News from Corps of Engineers on Area Lakes

News from Corps of Engineers on Area Lakes

Consistent rumors abound concerning access to Thurmond Lake, Russell Lake and Hartwell Lake on the upper Savannah River for boating and fishing. Boating and fishing remain OPEN. Campgrounds and day-use areas at Thurmond and Hartwell lakes operated by the Corps of Engineers are closed until further notice. Boat ramps inside campgrounds and other boat ramps […]

NO NEW CONFIRMED CASES IN COUNTY but Several “Suspected” Cases

NO NEW CONFIRMED CASES IN COUNTY but Several “Suspected” Cases

Protocols for Suspected Cases and Testing By Tiffani Ireland Edgefield County has had no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since its first case was reported Mar. 21, according to Emergency Management Director Suzy Spurgeon who spoke to the Advertiser in an interview Wednesday, Mar. 25.  However, Spurgeon did say that there are “several people” throughout the […]

Changes Around the County in Light of COVID-19

Changes Around the County in Light of COVID-19

By Tiffani Ireland              As the citizens of Edgefield County await new developments regarding COVID-19, changes are being seen throughout the county in light of the virus.  Emergency Agency Director Spurgeon advised the Advertiser in an interview Wednesday, Mar. 25, that all County government buildings are still open for business but have locked their doors to the […]

News from Corps of Engineers on Area Lakes

News from Corps of Engineers on Area Lakes

Consistent rumors abound concerning access to Thurmond Lake, Russell Lake and Hartwell Lake on the upper Savannah River for boating and fishing. Boating and fishing remain OPEN. Campgrounds and day-use areas at Thurmond and Hartwell lakes operated by the Corps of Engineers are closed until further notice. Boat ramps inside campgrounds and other boat ramps […]

Crime in Edgefield

Mount Vintage Golf Course Damaged             The golf course at Mount Vintage was damaged March 14 according to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report.  That report was initiated a little 1:00 a.m. after a security guard for the neighborhood contacted law enforcement to report that while making his rounds he observed tire tracks leading onto the golf […]

News from Representative Duncan

News from Representative Duncan

Friends,  Our nation has employed a full government approach to fight the coronavirus pandemic. As we continue to move forward, I encourage you to please pray. Pray for decision-makers at every level, health care workers, first responders, truckers, grocery stores, and individuals, families, and businesses physically and economically impacted by the coronavirus.  We are going to get through […]

First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Edgefield County

First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Edgefield County

            Emergency Management Director Suzy Spurgeon confirmed to the Advertiser, Saturday, Mar. 21, that the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) notified her office Saturday that there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Edgefield County.  DHEC is not releasing the name of the person with the virus and is not releasing in which part of […]

Charles Hammond “Ham” Byrd- 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 Charles Hammond “Ham” Byrd, 68, of Martintown Rd., Edgefield, SC, husband of the late Joanne Cagle Byrd entered into rest on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. A Private Graveside Service will be […]

Adam Brian Cooley- 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  Adam Brian Cooley, 41, of Waterworks Rd., Johnston, SC. husband of Laura Erskine Cooley entered into rest on Monday, March 16, 2020. Per his request no services will be held at […]

Mary Preston Matheny,

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  Mary Preston Matheny, resident of Saluda Nursing and Rehab Center for over fourteen years, died on March 15, 2020. She was born on November 1, 1942, the daughter of J. Gilliam and Cornelia […]