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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…

Town Hall Meeting in Merriwether on Thursday

Town Hall Meeting in Merriwether on Thursday

Senator Shane Massey will hold a “town hall” meeting in Merriwether Middle School’s cafeteria on Thursday, March 28, 2013, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Sen. Massey will provide an update on the…

DHEC Launches Permit Central to Streamline Permitting Process

DHEC Launches Permit Central to Streamline Permitting Process

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has unveiled Permit Central, a new initiative that simplifies the process for obtaining health and environmental permits, the agency…

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…

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…