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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrests

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrests

A routine traffic stopped resulted in the arrests of three individuals, two 18 year old men and a 26 year old man, Tuesday, May 28.  According to a report filed…

False Report of Infant’s Drowning Results in Arrest

False Report of Infant’s Drowning Results in Arrest

A woman who claimed her 2 year old infant had drowned over the weekend has been arrested and is facing charges of breach of peace and filing a false police…

Small Towns Flooded with Peachtree 23 Shoppers, June 1

Small Towns Flooded with Peachtree 23 Shoppers, June 1

Peachtree 23, The Longest Yard Sale in the State, attracted thousands on Saturday, June 1.  As seen in the gallery below, Main Street in Ridge Spring was overrun with shoppers…

Summer Reading Program at Edgefield County Libraries

Summer Reading Program at Edgefield County Libraries

Dig Into Reading! is a vacation reading program for children in Edgefield County running from June to August 12th. Children may register for the reading program at any of the…

Johnston Man Killed in Aiken County Crash

A Johnston man was killed in a single car accident on Coleman Bridge Road near Ott Dale Drive in Aiken County around 2 a.m. Saturday, May, 25.  According to Aiken…

School District Names ’12–’13 Teachers and Support Staffers of the Year

School District Names ’12–’13 Teachers and Support Staffers of the Year

Every year each school in the Edgefield County School District selects a “Teacher of the Year” as well as a “Support Staff Person of the Year”. The selections have been…

Update to Johnston H&R Block Identity Fraud

Update to Johnston H&R Block Identity Fraud

As previously reported by The Advertiser in Feb. of 2012, an employee with the Johnston branch of H&R Block was charged with stealing personal information from clients and using that…

Johnston Mural Unveiling

Johnston Mural Unveiling

On Sunday, May 5th, over 100 people gathered in the warehouse of the Edwards Building in downtown Johnston to celebrate the lives of three of the Town’s pioneering developers. Van…

Peach Blossom Stroll

Peach Blossom Stroll

Saturday Morning, May 4th, The Peach Blossom Stroll participants walked a 1.6 mile track to benefit Relay For Life-Edgefield County. Seventeen participants braved the cold winds and enjoyed a morning…

Despite the Weather, Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Carried On

Despite the Weather, Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Carried On

Although the weather Saturday, May 4, being unseasonably cold and windy with spotty showers of rain, was not ideal for outdoor activities, the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival carried on as…