Tour, Bluegrass Festival, Shootout on the 18th

Tour, Bluegrass Festival, Shootout on the 18th

On April 18, 2015 there will be a “Murder and Mayhem” tour on the Courthouse Square in Edgefield from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Bushwhackin’ Bea will take 25 people around the Town Square and tell them about the bloodier side of Edgefield’s history.  Tickets are $5.00 for an adult and children under 12 are […]

Edgefield County Hospital Appoints New Interim CEO

April, 14, 2015 – Carlos Milanes, MBA, MHS, MeD, EdS, FACHE, was selected as the Interim CEO for Edgefield County Hospital at a special called board meeting on April 13.   Carlos will assume his new role on Monday, April  20.  Mr. Milanes brings over twenty-five years of healthcare leadership experience; his most recent role was […]

Meth Lab Raided on Penn Street

Meth Lab Raided on Penn Street

April, 2, 2015 – A rental home at 410 Penn Street was raided by the Edgefield Police Department early Wednesday morning around 12:30. According to Chief of Police Ronnie Carter, who spoke to The Advertiser later that day regarding the incident, the department had received information that the occupants of the home were making methamphetamine at […]

Shots Fired in Town of Edgefield Suspect at Large

Shots Fired in Town of Edgefield Suspect at Large

March, 24, 2015 – The Edgefield Police Department and the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of shots fired at Gary Street Apartments, Monday evening, March 23, around 5:30. When they arrived, they discovered no one had been injured, and the suspect had fled the scene. A gun was recovered nearby that is […]

County Hosts Annual Intergovernmental Meeting

County Hosts Annual Intergovernmental Meeting

The Edgefield County Council hosted their annual intergovernmental meeting Thursday night, March 12, at the new Sweetwater Community Center. Invited guests were served Japanese cuisine as they listened to speakers from different governmental agencies appraise Council of their work. Speakers included Mayors Ken Durham and Terrance Culbreath, Roger Leduc (who, as Administrator, spoke on behalf […]

Mother and Two Children Die in Early Morning Fire

Mother and Two Children Die in Early Morning Fire

March, 11, 2015 – An early morning house fire at 301 Country Club Road claimed the life of a mother and her two children; 24 year old Laterrious Watkins, 2 year old Aubrey McKie, and 1 year old Jacob McKie, Jr. The Edgefield County Coroner’s Office placed the time of deaths as 4:20 a.m. and […]

Log Creek Pushes To Move Forward

Log Creek Pushes To Move Forward

EDGEFIELD, S.C. – March 10, 2015 – Reflecting back a little over a year ago to the night of the 5th of January 2014, the local fire departments were dispatched to the shop of Log Creek Timber Company and Williams Brothers Farm. With great effort, the firefighters saved a portion of the shop and once […]

A Poet Laureate for Edgefield

A Poet Laureate for Edgefield

Second City/Town in S.C. “Literacy Blossoms in Edgefield” was in the headline of the story in The Edgefield Advertiser (March 4, 2015) which announced that Laurel Blossom has been endorsed by Edgefield Town Council as “Edgefield’s Poet Laureate.” Edgefield is the second town in the State of South Carolina to name a Poet Laureate for […]

W.E. Parker Portrait Will Hang in School Named for Him

W.E. Parker Portrait Will Hang in School Named for Him

A responsive audience, many discovering the attributes of educator W. E. Parker for the first time, gathered to give a salute to a 20th century leader in education in Edgefield County. Among the interesting portions of the program, led by Supt. Greg Anderson, was the period of responses from the audience who took the mike […]

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