County Hosts Annual Intergovernmental Meeting

County Hosts Annual Intergovernmental Meeting

The Edgefield County Council hosted their annual intergovernmental meeting Thursday night, March 12, at the new Sweetwater Community Center. Invited guests were served Japanese cuisine as they listened to speakers from different governmental agencies appraise Council of their work. Speakers included Mayors Ken Durham and Terrance Culbreath, Roger Leduc (who, as Administrator, spoke on behalf […]

County Opens the Merriwether Center with a Ribbon Cutting

County Opens the Merriwether Center with a Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon cutting for the Merriwether Center on Sweetwater Rd. drew a crowd from the area that included officials: County Council members Chm. Blackwell, Ashcraft, Talbert and Campbell; Sweetwater Baptist minister Rev. Paul Noe who gave a prayer; Sen Massey, Rep. Hixon, Administrator Lynn Strom and her assistant Jennifer Gilley and Mayor Durham; Ambassador Cooper who […]

A Total of Four Now Charged in Currytown Break-ins

A Total of Four Now Charged in Currytown Break-ins

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a total of four suspects for the multiple automobile break-ins that occurred in the Currytown Subdivision, Jan. 20. In a press release, the ECSO confirmed the arrests of Jamie Wright, 18, and Dale Wright, 19, brothers from Graniteville, SC, as well as that of Travis Lee Gray, 20, […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Auto Break-ins in Currytown Station Subdivision Over a dozen automobiles were broken into in the Currytown Station Subdivision sometime during the late night hours, Tuesday, Jan 20. According to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the first call reporting a break-in in that area came into dispatch around 5:30 Wednesday morning. As the ECSO investigated the […]

Substitute Teacher Brings Gun to MES, Fired and Arrested

A substitute teacher at Merriwether Elementary School was terminated from her position with the Edgefield County School District, Tuesday, Dec. 9, after she brought a gun onto school property. According to published reports, the gun was found in a faculty bathroom by another teacher. The gun was loaded with four rounds. The substitute teacher, who […]

Spires/Solesbee Attackers Sentenced

Kevin Richardson, 22, and Robby Moses, 23, were sentenced Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, for the May 3, 2013 attack at the Riverwalk in Augusta, Ga., of Edgefield native Wesley Spires and his then girlfriend, Ashley Solesbee. Both Richardson and Moses were charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, and robbery for their actions in this crime. […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Armed Robbery at Caper House #2 in Johnston The Caper House #2 on Lee Street in Johnston was the site of an early morning armed robbery, Monday, Dec. 1. According to Johnston Police Chief Lamaz Robinson, who spoke with The Advertiser regarding the crime, a man wearing a ski mask and carrying what is believed […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Dog Stolen on Hwy 191 The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a dog being stolen from a residence on Hwy 191 in Johnston, Saturday, Nov. 22. According to the ECSO report, the owner and his dog, which is described as a chocolate colored Labrador retriever, were outside in his yard when […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Sweetwater Baptist Church Burglarized The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary call at Sweetwater Baptist Church, Wednesday, Oct. 8.  According to the ECSO report, thieves entered two storage buildings behind the church office on Sweetwater Road and took numerous tools and equipment.  The responding deputy was able to locate a chainsaw in an […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Victim Chases Down Thief and Recovers Property A resident of Flintlock Drive in North Augusta (Edgefield County) took matters into his own hands Monday, Sept. 29, when he discovered his golf cart was being stolen. According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report detailing the incident, the victim stated he was awaken around five thirty […]