DAVE DAY: Friday, July 8, 2016 in Aiken, SC; Saturday, July 9 in Edgefield, SC

DAVE DAY: Friday, July 8, 2016 in Aiken, SC; Saturday, July 9 in Edgefield, SC

Come celebrate DAVE THE POTTER at a two-day, two-town festival in honor of this extraordinary African-American artisan! Dave, born into slavery, lived for the first three-quarters of the 19th century in the Edgefield District of South Carolina. Thirsty for knowledge, he dared to challenge anti-slave-literacy laws by learning to read and write. He left an […]

46th Annual Ridge Peach Festival, June18

46th Annual Ridge Peach Festival, June18

Music and Dance Coming from the Ridge Lots of local talent, coming from the Ridge prjmarily, will be spreading their song and dance throughout the day at the 46th Annual Ridge Peach Festival in Trenton, S.C. starting at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.  As noted in additional stories inn the Advertiser print edition, Brooker Strom and […]

British Author and Historian Comes to Edgefield

British Author and Historian Comes to Edgefield

O’Shaughnessy, Liberty Week Visitor and Lecturer Dr. Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy, noted British author and historian, will present a lecture in Edgefield on Wednesday evening, June 29, at 6 p.m., at The Joanne T. Rainsford Discovery Center.  He is a Professor of History at The University of Virginia and Director of the International Center for Jefferson […]

“Palmetto Hospitality”

“Palmetto Hospitality”

The Woman’s Club of Johnston is happy to present their annual Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon April 23, at 10:30 a.m. at the Johnston Methodist Church.  The theme of this year’s Fashion Show is “Palmetto Hospitality.”  Members of the Women’s Club of Johnston will model classic outfits provided by the popular Mae’s of Batesburg.  Luncheon […]

Couplet Contest Finds a Winner!

Couplet Contest Finds a Winner!

Nathan Alan Kulp of Trenton won the First Place Blue Ribbon in the Couplet Contest sponsored by the Poet Laureate of Edgefield, Laurel Blossom.  This contest brought together the two worlds of poetry and pottery as it drew from the renowned potter Dave Drake and his couplets put on his pots in the 19th century.  […]

DECA Sells Advertiser Subscriptions for Fundraiser

DECA Sells Advertiser Subscriptions for Fundraiser

DECA, the business club at Strom Thurmond High School, under the leadership of Lisa Spinner who teaches in the Career Center, has committed to raising money through their club by selling NEW subscriptions to The Edgefield Advertiser. This is an opportunity for the community to take notice of who they know in the DECA Club […]

Edgefield County Young Farmer Pork BBQ Sandwich Fundraiser

Johnston, SC – The Edgefield County Young Farmer Association will be holding a Pork BBQ sandwich fundraiser Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Strom Thurmond High School. The event begins at 12:00 p.m. and continues until 4:00 p.m., or while supplies last. Volunteers will be serving pulled pork sandwiches, chips, and soda. (The pulled pork will be […]

The Camellia Tea in Review – Colorful and Culinary

The Camellia Tea in Review – Colorful and Culinary

The Edgefield Camellia Club held its annual tea on Friday, February 11, on a day that was sunny and a bit warmer than had been earlier in the week.  In the last several years predicting how the weather will be for the camellias has not been easy.  This year enough blooms escaped the freezing night […]

Couplets Contest Deadline This Friday, Feb. 12

$100 First Prize to be Awarded the Winning Couplet The Fist Annual Couplets Contest, part of the POETRY MEETS POTTERY event to be held at the end of the month, closes this Friday, February 12, when all couplets must be delivered to The Clay Studio on Buncombe St. in Edgefield by the end of the […]

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