Roads, Bridges, and Dams

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – All of us send heart-felt condolences to those suffering after “The 1,000-Year Flood.” Accurate or not, that phrase describes the profound damage to people and property in South Carolina. Regular home insurance does not cover flooding; one must purchase that separately, and most people don’t. Government property is self-insured: […]

Rev. William J. Vines

LAURELS, S.C. – Rev. William “Bill” Joseph Vines, age 84, of 105 Lakeview Dr. passed away Monday, October 12, 2015, at his home. He was born in Asheville, N.C. and was a son of the late Carl Allen and Minnie Bailey Vines. Rev. Vines was a retired United Methodist Minister of the S.C. Conference of […]

Dwight Joseph Graveline

EDGEFIELD, S.C. – Dwight Joseph Graveline, 88, died Saturday October 10, 2015 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab. A private service will be held at a later date. Mr. Graveline was born in Waterbury Connecticut. He was a retired shipping clerk for an Auto Parts Store. He was also a Veteran of the United States Army. […]

Dedy White Miller

McCORMICK, S.C. – Ms. Dedy White Miller, 45 of McCormick, died October 8, 2015 at her residence. Graveside Services will be held Sunday October 11, 2015 at 2 P.M. at Plum Branch Cemetery. Ms. Miller was born in Greenwood, S.C. and was of the Baptist Faith. She was a Meter Reader with the McCormick County […]

Man Falls From Deer Stand

Man Falls From Deer Stand

A young men in his early twenties from Warrenville, SC, was bow hunting on Wildlife Management Area off Lanham Road, Friday evening, Oct. 9, when he fell from his deer stand. The stand was located about a mile into the woods off of Lanham Road, and according to a spokesperson with the Department of Natural […]

UGA Honors U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, South Carolina Peach Grower Jimmy Forrest

UGA Honors U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, South Carolina Peach Grower Jimmy Forrest

 Sept. 29, 2015 Athens, Ga. — The University of Georgia College of Agriculture inducted U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame and awarded Jimmy Forrest, a nationally recognized South Carolina peach grower, the Alumni Award of Excellence at the college’s alumni awards ceremony and banquet. Forrest, a 1972 graduate with a […]

Guns and More Guns

Opinion – By Robert Scott – After two columns about the uplifting visit of Pope Francis, that vision of peace has been shattered by graphic images of the latest school shooting, this time at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. The most comments I have ever received online after writing an Edgefield Advertiser column came […]

Wallace Mealing

BELVEDERE, S.C. – Mr. Wallace Mealing entered into rest October 7, 2015. Memorial services will be held 12 p.m. Friday, October 9, at Young Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. George L. Brightharp officiating. Mr. Mealing is a native of Edgefield County and was a member of Young Macedonia Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife […]

Historic Flood Hits South Carolina

Historic Flood Hits South Carolina

“We Got Lucky !” By Sandra Reece In the interview with Edgefield County EMA Director Suzy Spurgeon, she stated, “We got lucky.” The powerful storm that has caused severe damage and deaths to the State of South Carolina over the last week took a northeastern turn before it got to Edgefield County. We received a […]