Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – As you may have seen advertised last week, the Edgefield County Democratic Party hosted Senator Shane Massey, a Republican, at their Saturday morning gathering. Attending the meeting were several of Edgefield’s most active Democrats and even a few members of the County’s Republican Party. Most in the room […]

Recent Visitors to Edgefield

Recent Visitors to Edgefield

Dr. Vernon Burton, distinguished author and historian (In My Father’s House are Many Mansions) and native of Ninety-Six, S.C., brought a group of young people to Edgefield to visit the historic town.  They dropped by The Advertiser for a photo.  Dr. Burton explained that two of the young people are his grandchildren, his wife and […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Trailer Stolen from Local Peach Business A forklift trailer was reported stolen from J.W. Yonce and Sons, Saturday, August 9. According to a report filed with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the trailer was stolen sometime after 6:30 on Friday, August 8. The trailer is described as being black, 14 feet long, and having fold […]

Peggy Diane McKie McIntosh

EDGEFIELD, S.C. – Funeral Services for Mrs. Peggy Diane McKie McIntosh, 61, who entered into rest August 10, 2014, will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Posey Funeral Chapel. Rev. Phillip Howle officiating. Interment in Pineview Memorial Gardens. Mrs. McIntosh was a life-long resident of North Augusta and attended Antioch Baptist Church. She […]

Henry Irvin Quarles

GREENWOOD, S.C. – Henry Irvin Quarles, 82, resident of 1352 Calhoun Road, husband of Doris Shrine Quarles, died Monday, August 11, 2014 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Edgefield County, April 10, 1932, he was a son of the late Hugh Alonzo and Lillie Harris Quarles. He attended Edgefield County Schools and received a […]

Raymond F. Salerno

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – Mr. Raymond F. Salerno, 79, of Silver Maple Drive, husband of Sara Bunch Salerno, entered into rest on Friday, August 8, 2014 at his residence. His funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Big Stevens Creek Baptist Church with Dr. Thomas Meador officiating. Interment […]

Rosa Lee Kennedy Russo

EDGEFIELD, S.C. – Mrs. Rosa Lee Kennedy Russo, 95, of Edgefield, wife of the late Vincent C. Russo, Sr., died Sunday August 10, 2014 at Edgefield County Hospital. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday August 13, 2014 at 11 A.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Edgefield with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Russo […]

Mary Johnson Bledsoe

RIDGE SPRING, S.C. – Mrs. Mary Johnson Bledsoe, 84, of Old Plank Road, wife of the late Monroe Bledsoe, died Saturday August 9, 2014 at her residence. As per Mrs. Bledsoe’s wishes there will be no services. Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com  

Working Women and the Uneven Playing Field

Opinion – By Robert Scott – A few weeks ago I wrote about the Hobby Lobby decision, and whether women employees, their (usually male) employers, or the government should have decision making authority as to what constitutes minimum legal health insurance coverage. Perhaps a metaphor to put that into perspective: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program […]

Gov. Haley & Sen. Graham to Join Sen. Marco Rubio at Rep. Duncan’s Faith & Freedom BBQ

Gov. Haley & Sen. Graham to Join Sen. Marco Rubio at Rep. Duncan’s Faith & Freedom BBQ

ANDERSON, S.C. – South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan announced today that in addition to keynote speaker Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Governor Haley and Senator Graham would also be in attendance for his annual Faith & Freedom BBQ being held on August 25th at the Anderson Civic Center. Duncan, a two-term Congressman from Laurens is holding the event […]

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