Fire Damages Former Location of All God’s Creatures

Fire Damages Former Location of All God’s Creatures

A fire on Old Plank Road in Johnston Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 2, damaged the former location of the animal shelter All God’s Creatures and current home of Grant and Denise Holcombe. According to Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Casey, the fire appears to have started in the kitchen and was possibly electrical in nature.  Although […]

DHEC: Flu Vaccine Available Across South Carolina

DHEC: Flu Vaccine Available Across South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Now is the time to get vaccinated to protect yourself and your family for the coming influenza season, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced today. “Flu vaccine is in plentiful supply across the state through private providers,” said Linda Bell, M.D. and interim state epidemiologist. “In the coming weeks, […]

Southern Studies Showcase Welcomed Many to Edgefield

Southern Studies Showcase Welcomed Many to Edgefield

The Mayor of Edgefield, Ken Durham, has spoken, echoed by Tonya Browder, Director of Tompkins Library. He has announced the plan to continue, annually, with the Southern Studies Showcase that began last weekend and that brought many out-of-towners to Edgefield. Conferees enjoyed both “feasting” on a variety of Southern studies and feasting at local restaurants […]

Don’t Miss This Week’s Print Edition

The Edgefield Advertiser is celebrating the 11th Heritage Jubilee Festival with an 18-page special edition that includes 6 pages dedicated to Edgefield, its people, and the spirit of the festival that brings so many former residents and present ones together. Readers will find a ramble that takes one down Wigfall Street, a cozy neighborhood of bungalows and […]

Piper to Make Special Appearance at Heritage Jubilee

Piper to Make Special Appearance at Heritage Jubilee

Ms. Penny Hunt, the author of The Piper Tales, which have been running in The Advertiser since early September, will be at The Advertiser booth on Saturday at the Heritage Jubilee. Young people, who know Piper, or who want to know Piper, can drop by to shake his paw! See our ad in the Festival […]

School Speaks to Death of Student

It is with a great deal of sadness that the Edgefield County School District reports today the passing of one of its students. Tyler Morgan, a 10th grader at Strom Thurmond High School, passed away over the weekend. Tyler has been a student with the school district since his preschool days. Counselors were available at […]

SC Drought Committee Lowers Status for 21 Counties

SC Drought Committee Lowers Status for 21 Counties

Edgefield Downgraded to Moderate Drought –  For the first time since Feb. 2011, portions of South Carolina are drought free based on the SC Drought Response Committee’s official declaration issued Sept. 27, 2012. The committee met via conference call and downgraded 14 counties to no drought. Elsewhere in the state the committee downgraded Greenville and Laurens […]

Town Square Wecomes a New Business

Town Square Wecomes a New Business

There’s a new shop on Edgefield’s Courthouse Square located in one of the town’s historic old buildings a few doors down from the Town Hall and across the parking lot from the Old Edgefield Grill. The Edgefield Trading Company opens on Friday, September 28, offering patrons a wide selection of antiques, home décor, gifts, and […]

Bondex Inc. Expanding Operations in Edgefield County

Bondex Inc. Expanding Operations in Edgefield County

$6.4 million investment expected to create 13 new jobs COLUMBIA, S.C. – September 26, 2012 – Bondex Inc., a maker of thermally bonded nonwoven materials, today announced that it will expand its existing operations in Edgefield County. The $6.4 million investment is expected to generate 13 new jobs. “We are excited about moving forward with our […]

“Early” Announcement from Energy Group

Will Bring Jobs to Edgefield County The announcement of the Atlanta-based Enova Energy Group with plans to open a $110 million wood pellet-processing plant near Trenton, for the manufacture of fuel for export overseas, came, not from Edgefield County Government (the usual source), but from the Company itself. According to Will Williams, Director of The […]