New Gas Station Raided for Gambling

New Gas Station Raided for Gambling

The Advertiser was alerted Thursday, Sept. 6, to a suspected poker raid at the newly opened Greg’s Gas Plus gas station off Martintown Road in Edgefield County. Our sources have confirmed that, indeed, a raid was made on this establishment and that while the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was involved in this incident, they only […]

Suspected Drugs Found at JET Middle School

Two Students Taken to Department of Juvenile Justice School Resource Officer for JET Middle School, Rodney Williams, removed what is believed to be marijuana from two students on campus Monday, Aug. 27. According to a report by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the two juveniles were each found to be in possession of a bag containing a […]

Attempted Break-in at Edgefield Library

During a routine walk-through of the town of Edgefield Monday night, Aug. 27, an officer with the Edgefield Police Department found the doors to the Edgefield County Library askew by an apparent attempt to break-in to the public building. The discovery was made around 11:30 and officers quickly processed the scene. Evidence was collected, and […]

Dollar General Employee Arrested

Dollar General Employee Arrested

An employee with the Dollar General in Trenton, SC has been arrested and charged with Breach of Trust with Fraudulent Intent Greater than $10,000. According to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, Larry Washington, of Gloverville, SC had been employed with the retail chain for nearly a year. During that time, he is accused of having […]

Murder in Edgefield County – Suspect In Custody – UPDATED

Murder in Edgefield County – Suspect In Custody – UPDATED

Update: The victim in the Sunday morning shooting at the former Executive Car Care has been identified as Marshall Butler, Jr., 33, of Johnston, SC.  According to the Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett, the victim’s death was due to 2 gunshots to the head. The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office has charged 26 years old Fredrick Dale […]

Suspect in Attempted Theft Is Caught

Suspect in Attempted Theft Is Caught

Edgefield County Deputies responded to a call at Taylor Nursery off Airport Road in Trenton Tuesday morning, Aug. 7, where they found evidence of an attempted theft.  Aluminum pipes that were in a field at the tree nursery were found sawed in half in an apparent attempt to make the 20-30 ft. long pipes easier […]

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 […]