Johnston’s Miss Peach Blossom is Chosen

Johnston’s Miss Peach Blossom is Chosen

The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival beauty pageant was held Saturday, March 28, at the historic Johnston Elementary School Gymnasium.  The pageant is sponsored by the Johnston Development Board.  Kaliandra Turner, a senior at Fox Creek High School, was crowned Miss Peach Blossom 2015 and will be awarded a $500 scholarship to the University of South […]

Shots Fired in Town of Edgefield Suspect at Large

Shots Fired in Town of Edgefield Suspect at Large

March, 24, 2015 – The Edgefield Police Department and the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of shots fired at Gary Street Apartments, Monday evening, March 23, around 5:30. When they arrived, they discovered no one had been injured, and the suspect had fled the scene. A gun was recovered nearby that is […]

Annual FFA Plant Sale at STHS

Annual FFA Plant Sale at STHS

JOHNSTON, S.C., March 23, 2015 – The Annual FFA Plant Sale at STCTC is going on now! FFA students will be available to help you select spring plants now during school hours or Saturday – March 28th from 8AM-2PM (at the Greenhouses behind the ST football field-house). The plants look beautiful and people are welcome to […]

STHS Mock Trial State Champions

STHS Mock Trial State Champions

March 16, 2015 – Last Year Strom Thurmond High’s Mock Trial Team was named first runner-up. This year they brought home the state title and brought home the gavel. Twelve schools competed March 13-14 at the Matthew J. Perry, Jr. Federal Courthouse in Columbia. At the state competition students presented the prosecution and defense sides […]

County Hosts Annual Intergovernmental Meeting

County Hosts Annual Intergovernmental Meeting

The Edgefield County Council hosted their annual intergovernmental meeting Thursday night, March 12, at the new Sweetwater Community Center. Invited guests were served Japanese cuisine as they listened to speakers from different governmental agencies appraise Council of their work. Speakers included Mayors Ken Durham and Terrance Culbreath, Roger Leduc (who, as Administrator, spoke on behalf […]

Trenton Councils Moving Forward With Museum Idea

Trenton Councils Moving Forward With Museum Idea

– By Tiffani Ireland – Mayor Billy Padgett told the Trenton Town Council at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting Wednesday, March 11, “We’re looking pretty good,” in regards to putting a museum in the former bank building. The mayor went on to say some items have been identified that could go into the museum but […]

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 […]

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