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Bright Honored for his Service on USCOG Board of Directors

Bright Honored for his Service on USCOG Board of Directors

Former Edgefield County Council Chairman Willie Bright was recently honored for years of service on the Upper Savannah Council of Governments Board of Directors. Bright served as Board Chairman in…

Sawyer Named USCOG Chairman of the Board

Sawyer Named USCOG Chairman of the Board

David Sawyer of Saluda County was elected Chairman of the Upper Savannah Council of Governments Board of Directors during USCOG’s most recent board meeting June 24. It will be Sawyer’s…

New Emergency Operations Center Open & Ready for Business

New Emergency Operations Center Open & Ready for Business

– by Tiffani Ireland – Edgefield County’s new Emergency Operations Center, located in the old Agricultural Building on Gray Street in Edgefield, is a far cry from the tiny, one…

Council Holds Public Hearing – Votes Once More to Lift Hiring Freeze

Council Holds Public Hearing – Votes Once More to Lift Hiring Freeze

 – By Tiffani Ireland – The Edgefield County Council held a joint public hearing regarding two ordinances at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Tuesday, June 4.  Neither the ordinance to…

Council Passes Second Reading of 2013-2014 Budget

Council Passes Second Reading of 2013-2014 Budget

 – By Tiffani Ireland – The Edgefield County Council passed, in an amended form, the 2013-2014 budget at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Mon., Apr. 6.  (While the vote was…

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.…

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…

Concealed Weapons Bill Clears Senate – Moves to House

Concealed Weapons Bill Clears Senate – Moves to House

– By Tiffani Ireland – A bill that would extend the rights of holders of concealed weapon permits passed the SC Senate, Tuesday, Apr. 23, in a 33-5 vote.  Known…

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.…

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…