Sheriff Dobey Invited to White House to Meet with President

Sheriff Dobey Invited to White House to Meet with President

Law enforcement leaders, including Edgefield County Sheriff Adell Dobey, met with President Obama Tuesday, May 13th, 2014, to discuss Immigration Policy and the urgency for Congress to vote on Commonsense Immigration Reform. Forty (40) law enforcement officials from across the country (only two from South Carolina) met with President Obama, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) […]

Book Signing for Alice Denham

Book Signing for Alice Denham

Alice Denham signed her new book from which she read on Saturday afternoon, May 10, at the Discovery Center.  A guest of Bettis Rainsford, she responded to his invitation to read three times during her stay here. “I am taken with the South, again,” she said in a brief interview on Tuesday morning, before leaving […]

Greater Tuna of Texas Invades Edgefield

Greater Tuna of Texas Invades Edgefield

For those who have not seen Greater Tuna, it is one of the funniest shows ever.  This writer saw it several times at least 20 years ago, and it holds such fun.  It takes two remarkable actors to play the role of numerous characters in a small town in Texas. (Remember, Edgefield helped settle Texas!) […]

Edgefield Country Voting Precinct Changes

Edgefield Country Voting Precinct Changes

The following changes to county voting precincts has been submitted by the Edgefield County Voter Registration Office. If additional information is needed, please contact the Voter Registration Office at 803-637-4072. TRENTON 2 VOTING PRECINCT Voters in Trenton received new voter registration cards with the new polling location and address. The voting location is at Bettis Academy […]

The Advertiser Goes to Europe

<i>The Advertiser</i> Goes to Europe

Once again, Sean and Lynn Burch, of Edgefield, are touring Europe via motorcycles. Sean took a copy of The Advertiser along with him and sent us this photo from Saint Die Des Vosges, France. You can follow the Burch’s on their European tour via Sean’s SPOT tracker, and he will be posting updates on his Facebook page.

Just Keeps on Packing!

Just Keeps on Packing!

– By Jack Reece – One of several of the busiest men in Johnston, South Carolina took out a few minutes last week to try to educate me in the fundamentals of maintaining a first class agriculture business for more than 80 years over three generations. Sonny Yonce’s grandfather was mainly growing asparagus in the […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Vehicle and Other Items Stolen A man living at a residence on Paces Creek Road in Trenton went out of town in March only to return Saturday, April 26, and find a truck and several other items had been stolen from his home. According to a report filed with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the […]

A Book Signing and a Celebration at Tompkins Library

A Book Signing and a Celebration at Tompkins Library

At a book signing on Sunday, April 27th at the Tompkins Library, the five authors of Our Ancestors, Our Stories explained to a standing-room-only audience how their long journey to find their ancestors ended up in Edgefield, South Carolina.  Their book chronicles years of research and the emotional result of finding their slave ancestors and […]

Moped Blaze in Church Parking Lot

Moped Blaze in Church Parking Lot

The usually quiet 300 block of Norris Street in Edgefield saw some excitement Saturday, April 26, 2014. Just before 6:00 PM, an abandoned moped caught fire in the parking lot across from the Methodist Church. No one at the scene could be identified as the owner of the moped. David Colman was working in his maintenance shop […]

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