New Attorney and Emergency Management Director for County

New Attorney and Emergency Management Director for County

Council Introduced to New County Attorney Suzy Spurgeon Officially Named New EMA Director – By Tiffani Ireland – Edgefield County Administrator Lynn Strom introduced Edgefield County Council members to the county’s new attorney, Jim Holly, at Council’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting Tuesday, September 2. Of Mr. Holly, Strom said he has “vast experience in the […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

ECSO Recovers Stolen Four Wheeler The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office recovered a stolen four wheeler, Tuesday, Sept. 2. According to the ECSO report, law enforcement was notified by an Edgefield County man that he had purchased a four wheeler in good faith for $455 from Jeremy Kirkland of Graniteville, SC, only to discover the same […]

Clemson 7th Among Top 25 Football Schools in Sustainability Efforts

Clemson 7th Among Top 25 Football Schools in Sustainability Efforts

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson University is ranked seventh among top college football schools in its sustainability efforts by the website SaveOnEnergy.com. SaveOnEnergy.com ranked the universities in the Associated Press’s top 25 college football poll based on their commitment to being green. Clemson was ranked for its 11 active green organizations, 42.5 percent waste diversion, number of […]

Read All Over – The Advertiser Goes to Mt. Rushmore

Read All Over – The Advertiser Goes to Mt. Rushmore

The Advertiser was at Mt. Rushmore with none other than . . . the knitting needles lady who writes the Mount Vintage News. We know because, enlarged, the label on the paper she is holding has her name, “Linda Nidiffer.”  Read this trip in her news in the September 3rd print edition.  

Deerin’s Small Business Listening Tour comes to Edgefield

Deerin’s Small Business Listening Tour comes to Edgefield

On Friday, August 29, 2014, Ginny Deerin, candidate for Secretary of State, kicked off day four of her statewide small business listening tour by visiting the Edgefield downtown business district, and speaking with members of the Edgefield business community about their experiences with the Secretary of State’s office involving transactions and information retrieval from the […]

Fall Armyworms Are Here in South Carolina

Fall Armyworms Are Here in South Carolina

– By Gary Colman, Clemson Extension Agent –   Fall Armyworm Fall armyworms, Spodoptera frugiperda, are protracted pest in the Southeast. The worms feed on a variety of forage crops, but seem to prefer lush, green, fertilized Bermuda grass. Additional forage grasses that are hosts for armyworms are Bahia grass, pearl millet, sorghum-sudan hybrids, tall fescue, […]

Equine Infectious Anemia diagnosed in Aiken Mule

Equine Infectious Anemia diagnosed in Aiken Mule

A mule in Aiken County has tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), which is caused by a virus related to Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is the first case of EIA in more than a decade. Testing done at the Clemson University Veterinary Diagnostic Center in Columbia and National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa, confirmed the […]

History Day Comes to the Heritage Jubilee

History Day Comes to the Heritage Jubilee

The Jubilee starts on September 26 with History Day.  The A.L. Hunley is a great attraction and will be at the PTC parking lot on Friday, Sept. 26. Already schools from out-of-county and in-county have scheduled visits, and the sponsors are encouraging more schools to send their students for a tour – a one-time opportunity […]

9-1-1 in South Carolina Gets “Smarter” With Use of Smart911

9-1-1 in South Carolina Gets “Smarter” With Use of Smart911

Abbeville and Edgefield are latest counties to provide the rapidly expanding public safety service that helps citizens to plan ahead for an emergency Two more counties in South Carolina have implemented Smart911, the national public safety service that helps to provide faster and more accurate emergency response. Abbeville and Edgefield Counties are now encouraging their citizens […]

Awards to Miller, Wilhelm and Swiger – COY, TOY and SSOY for 2014

Awards to Miller, Wilhelm and Swiger – COY, TOY and SSOY for 2014

Tuesday evening, September 2, 2014, Strom Thurmond High School was the setting for the awarding of Citizen of the Year, Teacher of the Year, and Support Staff of the Year for Edgefield County.  A tradition of some years now, The Chamber and the School District co-sponsor this event which includes these special awards with dining […]

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