Water Authority Responds to Reports of Violations

– By Tiffani Ireland – The Edgefield County Water and Sewer Department came under scrutiny this week when a local broadcast media outlet reported that an Edgefield County water and sewer plant had released toxins into the Savannah River. The report, based on information provided to the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), claimed […]

Ellen Geddes USA Fencing Team Gold and Silver Medalist

Ellen Geddes USA Fencing Team Gold and Silver Medalist

  – By Tiffani Ireland – November 6, 2015 – United States of America Fencing Team member Ellen Geddes of Johnston won the gold medal in wheelchair fencing at the North American Cup, an international fencing event held in Richmond, Virginia, Sept. 18-20 of this year. Geddes beat the Canadian National Champion to win her […]

S.C. Flood Update: More Rain on Agricultural Productivity

S.C. Flood Update: More Rain on Agricultural Productivity

CLEMSON, S.C. – November 5, 2015  — A month after historic rains flooded South Carolina, farmers remain washed out of fields during a critical period for harvesting and winter planting. Rainfall topped two inches in parts of the Upstate, Midlands and Pee Dee last week, according to the S.C. Climatology Office, and more rain is […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Shooting on Five Notch Road A man suffering from a gunshot wound was taken to a Wal-Mart in North Augusta, Tuesday, Nov. 3, where is was later discovered by responding law enforcement that the victim had been shot in Edgefield County. According to a spokesperson with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, is was discovered the victim […]

Edgefield Delegation Meeting to Include County Leaders

The Edgefield County Legislative Delegation will be meeting on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 6:00 p.m., in the Edgefield County Council Chambers located at 225 Jeter Street, in Edgefield. The following are members of the Delegation: Senator Shane Massey, Chairman, Rep. Bill Clyburn and Rep. Bill Hixon. They will be hearing from the following county […]

Edgefield Named #1 Safest City in South Carolina

Edgefield Named #1 Safest City in South Carolina

Edgefield received top honors this week when it was announced on Oct. 26 by the website Safewise.com that the town ranked as the #1 Safest City in South Carolina. The honor is based on 2013 data cities provided to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (municipalities included must have a population over 2,000). The site compares […]

Prison Tear Gas Release Affects NWTF

– By Tiffani Ireland – A tear gas release that was part of training exercises by the federal prison which neighbors the National Wild Turkey Federation affected several NWTF employees and construction workers at the site Thursday morning, Oct. 22, according to Ken Durham, Facilities Director, with NWTF. Durham said that employees reported seeing a yellowish […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Suspected Burglars Chased from Saluda into Johnston A high speed chase of two suspected burglars from the town of Saluda led to Johnston, Monday, Oct. 26. According to Major Long with the Saluda Police Department, who spoke to The Advertiser, Tuesday, following the chase, Saluda dispatch was notified by a neighbor that two men were […]

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