County Employees Trapped in Court House Elevator

County Employees Trapped in Court House Elevator

Seven county employees were trapped for nearly 20 minutes Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 14, in an elevator at the Edgefield County Court House. The Edgefield Fire Dept. responded to the scene and pried open the elevator which became stuck between the third and second floors as the employees were attempting to leave the building for the […]

Johnston Town Council Hears of “Jurassic Park”

Johnston Town Council Hears of “Jurassic Park”

The ongoing struggle with property maintenance within the city limits of Johnston received another very high billing on the Town Council agenda last Monday night. Ms. Brinalynn Burt, owner of property on Bland Street, described the lot across the street from her house as Jurassic Park.  The concerned citizen spoke of all types of forest […]

Council Lifts County Wide Hiring Freeze – Controversial Rezoning Request Fails

Council Lifts County Wide Hiring Freeze – Controversial Rezoning Request Fails

 – By Tiffani Ireland – In a 2-1 vote at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 6, (Councilwoman Genia Blackwell was absent and Councilman Dorn left mid-meeting) Edgefield County Council passed a measure to lift the county-wide hiring freeze that has been in place since May 2011.  Originally instituted to save County funds and […]

Edgefield County Considers Adding Tax – WJBF-TV

Edgefield County Considers Adding Tax – WJBF-TV

Edgefield County, SC – Another sales tax on pretty much everything Edgefield County consumers purchase – one percent: “Nobody ever wants to pay more taxes, that’s a standard answer,” says Brian Dowler, an Edgefield County taxpayer. Read more: Edgefield County Considers Adding Tax – WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken News, Weather, Sports.  

Rails to Trails Update

Rails to Trails Update

A public hearing to discuss the Rails to Trails project was held Tues., July 16.  This meeting was part of criteria that must be met by the Town of Edgefield and Edgefield County who are working in conjunction to obtain a $100,000 grant for the project.  Approximately half a dozen citizens attended the meeting, and […]

SC Legislative Session Ends

SC Legislative Session Ends

An Update on the Bills We’ve Followed   –  By Tiffani Ireland – With the end of the 2012-2013 SC Legislative session, The Advertiser looks back at three bills we have followed closely during this term. The first, S308, is a bill that was introduced to the Senate seeking to extend the rights of concealed weapons […]

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