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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Edgefield County is Work-Ready

Edgefield County is Work-Ready

At the January meeting of Edgefield County Council, Will Williams, President/CEO of the Economic Development Partnership, presented Council with a plaque bearing the certification of Edgefield County as a SC Work Ready Community. Williams told Council this certificate shows industries that Edgefield County has the needed work force ready and able to go to work. […]

Edgefield County Delegation Meets

Edgefield County Delegation Meets

The Edgefield County Delegation, comprised of SC Representatives Bill Clyburn and Bill Hixon and SC Senator Shane Massey, held a public meeting Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Edgefield County Council Chambers. The delegation heard from various county agencies among which included the Veterans Affairs Office, the County Transportation Committee, the SC Department of Transportation, all […]

Edgefield Is A Purple Heart Town

Edgefield Is A Purple Heart Town

• Town Council Holds Monthly Meeting As members of the Military Order of Purple Heart looked on Mayor Ken Durham delivered a town proclamation declaring Edgefield a Purple Heart Town. In attendance was Dr. Jim Hawk, an Edgefield Citizen and Purple Heart recipient, who served in Europe with the Third Army during World War II. […]

Council Approves Slight Rise in County Millage Rate; No Change to Tax Levy

Council Approves Slight Rise in County Millage Rate; No Change to Tax Levy

– By Tiffani Ireland – The Edgefield County Council heard from County Auditor Bill Gilchrist at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 7. Gilchrist informed Council that based on assessed values of homes, vehicles, business, etc., the county saw a slight increase in the value of a mill this year; $72,957 from $71,834. However, […]

Candidates Lining Up for Election, Nov. 4

Candidates Lining Up for Election, Nov. 4

As the political fervor grows with statewide candidates making their rounds – even to Edgefield – folks are making their commitments to their preferred candidates. It is time to look at the list of those we will be choosing from and to review the list of our leaders in County Government – provided by our […]