Local Red Cross Shelter Team Deploys to Louisiana

Local Red Cross Shelter Team Deploys to Louisiana

21 local volunteers are on the ground in the Gulf Coast helping with Red Cross relief efforts AIKEN, SC, AUGUST 30, 2012 – The American Red Cross, Columbia Region has deployed a shelter team of five volunteers to Lafayette, LA to help with relief efforts after Hurricane Isaac caused great damage and flooding along the […]

Weekly Children’s Story Series “The Piper Tales”

Weekly Children’s Story Series “The Piper Tales”

Beginning this September, young and young-at-heart readers will thrill to the weekly adventure stories of a boy named Bill and his dog, Piper. The Piper Tales, written by local author Penny L. Hunt, are published by The Edgefield Advertiser both in traditional print and on line. Each adventure leads to the next in a “to be […]

Suspected Drugs Found at JET Middle School

Two Students Taken to Department of Juvenile Justice School Resource Officer for JET Middle School, Rodney Williams, removed what is believed to be marijuana from two students on campus Monday, Aug. 27. According to a report by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the two juveniles were each found to be in possession of a bag containing a […]

Attempted Break-in at Edgefield Library

During a routine walk-through of the town of Edgefield Monday night, Aug. 27, an officer with the Edgefield Police Department found the doors to the Edgefield County Library askew by an apparent attempt to break-in to the public building. The discovery was made around 11:30 and officers quickly processed the scene. Evidence was collected, and […]

Dollar General Employee Arrested

Dollar General Employee Arrested

An employee with the Dollar General in Trenton, SC has been arrested and charged with Breach of Trust with Fraudulent Intent Greater than $10,000. According to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, Larry Washington, of Gloverville, SC had been employed with the retail chain for nearly a year. During that time, he is accused of having […]

SC School Directories Now Digitized

SC School Directories Now Digitized

Columbia S.C. – The South Carolina State Library is pleased to present the South Carolina School Directory Digital Collection (http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/south-carolina-school-directories). Since 1911 the South Carolina State Department of Education has published a yearly directory of schools in the state. Information catalogued in each issue is different; some issues include school and district information, Department of […]

Rising Gas Prices Getting You Down?

Rising Gas Prices Getting You Down?

With the continual increase in gas prices everyone is trying to conserve fuel and reduce the bite on their wallets. Nationally, the current average for a gallon of Regular Unleaded is $3.75. In South Carolina, with our lower taxes on fuel, we are only paying, on average, $3.46/gl. That is better than other states, but […]

SCDHEC: Dam, Reservoir Owners and Operators Should Begin Lowering Water Levels

SCDHEC: Dam, Reservoir Owners and Operators Should Begin Lowering Water Levels

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Owners and operators of reservoirs throughout South Carolina should check their dams immediately, and during the next several days for possible problems caused by heavy rainfall, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control announced today. “Owners who have the ability to lower their reservoir’s water level should safely do so to […]

Tour Group Announcement

Tour Group Announcement

The Town of Edgefield would like you to help welcome 42 folks to Edgefield this Saturday, August 25th! Carolina Tours out of Columbia will be coming in this Saturday for a Ladies Mystery Tour! Stops include the Tompkins Library, shopping Downtown on the square, lunch at the Old Edgefield Grill, Oakley Park and a Mercy […]

From the Mountains of Austria to Edgefield’s Hickory Hill

From the Mountains of Austria to Edgefield’s Hickory Hill

Josef Kals is Austrian, and what’s more, he comes from the mountainous western part of the country, from a small farm of 15 cows (Simmental heifers he calls them).  Here in the south of the U.S. on Faulkner Mountain Rd. he is working on a farm of 500 cows, (Holsteins) – this is Hickory Hill […]