Teacher Shortage Concerns Continue To Grow

Teacher Shortage Concerns Continue To Grow

Rock Hill – According to results from the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement’s (CERRA’s) Fall 2016 Supply and Demand Survey, more teachers are leaving their classrooms each year. Nearly 6,500 public school teachers did not return to their teaching positions for the 2016-17 school year. More than 1,640 of these teachers took a […]

New Signs for Town of Edgefield

New Signs for Town of Edgefield

The town of Edgefield is getting new signs thanks to an $80,000 grant from the SC Heritage Corridor.  Crews began placing the new signs in and around the town, Tuesday morning, Jan. 17.  According to Town Administrator Roger LeDuc, who spoke to the Advertiser regarding the matter, signs being erected will include those such as […]

Tim Wheeler and David Coon Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

Tim Wheeler and David Coon Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

David Walter Coon, 53, and Tim Wayne Wheeler, 55, each of Edgefield County, were both sentenced to 25 years for trafficking methamphetamine. Sentencing was at the Edgefield County Court House as a result of trials held this court session.  Presided over by the Honorable John Hayes, Coon’s trial began the week of Jan. 8, and […]

Greenwood / Edgefield in the Path of Rare Solar Eclipse  

Greenwood / Edgefield in the Path of Rare Solar Eclipse  

GREENWOOD, S.C. – Greenwood is one of many U.S. cities in the path of the next total solar eclipse, expected to occur on Aug. 21, 2017, across the continent. Lander University, just north of Greenwood Uptown, is perfectly positioned for people to observe and record the historic event. This will be the first total eclipse […]

Northern long-eared bats discovered in Beaufort County

Northern long-eared bats discovered in Beaufort County

Two northern long-eared bats have been found on South Carolina’s Coastal Plain region at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton (Beaufort County). Historically this federally listed species was known in South Carolina to exist only in the Upstate, so the discovery of these bats 200 miles south of their known range this past November came as a […]

Big Event Planned for Oakley Park – a Living History Day

Big Event Planned for Oakley Park – a Living History Day

A Skirmish, Encampment, Demonstrations and Tours Oakley Park grounds and house museum will be busy, Saturday, January 21, when the park will be active again from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., first time since the last Heritage Festival was held there in 2012. This event is planned in conjunction with the 57th Georgia, 34th Georgia, […]

Crime Beat – Jan. 9th, 2017 – Motorcycle Vandalism & Break-ins

Crime Beat – Jan. 9th, 2017 – Motorcycle Vandalism & Break-ins

Vandalism of Motorcycle The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a case of vandalism at a home on the 200 block of Community Road in North Augusta (Edgefield County), Jan. 6.  According to the report filed on this matter, the homeowner advised law enforcement that upon entering his garage, which is detached from his home, […]

SCDOT Winter Storm Report

SCDOT Winter Storm Report

Statewide Summary – SCDOT continues preparation activities for Winter Storm Helena, which is predicted to begin impacting the state later this afternoon. Current forecasts show predictions from 4 to 6 inches of snow in the upstate with 1 to 3 inches expected in the midlands. Other areas of the state may see a wintry mix […]

Residents Should Prepare for Winter Weather

Residents Should Prepare for Winter Weather

Suzy Spurgeon, Edgefield County’s Emergency Services Agency Director, sends this article for citizens’ information. Columbia, S.C. (Thursday, January 5, 2017) – The South Carolina Emergency Management Division asks residents to prepare themselves and their homes for possible winter weather. Forecasters with the National Weather Service expect a wintry mix of snow, ice and rain for […]

Championship Bound

Championship Bound

Left to right:  Chuck Sanders, Rhonda Hutson, Rachel Sanders, Martha Sanders, Caroline Williams,  and The Matriarch Elaine Williams celebrating 31-0 Clemson Tiger win over Ohio State last Saturday in Arizona.  Next stop is Tampa and The National Championship, Monday January 9th.