Westside Shooting – Updated x3

Update: Westside Shooting Ruled a Homicide Jody Ray Jones, 42, has been charged with murder for the Sunday night shooting of Patricia Kay Love at their home on Red Hill Road. Love died yesterday, Jan. 13, at Georgia Regents University from a gunshot wound to the head. An autopsy was performed on her body Wednesday, […]

Accused Murderer Faces Preliminary Hearing

Accused Murderer Faces Preliminary Hearing

Billy Sellars of Aiken County, the accused murderer of Johnny Hydrick, appeared before a magistrate judge at the Edgefield County Court House, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 to hear the evidence against him in this case. The judge found the evidence to be sufficient enough to forward the murder case to a grand jury. Sellars was […]

Substitute Teacher Brings Gun to MES, Fired and Arrested

A substitute teacher at Merriwether Elementary School was terminated from her position with the Edgefield County School District, Tuesday, Dec. 9, after she brought a gun onto school property. According to published reports, the gun was found in a faculty bathroom by another teacher. The gun was loaded with four rounds. The substitute teacher, who […]

Spires/Solesbee Attackers Sentenced

Kevin Richardson, 22, and Robby Moses, 23, were sentenced Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, for the May 3, 2013 attack at the Riverwalk in Augusta, Ga., of Edgefield native Wesley Spires and his then girlfriend, Ashley Solesbee. Both Richardson and Moses were charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, and robbery for their actions in this crime. […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Break-ins at Bantam and Pond Lanes in Johnston On Wednesday, Dec. 3, break-ins occurred at two separate residences in Johnston; one at a Bantam Lane home and the other at a home on Pond Lane. In the incident at the Bantam Lane residence, the home owner returned home to find the familiar entry mode of […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Armed Robbery at Caper House #2 in Johnston The Caper House #2 on Lee Street in Johnston was the site of an early morning armed robbery, Monday, Dec. 1. According to Johnston Police Chief Lamaz Robinson, who spoke with The Advertiser regarding the crime, a man wearing a ski mask and carrying what is believed […]

Robbery at BP Station on Hwy 25

The BP gas station on Hwy 25 in Edgefield was robbed a little after 8:00 Monday night, Nov. 24. According to Edgefield Chief of Police Ronnie Carter, two unidentified black males entered the store when the clerk was mopping for the night and ordered her to give them money. At least one of the robbers […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Over $11,000 Stolen From Home on Hwy 19 Over $11,000 worth of items were stolen from a home on Hwy 19 in Trenton, Thursday, Nov. 13. According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report, the homeowner received unexpected guests from Aiken County around 11:00 Thursday night, friends of a family member, who stated they just […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Arrest Made in Johnny Hydrick Murder Case The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office arrested Billy Sellars, 31, of Aiken, SC, for the murder of Johnny Hydrick of Edgefield, Thursday, October 30, 2014, at his home. Sellars is charged with Burglary 1st and murder. He has been denied bond and is being held in the Edgefield County […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Suspicious Activity Leads to Arrest at Wiley Place A report of a suspicious vehicle at Wiley Place in Clarks Hill (Edgefield County) led to an arrest Sunday, Oct. 26. According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report on the matter, a neighbor of an abandoned residence at the aforementioned address notified law enforcement that a […]

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