Cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in SC

Cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in SC

COLUMBIA — Two cases of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) were confirmed in two South Carolina horses in June, according to Boyd Parr, state veterinarian and director of Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health. A 10-year-old horse from Horry County and a 4-month-old horse from Marion County recently tested positive for the disease. EEE is a serious, […]

AEC Warns of Lottery Phone Scam

AEC Warns of Lottery Phone Scam

AIKEN – Aiken Electric Cooperative reports receiving information about a lottery phone scam.  The caller claims the Aiken Electric Cooperative member has won $250,000 from a lottery based on names the electric provider has supplied.  The caller claimed to be based in Jamaica. Aiken Electric Cooperative does not share member information with any company or service […]

Marine Walks the Countryside With a Purpose

Marine Walks the Countryside With a Purpose

Mac McQuown was “holding court” at Jim Satcher Ford in Johnston, Wednesday afternoon, June 20, and he was surrounded by many interested people who wanted to know about this journey he is taking.  Already he has walked over a thousand miles as a way to bring awareness to the wounded veterans and their needs, as […]

$15,000 Worth of Tennis Shoes Stolen

$15,000 Worth of Tennis Shoes Stolen

Vacationing residents of Moore Road in Edgefield County returned home over the weekend to find their home had been burglarized. According to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the crime occurred sometime between June 16 and June 23, 2012.  Evidence suggests the burglars gained entrance to the home by breaking out the windows of a laundry […]

“Bee” Good to Pollinators

“Bee” Good to Pollinators

National Pollinator Week Encourages Everyone to “Bee” Good to Pollinators – (The Advertiser thought this too good to not publish. There is a decline, after all.) As part of National Pollinator Week, from June 18-24, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners will host public events across the country designed to highlight the […]

Trenton’s Population Grows by Thousands

Trenton’s Population Grows by Thousands

All in the Day of The Ridge Peach Festival –  The Trenton Ridge Peach Festival was as grand and fun as ever.  Every year it pulls thousands into the park there in Trenton and treats them to music, food, things to buy, and friends to see.  And one can also buy good peaches, have peach […]

Carr’s Receive Honorary Degrees

Carr’s Receive Honorary Degrees

The SC FFA Honorary State FFA Degree is the highest honorary degree the FFA association can award, and it is presented at the Annual State FFA Convention. The purpose of the degree program is to recognize individuals who have rendered outstanding service to the state agricultural education program.  Chalmers and Lori Anne Carr, owners of […]

Solstice Sunrise

Solstice Sunrise

The Summer Solstice occurs this evening (Wed. 6/20/12) at approximately 7:10 PM EDT.   As we were delivering the papers this morning, we caught this beautiful solstice sunrise on Highway 39 in Ridge Spring at 6:29 AM EDT.   Happy First Day of Summer!    

Sheriff’s Office Confiscates More Poker Machines

Sheriff’s Office Confiscates More Poker Machines

An investigator with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office made a fortunate discovery Friday afternoon while on routine patrol on the south side of Highway 25. As he patrolled the area, the investigator noticed a trailer outside of B&M Carpets being loaded with poker machines.  The trailer was already quite full and two men were preparing […]

A Mere 1% Vote in Primary

A Mere 1% Vote in Primary

Doyle Gets 167; Gaither, 69 If we consider the total number of registered voters– the possible number (15,863) coming to vote (never happened) in any election – and the number of voters who actually voted in the June 12 Primary (236) here in Edgefield County, the total in the Primary was one percent of  those […]