JoNathan Foundation Find Ways to Impact Local Youth

JoNathan Foundation Find Ways to Impact Local Youth

In 2011, Reggie Simpkins sent a text to his brother, Kolinski Simpkins and their close friend Terrance Cheatham telling them he thought they should start a group to give back to the youth of Edgefield County in remembrance of his brother who died tragically. Terrance and Kolinski responded they had been thinking the same thing. […]

Marcia Elizabeth Quarles- Edgefield

W. Thurmond Byurnett                                                                    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 Marcia Elizabeth Quarles, 74 went to her heavenly home August 7, 2020. Due to COVID-19 burial services will be private.  She was born in Edgefield, SC on January 15, 1946. She […]

Public Funding and Public Education During COVID-19

Public Funding and Public Education During COVID-19

By Robert M. 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.  How should South Carolina pay for educating our children? Most of us recognize the need to support […]

Self Concerns

Self Concerns

By Blaney Pridgen 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.  Recently an expert in neurobehavioral psychology told me that we all are under more stress than we may […]

Fox Creek Prepares for Multiple Possibilities

Fox Creek Prepares for Multiple Possibilities

Josh Trehan, Fox Creek’s Principal and his team began discussing how to start the ’20-’21 academic year in May. “When we got into June we put a task force together that had representatives from our board of directors, our teachers, our parents, and medical professionals and we all sat down and met,” explained Trehan.  That […]

Wardlaw Opens with Tailored Covid-19 Plan

Wardlaw Opens with Tailored Covid-19 Plan

Pictured: Joe Hulsey             Wardlaw Academy’s teachers returned August 4thand the students returned to a five day a week school schedule on August 11th. “We have been meeting for months about this (COVID-19) and involved the external experts that can help us make decisions,” said Joe Hulsey, Wardlaw Academy’s Co Head of School.              Hulsey thinks Wardlaw, […]

Kathleen Caughman Padgett,

Ramey Funeral Home 202 North Rudolph Street P.O. Box 458 Saluda, South Carolina 29138 (864) 445-2366 rameyfh@embarqmail.com Dateline:  Saluda, SC Kathleen Padgett Kathleen Caughman Padgett, 90, died Monday, July 27, 2020 at Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Born in Saluda County and a daughter of the late Dessie Landrum and Bessie Bartley Caughman, she […]

L. Mae Carpenter Padgett- Trenton, 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 L. Mae Carpenter Padgett, 94, of Edgefield Rd., Trenton, SC wife of the late Herman M. Padgett, Sr., entered into rest on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Due to COVID-19 a Private […]

James C. “Butch” Jester, Sr.- Johnston, 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 James C. “Butch” Jester, Sr., 74, of Calhoun St., Johnston, SC entered into rest on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Services will be held at a later date. Mr. Jester was born […]

Yellow Jackets in the House, No More!

Yellow Jackets in the House, No More!

Mr. Richard Fuller had a story to tell when he came into the Advertiser Office recently to relate to us the process of extracting a yellow Jacket nest out of the wall of his home, and he had the remnants of the nest to show and to be photographed – “The largest one I have […]

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