Jaws Shown on the Square

Jaws Shown on the Square

Originally scheduled to be shown Friday the 13th, but postponed due to the threat of thunderstorms, Jaws will be the Downtown Drive-In this Friday, July, 27th.  — The Downtown Drive-In offering this week will be Jaws, the 1975 thriller, directed by Steven Spielberg, based on Peter Benchley’s novel of the same name. The movie won […]

Miss South Carolina Takes to the Road

Miss South Carolina Takes to the Road

The new Miss South Carolina, Ali Rogers, crowned last week in Columbia, was showered with money, scholarships, a fur coat (among many gifts) and something she can be proud of and use every day – a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee from Jim Satcher Motors of Johnston. Owners and managers of the Satcher motor business, David and Michelle Satcher, were […]

Race is Almost Set For General Election, Nov. 6

Race is Almost Set For General Election, Nov. 6

Names of certified candidates were disseminated from the Voter Registration Office last week. They are candidates who had been removed from the ballot in the spring because of the registration snafu and now, through petitioning, were seeking again the offices of their choice. Four names were given: George Attaway (District 3), William Smith (District 1), […]

FEMA Grant to S.C. to Update Flood Maps

FEMA Grant to S.C. to Update Flood Maps

ATLANTA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that a grant of more than $1.7 million will be awarded to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources in support of its floodplain mapping program. FEMA will provide $1,757,805 in federal funds toward projects to improve existing flood insurance rate maps and flood risk data, which will strengthen local […]

Strom Thurmond High School Announces Registration Days

Strom Thurmond High School Announces Registration Days

Strom Thurmond High School will hold registration on the following dates from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day: August 6, Seniors; August 7, Juniors; August 8, Sophomores; August 9, Freshmen (Freshmen Orientation will be also be held from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.); August 13, New Students to the District. Reminder: All “Pre-registration” forms must be […]

Parole Office Mixup Leads to Parolee’s Untimely Release

Parole Office Mixup Leads to Parolee’s Untimely Release

The quiet of Friday afternoon, July 20, in the town of Edgefield was interrupted by a burst of sirens as police officers converged on the Edgefield Discovery Center. Reports came into The Advertiser office that “every police car in town” was seen there with descriptions depicting officers searching under of the Discovery Center. The Advertiser […]

SCDOT Hosts Public Hearing on HWY 25 Project

SCDOT Hosts Public Hearing on HWY 25 Project

Resigned to the inevitable may best describe the sentiments of many in attendance at Tuesday night’s, July 17, public hearing held by the SC Department of Transportation to discuss the widening project of Highway 25. (This was at Mount Canaan fellowship hall on Highway 25, South, out of Trenton.) This project, which is composed of […]

Boatwright Accepts Plea Bargain – Avoids Trial

Boatwright Accepts Plea Bargain – Avoids Trial

Tammy Renee Boatwright, whose murder trial was set to begin Tuesday, July 17 for the 2011 shooting of Don Robert Boyd, Jr., accepted a plea bargain for the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter. With this plea, the judge sentenced Boatwright to 15 years in prison and suspended that to 5 years in prison and 5 […]

Pottery Program Gains Experienced Instructor

Pottery Program Gains Experienced Instructor

Submitted by PTC. Edgefield, S.C. – After a nationwide search, Piedmont Technical College has hired Thomas Koole of New York’s Hudson Valley to assume the program coordinator position at the Pottery Center in Edgefield. After a hiatus this summer during the search, the Pottery Center will be open for the upcoming fall 2012 semester, and classes […]

Wardlaw Shooting Team members receive $13,000 award through Cabela’s, NWTF

Wardlaw Shooting Team members receive $13,000 award through Cabela’s, NWTF

EDGEFIELD, S.C. –Wardlaw Academy Shooting Team members Kevin Freeland and Ben Dodson were recently awarded a trip to the Cabela’s CLUB Whittington Adventure at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, N.M. They will be accompanied by their fathers, Allen Freeland and Brian Dodson. The National Wild Turkey Federation recommended the Wardlaw Shooting Team for the […]