Local Students Chosen for Washington Trip

Local Students Chosen for Washington Trip

  Brendon Frazier Madison Brawley Madison Brawley of Strom Thurmond High and Brendon Frazier of Ridge Spring-Monetta High are among the students sponsored by Aiken Electric Cooperative to attend the all-expense-paid Washington Youth Tour. They were selected on the basis of their academic achievements, school activities, community service and a personal interview. South Carolina’s electric […]

Edgefield County 19th in State to Receive Award  

Edgefield County 19th in State to Receive Award   

  Edgefield County has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for it comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). According to GFOA, “the Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and […]

Strom Thurmond High Students Hold Walking-Out-of-Class Protest

Strom Thurmond High Students Hold Walking-Out-of-Class Protest

  The following information was given in response to The Edgefield Advertiser’s question to Edgefield County School officials today, Wednesday, March 14: How did Strom Thurmond High School students respond to the national movement to demonstrate in a 17-minute protest against recent gun violence in a Florida school? In response it was noted that “approximately […]

Johnston Announces “Music in the Park”

Johnston Announces “Music in the Park”

The Mass Choir, pictured as they performed for their 5th Anniversary event, will be one of the performance groups for Music in the Park, Johnston.   Mims Park in front of Johnston Elementary School is the setting for a program of Music in the Park-Spring 2018, sponsored by Johnston Development Corporation.  The dates for this […]

Dollar General Coming to Merriwether Area

Dollar General Coming to Merriwether Area

Another Dollar General will soon being opening its doors in Edgefield County; this time on the corner of Martintown Road and Woodlawn Road in the Merriwether section of the county.  The Building & Planning Department confirmed the retailer is coming to its new home on 25 Woodlawn Road but said that there is no set […]

STAR Grants to Edgefield County Teachers

STAR Grants to Edgefield County Teachers

Savannah River Remediation (SRR) President and Project Manager Tom Foster (right) awarded educational grants of up to $1,000 to two Edgefield County elementary school teachers at a reception on February 27, 2018. Eleven SRR Students/Teachers Achieving Results (STAR) grants totaling nearly $10,000 were awarded to elementary teachers from Aiken, Columbia, Richmond, and Edgefield Counties to […]

  PTC New Apprenticeship Program with BMW  

   PTC New Apprenticeship Program with BMW   

  Did you know that it takes 12 hours for a series of robots to apply five coats of paint to a BMW vehicle and that, when completed, these layers add about 25 pounds to the vehicle? Folks who attended a special apprenticeship information session at Piedmont Technical College (PTC) on Feb. 22 learned this […]

Greenwood Man Killed in Crash on Martintown Road

Greenwood Man Killed in Crash on Martintown Road

Greenwood Man Killed in Crash on Martintown Road Deidre Williams, 33, of Greenwood, died Friday afternoon in a one car accident on Martintown Road between Republican Road and Sportsmans Corner.  According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 1:15 in the afternoon when Williams, who was traveling south on Martintown in a […]

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Sponsored by the Johnston, S.C., Development Corporation   Growing and Promoting the Johnston Area   For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Campbell, Festival Publicity Chairman, (803) 275-3635   Entries Being Accepted for Arts and Crafts Vendors, Food Vendors for the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival The Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival is now […]

School District and Community Benefits from Solar Projects

School District and Community Benefits from Solar Projects

  Edgefield County School District is reaping benefits from a federal law requiring power companies to invest in green energy. “Because we are a public institution,tax credits were of no use to school districts, so the SCE&G developed a program that would make solar energy an option for us,” explained James Courtney, ECSD Director of […]