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Armed Robbery at Monks Corner

Armed Robbery at Monks Corner

The Johnston Police Department responded to an armed robbery at Monks Corner around 5:45 Sunday evening, Nov. 22. According to Police Chief Lamaz Robinson, who spoke to The Advertiser shortly…

Ellen Geddes USA Fencing Team Gold and Silver Medalist

Ellen Geddes USA Fencing Team Gold and Silver Medalist

  – By Tiffani Ireland – November 6, 2015 – United States of America Fencing Team member Ellen Geddes of Johnston won the gold medal in wheelchair fencing at the…

Johnston Mom of 11 Involved in Serious Traffic Accident

A vehicle driven by Tammy Smith of Johnston collided with a logging truck Thursday evening, Oct. 15, at the intersection of Fruit Hill Road and Hwy 378. Smith was airlifted…

Downed Trees in Johnston

Downed Trees in Johnston

October 4, 2015 – The recent heavy rains have overflowed creek beds, saturated the soil, and downed trees in the area. If you have photos of damage to property in…

Burglary and Car Chase Leads to Three Arrests

Burglary and Car Chase Leads to Three Arrests

A morning burglary at the former South Sea Packing shed in Johnston, which is currently being leased by the Carlisle Company in Aiken and is used to store rims, led…

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Seven Vehicles Discovered Broken Into Over $40,000 of Merchandise Stolen From One Truck The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded Thursday, Sept. 10, to a total of seven vehicles that were…

Fatal Hit and Run in Johnston

Fatal Hit and Run in Johnston

Richard Broadwater, 47, of Johnston, was killed in a hit and run on Monument Drive in Johnston, Saturday, Aug. 22, around 8:40 in the evening. According to the SC Highway…

Johnston Author to Hold Book Signing

Johnston Author to Hold Book Signing

At Tidwell Jewelers August 20, 2015 After the announcement in the Advertiser of Buck Asbill’s book Ramblin’ ‘Round being launched soon, there has been a growing interest in how to…

Thirty-Five Years of Weather Reporting

Thirty-Five Years of Weather Reporting

Volunteers, through what is known as the Cooperative Observer Program, have served the nation for 125 years by recording and reporting weather data. Mr. Olin Berry, of Johnston, has been…

Train Wreck in Downtown Johnston – Updated

Train Wreck in Downtown Johnston – Updated

May 14, 2015 – A Norfolk Southern train struck a low-boy tractor trailer at the intersection of Highways 121 and 23 in Johnston around 9:45 Thursday morning, May 14. One…

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