Johnston Man Sentenced to 10 Years on Burglary Charges

Johnston Man Sentenced to 10 Years on Burglary Charges

Justin Montrail Hill, 23, of Johnston, was sentenced Tuesday, April 18, to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to Burglary 2nd violent and Burglary 2nd nonviolent at the Edgefield County Court House.  The Honorable Judge Eugene C. Griffith, Jr., presided over the case.  Hill initially asked for a jury trial on Monday, April 17, […]

The Cowboy and the City Girl Southern Poetry Tour Comes to Edgefield

The Cowboy and the City Girl Southern Poetry Tour Comes to Edgefield

The Cowboy and the City Girl are coming to town! That’s right! On Friday, April 28, at 5PM at The Tompkins Library, Alice Friman, winner of the Georgia Book Award and poet-in-residence at Georgia College will bring her witty and wise poems to Edgefield in tandem with cattle rancher, artist and poet, Sean Sexton, Poet […]

Four School Buses Destroyed in Fire

Four School Buses Destroyed in Fire

Four Edgefield County School buses were destroyed in a fire, Apr. 7, at JET Middle School.  A report from the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, which assisted the Edgefield Fire Department with this fire, details that a man was headed to work around 4:00 in the morning when he noticed fire coming from behind a home […]

State Winners — Smokey Bear poster contest

State Winners — Smokey Bear poster contest

Ben Collar (3rd grade) and Grace Viseth (4th grade) each won first place in the state (for their grade levels) in the Garden Club of South Carolina Youth Symposium, Smokey Bear poster contest. Students across the state were asked to draw and accurately color a poster of Smokey Bear or Woodsy Owl. Ben and Grace […]

Distinguished Young Woman of Edgefield

Distinguished Young Woman of Edgefield

Winners, Distinguished Young Woman North & South Edgefield Mary Ashlyn Goforth, Distinguished Young Woman of North Edgefield County and Gracie Herrin, Distinguished Young Woman of South Edgefield County.

State of Emergency Lifted for Johnston

State of Emergency Lifted for Johnston

Mayor Terrance Culbreath has confirmed to the Advertiser, Thursday, April 6, that the state of emergency he declared for the town of Johnston yesterday has been lifted.  The mayor made the declaration after the town saw heavy damage from storms that rolled through the area Wednesday.  That damage included downed trees and power lines and […]

Humphries Appointed NWTF CEO

Humphries Appointed NWTF CEO

EDGEFIELD, S.C. – The National Wild Turkey Federation Board of Directors announced Becky Humphries as its new chief executive officer, a role she will assume effective April 10, 2017. “I am honored to be appointed CEO of the National Wild Turkey Federation,” said Humphries. “I came to this organization because I wanted to help save […]

Weather Alert – Possible Tornado in Johnston

Weather Alert – Possible Tornado in Johnston

The Town of Johnston and Edgefield County emergency responders are on the scene in Johnston, SC responding to a high wind damage event, possible tornado. There are several buildings damaged with trees and power lines down. The Johnston Police Department is requesting that people stay in place and not travel on the roads. This is […]

State Championship Win by STHS Mock Trial Team

State Championship Win by STHS Mock Trial Team

The final state championship round was close, but the Strom Thurmond High School (STHS) Mock Trial team defeated Socastee High School, an institution with a history of national champions. STHS clenched the 2017 Mock Trial State Championship, while competing against schools with resources and numbers beyond its own, earning accolades from judges and observers, and […]

Culinary Critics – A Year of Reviews

Culinary Critics – A Year of Reviews

This month the Culinary Critics are not reviewing an area restaurant, but rather, we are looking back at a year’s worth of reviews.  We have thus far visited 11 different eateries; we took the month of December off (hard to fit one more meal in between all the Christmas celebrations).  So this month, we will […]