She Said Yes ― and Other Recent Graduation Stories from Piedmont Tech

She Said Yes ― and Other Recent Graduation Stories from Piedmont Tech

Graduates enter the auditorium during the processional. As she walked off campus way back on her first day of classes at Piedmont Technical College, graduation speaker Noel Johnson of Greenwood, pondered this question: “What could I accomplish if I took every opportunity I was given ― even if I failed?” she said. “That’s when I […]

Frances Williamson Talbert – Edgefield, SC

W. Thurmond Burnett                                             David T. Burnett Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home PO Box 389 – 801 Columbia Rd. Edgefield, South Carolina 29824 Phone: 803-637-6536 Email: david@edgefieldmercantile.com Frances Williamson Talbert, 81, wife of Julian H. “Pete” Talbert, of Bausket Street, Edgefield, SC passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at her home with her family by her side. Graveside […]

Peach Worker Shot – Schools Put on Lockdown

            An Hispanic male was shot Tuesday morning a little after 10:00 while in a peach orchard on Hwy 23 at Patriot Lane.  Details are few at this time, but according to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the peach worker was exiting his vehicle in the field when he was shot in the abdomen.  He was taken to […]

Greenwood Corvette Club Donates $500 to PTC Foundation for Scholarships

Greenwood Corvette Club Donates $500 to PTC Foundation for Scholarships

Officials from the Greenwood Corvette Club recently presented a check for $500 to the Piedmont Technical College Foundation to be applied toward the Greenwood Corvette Club Automotive Scholarship, the second scholarship the group has funded to date.  Pictured from left:  PTC President Dr. Ray Brooks, Dennis Smith, Doug Timmerman, PTC Development Coordinator Laura Dudley, Mac Francisco, […]

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

Sponsored by the Johnston, S.C., Development Corporation Growing and Promoting the Johnston Area For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Campbell, Festival Publicity Chairman, (803) 275-3635 Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Accepting Applications The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival is now taking applications for individuals, organizations, and businesses interested in being a part of the historic 37thannual event. The […]

Camellia Planted in Willowbrook

Camellia Planted in Willowbrook

Officers of the Edgefield Preservation Association were at historic Willowbrook Cemetery on January 15 for the planting of a camellia, heirloomed to Edgefield, the first in a series of events in celebration of Willowbrook’s 200thAnniversary. Tours and restorations will take place this year leading up to November 14, 2020, when the 200 years will have focus […]

Nobility

Nobility

By: Robert Scott All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views  and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser.  Poet Alice Cary probably was not thinking about politics when she wrote “Nobility”; it was written almost twenty […]

LETTER TO EDITOR

To You Good Folks: Since both my parents were raised in Edgefield area, Rose Mathis of Colliers Community and Walter Edgar Morgan Jr. of Plum Branch, I’ve had many—and still have a few remaining—dear relatives who live in and around Edgefield. Dr. Hugh Morgan (retired!) and I are 1stcousins as example.  The Morgan list was long.   So too was […]

David Hodges to Talk About His Book

David Hodges to Talk About His Book

Sunset Lodge in Georgetown Edgefield has the good fortune of welcoming author David Gregg Hodges, brother of Edgefield resident Federal Judge Bob Hodges, who will join in conversation with the community about his new book, Sunset Lodge in Georgetown; The Story of a Madam. The event is planned for January 29, at the Discovery Center, 405 […]

Legislative Update: Week Of 1/14/20 – 1/16/20 The General Assembly reconvened last week for the 1st week of the 2020 legislative session. Here are the highlights from the first week in the Senate:SANTEE COOPER – You may recall that last year the General Assembly passed H. 4287, empowering the Department of Administration to hire experts to solicit bids […]

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