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 […]

Police Wrangle Donkey and Goat – Police Win

Police Wrangle Donkey and Goat – Police Win

Police officers go to work every day not knowing the different dangers they may face, but on Thursday, July 12, officers with the Edgefield City Police Department were met with two unlikely foes; a donkey and a goat. The show down did turn ugly as measures were taken to ensure the unlikely duo would not […]

Boatwright Murder Trial Set to Begin This Week

Boatwright Murder Trial  Set to Begin This Week

The murder trial of Tammy Renee Boatwright is slated to begin this week at the Edgefield County Court House.  Jurors are set to be chosen on Tuesday with the trial beginning thereafter.  The trial is expected to be concluded by the end of the week. Boatwright was charged in Jan. of 2011 with the murder […]

School Board Elections

School Board Elections

Four Seats on Edgefield Co. School Board Are Up for Re-election: File by August 15 Notice is given in the print edition of The Advertiser, page 5, that the filing is open for the Edgefield School Board elections in the general election of early November.  There are four seats up for re-election: Districts 3, 4, 6, […]

Santi’s Dollar Store Holds Grand Opening

Santi’s Dollar Store Holds Grand Opening

McKie’s Pavillion is a Family Affair The Grand Opening of Santi’s Dollar Store (short for Santiago) was held Saturday, July 14, at 9 a.m. Summer hours will be Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday from 1-6 p.m. If the community shows a need, the fall/winter hours will be from 8 […]

Public Hearing for Proposed Improvements to US 25

Public Hearing for Proposed Improvements to US 25

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a public hearing Tuesday, July 17, in Edgefield County concerning the proposed improvements to US 25 from Secondary Road 429 (Barton Road) to SC 19 (Augusta Road). The hearing will be between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church Fellowship Hall located […]