DAVE DAY: Friday, July 8, 2016 in Aiken, SC; Saturday, July 9 in Edgefield, SC

DAVE DAY: Friday, July 8, 2016 in Aiken, SC; Saturday, July 9 in Edgefield, SC

Come celebrate DAVE THE POTTER at a two-day, two-town festival in honor of this extraordinary African-American artisan! Dave, born into slavery, lived for the first three-quarters of the 19th century in the Edgefield District of South Carolina. Thirsty for knowledge, he dared to challenge anti-slave-literacy laws by learning to read and write. He left an […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

I recently thought of a clever speech concept that could be used by any of the three remaining candidates in the ’16 Presidential race. As I developed the idea, I visited one of the candidate’s “Official” websites and realized it was very difficult to communicate my idea to the campaign as compared to contributing my […]

Antioch Sponsors Soul Surfer movie night

Antioch Sponsors Soul Surfer movie night

Antioch Sponsors Soul Surfer, “A Perfect Night on the Square” The ECDA was extremely pleased with the turn out for our June Movie-on-the-Square.  “We had over 150 individuals gathered around the square, participating in all the festivities and then watching Soul Surfer.  Folks were sitting in chairs and spread out on blankets.  It was a postcard […]

Edgefield Sheriff’s Office Receives Multiple Snake Calls

Edgefield Sheriff’s Office Receives Multiple Snake Calls

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to three separate calls involving snakes over the weekend.  In two of those instances, snakes were reported being seen on or around the victims’ homes.  In one of those two calls, to a home on Youngblood Road in Trenton, Friday, June 10, the homeowner reported seeing a 6 foot […]

46th Annual Ridge Peach Festival, June18

46th Annual Ridge Peach Festival, June18

Music and Dance Coming from the Ridge Lots of local talent, coming from the Ridge prjmarily, will be spreading their song and dance throughout the day at the 46th Annual Ridge Peach Festival in Trenton, S.C. starting at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.  As noted in additional stories inn the Advertiser print edition, Brooker Strom and […]

British Author and Historian Comes to Edgefield

British Author and Historian Comes to Edgefield

O’Shaughnessy, Liberty Week Visitor and Lecturer Dr. Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy, noted British author and historian, will present a lecture in Edgefield on Wednesday evening, June 29, at 6 p.m., at The Joanne T. Rainsford Discovery Center.  He is a Professor of History at The University of Virginia and Director of the International Center for Jefferson […]

MJA Endowed Scholarship

MJA Endowed Scholarship

Three Piedmont Technical College students recently received the MJA Endowed Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Pictured are, from left, Lovelette Kenley, an administrative office technology student from North Augusta; and Kara McAlister, scholarship committee member. Not pictured are Brian Davis, a pharmacy technology student from Trenton; and Benjamin Dodson, a diversified agriculture student […]

ECDA Annual June Movie, Friday, June 10

ECDA Annual June Movie, Friday, June 10

The Edgefield Community Development Association (ECDA) invites everyone to the Annual June Downtown Movie on the Square in historic Edgefield on Friday, June 10, 2016.  “Bring your family, your neighbors, and your friends to gather around the Edgefield Square for the Showing of ‘Soul Surfer,’ an inspiring true story!” said Theresa McMullen, ECDA president. The […]

Thefts of Vehicles and Work Equipment

Thefts of Vehicles and Work Equipment

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to two calls regarding stolen items during the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 8.  The first call was to Scott Mims Grading Company on the Hwy 25 Bypass.  Law enforcement was told by the victim that he was notified by an Edgefield City Police Officer that the gate […]