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 […]

Christmas Parade: Poet Laureate Float Remembers Hal. . .

Christmas Parade: Poet Laureate Float Remembers Hal. . .

The new Youth Poet Laureate, Jenny Boylston of Trenton, was featured on the Poet Laureate float in Sunday’s Edgefield Christmas Parade.  Director of the parade, Calvin Henderson, reported in the media that there were 80 entries that showed up out of 100, even in the rain and chill, to make a great hour-long parade. “The Night […]

Parkdale Mills Closes Its Doors in Edgefield County

Parkdale Mills Closes Its Doors in Edgefield County

Economic Development Partnership President and CEO, Will Williams, confirmed for the Advertiser, Thursday, Dec. 1, that Parkdale Mills #20, located on Rabbit Trail Road in Edgefield, has ended its operations in Edgefield County.  In a statement to the Advertiser, Williams said that the company announced to employees their intended closure Nov. 15 and that the […]

Fatal Accident on Faulkner Mountain Road

Fatal Accident on Faulkner Mountain Road

Francis Harold Strom, 83 of Edgefield, died Friday morning, Nov. 4, in an automobile accident that occurred at approximately 10:30 on Faulkner Mountain Road about 16 miles east of the town of Edgefield.  According to the SC Highway Patrol, Strom was traveling east in his 2009 Mercury on Faulkner Mountain Road when he went off […]

Trunk or Treat on the Square

Trunk or Treat on the Square

Antioch Baptist Church and ECDA Host Event The Edgefield Community Development Association (ECDA) and the Town of Edgefield announce Trunk or Treat on the Square Monday, October 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thanks to Antioch Baptist Church for being our sponsor for this event. It’s guaranteed to be a wonderful evening for the […]

Speed Contributes to Crash on Jeter Street

Speed Contributes to Crash on Jeter Street

Speed has been ruled a major contributing factor to a crash that happened on Jeter Street, around 6:45 Wednesday morning, Sept. 28.  According to Edgefield Police Chief Ronnie Carter, who spoke to The Advertiser regarding the incident, a thirty-eight year old man was driving “very fast” along Jeter Street when he lost control of his […]