Judge Joe Anderson Recognized With Professionalism Award

Judge Joe Anderson Recognized With Professionalism Award

U. S. District Judge Joe Anderson was recently recognized in ceremonies at the Supreme Court in Washington as the 2013 recipient of the American Inns of Court Professionalism Award. The award is given every other year on a federal circuit basis to a lawyer or judge whose life and practice display a sterling character and […]

Local Potters Provide Art for Christmas Decoration Winners

Local Potters Provide Art for Christmas Decoration Winners

A brief interview with Thomas Koole and Justin Guy, two Edgefield potters of note, give explanations of interest to the style and form of their special gifts, made without charge for the Town as gifts to the 2013 Christmas House Decoration Winners. Thomas Koole spoke of his pottery as “using tradition in a new way.” […]

Edgefield Loses Another Business

Edgefield Loses Another Business

Another business is closing its doors in Edgefield.  As a sign posted on the door of Cato’s in Carolina Square announced, the retailer’s last day of business is Tuesday, Dec. 24.  According to an employee who spoke with The Advertiser on Tuesday, employees have been aware of the impending close for about two weeks now. […]

The Engineers are Home!

The Engineers are Home!

More than 150 members of the 122nd Engineer Battalion, with Headquarters in Edgefield South Carolina, were welcomed home from Afghanistan Monday at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.  The unit mobilized in February 2013 and deployed one month later.  The 122nd Engineers supported route clearance missions and conducted construction projects in and around eastern and northern Afghanistan.  […]

Road Rage at Local Drive Thru Results in Charges

A 58 year old Johnston man was arrested Sunday, Dec. 15, after he assaulted a 31 year old woman from Griffin, GA, at the drive thru of the McDonalds in Edgefield.  According to a report filed with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the woman stated she pulled into the drive thru ahead of the suspect, […]

Goldberg Groundhog Kiln Gets Another Firing

Goldberg Groundhog Kiln Gets Another Firing

The Groundhog Kiln, poised on a rise near the entrance to old Pottersville, was heated up for the first time since September on December 3 as part of a weekend celebration of history in Edgefield.  The weekend included the formal re-opening of the Blacksmith Shop, tours of Willowbrook Cemetery, and acknowledging the history of Edgefield […]

New Deputy Director of EMA

New Deputy Director of EMA

Suzy Spurgeon has been named the new Deputy Director of Edgefield County’s Emergency Management Agency.  Spurgeon, who assumed her role on Nov. 4, takes the place of Sandy Backensto who retired after 7 years with the agency.  With this new position, Spurgeon will now serve a duel role for EMA as she was already their […]

County Receives Positive Audit; Council Chooses Animal Shelter Site

County Receives Positive Audit; Council Chooses Animal Shelter Site

At their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 3, the Edgefield County Council was addressed by George Kennedy and Lee Wagner of the accounting firm Elliott, Davis, LLP, regarding the county’s annual audit.  Mr. Kennedy related that the while there had been an anticipation of using $274,636 from reserves, because of positive revenue trends, the […]

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