Storm’s Immediate Damage to Peach Orchards is Minimal

Storm’s Immediate Damage to Peach Orchards is Minimal

CLEMSON, S.C. – One crop that might have escaped most of the wrath of early October’s historic rainfall is peaches. “Fortunately, the harvest is past and preparations are now underway to plant a significant acreage of new trees,” said Greg Henderson, Clemson Extension’s area commercial horticulture agent in Edgefield County. “As of now, I see few […]

Man Falls From Deer Stand

Man Falls From Deer Stand

A young men in his early twenties from Warrenville, SC, was bow hunting on Wildlife Management Area off Lanham Road, Friday evening, Oct. 9, when he fell from his deer stand. The stand was located about a mile into the woods off of Lanham Road, and according to a spokesperson with the Department of Natural […]

Historic Flood Hits South Carolina

Historic Flood Hits South Carolina

“We Got Lucky !” By Sandra Reece In the interview with Edgefield County EMA Director Suzy Spurgeon, she stated, “We got lucky.” The powerful storm that has caused severe damage and deaths to the State of South Carolina over the last week took a northeastern turn before it got to Edgefield County. We received a […]

Local Man Crushed to Death by Vehicle

Forty-one year old Heath Ellerbee, of Trenton, was killed Tuesday, Oct. 6, when the vehicle on which he was working fell off its jacks and crushed him. The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, as well as Emergency Medical Services, responded to Ellerbee’s home on Dalton Lane in reference to this accident around eight in the evening. […]

Clemson Posts Flood Disaster Resources Online

Clemson Posts Flood Disaster Resources Online

October 6, 2015 CLEMSON, S.C. – As the floodwaters recede, recovery requires information. Clemson University Extension has posted straightforward instructions for coping with flood damage on its website. The site includes links with instructions for what to do when re-entering a flooded home, food and water safety in a home without power, drying out furnishings and […]

President Declares Disaster for South Carolina

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of South Carolina to supplement state, local and tribal recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding on October 1, 2015 and continuing. The President’s action makes federal […]

Officials Watching Stevens Creek Water Levels [Updated]

October 5, 2015 – Edgefield County Emergency Management Director Suzy Spurgeon confirmed to The Advertiser Monday evening, Oct. 5, that officials are watching the water levels of Stevens Creek at Martintown and Woodlawn Roads for possible evacuation maneuvers. Spurgeon said that there are “a lot of unknowns right now” and that it is a “hurry up […]

SCDOT Still in Flood Response Phase

October 5, 2015 – The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is continuing to monitor and make emergency repairs to roads and bridges in the state as a result of the historic, record-breaking levels of rain and flooding that began on Saturday and are expected to continue into early this week. The agency’s primary mission is […]

Recent Rains Push Stevens Creek Over Its Banks

Recent Rains Push Stevens Creek Over Its Banks

October 5, 2015 – One of Edgefield and McCormick Counties’ major creeks was overflowing its banks on Sunday as seen from the Modoc Hwy. (23) bridge. Currents were moving swiftly toward the Savannah River. It continued to move beyond its banks into back waters at the Woodlawn Rd. Bridge.  

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