Stories by Anne Waits

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Thoroughbred fest to celebrate music, arts

A new kind of festival is coming to Aiken this weekend. The Thoroughbred Music and Arts Festival (named for Aiken's horse history) will feature a long list of musical artists with a variety of ...
By Anne Waits

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

'Deathtrap' is comedy and thriller of 'devilish cleverness'

Edgefield will experience its second thriller, beginning this weekend, when the Edgefield County Theatre Company presents Deathtrap.
By Anne Waits

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Concert to honor, remember soldiers

Augusta Choral Society is eager to pay tribute to fallen soldiers by presenting "Honoring and Remembering," a Memorial Weekend concert, planned for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Sacred Heart ...
By Anne Waits

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Edgefield presents first bluegrass fest

Organizers are busy getting ready for Edgefield's first-ever Bluegrass Festival, to be held on the Town Square from 1 to 6 p.m. Satur­day, April 18. It is free and family friendly.
By Anne Waits

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Road Trip: 13th annual Heritage Jubilee, Edgefield

The 13th annual Heritage Jubilee will kick off the area's fall festivals this Saturday, Sept. 27, in downtown Edgefield, beginning at 9 a.m.
By Anne Waits

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Hundreds expected to attend Southern Studies Showcase

Hundreds of history lovers from all over the country are expected to swarm the town of Edgefield on Friday and Saturday for the "Southern Studies Showcase."
By Anne Waits

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Edgefield Theatre troupe to stage its first mystery, 'Night Watch'

Director Dave Engleman said Edgefield County Theatre Company's very first murder mystery, Night Watch, will keep theatergoers on the edge of their seats.
By Anne Waits

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

It's a big movie weekend at The Big Mo Drive-in

Moviegoers from the Augusta area and beyond will have an opportunity to enjoy a unique movie the weekend at the 16th annual Labor Day Weekend Triple Feature Extravaganza at the Monetta Drive-in ...
By Anne Waits

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Sandy Oaks Ninth Annual Pro Rodeo draws champs, fans from afar

It's rodeo time again, and Sandy and Wesley Quarles of the Lazy J Arena are inviting everyone to get in their best "western mode" and come out to the Sandy Oaks Ninth Annual Pro Rodeo on Aug. 22-23.
By Anne Waits

Monday, July 14, 2014

Road Trips: Cruise-in on the Town Square, Edgefield

Edgefield will host its first-ever Cruise-in on the Town Square from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, July 19.
By Anne Waits

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

'Memories From the Heart' will entertain while raising money

Attendees at the upcoming Memories From the Heart performance will hear musical selections that are recognizable to all - from popular and oldies to country and gospel.
By Anne Waits

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

'Miss Firecracker' is comedy with some sad moments

The Edgefield County Theatre Company will present the comedy, The Miss Firecracker Contest, for two weekends at the William Miller Bouknight Theatre.
By Anne Waits

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Road Trips: Ridge Peach Festival

The folks of Trenton, S.C., are gearing up for the Ridge Peach Festival this weekend in Trenton Town Park, an annual event that celebrates the harvesting of peaches, the fruit that made the Ridge ...
By Anne Waits

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

'9 to 5' is tale of friendship

9 to 5 might follow the plight of female co-workers pushed to the edge by their male boss, but the show will entertain both sexes when it's staged in late May at Aiken Community Playhouse.
By Anne Waits

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Blossoms are blooming, lobsters are racing

Warm weather means festival time - and the next couple weekends will be loaded with fun and activities.
By Anne Waits

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

North Augusta Cultural Arts council takes to stage with 'I Love a Piano'

The North Augusta Cultural Arts Council has a celebration of the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin in store for its first theater production.
By Anne Waits

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias ready to bring on the laughs

Expect to hear some stories, sound effects and laughter when Gabriel Iglesias brings his Stand-up Revolution Tour to Bell Auditorium.
By Anne Waits

'Magical Christmas Elf' is holiday comedy for family

The Edgefield Theatre Company has some comedy in store with its holiday production, The Magical Christmas Elf.
By Anne Waits

Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

Christmas in Hopelands lights up season in Aiken

More than 100,000 lights will welcome guests to the 22nd annual Christmas in Hopelands this year.
By Anne Waits

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

Sonic Spotlight: Country artist Cody Webb to play in Augusta

Country singer-songwriter Cody Webb is all over the place, doing gigs in much of the Southeast and beyond. He'll perform at 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Wild Wing Cafe, 3035 Washington Road.
By Anne Waits
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