Boatwright Accepts Plea Bargain – Avoids Trial

Boatwright Accepts Plea Bargain – Avoids Trial

Tammy Renee Boatwright, whose murder trial was set to begin Tuesday, July 17 for the 2011 shooting of Don Robert Boyd, Jr., accepted a plea bargain for the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter. With this plea, the judge sentenced Boatwright to 15 years in prison and suspended that to 5 years in prison and 5 […]

Betty Faye Wells

PLUMB BRANCH, S.C. – Mrs. Betty Faye White Wells, 81, of Plum Branch, wife of W.T. Wells, died Monday July 16, 2012 at the Hospice House in Greenwood. Funeral Services will be held Thursday July 19, 2012 at 11 A.M. at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Plum Branch with burial in Plum Branch Cemetery. […]

Pottery Program Gains Experienced Instructor

Pottery Program Gains Experienced Instructor

Submitted by PTC. Edgefield, S.C. – After a nationwide search, Piedmont Technical College has hired Thomas Koole of New York’s Hudson Valley to assume the program coordinator position at the Pottery Center in Edgefield. After a hiatus this summer during the search, the Pottery Center will be open for the upcoming fall 2012 semester, and classes […]

Wardlaw Shooting Team members receive $13,000 award through Cabela’s, NWTF

Wardlaw Shooting Team members receive $13,000 award through Cabela’s, NWTF

EDGEFIELD, S.C. –Wardlaw Academy Shooting Team members Kevin Freeland and Ben Dodson were recently awarded a trip to the Cabela’s CLUB Whittington Adventure at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, N.M. They will be accompanied by their fathers, Allen Freeland and Brian Dodson. The National Wild Turkey Federation recommended the Wardlaw Shooting Team for the […]

Edgefield Xtreme Follows Up Second Place With USSSA Championship

Edgefield Xtreme Follows Up Second Place With USSSA Championship

Congratulations to the Edgefield Xtreme fast-pitch softball team. They are the Champions of the USSSA Mid-Summer Blast that was held in Aiken this past weekend. This was a 1-day event and the girls had to play 7 games that started at 9:30 Saturday morning and didn’t end until 10:30 that night. Xtreme won the championship […]

Police Wrangle Donkey and Goat – Police Win

Police Wrangle Donkey and Goat – Police Win

Police officers go to work every day not knowing the different dangers they may face, but on Thursday, July 12, officers with the Edgefield City Police Department were met with two unlikely foes; a donkey and a goat. The show down did turn ugly as measures were taken to ensure the unlikely duo would not […]

Boatwright Murder Trial Set to Begin This Week

Boatwright Murder Trial  Set to Begin This Week

The murder trial of Tammy Renee Boatwright is slated to begin this week at the Edgefield County Court House.  Jurors are set to be chosen on Tuesday with the trial beginning thereafter.  The trial is expected to be concluded by the end of the week. Boatwright was charged in Jan. of 2011 with the murder […]

School Board Elections

School Board Elections

Four Seats on Edgefield Co. School Board Are Up for Re-election: File by August 15 Notice is given in the print edition of The Advertiser, page 5, that the filing is open for the Edgefield School Board elections in the general election of early November.  There are four seats up for re-election: Districts 3, 4, 6, […]

Santi’s Dollar Store Holds Grand Opening

Santi’s Dollar Store Holds Grand Opening

McKie’s Pavillion is a Family Affair The Grand Opening of Santi’s Dollar Store (short for Santiago) was held Saturday, July 14, at 9 a.m. Summer hours will be Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday from 1-6 p.m. If the community shows a need, the fall/winter hours will be from 8 […]

Dorothy Lee Perry

EDGEFIELD – Ms. Dorothy Lee Perry, 71, of Brooks Street, entered into rest July 11, 2012. Funeral services will be held 12 noon Monday, July 16, 2012 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Oscar Brown officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Ms. Perry, a native of Edgefield County was a member […]