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 […]
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 […]
– By Tiffani Ireland – The old hotel building that has stood vacant and deteriorating for some many years on Edgefield’s Town Square may have a new life if the Edgefield Civic League gets their way. The organization, a non-profit group first established in 1928 and reorganized at the beginning of this year, has applied […]
The Upper Savannah SC Works System is warning job seekers about scams after a victim who was interviewed and trained online sent money for “work materials” that were never received. The victim was contacted about a data entry specialist position through the SC Works Online Services (SCWOS) messaging system. “After reviewing your profile on SC […]
_ By Tiffani Ireland – Nearly a year ago, Enova Energy Group, a wood pellet processing company from Georgia, announced that it would be opening a processing plant in Edgefield County. That announcement, coupled with the request for property rezoning on Hwy 121, has led citizens to believe the plant is seeking to locate there […]
– 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, 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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 Fiscal Years 2002-05.