SC Prescribed Fire Council ‘Fire Birds’ meeting in Edgefield

SC Prescribed Fire Council  ‘Fire Birds’ meeting in Edgefield

The South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council will talk about the importance of fire to bobwhite quail and wild turkeys during its annual meeting Sept. 21-22 at the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Palmetto Shooting Complex in Edgefield. Johnny Stowe, S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) representative to the Prescribed Fire Council, says the theme for this […]

Wash Wins in Miss SC Teen Preliminary

Wash Wins in Miss SC Teen Preliminary

Miss Laurens County Teen, Davis Wash, 15, from Edgefield, won the Wednesday Evening Gown/Onstage Question preliminary in the Miss South Carolina Teen competition. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Wash.

Head-On Collision on Hwy 25

Head-On Collision on Hwy 25

A two vehicle, head-on collision occurred around 8:30 Monday morning, June 20, on Hwy 25 near Sarah’s Peach Stand.  The Advertiser spoke with a source Monday who heard the accident occur and then went to the scene.  According to that source, the driver of one vehicle, a male, was able to exit his vehicle after […]

BREAKING – Assault & Robbery in Town of Edgefield

BREAKING – Assault & Robbery in Town of Edgefield

Three juveniles have been captured after a robbery that occurred around 10:00 Thursday morning, June 23, in the town of Edgefield.  According to an employee of Wells Fargo Bank, the crime happened on the sidewalk outside of their establishment as a woman was coming to the bank to make a deposit.  According to Police Chief […]

Area Group Attended Ali Memorial Services

Area Group Attended Ali Memorial Services

The Augusta Boxing Academy team traveled from Augusta, Georgia, to Louisville, Ky., last week for the memorial events honoring Muhammad Ali.  Among them were 3 coaches and team members Orlando Hernton Jr., Desmond Lyons, Savannah Talbert, and Saliyah Talbert.  Orlando will be attending Morehouse College in the fall and Desmond is a student at Aiken […]

Salary Increases at Sheriff’s Office

Salary Increases at Sheriff’s Office

Edgefield County Council voted to approve salary increases for employees of the Sheriff’s Office in the final reading of the 2016-2017 budget at their monthly meeting, June 7.  (See coverage of County Council in the June 15 edition.)  The salary increases come after Council was approached by Sheriff Adelle Dobey who pointed out that the […]

Volunteers needed to participate in DNR’s annual Summer Turkey Survey

Volunteers needed to participate in DNR’s  annual Summer Turkey Survey

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to help with its annual Summer Turkey Survey. Annually, since 1982, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources conducts a Summer Turkey Survey to estimate reproduction and recruitment of wild turkeys in South Carolina. The survey involves agency wildlife biologists, technicians and conservation officers, as well […]

Break-in at Dixie Bell Labor Camp

Break-in at Dixie Bell Labor Camp

  The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was called to Holmes Pond Road, Monday, June 13, in reference to a break-in at a Dixie Bell labor camp located on the road.  Law enforcement was advised that at some point during the day someone had entered three rooms at the camp and stolen money and other items […]

Missing Woman Found

Missing Woman Found

An Edgefield County woman missing since, Saturday, June 11, was found alive and unharmed Wednesday morning, June 15.  According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report on the incident, the ECSO was called to a residence on Turkey Ridge Court Tuesday afternoon, June 14, by a male wishing to report his live-in girlfriend as missing.  […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

I recently thought of a clever speech concept that could be used by any of the three remaining candidates in the ’16 Presidential race. As I developed the idea, I visited one of the candidate’s “Official” websites and realized it was very difficult to communicate my idea to the campaign as compared to contributing my […]