Statewide deer harvest decreases in 2015

Statewide deer harvest decreases in 2015

Results of the 2015 Deer Hunter Survey conducted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources indicate that the statewide harvest of deer decreased about 4 percent last season, not surprising given the poor hunting conditions last fall. An estimated 111,035 bucks and 83,995 does made up a total harvest of 195,030, according to Charles Ruth, […]

88.3 WAFJ – Tiny Town Tour comes to Johnston June 3rd

88.3 WAFJ – Tiny Town Tour comes to Johnston June 3rd

North Augusta, SC – Local 88.3 WAFJ radio station is headed to area small towns each Friday in June. The goal of each stop is to spend face to face time with local residents and listeners in each town. The first stop will be Johnston, SC.  88.3 WAFJ will be at the Johnston Mural from […]

DHEC Orders Repairs to Beaverdam Structures 1 & 2

DHEC Orders Repairs to Beaverdam Structures 1 & 2

No Funding Available for Multi-Thousand Dollar Project              The plight of Beaverdam Structures 1&2 was first brought to public attention at Edgefield County Council’s last monthly meeting.  It was there that Edgar Lamb, President of the Beaverdam Water Shed Commissioners, informed Council the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) had issued repair orders for […]

Edgefield’s “Dave the Potter” now in SC Hall of Fame

Edgefield’s “Dave the Potter” now in SC Hall of Fame

More than fifty people from the Edgefield area traveled to Charleston on April 27th for a great occasion: the induction of David Drake, widely known as “Dave the Potter,” into the South Carolina Hall of Fame. An extraordinary ceramic artisan that lived in Edgefield during the 19th century, Dave is the organization’s 93rd inductee. Dr. […]

Grand Opening of The Phoenix Factory

Grand Opening of The Phoenix Factory

The Grand Opening of The Phoenix Factory on May 5th was a resounding success.  Over 125 friends, family, and well-wishers gathered for this ambrosial night filled with good food and fellowship. The tables groaned under the weight of so many delicious delicacies that were prepared by some of the most talented cooks in Edgefield County. […]

Surprise Newspaper Announcement Found During Renovation

Surprise Newspaper Announcement Found During Renovation

For carpenters Larry Miller and son Will, finding old newspapers during renovation and remodeling projects is not uncommon.  As Mr. Larry explained to The Advertiser, years ago, people would use the newspapers as insulation.  So, when the pair was working on a recent remodeling project at a home in Trenton, they were not surprised when, […]

Wardlaw Announces New Head of School

Wardlaw Announces New Head of School

A press release below from Wardlaw Academy dated April 22. We are pleased to announce the hiring of Joe Hulsey as our new Head of School, with his start date being July 1st.  Mr. Hulsey was raised in Columbia and comes to us with over twenty years of experience in schools in the Savannah and […]

Fight at Dollar General Leads to Car Chase and Arrest

Fight at Dollar General Leads to Car Chase and Arrest

The Edgefield Police Department was called to the Dollar General on Augusta Road on Sunday, April 24, in response to a fight between two subjects at the business.  However, en route to the location, dispatched notified responding law enforcement that one of the suspects had left the scene.  A deputy with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s […]

Youths Work with Clay at Local Studio

Youths Work with Clay at Local Studio

Making mud pies is a rite of passage of sorts for children.  However, the Edgefield Clay Studio hopes to turn that passing fascination with mud into a life-long appreciation for the art of pottery.  Most citizens of Edgefield County are probably familiar with the new pottery studio that has opened in the town of Edgefield, […]

Rebels Win Region Championship!

Rebels Win Region Championship!

    The Rebels picked up a big win on the road over Saluda 10-5! Henry Cartrett pitched four innings and Payton Smith picked up the win finishing the last three innings. Leading hitters tonight for the Rebels was Michael Green who was 3-3 with a double and three RBIs. Rebels move to 12-5 (7-1). […]