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Service recalls legend

...War II. His desire to help the people he served was what made him an icon, admirers said. Family friend and Edgefield businessman Bettis Rainsford spoke of his last visit to see Mr. Thurmond at Edgefield County Hospital, when the senator's...
Friends, fans still call on Thurmond

...and asking to be wheeled back to bed. His face brightened in a smile of recognition as longtime supporter and Edgefield businessman Bettis Rainsford introduced two visitors. This is how Mr. Thurmond spends his days. Bound to bed or a wheelchair...
Clothing store offers layoff relief

...being laid off. Duck Head was spun off in 2000 from Delta Woodside Industries Inc., a company co-founded by Edgefield businessman Bettis Rainsford. Duck Head was acquired in 2001 by Tampa, Fla.-based Tropical Sportswear Inc. The new Chico's...
Dignitaries to turn out for funeral

...organization; William "Billy" Wilkins, a former aide and chief judge of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Edgefield businessman and family friend Bettis Rainsford; and state Sen. Kay Patterson, a Democrat who endorsed Mr. Thurmond during...
Former Sen. Strom Thurmond dies

...Rainsford, his longtime friend and supporter. "He's like a rock star around here," said Mr. Rainsford, an Edgefield businessman. Frail and lacking the mental sharpness of his earlier years, Mr. Thurmond was often visited in his suite by...
Metro | Savannah River Site
Local and area briefs

...18,000 rods. An additional ton will be sent to a storage facility in Idaho. Graduate funds Clemson chair An Edgefield businessman has donated $1.5 million to Clemson University to fund a faculty chair in entrepreneurship. James F. Martin's...
Metro | Academy of Richmond County