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 […]

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 witness near the area when the crash happened described it as sounding like a bomb going off while another said he thought it was an […]

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival On Tap for May 1-2

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival On Tap for May 1-2

Grand Marshals: Johnston Elementary School Teachers May 1, 2015 – This coming weekend, the Johnston, SC, Peach Blossom Festival will showcase great entertainment, arts and crafts, food concessions, a parade, games for children, and a family-oriented street dance. The parade Grand Marshals this year are the teachers from Johnston Elementary School. These teachers have a […]

Moonshine Still Confiscated by Law Enforcement

Moonshine Still Confiscated by Law Enforcement

Owner Charged with Unlawful Possession of Liquor A Johnston man had his moonshine still confiscated by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office after he was found to be in possession of an illegal distillery device. According to a report filed by the ECSO, an incident at Strom Thurmond High School earlier in the month led deputies […]

Families Acknowledged in Peach Blossom Festival Plans

Families Acknowledged in Peach Blossom Festival Plans

April 27, 2015 – The Johnston Peach Festival has a Friday, May 1, street dance in downtown Johnston, designed especially for families, which is held 8-11 p.m. This year’s street dance will feature Bill Johnes and the Bucket List Band, a popular local band. This year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Dance Sponsors are Dr. Hugh […]