Santorum Returns to South Carolina

Santorum Returns to South Carolina

Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) will return to South Carolina on Tuesday, June 28th. All events noted below are open to the press.  All times are local. Tuesday, July 28th: 8:00am ET:      Senator Santorum will participate in the Inside Sources and American Sources Energy Policy Summit in Columbia, SC. Location:  […]

Local Trenton Girl Heads to National Pageant

Local Trenton Girl Heads to National Pageant

July, 24, 2015 – Rebekah Knowles, the 14-year-old daughter of Eric and Charlotte Knowles will be competing this week in her National Pageant in Orlando, Fla., at Disney World.  She was awarded her state title of USA National Miss South Carolina Jr. Teen last August and will be competing in various stages of competition during […]

South Carolina’s 2015 Annual Sales Tax Holiday is August 7-9

South Carolina’s 2015 Annual Sales Tax Holiday is August 7-9

The popular Sales Tax Holiday weekend in South Carolina will begin Friday, August 7 at 12:01 a.m. and end Sunday, August 9 at midnight. During the annual Sales Tax Holiday, shoppers will benefit from an exemption of the 6% state sales tax and any applicable local taxes on the purchase of school supplies. In addition to shoppers saving approximately […]

Eddie Woods Recounts Friendship with Clementa Pinckney

Eddie Woods Recounts Friendship with Clementa Pinckney

Feature – By Sigrid H. Fowler and Sam Fowler – When asked if the news made him angry, the Rev. Eddie J Woods of Trinity Community Church in Edgefield, thought a bit then said, “No, I wasn’t angry with the individual. The spirit that drives something like that is what we wrestle with. That is […]

Edgefield County Delegation and the Flag Vote

Edgefield County Delegation and the Flag Vote

– By Tiffani Ireland – Only one of the three legislative delegation members from Edgefield County actually cast a vote on the historical decision to remove the Confederate Flag from the State House grounds, July 9, 2015. Representative Bill Clyburn was that one as Rep. Bill Hixon and Senator Shane Massey were not in attendance […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Burglary at Murder Site The former home of murder victim Johnnie Hydrick was the site of a burglary last week according to a report filed by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office. The property, located at 103 Windy Ridge Road, is being cared for by a family member. That family member stated to law enforcement that […]

Cruise-In Returning to Town Square

Cruise-In Returning to Town Square

Come enjoy the annual Edgefield Cruise-In this Saturday, July 18th, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m., rain or shine. Car lovers will be gathering around Edgefield Square to show off their vehicles and visit with other car enthusiasts. Even with poor weather last year’s event drew over 100 cars. People with classic cars, trucks or […]

Five of Edgefield County Schools to Have New Leadership

Five of Edgefield County Schools to Have New Leadership

– By Tiffani Ireland – July, 14, 2015 – The Advertiser has confirmed that five of the seven Edgefield County Schools will be under new leadership for the 2015-2016 school year. As previously reported, Josh Black will be taking up the principal’s position at Strom Thurmond High School, one of the five schools getting a […]

The Warehouse Debate: Parallel Courses Yet to Meet

The Warehouse Debate: Parallel Courses Yet to Meet

July, 14, 2015 – Civility, with pleas marked by facts and figures, characterized the meeting between two factions – Piedmont Tech Foundation Board, backed by Piedmont Technical College President Brooks and his entourage, and the new Edgefield Preservation Association, led by Max Shanks and a community of passionate individuals. Here were two groups, seemingly on […]

Rural Health Students Visit ECH

Rural Health Students Visit ECH

Rural Health students, ones included in a class taught by Graham Adams and Amy Martin, were welcomed by EC Hospital temporary CEO Carlos Milanes and Head Nurse Cheryl Faust on Friday before they toured the hospital building and grounds. CEO Milanes characterized the hospital as a Critical Care Hospital with up to 25 beds and […]

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