Water Department Has New Head

Water Department Has New Head

At the April 2013 Board Meeting of the Edgefield County Water and Sewer Authority, Richard Shaffer, Administrator, announced that he will be retiring, ending his 39 year career with ECW&SA. He has served as Administrator for the last 29 years. John Hare, who has been with the Authority 14 years, has been named his successor. […]

Updates on Open Carry and Solid Waste Bills

Updates on Open Carry and Solid Waste Bills

– By Tiffani Ireland – Two bills which The Advertiser has been following in the SC Legislature have both been slowly moving forward in the legislative process, but their ends may soon be in sight.  Senate bill S115, commonly referred to as the Open Carry Bill, is set to come before the full Judiciary Committee […]

Council Gives 2013-2014 Budget First Reading

Council Gives 2013-2014 Budget First Reading

Amends 2012-2013 Budget By Tiffani Ireland – The Edgefield County Council gave unanimous approval to the 2013-2014 budget after its first reading at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Tuesday, Apr. 2.  The 2013-2014 will see an increase by $251,399 over last year’s budget to bring the total to $8,801,393.  The county is expecting to use […]

Two Pieces of Gun Legislation in S.C. Senate

Two Pieces of Gun Legislation in S.C. Senate

Could Impact Carriers of Concealed Weapons Permits –  By Tiffani Ireland – Two pieces of legislation currently making their way through the South Carolina Senate could have a major impact on those whose have concealed weapon permits.  One bill seeks to expand the rights of those permit holders.  The other could do away with concealed […]

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, […]

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