News from Corps of Engineers on Area Lakes

News from Corps of Engineers on Area Lakes

Consistent rumors abound concerning access to Thurmond Lake, Russell Lake and Hartwell Lake on the upper Savannah River for boating and fishing. Boating and fishing remain OPEN. Campgrounds and day-use areas at Thurmond and Hartwell lakes operated by the Corps of Engineers are closed until further notice. Boat ramps inside campgrounds and other boat ramps […]

NO NEW CONFIRMED CASES IN COUNTY but Several “Suspected” Cases

NO NEW CONFIRMED CASES IN COUNTY but Several “Suspected” Cases

Protocols for Suspected Cases and Testing By Tiffani Ireland Edgefield County has had no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since its first case was reported Mar. 21, according to Emergency Management Director Suzy Spurgeon who spoke to the Advertiser in an interview Wednesday, Mar. 25.  However, Spurgeon did say that there are “several people” throughout the […]

Changes Around the County in Light of COVID-19

Changes Around the County in Light of COVID-19

By Tiffani Ireland              As the citizens of Edgefield County await new developments regarding COVID-19, changes are being seen throughout the county in light of the virus.  Emergency Agency Director Spurgeon advised the Advertiser in an interview Wednesday, Mar. 25, that all County government buildings are still open for business but have locked their doors to the […]

News from Corps of Engineers on Area Lakes

News from Corps of Engineers on Area Lakes

Consistent rumors abound concerning access to Thurmond Lake, Russell Lake and Hartwell Lake on the upper Savannah River for boating and fishing. Boating and fishing remain OPEN. Campgrounds and day-use areas at Thurmond and Hartwell lakes operated by the Corps of Engineers are closed until further notice. Boat ramps inside campgrounds and other boat ramps […]

Crime in Edgefield

Mount Vintage Golf Course Damaged             The golf course at Mount Vintage was damaged March 14 according to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report.  That report was initiated a little 1:00 a.m. after a security guard for the neighborhood contacted law enforcement to report that while making his rounds he observed tire tracks leading onto the golf […]

News from Representative Duncan

News from Representative Duncan

Friends,  Our nation has employed a full government approach to fight the coronavirus pandemic. As we continue to move forward, I encourage you to please pray. Pray for decision-makers at every level, health care workers, first responders, truckers, grocery stores, and individuals, families, and businesses physically and economically impacted by the coronavirus.  We are going to get through […]

First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Edgefield County

First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Edgefield County

            Emergency Management Director Suzy Spurgeon confirmed to the Advertiser, Saturday, Mar. 21, that the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) notified her office Saturday that there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Edgefield County.  DHEC is not releasing the name of the person with the virus and is not releasing in which part of […]

CHARTER TO OFFER FREE ACCESS TO SPECTRUM BROADBAND & WI-FI

CHARTER TO OFFER FREE ACCESS TO SPECTRUM BROADBAND & WI-FI FOR 60-DAYSFOR NEW K-12 AND COLLEGE STUDENT HOUSEHOLDS AND MORES Stamford, CT. – March 13, 2020 – In the coming weeks, many Americans will be affected either directly or indirectly by COVID-19 and Charter is focused on serving and supporting our 29 million customers.Americans rely on high speed broadband in nearly every aspect of their lives and Charter is committed to ensuring our customers maintain reliable access to the online resources and information they want and need. To easethe strain in this challenging time, beginning Monday, March 16, Charter commits to the following for 60 days:o  Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level upto 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.o  Charter will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of these tools to help students learn remotely.o  For eligible low-income households without school-aged children, Charter continues to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, a low-cost broadband program delivering speeds of 30 Mbps.o  Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint for public use.o  Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees.As the country works collaboratively to contain this pandemic, broadband internet access will be increasingly essential to ensuring that people across the country are able to learn and work remotely, that businesses cancontinue to serve customers, and that Americans stay connected and engaged with family and friends.Charter’s advanced communications network will ensure our more than 29 million customers – including government offices, first responders, health care facilities, and businesses – across 41 states maintain the connectivity theyrely on. The network is built to sustain maximum capacity during peak usage which is typically in the evenings, so a surge during the day would be well within the network’s capabilities to manage. Charter will continue to closelymonitor this dynamic situation, and is well-prepared to continue delivering reliable connectivity. Charter has extensive business and workforce continuity plans in place that will be adjusted as needed to best serve all ourcustomers and employees.About Charter Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) is a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 29 million customers in 41 states through its Spectrum brand. Over an advancedcommunications network, the company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and business services including Spectrum Internet, TV, Mobile and Voice.For small and medium-sized companies, Spectrum Business delivers the same suite of broadband products and services coupled with special features and applications to enhance productivity, while for larger businesses andgovernment entities, Spectrum Enterprise provides highly customized, fiber-based solutions. Spectrum Reach delivers tailored advertising and production for the modern media landscape. The company also distributes award-winning news coverage, sports and high-quality original programming toits customers through Spectrum Networks and Spectrum Originals. More information about Charter can be found at corporate.charter.com

Rep. William Clyburn, 416C Blatt Building SC House District #82 – Aiken, Edgefield & Saluda Counties

Rep. William Clyburn, 416C Blatt Building SC House District #82 – Aiken, Edgefield & Saluda Counties

March 12, 2020  The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.5201, the General Appropriation Bill, and H.5202, the joint resolution making appropriations from the Capital Reserve Fund, which together comprise the FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021 STATE GOVERNMENT BUDGET.  The budget includes $9.6 billion in recurring state general fund revenue, after $629 million is transferred to […]

Piedmont Technical College and the Upper Savannah Council of Governments have decided to cancel the Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair

Piedmont Technical College and the Upper Savannah Council of Governments have decided to cancel the Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair

Piedmont Technical College and the Upper Savannah Council of Governments have decided to cancel the Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair that was scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 19, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the James Medford Family Event Center on the Greenwood Campus.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause. The […]

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