The Trenton Bank, A Caretaker of a Community

Online Ed. Note: This is a posting of a Days Gone By column that originally was published in the print edition of  The Edgefield Advertiser in June of 2004. —- The mention of the Trenton Bank – of old, that is – brings an immediate story of how it was one of the few banks […]

Wallace Johnson

EDGEFIELD – Mr. Wallace Johnson, 81, of Horne Street, entered into rest March 16, 2012 at NHC National Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at G. L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Willie Patten officiating. Interment will be in Republican Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Survivors […]

Trenton Council Accepts Gift of Building

Trenton Council Accepts Gift of Building

At their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, March 14, the Trenton Town Council voted unanimously to accept a transfer of real estate from First Citizen’s Bank to the town of Trenton.  With the bank vacating its location in Trenton on April 20 to open a branch in Edgefield, they have offered the bank’s current building on […]

Wisteria Opens to Spring

Wisteria Opens to Spring

Fragrance and color mark the Yellow Jessamine and Wisteria (purple), and one follows the other in blooming in spring. Over the green weekend (St. Pat’s Day) the wisteria opened its cascading blossoms to the warm sun, and our roadways and yards became decorated in splendor. This was just in time for spring which began at […]

St. Patrick’s Day on the Square

St. Patrick’s Day on the Square

Photos and race results from Saint Patrick’s Day festivities on the square in Edgefield.                 Shamrock Run Results (Top Male and Female in each category won $50) Top Male Elem. School Rhett Jolly 16:59 Middle School Ed Williams 14:19 High School Robert Boland 13:31 Non-High School – 29 […]

American Flags Burned in Edgefield

American Flags Burned in Edgefield

The first Flag Burning ceremony, sponsored by the American Legion Post #30, was held Thursday evening, March 15. A gathering at the Legion Hut in Edgefield saw the Strom Thurmond High School ROTC assisting legion post officers as they assembled the flags for a solemn flag burning ceremony. The Navy JROTC presented the colors and […]

Miles Beach Brings Magnolia Gardens to Edgefield

Miles Beach Brings Magnolia Gardens to Edgefield

On Wednesday, noon, Camellia Club members heard from Miles Beach, Director of the Camellia Collection of Magnolia Gardens in Charleston, S.C. Magnolia Gardens, “the last Romantic Garden in the United States,” turned to the camellia in the early 90s, after Hurricane Hugo, to restore that part of this special place in S.C., called by Charles […]

Shamrock Run Day Schedule

Shamrock Run Day Schedule

Saturday, March 17 – On the Square in Edgefield 10:30 a.m. The Leprechaun Parade with the Irish Duck will be entering Main Street from Piedmont Tech.  Dancing leprechauns will dance around the duck giving out goodies. Sitting in the duck will be the Queen of the Leprechauns, Eileen Klein (100 % Irish). Her throne will […]

Outdoorsmen in Southwest Asia

Outdoorsmen in Southwest Asia

By Jack Reece “These are the times that try men’s souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman,” The American Crisis, Thomas Paine. Go by The National Wild […]

Spring Sports Report – 3/13/12

Spring Sports Report – 3/13/12

A roundup of last week’s results from area schools’ spring sporting events, including, Softball; Baseball; and Golf.   Softball Silver Bluff 19, Strom Thurmond 0 Karly Kinard was the winning pitcher for the Silver Bluff’s softball team on Monday with five strikeouts and one hit. Kinard also was 2-for-3. Silver Bluff’s Shatavia Douse was 2-for-2 […]