Bomb Drill at Prison

There was no bomb threat at the State Prison in Trenton, Nov. 16. Instead a bomb drill was conducted. However, sources told the Advertiser that personnel at the prison and first responders were notified in advance of the drill.  As such, many assumed the drill was an actual event.

Missing Teen Found

Missing Teen Found

Missing Edgefield County teenager Kristen Ann McBride, 16, has been found. McBride was reported missing by her family, Nov. 15.  The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, including the ECSO Canine Unit, searched for McBride throughout the night.  She was found, safe, the following day.  It is believed McBride ran away from home.  Details are still emerging, and […]

Honoring All Who Served

Honoring All Who Served

  On November 9, 2018, the W.E. Parker Elementary School Chorus, under the direction of Ashley LaCross, along with the student body honored our veterans with song, poetry and prose. The musical tribute saluted all branches of the Armed Forces and our National Guard.  Our Child Development and Kindergarten classes honored our veterans, singing You’re […]

Wells Fargo Leaves Edgefield County Due to Low Foot Traffic

Wells Fargo Leaves Edgefield County Due to Low Foot Traffic

Many in the Edgefield County community were stunned to learn last week of the planned closing of the Edgefield branch of Wells Fargo.  As the letters sent to customers informing of this coming closing did not allude to the reasons behind it, the Advertiser went in search of answers. While waiting on a return call […]

Tennis Winners at age 75-Plus

Tennis Winners at age 75-Plus

Paula Ford of Mount Vintage, Edgefield County, dropped by The Advertiser to bring us the picture of her tennis team from Woodside (Aiken) who came in first place in Hilton Head at the  75 & Over Invitational Tennis Tournament. The ladies compete in doubles. As shown in the picture they are all beaming with pride. […]

SOCCER TOURNAMENT CHAMPS

SOCCER TOURNAMENT CHAMPS

Kevin (KT) Taylor, 6-8 Division Dragon Riders’ coach, proved he is a man of his word.  Telling his team beforehand that is they won the tournament, he would belly flop in a mud puddle on the field, Coach KT ran and slid into the mud puddle after his team did, indeed, clench the win.  The […]

Strom Thurmond’s McCoy chosen for North South All Star Game

Strom Thurmond’s McCoy chosen for North South All Star Game

Pictured above, Aiken Electric Cooperative’s Haley Bucao presents Charles McCoy with a trophy for his selection to be on the South squad of the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl.  Also pictured from left, Strom Thurmond High School Offensive Line Coach Thomas Coleman, Assistant Coach Louis Scott and Head Coach Antwaun Hillary.     Aiken Electric Cooperative recently presented a trophy to […]

$3000 Offering for the Needy

$3000 Offering for the Needy

ECCHO President Sallie Cooks   At ECCHO’s Annual Gathering ECCHO (Edgefield County Churches Helping Others) Held their annual Program on Sunday evening. Rev. Aaron Tripp, Pastor of Edgefield First Baptist Church Presiding. Bro. Tony Longobardo Lead the Responsive Reading, Rev. Willie Abney led prayer. “Words Of Encouragement” was delivered by Rev. George L. Brightharp. His […]

Indian Artifacts, Subject of OEDGS Meeting

Indian Artifacts, Subject of OEDGS Meeting

The public is cordially invited to the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society (OEDGS) meeting on Sunday, November 11, at 3:00 p. m., in the Lynch Building Annex of the Tompkins Library, 104 Courthouse Square, Edgefield. John Paulos will be the guest speaker. He is from an old Augusta family of Indian artifact collectors and is in possession of a fine collection.   […]

Wells Fargo Announces Closing

Wells Fargo Announces Closing

Edgefield Branch, February 20 Letters posted November 2, 2018, advised customers of the Edgefield Main Branch of Wells Fargo Bank that it will be closing its services to the Edgefield area as of Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. This is sudden news for Edgefield. The location of the bank has served customers in […]

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