Third Annual Border Bowl Saturday January 9th

Third Annual Border Bowl Saturday January 9th

The best high school football players in the Central Savannah River Area, as selected by head football coaches, will meet at Lucy Laney High School Stadium this Saturday at high noon for the Third Annual “Battle for the Paddle”. Assisting Coach Rick Knight this year will be Coach Antwaun Hillary, Coach Darrell Lilly and Coach […]

Armed Robbery and Drive-by Shooting

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a drive-by shooting at 31 Jacob McKie Road, Thurs., Dec. 31, shortly after 1:30 in the morning. According to an ECSO report on the matter, as responding law enforcement was in route to the Jacob McKie location, a second call came into dispatch about shots fired on Winding […]

Daniel Wilkins Fort

Dr. Daniel Wilkins Fort, beloved father, brother, partner, and friend, died peacefully at home in Charlottesville, Va., surrounded by loved ones, on December 21, 2015. Daniel was born on November 10, 1958, in Johnson City, Tenn., to The Reverend David Acrill Fort and Margaret Poole Fort. He attended The Hill School in Pottstown, Pa., and […]

Man Returns to Find Land Cleared

A property owner near Murrah Road in North Augusta (Edgefield County) returned to his land on Wednesday, Dec. 23, to find the land had been cleared without his permission. According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report on the incident, a neighbor stated that two weeks prior, she saw a white male in a white […]

Two Roads Closed in North Side of the County

The SC Department of Transportation has closed two roads in the north side of Edgefield County; Timmerman Road, which is off of Hwy 25 North, and Virgil Wall Road. According to Edgefield County EMA Director Suzy Spurgeon, who spoke with The Advertiser, Wednesday, Dec. 30, residents of the roads are not being affected, however, the […]

The Second Amendment and the Terrorist Watch List

by Robert Scott As we head into the political year 2016, we are certain to hear about many subjects; here are two of them. One will be called (depending on who is doing the speaking) either Sensible Gun Control (the speaker is a Liberal), or Second Amendment Rights (Conservative). The other will be called either […]

Minor Flooding on Christmas Eve

The rains of last week did produce flood warnings and brought minor flooding to Edgefield County according to Emergency Management Director Suzy Spurgeon who spoke to The Advertiser, Monday morning, Dec. 28. Spurgeon said that there was some minor flooding in front of Cooks Roadside Stand in Trenton on Christmas Eve due to the overflowing […]

Fatal Collision on Hwy 121

Julio Elias Ramirez Gomez, 32, of Saluda, was pronounced dead at the scene of a three unit collision that occurred around 6:00 in the morning on Hwy 121 one mile north of Trenton, Wednesday, Dec. 23. According to Lance Corporal Tony Keller of the SC Highway Patrol, Kevin Coleman, 45, of Saluda, was traveling south […]

Four Arrested in ECSO Raid

Four people were arrested Tuesday, Dec. 22, by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office as the result of a raid on a residence at 32 Rainforest Lane in North Augusta (Edgefield County). An ECSO incident report details how deputies with the ECSO as well as authorities with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and the […]

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