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 […]

Legislators and DNR Hear From Deer Hunters

Legislators and DNR Hear From Deer Hunters

– By Tiffani Ireland – Members of the SC House of Representatives’ Agricultural, Natural Resources, and Environmental Affairs’ Wildlife Sub-committee along with representatives from the SC Department of Natural Resources met with deer hunters from the area Tuesday, Sept. 29, at North Augusta High School to hear concerns and ideas on proposed changes to deer […]

SRP Fun Shoot to Benefit Healthcare Foundation

SRP Fun Shoot to Benefit Healthcare Foundation

The Edgefield County Hospital Healthcare Foundation has announced a “SRP Fun Shoot” to be held at the NWTF Palmetto Shooting Complex in Edgefield on October 24. They have opened the event up for sponsorships at several costs: $10,000; $2500; $1000; and $500. Each sponsorship carries perks from the ten thousand dollar one, which gives two […]

Thirty-Six S.C. Counties Qualify for USDA Emergency Loans

Farmers and Ranchers Can Apply for USDA Assistance Due to Severe Storms and Flooding [Saluda], October 21 2015 – Saluda and Edgefield Counties are eligible for USDA assistance as a result of a Presidential Disaster Designation declared for 19 primary and 17 contiguous counties in the State of South Carolina announced by the USDA Farm […]

Ham-Burglar Strikes McDonalds

Ham-Burglar Strikes McDonalds

McDonalds located in Edgefield on Augusta Road was hit by a thief, Thursday, Oct. 15. According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report on the incident, a witness observed a man exit a vehicle in the drive-thru line and then go into the eatery’s storage freezer. The man was next seen exiting the freezer with […]

Storm’s Immediate Damage to Peach Orchards is Minimal

Storm’s Immediate Damage to Peach Orchards is Minimal

CLEMSON, S.C. – One crop that might have escaped most of the wrath of early October’s historic rainfall is peaches. “Fortunately, the harvest is past and preparations are now underway to plant a significant acreage of new trees,” said Greg Henderson, Clemson Extension’s area commercial horticulture agent in Edgefield County. “As of now, I see few […]

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