Edgefield Man Arrested in Connection with Woman’s Death

Edgefield Man Arrested in Connection with Woman’s Death

  James Hooper, II, 21, of Edgefield County, turned himself into the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, Tuesday, June 19, after being sought by the agency as a suspect in connection with the death of Melissa (Missy) Clary, 22, of North Augusta. Clary, the mother of Hooper’s son, was found dead in her home June 11 […]

American Legion Baseball

American Legion Baseball

American Legion Post 26 2018 Juniors.   “A positive commentary on the youth of our country.” By Jack Reece   It has been several years since I last checked in on American Legion Baseball.  A few weeks back I was privy to a conversation that indicated there were a couple of Edgefield lads playing for […]

Second Saturday Drew a Crowd

Second Saturday Drew a Crowd

  Brooker Strom has been in demand these days. Pictured here with his accompanist at the Second Saturday event, he also was heard at the Peach Festival and soon, again, at the Park Row BBQ night this Thursday, June 21.   Robeson is new ECDA President Second Saturday, June 9, 2018, was attended well according […]

Dear Editor,

I believe I was denied my right to vote in the June 12 Edgefield County Primaries. I was forced to decide between casting a vote for my county council representative or the Probate judge. Specifically, Kennion and Bibbs were on the democratic ticket and Anderson and Taylor were on the republican. The winner of each […]

Refugees and Immigrants

Refugees and Immigrants

Last fall the Edgefield Advertiser ran an OpEd about Refugees and Immigrants, and this week the issue has again made national news. Now as it was then, it is easy to say, “That doesn’t affect me. I’m just going to ignore it.” That would be wrong, in several senses. It would be incorrect, even here […]

Registration by Party, Part Two

Registration by Party, Part Two

    The title of my editorial last week was “Should Primary Elections be Decided by the Parties, Part One.”  If you missed it, it is online.  I hope you do read it, because I believe the issues discussed in this series are important and each part will build on preceding editorials.   http://www.edgefieldadvertiser.com/2018/06/should-primary-elections-be-decided-by-the-parties/.   […]

 Laurel Blossom Continues to Publish

 Laurel Blossom Continues to Publish

Edgefield Poet Laureate Laurel Blossom (right) of 2015-2017 Crowns the Youth Poet Laureate of 2016. Edgefield lost its Poet Laureate when Laurel and Leonard Todd went West to Los Angeles where they make their home, now.  However, Laurel is continuing to publish out in California. Recently, The Los Angeles Review included three of her poems […]

Smith is a Padre

Smith is a Padre

  Strom Thurmond High School alumni Payton Smith has been drafted by professional baseball’s San Diego Padres. Smith graduated last Friday night  and left Sunday for Peoria, Ariz. to begin his professional baseball career.  Payton was a four year starter for the Rebel Baseball program and played an integral part in the Rebels recent success […]

Early Voting

Early Voting

  Like most states, South Carolina has a “Get Out the Vote!” campaign each election. We can do better by not just talking about that but actually doing something about it. One disincentive to voting is holding elections on a work and school day, but there is only so much one state can do about […]

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