourn.



FAÇADE Subcommittee Meeting

Friday, August 25, 2023 – 1 PM

Edgefield Town Hall – Conference Room


  1. Call to Order – Chair Michael Washington.
  2. Discuss any façade applications that have received a reimbursement.
  3. Discuss any new façade applications and their scope of work.
  4. Open discussion.
  5. Adjourn. 



  1. Community Documents

Business License


Sign Permit

Zoning Codes


Building Permit