Case Examined After Assault of Johnston Woman

– By Tiffani Ireland – Shocking. That is the description heard most in The Advertiser’s examination of the verdict in the November trial of Edward Terrell Chandler. Chandler was tried at that time for the kidnapping, assault, and robbery of Roger Lamb of Johnston. Chandler was found not guilty of those charges and released. Then, […]

Mother and Two Children Die in Early Morning Fire

Mother and Two Children Die in Early Morning Fire

March, 11, 2015 – An early morning house fire at 301 Country Club Road claimed the life of a mother and her two children; 24 year old Laterrious Watkins, 2 year old Aubrey McKie, and 1 year old Jacob McKie, Jr. The Edgefield County Coroner’s Office placed the time of deaths as 4:20 a.m. and […]

County Opens the Merriwether Center with a Ribbon Cutting

County Opens the Merriwether Center with a Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon cutting for the Merriwether Center on Sweetwater Rd. drew a crowd from the area that included officials: County Council members Chm. Blackwell, Ashcraft, Talbert and Campbell; Sweetwater Baptist minister Rev. Paul Noe who gave a prayer; Sen Massey, Rep. Hixon, Administrator Lynn Strom and her assistant Jennifer Gilley and Mayor Durham; Ambassador Cooper who […]

Log Creek Pushes To Move Forward

Log Creek Pushes To Move Forward

EDGEFIELD, S.C. – March 10, 2015 – Reflecting back a little over a year ago to the night of the 5th of January 2014, the local fire departments were dispatched to the shop of Log Creek Timber Company and Williams Brothers Farm. With great effort, the firefighters saved a portion of the shop and once […]

A Poet Laureate for Edgefield

A Poet Laureate for Edgefield

Second City/Town in S.C. “Literacy Blossoms in Edgefield” was in the headline of the story in The Edgefield Advertiser (March 4, 2015) which announced that Laurel Blossom has been endorsed by Edgefield Town Council as “Edgefield’s Poet Laureate.” Edgefield is the second town in the State of South Carolina to name a Poet Laureate for […]

Mar. 8-14 Severe Weather Week

Mar. 8-14 Severe Weather Week

Governor Nikki Haley has declared March 8-14 Severe Weather Week. In response, the Edgefield County Emergency Management Agency will conduct a severe weather drill for all three towns in Edgefield County; Edgefield, Johnston, and Trenton. These drills will occur on Monday, Mar. 9 at 12:00 and Wednesday, Mar. 11 at 9:00. Citizens are reminded that […]

Clemson Monitors Weather Impact on Peaches

Clemson Monitors Weather Impact on Peaches

CLEMSON, S.C. – February’s frigid temperatures could make spring and summer tiring seasons for South Carolina peach growers. Crop losses due to freezing temperatures likely will be minimal, said Gregory Reighard, a pomology professor at Clemson University, speaking at a peach grower update meeting in Edgefield this month. But the cold snap could condense the […]

W.E. Parker Portrait Will Hang in School Named for Him

W.E. Parker Portrait Will Hang in School Named for Him

A responsive audience, many discovering the attributes of educator W. E. Parker for the first time, gathered to give a salute to a 20th century leader in education in Edgefield County. Among the interesting portions of the program, led by Supt. Greg Anderson, was the period of responses from the audience who took the mike […]

Strom Thurmond High School Pass in Review

Strom Thurmond High School Pass in Review

With the arrival of the official party, at 1100 hours last Thursday, Strom Thurmond High’s NJROTC commenced and conducted the 2015 Pass in Review. The official party included CWO4 Andre Ferrill, USMC (ret) Senior Naval Science Instructor Strom Thurmond High School, Doctor Ross, Principal Strom Thurmond High School, Mr. Greg Anderson, Superintendent Edgefield County School […]

Snakes Alive – Rattle Snake Killed in February

Snakes Alive – Rattle Snake Killed in February

 – By Tiffani Ireland – A nearly five foot rattle snake was killed Feb. 10 in Elko, SC, after almost being stepped on by Edgefield County resident Jasper Agner. Agner was in Elko rabbit hunting with friends when he had his close encounter with this reptile. As he relayed, due to vision and hearing issues, […]

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