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Meriwether or Merriwether? Curryton or Curry Town?

 – By Vernon Miller – In recent years there has been a trend to spell “Meriwether” with double R’s. This erroneous way of spelling Meriwether does not give the prominent…

Profiles in Politics: Nancy Mace

– By G. Miller Thompson – Part four in the series of Profiles in Politics features Charleston native and 2014 US Senate hopeful Nancy Mace.  Mace’s campaign website describes the…

A New Power Grid: Making Alternative Energy a Reality

A New Power Grid: Making Alternative Energy a Reality

CLEMSON, S.C. – When the lights flicker, we barely notice. Our homes stay warm. Our laptops switch to battery backup. Maybe an old clock radio needs a reset, but otherwise…

Rebel Shortstop Signs with Newberry

Rebel Shortstop Signs with Newberry

Strom Thurmond senior Jacob Bass signed Tuesday morning to play baseball for Newberry College.  Young Mr. Bass stated that he decided to sign with Newberry mainly because he really likes…

Johnston Development Corporation Tree Lighting

Johnston Development Corporation Tree Lighting

The Johnston Development Corporation will continue the tradition of opening the Christmas season with the tree lighting ceremony on Monday, December 2 at 6pm in the municipal parking lot. Christmas…

Elijah Harris, Longtime Sheriff’s Office Employee, Dies

The Advertiser has learned that Elijah Harris, longtime Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office employee, died Monday night after a recent illness. Sgt. Harris had been with the ECSO since 1989 where he…

Doing More to Prevent Domestic Violence

– By Connie Stillinger – On October 29, 2013 Bryan Sweatt entered the home of his former girlfriend in Greenwood county, S.C. and shot her, their infant child and three…

Merriwether Elementary Salutes Our Veterans

Merriwether Elementary Salutes Our Veterans

On Friday, November 8, one hundred twenty of Merriwether Elementary School’s 4th grade students honored our veterans with song and recognition during a forty-five minute program held in the cafeteria…

Researchers Tackle Problem of Feral Hog Overpopulation, Damage

Researchers Tackle Problem of Feral Hog Overpopulation, Damage

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson University wildlife ecologists are collaborating with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, USDA Wildlife Service and Farm Bureau over the next two years to quantify…

Johnnie Mae Mims

NORTH AUGUSTA, S. C. – Ms. Johnnie Mae Mims, 57, of Weston Street, entered into rest November 12, 2013. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, November 17, 2013…