Epiphany and the Federal Shutdown

Epiphany and the Federal Shutdown

The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The Edgefield Advertiser. By: Robert Scott At first glance, Epiphany and the Federal Shutdown don’t seem to be closely related. But they are tied together by a single word: asylum. That word has several definitions; Dictionary.com provides the […]

Emigration

Emigration

The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The Edgefield Advertiser. By: Scott Cooper If you have been following my writing, you know I like to write about things which unify.  Things which effect all of us equally, regardless of race, creed, nationality, or socio-economic status.  […]

A Theater Splits into Two: ECT and Main Street

A Theater Splits into Two: ECT and Main Street

Sam Crouch, Main Street Player, in Becky Cotton – the debut of the new theater group.   Chris Clancy crossed over from ECT players to act in Becky Cotton. Rumblings of the new group called Main Street Players is the sound of progress, growth and renewed energy as former members of the Edgefield County Theatre […]

County Council swearing in

County Council swearing in

County Council Members are Sworn-in at Jan. 8 Meeting:Pictured are newly elected Chairman Scott Cooper, Councilman Dean Campbell, Vice-Chairman Albert Talbert (also newly elected), Councilwoman Jackie Kennion, and Councilman Art Biggs.

Visiting the County Veterans Affairs on Christmas Eve

Visiting the County Veterans Affairs on Christmas Eve

Mary James, who works with the County Veterans Affairs, visited the county nursing homes on Christmas Eve.  She brought a goodie gift for each one; toiletries and snacks.  Mary explained, “I thoroughly enjoyed the conversation, spirit of the season and giving something to them as they sacrificed so much”.   She continued, “Next year my goal […]

Crime

Crime

Vehicle Stolen From Local Gas Station A car was reportedly stolen from Dodge’s Store on Augusta Road, Jan. 1, according to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report.  That report details how the vehicle was left running outside the gas station as the owner went inside to pay.  While inside, the victim saw his car being […]

Mattie Mae Williams honored at the age of 105

Mattie Mae Williams honored at the age of 105

Mattie Mae Williams is pictured at her celebration recently. She arrived at the unbelievable age of 105 in December.  Mrs. Mattie Mae Simpkins Williams was honored last Saturday, December 22, 2018, with a “grand birthday party,” her 105th. The party was given by her children, grandchildren and other family members. This event was held on Bettis Academy Campus […]

OEDGS Meets Jan. 13: Subject Choctaws

OEDGS Meets Jan. 13: Subject Choctaws

Tiajuana Cochnauer (above right)  to speak on First Code Talkers, Choctaws. The public is cordially invited to the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society meeting on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at 3:00 p. m. in the Lynch Building Annex of the Tompkins Library, Edgefield, SC.  The First Code Talkers: Choctawsis the subject for the meeting and […]

Animal Call Leads to Arrest

Animal Call Leads to Arrest

A call Dec. 28 to law enforcement regarding three pit bulls in an apartment on Woodyard Road in Trenton that were barking and being a nuisance resulted in the arrest of a wanted man.  According to the ECSO report, prior to the arrival of deputies to the incident location, they were advised by dispatch that […]

Vehicle Related Crimes on Square Circle Ranch Road

Vehicle Related Crimes on Square Circle Ranch Road

  The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was informed of two separate vehicle related crimes on Square Circle Ranch Road in the North Augusta section of Edgefield County.  The first crime was reported to have happened between 8:00 and 9:00 on the night of Dec. 20. According to the ECSO incident report, a resident of the 600 […]

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