REMEMBERING WW I — DECLARATION OF WAR

REMEMBERING WW I — DECLARATION OF WAR

Overview: From circa late 1914, early 1915– Germany embarked upon “unrestricted submarine warfare” in the North Atlantic against “Allied Naval and Maritime Shipping engaged in trade with the allies.”  The “Allies” included (but were not limited to) Great Britain, France, Russia and the Ottoman Empire (later called Turkey.)  While this announcement included other seas in […]

Megan Gordon Places in Top Five

Megan Gordon Places in Top Five

Miss South Carolina USA Megan Gordon made it to the top five in the Miss USA Pageant on Sunday, May 14. She was crowned Miss South Carolina USA on November 19, 2016. Miss Gordon is a native of North Augusta, but her parents and grandparents are natives of Edgefield. She is the daughter of Rev. James […]

Shooting on Moragne Street / Fire at Nonna’s

Shooting on Moragne Street / Fire at Nonna’s

Shooting on Moragne Street Attempted Murder Charges Filed The Edgefield Police Department responded to a shooting at Moragne Street, Sunday night, May 14, around 8:00.  According to Police Chief Ronnie Carter, who spoke to the Advertiser about the incident, 37 year old Shaneka Watkins of Ellis Street in Edgefield, was returning home from a party […]

National Military Spouse Appreciation Day

National Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Photo: Penny Hunt speaking to military wives Each year, by Presidential Proclamation, National Military Spouse Appreciation Day is observed on the Friday preceding Mother’s Day. This year’s Military Spouse Appreciation Day was observed at nearby Fort Gordon Army Base, Augusta, Ga., with a luncheon for spouses that included a moving candle lighting ceremony during which local author, […]

Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2017

Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 2017

Please join the Edgefield County Veterans Affairs Office, all of our County Veteran Service Organizations, veterans, retirees, widows, families and friends on the Edgefield Town Square May 29, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. for a Memorial Day Ceremony.  VFW Post 6932 Auxiliary is hosting this year’s remembrance and the program will include a […]

Gray, Holsonback Sentenced in Drive-by Shooting

Gray, Holsonback Sentenced in Drive-by Shooting

Christopher Dale Gray, 23, of Trenton, and Bryson Holsonback, 22, of Aiken, were sentenced Thursday, May 18, for their actions in a 2015 drive-by shooting in Johnston.  Initially charged with, among other charges, discharging a firearm into a dwelling, the charges were upgraded several months after the incident to include attempted murder.  According to the […]

THE Dubber is for Real! – In Concert Here Thursday

THE Dubber is for Real! – In Concert Here Thursday

In meeting Wendell Culbreath one wonders where this name THE Dubber comes from.  This man is real; in this interview, there is no veneer of glamour or self promotion as one expects in most performers who have succeeded on stage and in recordings as well as he has.  His story gives us reason to know, […]

Huddle House in Edgefield Closes – Again [Updated Again]

Huddle House in Edgefield Closes – Again [Updated Again]

The Advertiser has learned that the Huddle House in Edgefield has once again closed for business.  A sign was placed on the front door to the restaurant, Thursday, May 18, that read, “We’ve Closed this location! Thanks”.  The Advertiser did contact the corporate office of Huddle House for information regarding this closing, but they were […]

Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrests in Martintown Rd. Shootings

Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrests in Martintown Rd. Shootings

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed to the Advertiser that they have arrested two people, a 17–year-old male and a juvenile male, in connection with the multiple incidents of vehicles being shot at and hit that have occurred around the Sportsman Corner area of Martintown Road in recent weeks (see our coverage of these […]

Edgefield County Man Found Dead in Aiken County Jail

Edgefield County Man Found Dead in Aiken County Jail

Adam Crow, 36, of Trenton, was found dead in a cell at the Aiken County Detention Center, Tuesday evening, May 16.  According to the Aiken County Coroner’s Office, Crow was found hanged and was alone in his cell at the time of his death.  Crow had been booked into the center earlier in the day […]

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