African-American History Month in Edgefield

African-American History Month in Edgefield

“The history of the black community of Edgefield is an important and compelling story, yet few people know what happened here over the years,” says Willie Bright, President of the Edgefield County Community Center. To help bring this story to light, Mr. Bright will be presenting a series of events during African-American History Month, each […]

Clay Guild Moves to Artemis

Clay Guild Moves to Artemis

Artemis, the business above that shows the works of local artists and artisans, is now housing the Edgefield Area Clay Guild, a group made up of potters who produce functional pottery and sculpture. Most have had training at the PTC Pottery Center, now under the leadership of instructor Justin Guy, who is unfolding the sign […]

Advertiser Turns 176 – Turns Digital

The Edgefield Advertiser turned 176 years old on February 11, 2012. This anniversary is also the beginning of a new and improved online presence, a digital reflection of what this newspaper has been doing for all these years – writing the history of the area we serve – Edgefield County and the Ridge (Old Edgefield […]

The Camellia Tea – A Fashionable Occasion

The Camellia Tea – A Fashionable Occasion

One expects to see at this traditional event (held Feb. 16) the array of camellia blossoms on view in glass holders, “facing” the onlookers with such beauty of color and style (form)—peony, full tight peony, peony formal, double rose, ruffled petals, etc. These are the layering of petals on the camellia that we are speaking […]

Business Woman, Retired — Now Artist

Business Woman, Retired — Now Artist

What does it take to be an artist? Does one have to just feel the role from years of experience; does one have to have exhibited and won awards, or does the passion for artistic endeavors put the person in the role?  This Mount Vintage resident, Carolyn Bohn, is an artist by all measures (above), […]

About Black History Month

February is black history month, amongst other things. With all due respect to the other things, my focus here is black history month. It begins with Dr. Carter G. Woodson, born December 19, 1875, in New Canton, Virginia. The son of former slaves he went on to become a great historian, author, journalist and activist. Being of […]

Yeldell Signs with Newberry

Raleigh Yeldell, III signed a letter of intent to play football for Newberry College last week during national signing day.  Raleigh was joined by his father, Raleigh Yeldell Jr., his mother Francis and his sister Nicole for the ceremony.   As the quarterback for Strom Thurmond High School during the 2011 season Raleigh threw for almost […]

No One Knew This Tree

No One Knew This Tree

Let us try again.  The picture of this tree ran last week and many responded, but thought it was the “angel tree “ out of Charleston.  This tree is in the marketing area (from Modoc to Monetta, from Saluda to North Augusta) of our newspaper.  It can be seen from Highway 23.  Anyone identifying it […]

Williams Signs with Clemson

Williams Signs with Clemson

Signing day 2012 caused quite a stir at Fox Creek High School as television cameras and reporter’s flashes filled the conference room capturing the official commitment of Marty Williams to play football for Clemson University.  A large contingent of  family, faculty, friends, coaches and administrators joined with Marty gathered for the national signing day activities.  […]

Camellia Tea at Magnolia Dale

Camellia Tea at Magnolia Dale

Winter Afternoon of Beauty   The Camellia Tea, sponsored by the Edgefield Camellia Club, will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at Magnolia Dale in downtown Edgefield from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. This event is open to the public; admission is free. Magnolia Dale is located at the intersection of Norris and Bacon […]