Catholics Visit Bishop

Catholics Visit Bishop

On June 22, fourteen youth and seven adults from St. William Catholic Church in Ward visited the Catholic Diocese of Charleston and the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. During the trip, the group visited with The Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone, who is the 13th Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston.  They also […]

Henry James McCain, Sr.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Henry McCain, a graduate of Paine College and Temple University, departed this life on Memorial Day, May 28, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the age of 67.  Henry was funeralized on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 10:00am at the Bright Hope Baptist Church in Philadelphia and the interment was on June 11, […]

“Bee” Good to Pollinators

“Bee” Good to Pollinators

National Pollinator Week Encourages Everyone to “Bee” Good to Pollinators – (The Advertiser thought this too good to not publish. There is a decline, after all.) As part of National Pollinator Week, from June 18-24, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners will host public events across the country designed to highlight the […]

Trenton’s Population Grows by Thousands

Trenton’s Population Grows by Thousands

All in the Day of The Ridge Peach Festival –  The Trenton Ridge Peach Festival was as grand and fun as ever.  Every year it pulls thousands into the park there in Trenton and treats them to music, food, things to buy, and friends to see.  And one can also buy good peaches, have peach […]

Carr’s Receive Honorary Degrees

Carr’s Receive Honorary Degrees

The SC FFA Honorary State FFA Degree is the highest honorary degree the FFA association can award, and it is presented at the Annual State FFA Convention. The purpose of the degree program is to recognize individuals who have rendered outstanding service to the state agricultural education program.  Chalmers and Lori Anne Carr, owners of […]

Ace Holed at Pine Ridge

Ace Holed at Pine Ridge

Cullen Rhoden, former all-state football player for the Strom Thurmond Rebels, makes a hole-in-one on the 16th hole at Pine Ridge Club. He hit a 7 iron 162 yards, landed just short of the green, and went in the cup. Possibly the only person to make a hole-in-one wearing camouflage Crocs, and a camouflage bucket […]

Ruth S. Williams

EDGEFIELD – Mrs. Ruth Stephenson Williams, 92, of Edgefield, wife of the late Gerald Williams, died Tuesday June 19, 2012 at Edgefield County Hospital. Funeral Services will be held Thursday June 21, 2012 at 2 P.M. at Red Hill Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Williams was a native of Guilford County, […]

Solstice Sunrise

Solstice Sunrise

The Summer Solstice occurs this evening (Wed. 6/20/12) at approximately 7:10 PM EDT.   As we were delivering the papers this morning, we caught this beautiful solstice sunrise on Highway 39 in Ridge Spring at 6:29 AM EDT.   Happy First Day of Summer!    

Suggested Resolution to the Ballot Snafu

Dear Editor: As I have been following the snafu that has engulfed the SC 2012 elections, I believe that a fundamental change should be made in the election process.  It is unrealistic and unreasonable to expect party officials in our 46 counties to be well-versed in all the laws that govern our election process – […]