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An Interview with Wesley Spires

An Interview with Wesley Spires

Wesley Spires, Edgefield County native, survived a frightening and damaging assault in Augusta on Riverwalk in May 4, 2013. Ashley Solesbee was his date and she was injured also.  Their…

Trailer Theft from Driveway

Trailer Theft from Driveway

A trailer was reported stolen from a driveway on Col. Shaw’s Way, Friday, July 26.  According to the incident report filed by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the owner of…

Early Morning Accident on Martintown Road

Early Morning Accident on Martintown Road

 – By Anne Sawyer – The power went out for some on Martintown Road this morning, Thursday, July 11, before five a.m., which stirred one family in the Merriwether neighborhood…

Rains Raise Stevens Creek to Near Flood Stage

Rains Raise Stevens Creek to Near Flood Stage

This early morning photo shows Steven’s Creek running high after the recent rains that are forecast to continue for several days. The creek is usually a great place for fishing…

Musical Program in Honor of Wesley Spires

Musical Program in Honor of Wesley Spires

Gene and Ann Sawyer of the Merriwether section saw the announcement of the Republican Baptist Sunday evening music event to benefit Wesley and Ashley in The Advertiser. They attended and…

School District to Purchase Bus for Merriwether Schools

School District to Purchase Bus for Merriwether Schools

The Edgefield County School District announced today that the school board has given final approval for the purchase of a new district activity bus to be used primarily by the…

Explosives Unearthed at Residence in Merriwether

Explosives Unearthed at Residence in Merriwether

A man doing yard work at his home in the Merriwether district uncovered an explosive surprise, literally, Saturday, June 8.  According to Emergency Management Director Mike Casey, the homeowner unearthed…

SCDOT Closes Road – Could Be Closed For Month [Updated]

SCDOT Closes Road – Could Be Closed For Month [Updated]

 – By Tiffani Ireland – The SC Department of Transportation closed Country Club Hills Drive from Gregory Lake Road to Mealing Road Thursday afternoon, June 6, due to damage sustain…

Community Shows Its Support for Injured Fire Fighter Wesley Spires

Community Shows Its Support for Injured Fire Fighter Wesley Spires

The Westside Volunteer Fire Department and the Merriwether Fire Department held a BBQ plate sale to benefit Wesley Spires, Saturday, June 1, at the Westside Community Center. While an exact…

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…

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