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


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)!


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


1. Welcome, Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance.

2. Call to order.

3. Consider the adoption of the February 6, 2023 Town Council minutes.

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

5. Consider bids for demolition of the B&B Loan Building.

6. Consider Resolution No: 2023- 02, a resolution to provide certification as provided by Section12-65-60 of the SC Textiles Communities Revitalization Act (SC Code Section 12-65-10 ET SEQ)
for that certain property located at 100 CTC Drive, Edgefield SC.

7. Consider first reading of Ordinance No: 2023-01: Authorizing and directing the Town of Edgefield
to enter into an intergovernmental agreement relating to South Carolina local revenue services;
To participate in one or more local revenue service programs; To execute and deliver one of more
participant program supplements; and other matters relating thereto.

8. Committee Reports.

9. New Business.

10.Old Business.

11.Executive Session: Discussion of negotiations concerning contractual arrangements.


Community Documents

Business License

Sign Permit

Building Permit