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 […]

Read All Over – Blenheim Palace, England

Read All Over – Blenheim Palace, England

Sean Burch, Manager of The Turkey Shoppe on Main in Edgefield, submitted this photo from Blenheim Palace in England. This year, he and his wife are touring the United Kingdom on their vacation. The south side of the Edgefield town square is well represented with his Carolina Moon Distillery shirt and copy of The Advertiser. […]

Shots Fired In Edgefield

Shots Fired In Edgefield

Two shots were heard coming from the Mims/Gary Street area of Edgefield, Tuesday afternoon, Apr. 28, around 5:30. Officers with the Edgefield City Police Department were dispatched to the area with instructions to be on the look out for a white truck with rims that was thought to have been involved in the shots being […]

County Council Holds Special Called Meeting

County Council Holds Special Called Meeting

Mt. Vintage Matters Closer To Being Settled – By Tiffani Ireland – The Edgefield County Council held a special called meeting, Thursday, Apr. 23, to discuss issues at Mt. Vintage and the proposed animal shelter. The meeting opened by Council going into executive session after which they returned and voted unanimously to approve the second […]

SCDNR Inaugural Sporting Clays Shoot Draws Crowds to Edgefield

SCDNR Inaugural Sporting Clays Shoot Draws Crowds to Edgefield

April, 18, 2015 – The Palmetto Shooting Complex at the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and the town of Edgefield welcomed nearly 1,200 visitors to the area for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ (SCDNR) Inaugural Youth Sporting Clays Open. The event marked the first major event to come to the Palmetto Shooting Complex. […]

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