Joe Melvin Clark

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – Memorial Services for Mr. Joe Melvin Clark, 70, of North Augusta, SC, who entered into rest May 18, 2015, will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock in the Christ Baptist Church. Interment will be private. Dr. Eddie West officiating. Mr. Clark was a native of Edgefield County, having made North Augusta […]

Robert Buchanan Mears, Sr.

McCORMICK, S.C. – Robert Buchanan Mears Sr., 83 of McCormick, SC, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Petra Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Tillman, SC, on February 23, 1932 to the late John Harry and Mary Rebecca Nettles Mears. He was a retired Clemson Extension Agent. He was a Mason […]

Tony Lavender

JAMES ISLAND, S.C. – Tony Lavender, age 69, of James Island, SC, husband of Carolyn Wood Wash Lavender died on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Born July 10, 1945 in Charleston, SC,  he was the only child of the late Arthur Wayne Lavender and Caroline Badger Lavender.  He was a US Navy Veteran and a former […]

Richie Dean Mims Coleman

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – Ms. Richie Dean Mims Coleman entered into rest May 14, 2015, at Pruitt Health of North Augusta. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Ms. Coleman, a native of Edgefield County was a member of Mims Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Shea (Melvin) Jackson, North Augusta, SC; a son, Solen […]

Train Wreck in Downtown Johnston – Updated

Train Wreck in Downtown Johnston – Updated

May 14, 2015 – A Norfolk Southern train struck a low-boy tractor trailer at the intersection of Highways 121 and 23 in Johnston around 9:45 Thursday morning, May 14. One witness near the area when the crash happened described it as sounding like a bomb going off while another said he thought it was an […]

Here and There – 5-14-15

Here and There – 5-14-15

Magnolia Ridge Antique & Art Gathering: May 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; featuring Palmetto Antique Tractor Club;Also a variety of dealers and artists; Farm is at the intersection of Rt. 39 and 23 on Mt. Calvary Road, across from John Deere, out of Ridge Spring. Farmer’s Market: Edgefield Farmers Market is open on the […]

Saving Historic Warehouse

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: Over the years we have heard many splendid ideas come from our citizens on how we might make our community a little bit better. Some people desire an open-air market, like the one in Charleston, where the Saturday participants of the Farmer’s Market and other vendors can set up […]

Read All Over – Blenheim Palace, England

Read All Over – Blenheim Palace, England

Sean Burch, Manager of The Turkey Shoppe on Main in Edgefield, submitted this photo from Blenheim Palace in England. This year, he and his wife are touring the United Kingdom on their vacation. The south side of the Edgefield town square is well represented with his Carolina Moon Distillery shirt and copy of The Advertiser. […]

Homicide in Trenton – Updated

Homicide in Trenton – Updated

The Edgefield Advertiser was notified by the Aiken County Coroner’s Office on Thursday, May 7, that a man living at a residence on Polk Lane in Trenton (Aiken County) was found dead in his home on Wednesday, May 6. According to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton, 81 year old Claude G. Ward was last seen […]