Clemson alumnus Kevin Yon named Southeast’s top farmer

Clemson alumnus Kevin Yon named Southeast’s top farmer

Kevin Yon, second from right, became the first Clemson alumnus to be named the overall winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year at the 2018 Sunbelt Ag Expo farm show in Moultrie, Georgia, on Oct. 16. Also pictured is his wife, Lydia, center, and sons Corbin, right, and Drake, second from […]

Arrest Made in Calhoun Murder

Arrest Made in Calhoun Murder

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office arrested Gabriel Dantray Curry, 29, of Belvedere, SC, Oct. 26, for the murder of Dakota M. Calhoun.  The body of Calhoun was found Oct. 10 on Sandy Springs Road in Edgefield County which is off Mt. Zion Road.  It was determined he died of a gunshot wound to the head. Curry […]

Vote For Change

Vote For Change

By Robert Scott Are you satisfied with the elected leaders we have today? Do you consider that the Congress we have now, the Statehouse leadership we have now, the county and city governments we have now, are doing the job we want them to do, in a manner we can and should be proud of? […]

School Bond Referendum on November Ballot

School Bond Referendum on November Ballot

  By Arthur Northrop, Dir. Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center   Edgefield County School District’s School Board of Trustees voted seven to zero on August 7thto place a school bond referendum on the November 6thballot. “Reaching this decision was not done lightly or without a great deal of study,” said Chris Hoffmann, ECSD Board […]

Joseph E. “Jack” Winn, Jr. – Edgefield, SC

Thurmond Burnett          Phone: (803)637-6536 David T. Burnett               Fax: (803)637-6006 Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home, Inc. Established 1902 801 Columbia Road Post Office Box 389 Edgefield, South Carolina 29824 www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com   October 26, 2018   Joseph E. “Jack” Winn, Jr. Edgefield, SC   Joseph Evan “Jack” Winn, Jr. 85, husband […]

Doris B. McGee North Augusta, SC

Thurmond Burnett          Phone: (803)637-6536 David T. Burnett               Fax: (803)637-6006 Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home, Inc. Established 1902 801 Columbia Road Post Office Box 389 Edgefield, South Carolina 29824 www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com October 26, 2018   Doris B. McGee North Augusta, SC   Doris Bledsoe McGee, 78, wife of Matthew McGee, of […]

Schump Aston and an Edgefield Boy Scout Eagle Project

Schump Aston and an Edgefield Boy Scout Eagle Project

Pictured are Schump Aston, Boy Scout, and Deborah Henderson, head of Foof Bank.  Schump Aston of Johnston, an Edgefield Troop 30 Boy Scout has completed his Eagle Project. He decided to help improve the Johnston Food Bank by asking the welding class at Strom Thurmond High School to build an 8 foot bench to be […]

Strom Thurmond High 1968 Football Championship Team‑

Strom Thurmond High 1968 Football Championship Team‑

Last Friday night, October 19th2018, the Strom Thurmond High School State Championship Team of 1968 was welcomed home for the 50thAnniversary of their 12-0-1 season.  The 68 Rebels defeated Laurens 32-12 in the state AA title game.   The players on the 1968 championship team were:  Ben Anderson, Joey Berry, Butch Bledsoe, Charles (Ham) Byrd, […]

October 26, 2018, Special Date for USA and Choctaws

October 26, 2018, Special Date for USA and Choctaws

 History buff Ralph Scurry introduced the Advertiser to Ms. Chochnauer.   Tiajuana King Chochnauer visited Edgefield last week and shared the message from her Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma that October 26, 2018, is a special centennial anniversary for the Choctaws and the USA.  The Choctaw Indians served the armed forces in 1918, WWI, to developed […]

Missing Edgefield County Man Found Dead – Homicide

Missing Edgefield County Man Found Dead – Homicide

The remains of Wade Lamar Brannon, 48, of Trenton were found Monday, Oct. 15, by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office.  The ECSO had been looking for Brannon since he was reported missing to them by family members; he was last seen in early Sept. According to the Edgefield County Coroner’s Office, Brannon’s remains were found […]