County Council Report

County Council Report

County Council Postpones Public Hearings – Denies Requested Compensation by County Attorney By Tiffani Ireland – The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Edgefield County Council Monday night, Sept. 10, did not last as long as it could have due to the postponements of public hearings on three proposed ordinances and the postponements of the second readings […]

First Confirmed Case of West Nile Disease In Edgefield County

First Confirmed Case of West Nile Disease In Edgefield County

By Tiffani Ireland – A resident of Edgefield has been diagnosed with this year’s first confirmed case of West Nile Disease in the county.  The resident, a Caucasian woman in early thirties, began suffering from flu like symptoms around the Labor Day weekend.   After initially undergoing tests for strep throat and the flu, each of which […]

New Gas Station Raided for Gambling

New Gas Station Raided for Gambling

The Advertiser was alerted Thursday, Sept. 6, to a suspected poker raid at the newly opened Greg’s Gas Plus gas station off Martintown Road in Edgefield County. Our sources have confirmed that, indeed, a raid was made on this establishment and that while the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was involved in this incident, they only […]

Vendors Can Still Sign Up for Heritage Jubilee Festival

Vendors Can Still Sign Up for Heritage Jubilee Festival

The Edgefield Heritage Jubilee, famous for its interesting vendors, delectable barbecue, giant puffy blow-up castles in a setting that represents part of Edgefield’s heritage – Oakley Park Museum and Grounds – will open on Friday evening, October 5. Vendors, great musicians, and a chance to taste some of the barbecue and other foods that will […]

Happy 114th Birthday Mamie Rearden

Happy 114th Birthday Mamie Rearden

Today, The Edgefield Advertiser wishes Mamie Rearden many happy returns on the occasion of her 114th birthday. LivingSuperCentenarians.com, an organization that tracks all known persons over the age of 110-years-old, ranks Ms. Rearden as the 6th oldest person in the world and the oldest, living, black person. We are proud to have Ms. Rearden as […]

Edgefield County Skunk Positive for Rabies

Edgefield County Skunk Positive for Rabies

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A skunk found in the Trenton area of Edgefield County has tested positive for rabies, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported today. “Avoid wild animals acting tame and tame animals acting wild,” said Sue Ferguson of DHEC’s Bureau of Environmental Health. “About 275 South Carolinians are advised to undergo […]

Edgefield’s Tra’ves Bush Leads Navy Football Team In Ireland

Edgefield’s Tra’ves Bush Leads Navy Football Team In Ireland

Last Saturday, September, 1 2012, The University of Notre Dame and The U.S. Naval Academy football teams played in Dublin, Ireland. Edgefield’s Tra’ves Bush was on the field for Navy. Penny Hunt filed this story for The Edgefield Advertiser from Dublin, where despite Midshipman Bush and his teammates’ efforts, Navy lost to Notre Dame, 50–10. […]

COY and TOY and Support Staffer Announced

COY and TOY and Support Staffer Announced

Brad Covar, Patricia Woods and John Jackson The following three individuals became our celebrated professionals for the year 2012-13 at the annual dinner sponsored by the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce and the Edgefield County School District on Tuesday evening.  Each year the top teachers are presented and the Teacher of the Year is announced.  […]