Local Candidate’s Signs Stolen

Local Candidate’s Signs Stolen

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Clerk of Court Sonny Reel that several of his campaign signs had been stolen.  Reel, who is seeking re-election to his position, advised law enforcement that the eleven signs that were located on private, residential property.  The locations of these signs included Columbia Road, Addison Street, Youngblood […]

Tales From Beaverdam – New Column for the Advertiser Print Edition

Tales From Beaverdam – New Column for the Advertiser Print Edition

By Julian Landrum Mims III, Ph.D. The readers of our area have something to look forward to – a series of articles that Julian Mims, who grew up on Buncombe Street and attended the schools in Edgefield, offered to this newspaper.  They are full of humor, provoking nostalgia and evoking memories.  The stories reach back […]

Edgefield Republican Party Cancels Town Hall, Plans Organizational Meeting

Edgefield Republican Party Cancels Town Hall, Plans Organizational Meeting

The Edgefield County Republican Party has canceled plans for a Town Hall for June 4 and instead is having an organizational meeting on June 2, with the possibility of hearing from the three Republican candidates for Solicitor, Circuit 11.  They have been invited to the Thursday, June 2 meeting. The following press release gives the […]

Adult Learning Center in Johnston Damaged

Adult Learning Center in Johnston Damaged

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was notified Friday, May 27, of damage to property at the Adult Learning Center in Johnston.  According to the ECSO report, unknown persons have been taking mail out of the center’s mailbox located at the driveway of the center.  Mail was found strewn about the lawn of the school.  Additionally, […]

Strom Thurmond High School, 2016 Graduates

Strom Thurmond High School, 2016 Graduates

Congratulations to: Leo James Antuna, Christopher Paul Armstrong, Malcolm Jamal Axen, Dalton Ellis Bagshaw, Derek Arthur Barnhart, Joshua Davis Barton, Titus Cordell Bean, Quianna Renee Berry, Aleshia Moquita Blacks, Aliya Porscha Blacks, Jermiah Christopher Blocker, Samuel Jackson Blythe, Brittney Elizabeth Boatwright, Marquis Anthony Brooks, Caitlyn Brice Brown, Keati DeVarje Buchanan, Aaliyah Shavon Buckhanon, Shuron Al-Keim […]

Statewide deer harvest decreases in 2015

Statewide deer harvest decreases in 2015

Results of the 2015 Deer Hunter Survey conducted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources indicate that the statewide harvest of deer decreased about 4 percent last season, not surprising given the poor hunting conditions last fall. An estimated 111,035 bucks and 83,995 does made up a total harvest of 195,030, according to Charles Ruth, […]

88.3 WAFJ – Tiny Town Tour comes to Johnston June 3rd

88.3 WAFJ – Tiny Town Tour comes to Johnston June 3rd

North Augusta, SC – Local 88.3 WAFJ radio station is headed to area small towns each Friday in June. The goal of each stop is to spend face to face time with local residents and listeners in each town. The first stop will be Johnston, SC.  88.3 WAFJ will be at the Johnston Mural from […]

DHEC Orders Repairs to Beaverdam Structures 1 & 2

DHEC Orders Repairs to Beaverdam Structures 1 & 2

No Funding Available for Multi-Thousand Dollar Project              The plight of Beaverdam Structures 1&2 was first brought to public attention at Edgefield County Council’s last monthly meeting.  It was there that Edgar Lamb, President of the Beaverdam Water Shed Commissioners, informed Council the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) had issued repair orders for […]

Edgefield’s “Dave the Potter” now in SC Hall of Fame

Edgefield’s “Dave the Potter” now in SC Hall of Fame

More than fifty people from the Edgefield area traveled to Charleston on April 27th for a great occasion: the induction of David Drake, widely known as “Dave the Potter,” into the South Carolina Hall of Fame. An extraordinary ceramic artisan that lived in Edgefield during the 19th century, Dave is the organization’s 93rd inductee. Dr. […]

Grand Opening of The Phoenix Factory

Grand Opening of The Phoenix Factory

The Grand Opening of The Phoenix Factory on May 5th was a resounding success.  Over 125 friends, family, and well-wishers gathered for this ambrosial night filled with good food and fellowship. The tables groaned under the weight of so many delicious delicacies that were prepared by some of the most talented cooks in Edgefield County. […]

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