Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Multiple Vehicle Break-ins The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to multiple reports of vehicle break-ins Sunday, Aug. 2. According to ECSO reports, a dozen vehicles were broken into in the Fox Creek Drive, Flintlock Drive, Dogwood Glen, and Country Club Hills Drive areas of the county. Many of the vehicles had their front passenger side […]

Milanes is Confirmed Hospital CEO

Milanes is Confirmed Hospital CEO

In a letter from the Edgefield County Hospital Board (signed by Board Chair Connie Sutton and Personnel Committee Chair John Pettigrew) the following statements were made available to the ECH employees and the press, on Wednesday morning, July 29. “We are pleased to inform you the BOT took action at our July 27 board meeting […]

In Conversation With Buck Asbill – a Book on the Way

In Conversation With Buck Asbill – a Book on the Way

Sitting with Buck Asbill, awaiting the arrival of his book named for his column of ten years, “Ramblin’ ‘Round,” the Advertiser opened the door with questions in order to learn about Buck Asbill as writer, teacher, philosopher, humorist and raconteur. The book is scheduled to be launched from his hometown of Johnston in August 2015, […]

PTC to Provide EMT Certificate in Edgefield County

PTC to Provide EMT Certificate in Edgefield County

People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Piedmont Technical College has been providing education to prepare students in Greenwood to become certified EMTs. Beginning spring 2016, PTC will offer an EMT curriculum in Edgefield County that will lead to a certificate. The EMT certificate will be […]

Greg Anderson Announces Retirement as School Superintendent

Statement from Edgefield County School Board July 31, 2015 – Greg Anderson, who has provided many years of distinguished service to the Edgefield County School District, first as District attorney for 30 years and for the past three years as Superintendent, has informed the Board he will be retiring December 31, 2015, due to health […]

NWTF Turkey Shoot Coming to Edgefield

NWTF Turkey Shoot Coming to Edgefield

The National Wild Turkey Federation will bring its annual Turkey Shoot sporting clays tournament to the Palmetto Shooting Complex at the NWTF and expects to draw record crowds August 13-16, 2015. The event is one of the first opportunities for the general public to visit the region’s newest destination for all things shooting sports. “The […]

STHS Class of 1970 Holds 45th Reunion

STHS Class of 1970 Holds 45th Reunion

The Strom Thurmond Class of 1970 held their class reunion Saturday, July 25, at Pine Ridge Club. Thirty-one members out of a class of 90 graduates attended. Front Row (L to R) Sharon Wall, Gladys Miller Spires, Cheryl Miller Long, Linda Bryan Ballentine, Sylvia Quarles Billue, Duane Nicholson, Brenda Ellis Doolittle, Annie Gibson Stokes Row […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Missing Man With Dementia Found David Pearson, an 88-year-old man with dementia who went missing from his home on Whaley Pond Road (near the Edgefield County/Aiken County line) around three o’clock in the afternoon, Saturday, July 25, was found alive Sunday morning around ten o’clock. According to a relative of the man who spoke Monday […]

Chalk Marks With Japanese Flavor

Chalk Marks With Japanese Flavor

July 28, 2015 – Recent visitors to Edgefield were the Hirai family from Kanaya, Shizuoka, Japan. The story of their coming to Edgefield is worth telling! Rob Hirai and his wife Eriko arrived in Edgefield with their two sons last week following a time in Florida. Rob was there for training and recertification courses; he is […]

Sting Nets 73 Cases of Unlicensed Builders/Contractors in State

Sting Nets 73 Cases of Unlicensed Builders/Contractors in State

Investigators for the S.C. Residential Builders Commission (RBC) and S.C. Contractor’s Licensing Board (CLB) found 73 cases of unlicensed activity when they participated in a national sting operation during the week of June 16, 2015, with NASCLA, the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies. Six investigators from the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and […]

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