District 4 - Charles T. Edens

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Contact Information:
760 Henderson Street
Sumter, SC 29150
Home Phone: 803-775-0044
Mobile Phone: 803-236-5759


Charles T. Edens was born on October 27, 1952, in Dalzell, South Carolina.  He is the third child from the union of Mr. H. C. Edens, Jr., and the late Ruth Edens.

He is a 1985 graduate of Clemson University, in Clemson, SC where he received a B.A. Degree in Agricultural Education.  Additionally, Mr. Edens graduated in 1990 with his Master's Degree in Agricultural Education at Clemson University.

Mr. Edens is married to Bobbi LeMoyne Edens.   He and his wife have been blessed with three children: Ashleigh Brienne, graduate of Clemson University, Charles T. Edens, Jr., currently graduate of Clemson University, and Curtis-Lynne, senior at Wilson Hall Academy.

Trinity United Methodist Church in Sumter, South Carolina is Councilman Edens' place of spiritual worship.   He is the former owner of the Free Weight Gym.

Mr. Edens has served on Council since 1999.  During which time he completed the South Carolina Association of County Governments (Public Affairs Department) Levels one and two certification courses for County Officials and he has fulfilled all requirements for the Economic Development School training at the College of Charleston.

Councilman Edens is a member of:

  • The Santee-Lynches Council on Government, Board of Directors
  • The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce
  • Sumter County Council Fiscal, Tax, and Property Committee, Internal Affairs Committee, and City-County Liaison Committee
  • Unity Program
  • Sumter Economic Development Board
  • Shaw Air Force Base Community Committee
  • USC Associates
  • South Carolina Association Of Counties Board of Directors

Mr. Edens was one of the partners in H. C. Edens, Jr. and Sons, Inc., which was a one-hundred year-old family Agricultural Business.  He has served as President of S. C. Young Farmers Association, a member of Peanut Growers Cooperative Marketing Association, member of the S. C. Peanut Bourd, and a member of the National Peanut Board.  This viable business produced peanuts, corn, cotton, and soybeans.  The H. C. Edens, Jr. and Sons, Inc. also raised and marketed turkeys through their Dalzell Company.

The Councilman enjoys attending sporting events, exercising, and preserving the environment.

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