NFL Players’ Mothers Team Up with Edgefield County Youth Empowerment Center

NFL Players’ Mothers Team Up with Edgefield County Youth Empowerment Center

JOHNSTON, S.C., December 15, 2014 – “Holidays such as Christmas hit financially challenged families the hardest,” says Marcella Edwards, CEO of Edgefield County Youth Empowerment Center (ECYEC). “When you are unable to feed and clothe your family, putting toys under the Christmas tree isn’t a priority. Over the past 3 years, we have been attempting […]

NWTF Partners Get Palmetto Shooting Complex Sneak Peak

NWTF Partners Get Palmetto Shooting Complex Sneak Peak

EDGEFIELD, S.C., Dec 12  — The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) welcomed over 150 individuals to the Palmetto Shooting Complex at the NWTF for a tour and an exclusive first run of the facility’s world-class sporting clays courses. The Palmetto Shooting Complex at the NWTF is a destination where like-minded people will flock to enjoy the […]

Substitute Teacher Brings Gun to MES, Fired and Arrested

A substitute teacher at Merriwether Elementary School was terminated from her position with the Edgefield County School District, Tuesday, Dec. 9, after she brought a gun onto school property. According to published reports, the gun was found in a faculty bathroom by another teacher. The gun was loaded with four rounds. The substitute teacher, who […]

Infant Dies After Being Found Unresponsive

Leland Quarles, the 4 month old son of Robert, Jr. and Tanya Quarles of Trenton, was pronounced dead at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Edgefield County Hospital after being found unresponsive at a local in-home child care center. The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to the home at which the daycare is located after […]

New ReadSC Website Launched

New ReadSC Website Launched

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina State Library is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website ReadSC.org. The new site has an easy-to-navigate menu bar and provides keyword searching of its website pages. The South Carolina Center for the Book is the South Carolina Affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for […]

The Tour of Churches is a Christmas Experience

The Tour of Churches is a Christmas Experience

The Tour of Churches is scheduled for this weekend, December 14, at 3:00 p.m., when the Village churches join to tell the Christmas story in tableaux of angels, shepherds, Mary and Joseph and other well-known characters from the Bible. It will start at the Catholic Church at 3:00, and for those attending expect to enjoy […]

Spires/Solesbee Attackers Sentenced

Kevin Richardson, 22, and Robby Moses, 23, were sentenced Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, for the May 3, 2013 attack at the Riverwalk in Augusta, Ga., of Edgefield native Wesley Spires and his then girlfriend, Ashley Solesbee. Both Richardson and Moses were charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, and robbery for their actions in this crime. […]

Candles for Caring

Candles for Caring

The Edgefield County Hospital Candles for Caring program is back for the 2014 Holiday season in support of the ECH Auxiliary. Those being honored and remembered will have their names displayed on banners in the hospital lobby during the month of December. Please support us by sending at least $5 per name and bringing it […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Break-ins at Bantam and Pond Lanes in Johnston On Wednesday, Dec. 3, break-ins occurred at two separate residences in Johnston; one at a Bantam Lane home and the other at a home on Pond Lane. In the incident at the Bantam Lane residence, the home owner returned home to find the familiar entry mode of […]

ECH – Current Shake Ups and Plans for the Future

ECH – Current Shake Ups and Plans for the Future

– By Tifani Ireland – Brandon Clary, CEO of Edgefield County Hospital, resigned his post, December, 3, 2014, effective immediately, according to an announcement received by The Advertiser from the hospital, Thursday, Dec. 4. This resignation comes on the heels of a lengthy discussion on ECH held by Edgefield County Council at their regularly scheduled […]

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