CLEMSON, S.C. — New voting technology that was pioneered by a Clemson Universitycomputer science professor soon will be deployed to Wisconsin and Florida for pilot programs that he expects will begin to revolutionize how voters nationwide cast ballots. Juan Gilbert said that his team’s voting system, Prime III, will allow the disabled to vote securely and independently, […]
– By Tiffani Ireland – The Trenton Town Council unanimously adopted their 2014 budget on second reading at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Wednesday, Dec. 11. In additional matters related to money, Council also agreed unanimously to grant two request for donations; one to the Chamber of Commerce to aid in the funding of the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Work began Monday, December 2, to replace the Edgefield County Courthouse. We caught the workers high on the roof removing the old to make way for the new.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.