Thurmond Burnett’s Restored 1956 Ford Towne Sedan

Thurmond Burnett’s Restored 1956 Ford Towne Sedan

Most everyone in Edgefield County knows Thurmond Burnett of Edgefield Mercantile, but most do not know he has a car that he’s restored? Perhaps some may have seen him drive by in one of the local parades or at The Edgefield Cruise-In where he will have it on display again, July 18. His car is […]

Successful Movie Night on the Square

Successful Movie Night on the Square

– By Tiffani Ireland – Blankets, lawn chairs, and families sprawled across the grass filled the square in Edgefield, Friday night, June 26, as hundreds of children and adults came to enjoy Movie Night on the Square. The event, hosted by Antioch Baptist Church, the Edgefield Community Development Association, and the Town of Edgefield, was […]

The Carpenter Family of Trenton Have Five Generations of Woodcarvers

The Carpenter Family of Trenton Have Five Generations of Woodcarvers

– By Judy Gibson Holmes – Roy Dwight “Ike” Carpenter is the third generation of carvers and his grandchildren make the fifth generation. Ike was only three years old when his grandfather Martin Gary “Bose” Carpenter passed away.  The family tradition of woodcarving began with Bose.  Bose taught his son Paul Monroe Carpenter the technique and Paul taught […]

Shooting on Moragne St. – One Man Dead

Shooting on Moragne St. – One Man Dead

Leric Merriweather, 29, of Edgefield, was shot and killed Saturday night, June 6, around 8:45 on Moragne Street. According to Edgefield Police Chief Ronnie Carter, who spoke to The Advertiser regarding the incident, it is believed Merriweather had been at a party earlier in the evening where he had gotten into a confrontation with another […]

The 2013 Dave Film Receives Numerous Awards

The 2013 Dave Film Receives Numerous Awards

George Wingard of the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program and co-producer of the award-winning movie Discovering Dave visited the offices of The Edgefield Advertiser recently to help tout the numerous awards the movie has received. Wingard and co-producer Mark Albertin (videographer and owner of Scrapbook Productions) give credit to the Dave pot that was uncovered […]

Edgefield County Attorney Jim Holly Resigns

Edgefield County Attorney Jim Holly Resigns

June 4, 2015 – County Attorney Jim Holly is resigning from his post, effective at the end of June. County Council Chairwoman Genia Blackwell made the announcement for Holly at Council’s monthly meeting, Tuesday, June 2. According to Administrator Lynn Strom, who spoke to The Advertiser regarding Holly’s resignation, Holly is leaving to accept a fulltime […]

R. Vaughan Massie, M.D. to Offer Orthopedic Care at ECH

June 2, 2015 – Edgefield County Hospital welcomes R. Vaughan Massie, M.D., of Aiken, SC. Dr. Massie is a general Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopy.  He is a partner at Carolina Musculoskeletal Institute and provides surgical services at Aiken Regional Medical Center and also the Surgery Center of Aiken.  He is […]

A Memorial Day Message with Kudos to OEDGS

A Memorial Day Message with Kudos to OEDGS

– By Becky Turner – Sunday afternoon, May 17, the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society (OEDGS) held their bi-monthly meeting at the Tompkins Library on the Square in Edgefield. This day the program was dedicated to the past and present service personnel. The first speaker was Dennis Bussey, son of the late Mr. Joe Bussey who […]

“You Are With the Honor Flight?”

“You Are With the Honor Flight?”

Everywhere they went they were asked, “You are with the Honor Flight?” It was a trip of a lifetime, according to Dr. Jim Hawk who was one of over 70 WWII veterans who took the flight from Columbia recently to visit the memorials in Washington, D.C., to return the same day. According to him, there […]