Congressman Jeff Duncan’s First Bill Passes US House

Congressman Jeff Duncan’s First Bill Passes US House

Washington, DC — South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan achieved a major legislative victory on Wednesday afternoon after one of his bills, the Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act (HR 3783), passed the full House with unanimous support. Duncan’s legislation addresses a growing concern among security experts that Iran is increasing its sphere of influence […]

Senator Lindsey Graham Awarded for Conservation Legacy

Senator Lindsey Graham Awarded for Conservation Legacy

United States Sen. Lindsey Graham was honored by a coalition of conservation groups with the 2012 Conservation Excellence Award on Monday, Sept. 17, praising him for his help with protecting thousands of acres of critical wildlife habitat during the past two decades. The resolution was presented to Graham during a ceremony held atop Sassafras Mountain, […]

September is Voter Education Month

September is Voter Education Month

Governor Nikki Haley Recognizes September as Voter Education Month;  South Carolina State Election Commission Encourages South Carolina’s 600,000 Eligible Voters to Register by Oct. 6 COLUMBIA, S.C. (Sept. 6, 2012) – The South Carolina State Election Commission today kicked off a month-long effort to encourage South Carolinians to register to vote before Oct. 6 in order […]

County Council Report

County Council Report

County Council Postpones Public Hearings – Denies Requested Compensation by County Attorney By Tiffani Ireland – The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Edgefield County Council Monday night, Sept. 10, did not last as long as it could have due to the postponements of public hearings on three proposed ordinances and the postponements of the second readings […]

County Council Hears Presentation of Highway Overlay District

County Council Hears Presentation of Highway Overlay District

Gives First Reading to Highway Access Plan The Edgefield County Council heard a presentation of the Highway Overlay District by Roger LeDuc at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 7.  This plan was approved and recommended by the Planning Commission at their July 2012 meeting and was set to focus on Martintown Road from […]

Race is Almost Set For General Election, Nov. 6

Race is Almost Set For General Election, Nov. 6

Names of certified candidates were disseminated from the Voter Registration Office last week. They are candidates who had been removed from the ballot in the spring because of the registration snafu and now, through petitioning, were seeking again the offices of their choice. Four names were given: George Attaway (District 3), William Smith (District 1), […]

School Board Elections

School Board Elections

Four Seats on Edgefield Co. School Board Are Up for Re-election: File by August 15 Notice is given in the print edition of The Advertiser, page 5, that the filing is open for the Edgefield School Board elections in the general election of early November.  There are four seats up for re-election: Districts 3, 4, 6, […]

County Council Terminates Northside Park Lease

County Council Terminates Northside Park Lease

The issue of Northside Park again drew strong responses at this month’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Edgefield County Council, Tuesday night, July 10.  Council voted to terminate the lease agreement that has been in place between the county and Union Third Division/Peterson Educational Institute since 2007 for the use of the land that […]