Johnston Man Sentenced to 10 Years on Burglary Charges

Johnston Man Sentenced to 10 Years on Burglary Charges

Justin Montrail Hill, 23, of Johnston, was sentenced Tuesday, April 18, to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to Burglary 2nd violent and Burglary 2nd nonviolent at the Edgefield County Court House.  The Honorable Judge Eugene C. Griffith, Jr., presided over the case.  Hill initially asked for a jury trial on Monday, April 17, […]

Pedestrian Hit in Fred’s Parking Lot, Dies From Injuries

Pedestrian Hit in Fred’s Parking Lot, Dies From Injuries

Henry Snead, 81, of Edgefield, was hit by a vehicle, Sunday, Apr. 30, a little before 1:00 in the afternoon in the parking lot of Fred’s in Edgefield.  According to the SC Highway Patrol, Mr. Snead was walking south in the parking lot when a 2009 Ford pickup driven by a 16 year old traveling […]

Turkey Trot/Run set for April 29

Turkey Trot/Run set for April 29

The Edgefield Community Development Association (ECDA) and the Edgefield Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce The Edgefield County Spring Turkey Trot Run/Walk on Saturday, April 29, 2017.  Registration at the minimum is through April 24th and add $5.00 on April 25th, until race time.  Race day registration begins at 9:00 a.m.  Race begins at […]

The Cowboy and the City Girl Southern Poetry Tour Comes to Edgefield

The Cowboy and the City Girl Southern Poetry Tour Comes to Edgefield

The Cowboy and the City Girl are coming to town! That’s right! On Friday, April 28, at 5PM at The Tompkins Library, Alice Friman, winner of the Georgia Book Award and poet-in-residence at Georgia College will bring her witty and wise poems to Edgefield in tandem with cattle rancher, artist and poet, Sean Sexton, Poet […]

Two Favorites Are Back!  Fishing & Cruising at Peach Blossom Festival

Two Favorites Are Back!  Fishing & Cruising at Peach Blossom Festival

Fishing Tournament and Cruise In Are A Part of the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Two favorites – the Bass Fishing Tournament and Cruise In – are back this year at the Johnston, SC, Peach Blossom Festival, May 6, 2017.   Bass Fishing Tournament Anglers who want to show their fishing abilities can sign up for […]

Four School Buses Destroyed in Fire

Four School Buses Destroyed in Fire

Four Edgefield County School buses were destroyed in a fire, Apr. 7, at JET Middle School.  A report from the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, which assisted the Edgefield Fire Department with this fire, details that a man was headed to work around 4:00 in the morning when he noticed fire coming from behind a home […]

State Winners — Smokey Bear poster contest

State Winners — Smokey Bear poster contest

Ben Collar (3rd grade) and Grace Viseth (4th grade) each won first place in the state (for their grade levels) in the Garden Club of South Carolina Youth Symposium, Smokey Bear poster contest. Students across the state were asked to draw and accurately color a poster of Smokey Bear or Woodsy Owl. Ben and Grace […]

Distinguished Young Woman of Edgefield

Distinguished Young Woman of Edgefield

Winners, Distinguished Young Woman North & South Edgefield Mary Ashlyn Goforth, Distinguished Young Woman of North Edgefield County and Gracie Herrin, Distinguished Young Woman of South Edgefield County.

Special Election to Be Held to Fill Empty Council Seat

Special Election to Be Held to Fill Empty Council Seat

Edgefield County Council has an empty seat to fill as a result of the recent death of Councilwoman Betty Butler.  Due to the amount of time remaining in Mrs. Butler’s term, which ends in December, a special election will be held to fill the post.  Filing for the position opened March 31 and will close […]

World War I Anniversary Celebration – UPDATED

World War I Anniversary Celebration – UPDATED

The United States entered World War I on April 6, 1917.  The Advertiser is bringing to its print edition a series of vignettes and pertinent material from old Advertisers to give its readership an understanding of what our area in S.C. was like before the War and during.  Thomas Strother, whose roots are in Edgefield, […]