Update: ECSO Investigating Suspicious Death

​The Advertiser learned Thursday, Sept. 17, that the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death off Rachel Lane in the Ridge Spring section of Edgefield County.  Details are few, but the Advertiser can confirm that the SC Department of Law Enforcement has been called in to assist with the investigation.  The Edgefield County […]

Wardlaw Players of the Week

Ward law Academy Offensive Player of the Week for the Andrew Jackson Game is #44 Sam Mitchell. Sam carried the ball 16 times for 96 yards and one touchdown. He also contributed 14 tackles. The Patriot Defensive Player of the Week is #75 Peyton Lilly. Peyton made 14 tackles against Andrew Jackson

HOWLS “Yes Sergeant Major”

Command Sergeant Major Jackson (ret) Edgefield, South Carolina. Every once in a while, one is lucky enough to come upon an individual who is absolutely dependable.  The man pictured above is one of those most trusted types.  Command Sergeant Major (ret) Charles E. Jackson, a lifelong friend and confidante, is a stickler for regulation and details.  For example, […]

Lawrence Collins

EDGEFIELD, S.C. – Mr. Paul Lawrence Collins, Jr. of Edgefield entered into eternal rest on Friday, September 4, 2020 at Aiken Regional Medical Center. Mr. Collins was born in Edgefield, on August 20, 1934 to the late Mr. Lawrence “Shiloh” Collins and the late Mrs. Amanda Ross Collins. At an early age, Lawrence accepted Christ […]

COVID Testing Site Numbers

COVID Testing Site Numbers

​Since the beginning of August, Edgefield County has bad regular COVID-19 testing occurring throughout the county.  Emergency Management Director Suzy Spurgeon provided a breakdown of the numbers from those testing sites for the Advertiser.   ​On Aug. 15, 2020, COVID testing was held at the Edgefield campus of Piedmont Technical College.  During that testing, 147 […]

A Letter to Citizenry from EMA Director

A Letter to Citizenry from EMA Director

EC Covid-19 Cases September Dear Everyone, The numbers here in Edgefield County Continue to look really good when it comes to the number of active cases which is holding in the low 20s.  Unfortunately we have had three additional deaths (2 elderly and 1 middle age).  Overall state-wide we have 10,624 active cases.  Edgefield County has the […]

Thomas Lewis Williams- Edgefield, 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 Thomas Lewis Williams, 88, […]

A Fairy Ring in McCormick

A Fairy Ring in McCormick

Ms. Michelle Beauchaine-Bussey sent the photo of a Fairy Ring that she found in the school yard of McCormick County School park. She discovered it when she went to register her grandson for school. “I had never even seen a fairy ring and had only recently read of them on-line, so I am pleased as […]

Christopher D. “Chris” Spiller – Modoc, 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 Christopher D. “Chris” Spiller, 53, […]

Sound and Hearing

By Sigrid Fowler 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.              If silence is a topic of biblical concern, so is sound. First to last, the Bible is […]