Two Favorites Are Back!  Fishing & Cruising at Peach Blossom Festival

Two Favorites Are Back!  Fishing & Cruising at Peach Blossom Festival

Fishing Tournament and Cruise In Are A Part of the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Two favorites – the Bass Fishing Tournament and Cruise In – are back this year at the Johnston, SC, Peach Blossom Festival, May 6, 2017.   Bass Fishing Tournament Anglers who want to show their fishing abilities can sign up for […]

Four School Buses Destroyed in Fire

Four School Buses Destroyed in Fire

Four Edgefield County School buses were destroyed in a fire, Apr. 7, at JET Middle School.  A report from the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, which assisted the Edgefield Fire Department with this fire, details that a man was headed to work around 4:00 in the morning when he noticed fire coming from behind a home […]

Authority, Responsibility, Accountability

Authority, Responsibility, Accountability

Experience as a military officer teaches values, and teaches them by a series of moves – with the early opportunity to see what works, what leadership is all about in a small unit, and to see what doesn’t work. As one progresses through a military career, first comes exposure to carrying out orders you might […]

State Winners — Smokey Bear poster contest

State Winners — Smokey Bear poster contest

Ben Collar (3rd grade) and Grace Viseth (4th grade) each won first place in the state (for their grade levels) in the Garden Club of South Carolina Youth Symposium, Smokey Bear poster contest. Students across the state were asked to draw and accurately color a poster of Smokey Bear or Woodsy Owl. Ben and Grace […]

Adra Forrester — Marietta, GA

Adra Forrester, 91 of Marietta, GA, born in Monroe, LA, passed peacefully on the early morning of April 18, 2017 at the Wellstar Tranquility Hospice facility, after a brief bout with a lung infection. Mrs. Forrester attended Louisiana Tech, where she earned a degree in English. She married her husband Maj. William R. Forrester, Jr. […]

Distinguished Young Woman of Edgefield

Distinguished Young Woman of Edgefield

Winners, Distinguished Young Woman North & South Edgefield Mary Ashlyn Goforth, Distinguished Young Woman of North Edgefield County and Gracie Herrin, Distinguished Young Woman of South Edgefield County.

Special Election to Be Held to Fill Empty Council Seat

Special Election to Be Held to Fill Empty Council Seat

Edgefield County Council has an empty seat to fill as a result of the recent death of Councilwoman Betty Butler.  Due to the amount of time remaining in Mrs. Butler’s term, which ends in December, a special election will be held to fill the post.  Filing for the position opened March 31 and will close […]

Kathryn R. Day — Trenton, SC

Kathryn Rebecca Day, 99, died Sunday April 16, 2017. Graveside services will be held Thursday April 20, 2017 at 11 AM at Ebenezer Cemetery in Trenton, SC. The family will receive friends after the service. Miss Day was born in Trenton, SC and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. She was a U.S. Navy […]

Lottery Tuition Assistance

Lottery Tuition Assistance

It’s been well reported in recent years that a college education, or, at a minimum, some career-specific training after high school is going to become mandatory for the kinds of jobs that pay a livable wage. To a large extent, this is already the case, and study after study indicates that this trend is only […]

World War I Anniversary Celebration – UPDATED

World War I Anniversary Celebration – UPDATED

The United States entered World War I on April 6, 1917.  The Advertiser is bringing to its print edition a series of vignettes and pertinent material from old Advertisers to give its readership an understanding of what our area in S.C. was like before the War and during.  Thomas Strother, whose roots are in Edgefield, […]

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