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Liaison assignments for County Council members:

When the new 2021 assignments are made will post: 

Not posted yet current 3-21-21 posts: here 

Fire Board : Cooper
Hospital Board of Trustees : Kennion
Planning Commission : 
County Transportation Committee : Kennion 
Countywide Recreation Committee : Kennion 
Economic Development Committee : Cooper & Talbert 
Tri-County Sanitary Landfill Committee : Campbell & Talbert 
Three Rivers Solid Waste : Campbell 
Upper Savannah Council of Government : Cooper & Talbert 
ARTS Citizens Advisory Committee : Campbell & Cooper 

LMO (Zoning) Steering Committee Members:

James Burt

John Hare

Arthur Biggs

James Johnson

Franklin Gabriel

James Oliver

George Thornton   -resigned

Buddy Smith

Kevin O’Gorman

Brett McNeill

Tracy Freeman

Charles Blackston

Edgefield County Council Retreat Presentations

Each of the 7 files is a PDF of the presentations given at the County Council Retreat in January.

Capital Funding Presentation Draft

Capital Project Sales Tax (CPST)

Edgefield County Recreation Program

FY 2020-2021 Budget Calendar

Heritage Preservation Trust

Land Management Ordinance

Rail Trail


 Others are seeking the peace we have here in our rural countryside.  We have always welcomed quality growth. The fast growth we are currently experiencing does not fit in harmony with the surrounding communities.   This is what citizens stressed as the most desired feature in the Comprehensive Plan.    At the November meeting, Mr. Jim Oliver, voted Planning Commission chair, suggested a pause for any more developments until the LMO Zoning be completed otherwise he stated that they might as well raise their hands right then and simply say they all were approved.  He understood that the Planning Commissions hands were tied.  At that meeting Mr. Oliver and Mr. Gabriel voted against the Anniston Point subdivision stating they did not believe it met the Comprehensive Plan as being harmonious with the surrounding area. 
 Citizens have stated time and again we do not want to be the next Columbia County.
What many may not know is that all the developer has to do is bring the application in, go through the process and they have 2 years to even begin the building process and should something happen to stop the process it can just sit and will not have to go through another process unless there is a major change to the development plan. 
For too long citizens have taken a back seat to what is happening.  If we turly care about our County and our way of life then we must step up, step out and express our desires.


Zoning  - Happening now in all parts of the County. ​

This was the LMO Draft now on hold  8-2021 as they are reworking it Using the Development Regulation Codes.


LMO Draft 376 pages  here

Interactive Zoning Map App here 

Documents related to  Planning Commisson Steering Committee  Meetings:   LMO- Zoning      Possible extended schedule.

Agenda Minutes (Feb) -                                                      here

  • Zoning District Summary -                                             here

  • Zoning Map - Full County Zoing New Draft  -                  here

  • Zoning Map - Comprehensive Plan wth Densities -            here 

  • Full Information :  Zoning Draft - full version                     here    (a work in progress)


Zoning :

The process is now that they are looking at each district separately and the ordinances a few at a time to bring before County Council.


Origianlly the zoning covered the whole County.  Council members listened to their constituents and  Districts 1 - Albert Talbert, 2 - Tiffany Ireland, 3 - Dean Campbell,  and 4 - Jackie Kennion removed some those zones.  District 5 - Scott Cooper's district remains zoned in its entirety.  

The Planning Commission with the assistance of Roger LeDuc are reviewing and rewriting some of the development codes. 

.Census results soon - county council districts willl change according to what that census information reveals.  School districts will likely change as well.  this data will be used for the next 10 years for planning and will allocate resources.


LMO Steering Committee Meeting

February 25, 2020

Video here 


The LMO (Land Management Ordinance (zoning) Steering Committee schedule can be found on the Meetings + Events page. Any questions regarding the LMO Steering Committee should be directed to the County’s Planner Kevin Singletary

Election year hangs in the balance.  January 2021 will see new officials in several offices and many of the same faces.  Let us pray for guidance and representatives who will serve the wishes of the people they take an oath to serve.

The Edgefield County Board of Education's website

has been updated to include this Referendum Page. This update shows the progress made with the bond that voters passed November 2018. Take a moment or two to look this over.

County-wide Reassessment Program - Completed Tax bills coming soon. 

Census Year ends December 31,2020 .​ This information will be used to determine the new county council district lines as well as the new school districts.  It is important to make sure you are counted. To avoid an in person visit make sure you complete the census form. 

Click the Adobe PDF icon to view the following

Edgefield County files:

Comprehensive Plan

Strategic Plan

LMO Public Involvement Plan

LMO Steering Committee Meeting Schedule

LMO Ordinance Comparisons