Southern Studies Showcase – Including Block Party on Square

Southern Studies Showcase – Including Block Party on Square

Genealogical and historical societies from all over South Carolina and Georgia are gathering together at the “Southern Studies Showcase” on Friday, September 28 through Saturday, September 29, in the town of Edgefield. Hosted by the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society and the Old Edgefield District African American Genealogical Society, the event is a series of […]

Local Gas Prices

Local Gas Prices

The Advertiser is now posting the 10 lowest gas prices for Edgefield and Johnston, and Aiken and North Augusta, on our new Gas Prices Page, as reported by GasBuddy. You can help keep this information current and accurate by downloading the GasBuddy app for your mobile phone and reporting prices when you stop to fill-up your tank. […]

Texan Traces Bland Roots to Edgefield

Texan Traces Bland Roots to Edgefield

By Terese Bland Bueker “The one person I want to meet in Heaven, besides my mother, of course, is Talton Bland,” said Terese Bland Bueker of The Woodlands, Texas.  “And the first thing I’m going to say to him is ‘Talton, who’s your Daddy?!’”  As a genealogist I learned that my ancestor, Talton Bland, was […]

Merriwether Community Coalition Launches Web Site

Merriwether Community Coalition Launches Web Site

With a desire to provide input into the planning for the Merriwether Community, January 2012 saw the birth of the Merriwether Community Coalition. Since that time, the core group has been meeting, gathering and sharing information with the community. Community wide meetings have taken place and we are now moving forward. In an effort to […]

35th Annual Truck and Tractor Pull

35th Annual Truck and Tractor Pull

The Saluda Young Farmers 35th Annual Truck and Tractor Pull, “Hottest Pull in the South” will be held August 10th – 11th at the Young Farmer Stadium at the County Recreation Complex. The NTPA professional pull will begin at 7:30 p.m. Classes this year include: 2 wheel drive trucks, 4 wheel drive trucks, super farm […]

“Fish Don’t Have an Address”

“Fish Don’t Have an Address”

A Reaction to Overharvesting—Fewer Crappies on Your line! A small but interested group gathered at the Turkey Shoppe in Edgefield on Friday to hear Department of Natural Resources representative Daniel Baker answer questions about the new regulations set forth by DNR.  Probably the regulation affecting more local people is the one that sets a smaller […]

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), […]