Parole Office Mixup Leads to Parolee’s Untimely Release

Parole Office Mixup Leads to Parolee’s Untimely Release

The quiet of Friday afternoon, July 20, in the town of Edgefield was interrupted by a burst of sirens as police officers converged on the Edgefield Discovery Center. Reports came into The Advertiser office that “every police car in town” was seen there with descriptions depicting officers searching under of the Discovery Center. The Advertiser […]

Boatwright Accepts Plea Bargain – Avoids Trial

Boatwright Accepts Plea Bargain – Avoids Trial

Tammy Renee Boatwright, whose murder trial was set to begin Tuesday, July 17 for the 2011 shooting of Don Robert Boyd, Jr., accepted a plea bargain for the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter. With this plea, the judge sentenced Boatwright to 15 years in prison and suspended that to 5 years in prison and 5 […]

Police Wrangle Donkey and Goat – Police Win

Police Wrangle Donkey and Goat – Police Win

Police officers go to work every day not knowing the different dangers they may face, but on Thursday, July 12, officers with the Edgefield City Police Department were met with two unlikely foes; a donkey and a goat. The show down did turn ugly as measures were taken to ensure the unlikely duo would not […]

Boatwright Murder Trial Set to Begin This Week

Boatwright Murder Trial  Set to Begin This Week

The murder trial of Tammy Renee Boatwright is slated to begin this week at the Edgefield County Court House.  Jurors are set to be chosen on Tuesday with the trial beginning thereafter.  The trial is expected to be concluded by the end of the week. Boatwright was charged in Jan. of 2011 with the murder […]

High Tech Investigation Nets Stolen Goods

High Tech Investigation Nets Stolen Goods

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office recently used some high tech investigative techniques that led to the recovery of stolen goods taken in a burglary that occurred on May 30, 2012.  On that date, thieves broke into a home on Rainforest Drive and stole a Play Station 3 (PS3), several PS3 games, a flat screen television, […]

Early Morning Break-In at Pine Ridge

Deputies with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to an alarm at Pine Ridge Country Club in the early morning hours of Friday, July 6.  Upon arriving at the scene, deputies spotted a man who fled the area on foot.  A perimeter was established and the canine unit deployed, but the suspect alluded capture.  However, […]

Rural Church Targeted by Thieves Twice

One would think that the sanctity and sacredness of a church would afford it some protection from crime but not so in our day and age as many churches across Edgefield County have come to realize. Red Oak Grove Baptist Church on the far west side of the county is but the latest in a […]

Escaped Convict Captured in Aiken County

Escaped Convict Captured in Aiken County

C. J. Weaver, an Edgefield County man who was serving time at the Lower Savannah River Detention Center, escaped from the facility early Monday morning, July 2, only to be caught again a few hours later in Aiken County. Weaver was serving an 11 year sentence at the work release center for his part in […]

AEC Warns of Lottery Phone Scam

AEC Warns of Lottery Phone Scam

AIKEN – Aiken Electric Cooperative reports receiving information about a lottery phone scam.  The caller claims the Aiken Electric Cooperative member has won $250,000 from a lottery based on names the electric provider has supplied.  The caller claimed to be based in Jamaica. Aiken Electric Cooperative does not share member information with any company or service […]

$15,000 Worth of Tennis Shoes Stolen

$15,000 Worth of Tennis Shoes Stolen

Vacationing residents of Moore Road in Edgefield County returned home over the weekend to find their home had been burglarized. According to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the crime occurred sometime between June 16 and June 23, 2012.  Evidence suggests the burglars gained entrance to the home by breaking out the windows of a laundry […]