Opera Performing Twins; Grounded, Yet, Rising Stars

Opera Performing Twins; Grounded, Yet, Rising Stars

 – By Tiffani Ireland – Imagine expectantly awaiting the birth of twins, only to have those expected gifts to come very prematurely into the world.  Then imagine having those tiny gems, one weighing three pounds and the other only a mere pound, being given grim prospects and small chances for life.  Then fast forward nearly […]

Miniature Horse Attacked by Dogs

Miniature Horse Attacked by Dogs

 – By Tiffani Ireland – Martha MacDonald was unprepared for the sight that awaited her on the morning of June 29 when she went to her pasture to check on her horses.  There she found her 10 year old miniature horse with her lower lip hanging from her face.  Further inspection revealed the mini’s muzzle […]

Kidnapping Call in Johnston

Kidnapping Call in Johnston

The Johnston Police Department responded to a possible kidnapping call Tuesday night, Sept. 10.  According to Investigator Lamaz Robinson of the JPD, who spoke with The Advertiser the following day, a Water Works Road resident called 911 around 9:00 Tuesday night to report that her grandson had been kidnapped.  Inv. Robinson said the woman stated […]

Early Morning Accident on Hwy 121 – UPDATED

Early Morning Accident on Hwy 121 – UPDATED

As we were delivering papers early Wednesday morning, we came upon AirMed landing at Billy’s in Trenton. They had been called in to medivac the victim of a single car accident on Highway 121 between Trenton and Johnston. At the scene of the accident, Edgefield County Sheriff’s Deputies were hesitant to provide details, other than, […]

Friends Celebrate a WWII Veteran’s Birthday

Friends Celebrate a WWII Veteran’s Birthday

 – James Butler of Johnston Turns Ninety-Seven –  The Triangle in Johnston, a restaurant that serves Southern style food at lunch time, was the gathering place for some 20 (more or less) friends and family of James Butler who served in World War II in the Army infantry, received two Purple Hearts, and came home […]

Gate At Mount of Olives In Need of Repair

Gate At Mount of Olives In Need of Repair

Recently, the arch over the gate at Mount of Olives Cemetery in Johnston collapsed in a high wind.  The arch, made of cast iron, is dated 1876, when the cemetery was founded.  It was broken into four pieces.  The arch and supporting columns are now under lock and key.  Funds are needed to repair 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 […]

Socialize and Philosophize Among the Fruits & Vegetables

Socialize and Philosophize Among the Fruits & Vegetables

 – Farmers Markets in the Edgefield County-Ridge Area –  Hugh Weathers, South Carolina’s Commissioner of Agriculture, is asking South Carolinians to join him in celebrating Farmers Market Month in August by shopping at a farmers market in their community. Governor Nikki Haley has again proclaimed August as Farmers Market Month in South Carolina. Farmers Market […]

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