Edgefield County Historical Society Features Blocker Family & Portraits

Edgefield County Historical Society Features Blocker Family & Portraits

The Edgefield County Historical Society held its Fall Meeting on Sunday afternoon, November 10, 2013 at Magnolia Dale.  The subject of the meeting was Edgefield County’s Blocker Family and was occasioned by the acquisition by the Society of three wonderful portraits of early Blocker Family members.  The portraits were of John Blocker, Sr. (1749-1814), the […]

Elijah Harris, Longtime Sheriff’s Office Employee, Dies

The Advertiser has learned that Elijah Harris, longtime Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office employee, died Monday night after a recent illness. Sgt. Harris had been with the ECSO since 1989 where he started as a road deputy.  Promoted to sergeant in 2003, Sgt. Harris later transferred to the detention center where he was third in in command.  […]

Heritage Holidays Includes 40th Annual Parade

Heritage Holidays Includes 40th Annual Parade

Heritage Holidays in Historic Edgefield are just around the corner!  The Mayor’s Office says to save the date  for Sunday, December 8, for the 40th Annual Edgefield Christmas Parade! The Grand Marshals for this year’s parade will be the former Edgefield Jaycees and Jaycee-ettes of 1973 and up.  They were the founders of the Edgefield […]

Edgefield Possibly Losing Another Business

Edgefield Possibly Losing Another Business

After receiving reports of merchandise being moved by the truck load from Terry Ferrell’s Antique Shop on Main Street on Tuesday, Nov. 12, The Advertiser was able to confirm all the pottery and valuables are being moved from the store to an auction house in Camden.  This gave rise to the question of is the […]

What Are All the Yellow Ribbons For?

What Are All the Yellow Ribbons For?

 – By Jack Reece –  A couple of weeks ago my editor sent me a memo indicating that she had received numerous requests to explain the yellow ribbons in town and asked that I research and publish an explanation.  The short version is that a number of soldiers from the 122nd Engineer Battalion, headquartered in Edgefield, […]

Bury Me With My Pearls

Bury Me With My Pearls

Jane Jenkins Herlong is launching a new book, today!  Her book is Bury Me With My Pearls whose title reaches back to her mother, according to Jane.  She first heard that expression from her mother many years ago. This new book is billed as “a real-life, roller-coaster ride of laughter, tears, and stomach-churning truths written […]

A Salute to Edgefield County Veterans

A Salute to Edgefield County Veterans

 – By Robert Loar – The afternoon shadows were lengthening in Edgefield town square as 50 U.S. veterans of all services stood silently in formation, for many it was filled with memories or past formations when they were active duty.  Many were in their youth again if only in their thoughts.  Chests were swelled with […]

Accused Murderer of Mark Meadows Acquitted

Accused Murderer of Mark Meadows Acquitted

John Herndon, the accused murderer of Mark Meadows, was found not guilty Friday, Nov. 8, after a week long trial at the Edgefield County Court House. Herndon had pled not guilty to the 2012 murder of Meadows citing self defense.  Meadows died from stab wounds to the throat, stomach, and lower chest after an evening […]

Carolina Moon Distillery to Open Soon On Town Square

Carolina Moon Distillery to Open Soon On Town Square

Edgefield County corn in a mason jar at last.  Edgefield is now the home of a licensed micro-distillery, Carolina Moon, located at 116 Courthouse Square.  Distillers David Long and Cal Bowie of Edgefield have the mash barrels bubbling, as the yeast converts Edgefield County corn into alcohol.  Soon the 70 gallon still in the back […]

Looking Toward the Christmas Season

Looking Toward the Christmas Season

Friday morning at 9:30, at Town Hall, the Edgefield Community Development Association served early morning traditional treats to a host of retail and service organizations in preparation for the big Christmas events to come. The Town of Edgefield is planning to host a number of attractions between November 14 and December 21 promising a memorable […]

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