Europeans on Road Trip Drop by The Advertiser

Europeans on Road Trip Drop by The Advertiser

Next Stop – Disney World!   By Tiffani Ireland –   Three young men from Germany invaded The Advertiser office on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 6.  Well, all right, maybe not invaded actually, but they did hold us captive with the exciting stories of adventures they have had while here in the States. Rob Keck, noted […]

“Piper Tales” – Chapter 1 – Puppies In A Pipe

“Piper Tales” – Chapter 1 – Puppies In A Pipe

September 5, 2012 Piper Tales The Continuing Adventures of a Very Lucky Black and White Dog By Penny L. Hunt Chapter 1 – Puppies In A Pipe No one saw the paint-worn, rusty pickup or the old man driving but sometime during the night, with its headlights out and motor idling low, it had crept […]

The Elephant Ear Story

The Elephant Ear Story

Deacon Tommy Williams and his wife Barbara Williams of 378 Long Cane Rd. in Edgefield County came by The Advertiser office to show a gigantic elephant ear that they grew.  They enjoy gardening and have other plants and flowers. However, they did not know the name of this large plant and were asking for information.  […]

Mrs. Mamie J. Rearden, Age 114

Mrs. Mamie J. Rearden, Age 114

Oldest African-American in US. Mamie Rearden reaches 114 on September 7 and her family held a gathering for her recently in Johnston.  The following article, by a family member and one of The Advertiser correspondents Ethel Butler, tells of the occasion. “An Awesome Woman of God” by Ethel Butler I had the special privilege of […]

Felder Dorn Treats Us to Another Book

Felder Dorn Treats Us to Another Book

Death of a Policeman; Birth of a Baby Get ready. For those who enjoyed Guns of Meeting Street by Felder Dorn, there is another book that he has written, to be published this next month. It has to do with a woman who was up for execution, like Sue Logue, but the sentence was commuted […]

Looking Back On Johnston High School

Looking Back On Johnston High School

The following stories ran in the print edition of The Edgefield Advertiser on July 4, July 11 and July 18, 2012, and held much interest for those connected to Johnston and the school which no longer exists.  Here they are, in sequence, for all to see. — A Johnston High School Newspaper — From 1944 […]

Witnesses to History

Witnesses to History

BY KAY CAMPBELL When our trip to Washington, DC, was planned 6 months ago, we had no idea of the history we were about to witness. We knew we’d visit the Capitol, the Library of Congress, all the war memorials and many other historic landmarks. But who knew we would see the Chief Justice of […]

Red Hill Baptist Vacation Bible School

Red Hill Baptist Vacation Bible School

By Kaeli Wates Red Hill Baptist Church hosted a Vacation Bible School June 11-15 that was full of music, missions, recreation, snacks, bible studies, and fun for all.  Amazing Wonders Aviation took the children on a wild ride to show them that God has power over all thinks, God can be trusted no matter what, […]

“Doodle” is Her Name, But Dawdle She Doesn’t

“Doodle” is Her Name, But Dawdle She Doesn’t

Thelma Chambers, known by all her friends as Doodle, worked during summers as program director for Camp Ton-A-Wandah.  Many in this area know Ton-A-Wandah as the place where the late Boots Bandy worked, also. Through Boots and her friend Margaret Edwards, Doodle came to know Johnston. The person who has been telling us the story […]

American Life in Poetry

American Life in Poetry

By Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate E.B. White, one of my favorite writers, used to say, “Simplify, simplify, simplify,” but that doesn’t mean that writing has to be simple, which is a different matter. Here’s a fine poem by Laurel Blossom of Edgefield, South Carolina, that’s been simplified into a pure, clean beauty.   Red […]