88.3 WAFJ – Tiny Town Tour comes to Johnston June 3rd

88.3 WAFJ – Tiny Town Tour comes to Johnston June 3rd

North Augusta, SC – Local 88.3 WAFJ radio station is headed to area small towns each Friday in June. The goal of each stop is to spend face to face time with local residents and listeners in each town. The first stop will be Johnston, SC.  88.3 WAFJ will be at the Johnston Mural from […]

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 after the incident, a white female entered the gas station and presented the cashier with a note stating that she had a gun and would […]

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 North American Cup, an international fencing event held in Richmond, Virginia, Sept. 18-20 of this year. Geddes beat the Canadian National Champion to win her […]

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 the area, please send it to news@edgefieldadvertiser.com.  

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 to a car chase and multiple arrests, Friday, Oct. 2. According to a spokesperson with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the ECSO had been informed […]

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 reported broken into in the Stephens Mill Drive and Fox Chase Circle areas of the county. At one scene on Fox Chase Circle, over $40,000 […]

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 Patrol, Broadwater was in the roadway when he was struck by an unidentified vehicle. The SCHP is investigating this incident. As they have no information […]

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 get the book and when. Tidwell Jewelers of Johnston is holding a book signing event for Buck on Thursday, August 20, from 10:00 to Noon, […]

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 a part of the service for 35 of those years. That is why Kim Campbell, NWS Columbia Meteorologist-In-Charge was in the field next to Olin’s […]

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