Edgefield County SC Works Center Not Closing

The Edgefield County SC Works Center remains open despite the announcement that Unemployment Insurance (UI) staff will no longer maintain office hours there. Rumors have circulated that the entire Edgefield SC Works Center was closing. This is not the case, and services for job seekers and businesses will continue to be offered at the Edgefield […]

County Allocates PARD Funds

County Allocates PARD Funds

Chairman Reviews Rules for Public Speakers –  By Tiffani Ireland – The Edgefield County Council voted 4-1 to allocate PARD funds to the Sweetwater Community Center and Bettis Academy Park at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Tuesday, Mar. 5.  The county has $16,717.44 in PARD funds of which $7,280.41 must be spent by May 31, […]

Sen. Massey Hosts Town Hall Meeting in Edgefield [updated]

Sen. Massey Hosts Town Hall Meeting in Edgefield [updated]

By Robert Norris – Sen. Shane Massey held a “town hall” meeting in the Edgefield County Council chambers on Thursday, March 7, 2013, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Sen. Massey provided an update on the 2013 legislative session and answered questions from constituents. The meeting began with a discussion of the need for additional highway funding. Senator […]

County Council Work Session Planned for Feb. 27

County Council Work Session Planned for Feb. 27

Edgefield County Council will be holding a work session with no votes expected to be taken at a special called meeting on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 6:00 PM in the County Council Chambers to discuss two ordinances related to Land Development in Edgefield County. The first is ordinance number 12-13-660, “An Ordinance to amend […]

County Council Introduces Consent Agenda

County Council Introduces Consent Agenda

Up-date Given on Animal Shelter Project –  The Edgefield County Council introduced a new way to conduct their meetings at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 5.  Described by Chairman Dean Campbell as a “good way to expedite business,” Council employed the use of a consent agenda.  Basically a smaller agenda within the bigger […]

No Opposition for Trenton Council Seats

No Opposition for Trenton Council Seats

Only One Seeking to be Mayor –  By Tiffani Ireland – Keith Sexton and Shannon Phillpot will face no opposition in their bids to seek re-election to their seats on the Trenton Town Council.  Additionally, the position of Mayor of Trenton saw one applicant, current Council member, Billy Padgett, apply to fill this seat.  This position […]

Edgefield County Intergovernmental Meeting

By Advertiser Staff A Once-a-Year Event – How to make a meeting of reports interesting?  First the setting, then the food, and to have brief and “meaty” reports so the audience may stay aware. Of course certain personalities can add humor and spice which is always welcomed. It all happened on Tuesday evening, January 29, […]

A Double Celebration

A Double Celebration

A Feast in Celebration at Macedonia –  Edgefield joined the country in what was called, by the media, “a double celebration.” Martin Luther King, Jr., was honored by many, at the same time as the Inauguration.  A noontime program honoring King was held at Simmons Ridge Baptist Church, Center Springs Rd., Edgefield. (An earlier celebration […]

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