John D. Waters

St. Augustine, Fla. John Waters ST. AUGUSTINE, FL – John Dawson Waters, 94, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2020 at his home of over 50 years in St. Augustine, FL. He was born in Johnston, S.C. to George and Donna Waters on December 7th, 1925. John spent his youngest years on the family farm […]

Killing Terrorists and Iranians

Killing Terrorists and Iranians

By: Robert Scott 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.  I love newspapers and read as many as I can reach – on paper or on the internet. […]

Newberry Journalism Professor Speaks on SC Journalist

Newberry Journalism Professor Speaks on SC Journalist

PHOTO: Dr. Jodie Peeler, Ph.D.       The public is cordially invited to the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society (OEDGS) meeting on Sunday, January 12th, at 3:00 p. m., in the Lynch Building Annex of the Tompkins Library, 104 Courthouse Square, Edgefield. The guest speaker will be Dr. Jodie Peeler, Ph.D., who will discuss her new book, Ben […]

An Edgefield Planter’s Private Journal Recently Published

An Edgefield Planter’s Private Journal Recently Published

By Jim Farmer             Here is a quiz on an important figure in Edgefield history: His portrait is prominently displayed in Edgefield’s Discovery Center. His former residence looms large on Buncombe Street.  A road near the house is named for his family.  Roselands, his plantation house, still stands in upper Saluda County.  And early issues of this newspaper, which he […]

Crime in Edgefield

County Woman Falls Victim to Scam             The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office received a call from an Edgefield County woman Jan. 4, after she became the victim to a computer scam.  According to the ECSO report, the woman received a call from a man identifying himself as a being from the Apple Corporation.  (The call came from 1-609-606-9030.)  The […]

What Will Be NEW in Ridge Spring in 2020

What Will Be NEW  in Ridge Spring in 2020

Folks in Ridge Spring are excited about their venture into Streetscape, even though the recent rains left huge puddles and lots of mud.  Noel Steele, Assistant Town Clerk for Ridge Spring, noted that the Town had worked hard to get the grant through Upper Savannah, and this will be “fabulous for the Town.”  Pat Asbill, Mayor […]

New Year’s Again!

New Year’s Again!

By Blaney Pridgen 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.  Resolution: a firm decision to do or not to do something; a formal expression of opinion of intention […]

Happy New Year and the Federal Spending Bill

Happy New Year and the Federal Spending Bill

By: Robert Scott 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.  The biggest news in Congress has been impeaching President Trump. The second biggest news – entirely overshadowed by […]

Aiken County Stray Cat Potentially Exposes One Person to Rabies

 COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported today that one person has been referred to their health care provider after being potentially exposed to rabies by a stray cat that tested positive for the disease. The potential exposure occurred on Dec 18 when the victim was bitten by a black and […]

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 Harvey Alan Mear, Sr., 91 husband of Ethel Holmes Bussey of Calloway Dr. Evans, Ga. entered into rest on Wednesday, December 25, 2019. Graveside services will be held at 2 PM […]