Clyde Henry Hamilton- Columbia S.C

Clyde Henry Hamilton- Columbia S.C

Clyde Henry Hamilton, Senior United States Circuit Judge for the Unites States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, died peacefully at home in Columbia, South Carolina, surrounded by his loved ones on September 2, 2020.  He was 86. Judge Hamilton was born in Edgefield, South Carolina, on February 8, 1934, the son of Edwina Odom […]

Rabid Bat Confirmed in Aiken County

Rabid Bat Confirmed in Aiken County

One Pet Exposure COLUMBIA, S.C. —The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) confirmed that a bat found near Valley Drive (Hwy 387) and McCloud Street in Aiken, SC has tested positive for rabies. One pet was exposed and will be quarantined as required in the South Carolina Rabies Control Act.The bat was submitted to DHEC’s laboratory for testing […]

A Fairy Ring of Mushrooms in Edgefield County

A Fairy Ring of Mushrooms in Edgefield County

Mushrooms in a Circle Abundant rain, high humidity, overcast skies and a fairy ring. A fairy ring is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms. They are found mainly in forestedareas, but also appear in grasslandsor rangelands. Fairy rings are detectable by sporocarps(fungal spore pods) in rings or arcs, as well as by a necrotic zone (dead grass), […]

Laugh

Laugh

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.  We are living in times when we need poetry as much as we need medicine and political policy.  I […]

I Have a Dream

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 week just ended marked the 57thanniversary of the August 28, 1963, “I Have a Dream” speech, by Martin […]

Silence

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.              Were you once told, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all” or counseled, […]

Ashleigh & Matt Forrest Met with President Trump

Ashleigh & Matt Forrest Met with President Trump

Ashleigh and Matt Forrest (in masks) are pictured at a meeting in Hendersonville, N.C., when they met with President Trump (behind them) along with 29 other agriculture representatives. They discussed Ag Corono programs and exchanged ideas to tweek certain programs. Matt, the son of Jimmy Forrest, is co-owner of Dixie Bell Peaches of Ridge Spring. The meeting […]

Traffic Light Dedicated

Traffic Light Dedicated

            State and local dignitaries as well as members of the community gathered at the football field at Bettis Park, Saturday morning, Aug. 29, to dedicate and celebrate the installation of the traffic light at Bettis Academy Road and Hwy 25.  The dedication address was delivered by County Councilwoman Dr. Jackie Kennion who spoke of how for […]

Stevens Creek Temporarily Lowered

Stevens Creek Temporarily Lowered

            The water levels at Stevens Creek along the Savannah River are temporarily being lowered according to a statement by Dominion Energy.  The company said that the drawdown was scheduled and is necessary for maintenance to and installation of new equipment at the Stevens Creek Dam.  Water levels are may be as much as 2 feet below normal.  Dominion […]

Ira Davis “Sonny” Bledsoe – 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 Ira Davis “Sonny” Bledsoe, 80, of Johnston, SC, husband of Wynell Holsonback Bledsoe entered into rest on Sunday, August 30, 2020.  A graveside service will be held at 11 AM, Wednesday, […]