Four School Buses Destroyed in Fire

Four School Buses Destroyed in Fire

Four Edgefield County School buses were destroyed in a fire, Apr. 7, at JET Middle School.  A report from the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, which assisted the Edgefield Fire Department with this fire, details that a man was headed to work around 4:00 in the morning when he noticed fire coming from behind a home […]

Special Election to Be Held to Fill Empty Council Seat

Special Election to Be Held to Fill Empty Council Seat

Edgefield County Council has an empty seat to fill as a result of the recent death of Councilwoman Betty Butler.  Due to the amount of time remaining in Mrs. Butler’s term, which ends in December, a special election will be held to fill the post.  Filing for the position opened March 31 and will close […]

Humphries Appointed NWTF CEO

Humphries Appointed NWTF CEO

EDGEFIELD, S.C. – The National Wild Turkey Federation Board of Directors announced Becky Humphries as its new chief executive officer, a role she will assume effective April 10, 2017. “I am honored to be appointed CEO of the National Wild Turkey Federation,” said Humphries. “I came to this organization because I wanted to help save […]

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual assault is a public health issue affecting women, children, men, and entire communities. Nearly 1 in 5 women will experience rape or attempted rape in their lifetimes, and 1 in 10 children will be the victim of sexual assault. The economic costs of sexual violence can range from $87,000.00 to $240,776.00 per rape. These […]

Edgefield Awaiting New Businesses

Edgefield Awaiting New Businesses

Burger King on Its Way? Is Burger King coming to Edgefield?  No, it is not official -yet.  However, the Advertiser can report that Burger King has submitted site plans to the County’s Building and Planning Department and is submitting other documents to “all parties” in order to move forward the possibility of its locating a […]

Council Adjusts Certain EMS Fees – UPDATED from Print Edition

Council Adjusts Certain EMS Fees – UPDATED from Print Edition

Council Adjusts Certain EMS Fees PARD Money Appropriated To Sweetwater & Bettis Edgefield County Council voted unanimously to approve adjustments to certain Emergency Medical Services at their monthly meeting, Feb. 7.  The adjustments come after a meeting last year in which EMS was determined by Council to be a high priority item.  As such, the […]

New Signs for Town of Edgefield

New Signs for Town of Edgefield

The town of Edgefield is getting new signs thanks to an $80,000 grant from the SC Heritage Corridor.  Crews began placing the new signs in and around the town, Tuesday morning, Jan. 17.  According to Town Administrator Roger LeDuc, who spoke to the Advertiser regarding the matter, signs being erected will include those such as […]

Dodge’s Convenience Store Closed for Repairs

Dodge’s Convenience Store Closed for Repairs

Dodge’s Convenience Store on Augusta Road in Edgefield has been closed indefinitely for repairs.  The order to close the establishment was given Dec. 14 around 9:00 in the morning after Building and Planning was notified by citizenry of possible unsafe conditions.  According to Director of Building and Planning, Doc Clark, he walked into the store […]

Dave on Display

Dave on Display

This has been a very big year for David Drake, the superb 19th-century Edgefield artisan also known as Dave the Potter. In April, he entered the South Carolina Hall of Fame; in July, over thirty members of what is thought to be his family came from as far away as Washington, DC, to honor him […]

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