New Deputy Director of EMA

New Deputy Director of EMA

Suzy Spurgeon has been named the new Deputy Director of Edgefield County’s Emergency Management Agency.  Spurgeon, who assumed her role on Nov. 4, takes the place of Sandy Backensto who retired after 7 years with the agency.  With this new position, Spurgeon will now serve a duel role for EMA as she was already their […]

County Receives Positive Audit; Council Chooses Animal Shelter Site

County Receives Positive Audit; Council Chooses Animal Shelter Site

At their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 3, the Edgefield County Council was addressed by George Kennedy and Lee Wagner of the accounting firm Elliott, Davis, LLP, regarding the county’s annual audit.  Mr. Kennedy related that the while there had been an anticipation of using $274,636 from reserves, because of positive revenue trends, the […]

SC Delegation Holds Public Meeting

Representatives Bill Clyburn and Bill Hixon along with Senator Shane Massey met with local leaders and the public at the SC delegates’ public meeting, Thursday, Nov. 21. The meeting, held at the Edgefield County Council Chambers, is a means for members of the SC legislature to stay in contact with local leaders and allow the […]

Elijah Harris, Longtime Sheriff’s Office Employee, Dies

The Advertiser has learned that Elijah Harris, longtime Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office employee, died Monday night after a recent illness. Sgt. Harris had been with the ECSO since 1989 where he started as a road deputy.  Promoted to sergeant in 2003, Sgt. Harris later transferred to the detention center where he was third in in command.  […]

Sen. Massey Holds Town Hall Meeting

Sen. Massey Holds Town Hall Meeting

Reviews 2013 Session – Previews 2014  – By Tiffani Ireland – South Carolina State Senator Shane Massey held a Town Hall meeting Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Edgefield County Council Chambers where he met with concerned citizens to review the last session of the SC Senate and previewed items he believes will be “hot on […]

S.C. Offers Free Identity Theft Protection with CSID

S.C. Offers Free Identity Theft Protection with CSID

As Contract with Experian Expires  – By Tiffani Ireland – The contract that South Carolina had negotiated with Experian for one year of free credit protection has expired.  However, free protection is still available to SC taxpayers whose personal information was compromised as a result of the 2012 hacking of SC tax records.  CSID, a […]

Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Meeting

Sen. Shane Massey will hold a town hall meeting on Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Edgefield County Council Chambers, 6 -7:30 p.m. Senator Massey will provide an update on the 2013 session of the General Assembly, look ahead to the 2014 session, and answer questions. Everyone is invited to attend.  

Emergency Food and Shelter Money Awarded to County

Emergency Food and Shelter Money Awarded to County

Edgefield County has been awarded Federal Funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. Under Phase 31 of the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program our county has been chosen to receive $10,268 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs. […]

Savannah River Basin Caucus, Ga., S.C. Governors to Hold ‘Summit’

Savannah River Basin Caucus, Ga., S.C. Governors to Hold ‘Summit’

ANDERSON, S.C. – Representatives from the Savannah River Basin Caucus and the governors of South Carolina and Georgia will meet Wednesday in their first “summit” meeting. The Savannah River Basin Caucus is a group of legislators whose districts touch the Savannah River Basin from both Georgia and South Carolina General Assemblies.  Their commonality are the […]

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