A New American Century

A New American Century

The stakes of this election are high.  We are reminded of this reality with the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the inevitable battle that will soon take place to name his successor.  The next president, like the forty-four who have preceded him, will inherit remarkable power and influence.  What is done with […]

The Camellia Club’s Annual Tea “In the Bleak Mid-Winter, Frosty Wind Doth Moan.

The Camellia Club’s Annual Tea “In the Bleak Mid-Winter, Frosty Wind Doth Moan.

The annual Edgefield Camellia Tea was held on the afternoon of Thursday, February 11, at Magnolia Dale, home of the Edgefield County Historical Society.  The week of the yearly event dawned bleak and cold; the wind blew relentlessly, with an icy edge.  The  “Mid-Winter Afternoon of Beauty,” as the Tea is described, seemed threatened by the […]

Herlong Ford to Celebrate Grand ReopeningWith Drive 4Ur Com. and Ribbon Cutting

Herlong Ford to Celebrate Grand ReopeningWith Drive 4Ur Com. and Ribbon Cutting

Herlong Ford of Edgefield is celebrating a re-opening with a Special Sales Event, Drive 4Ur Community and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on 3-5 March, 2015. This year marks the company’s 83rd year in business. Officials with the company noted: “We are excited to welcome the public to tour this brand new facility.” The facility can be […]

FIRST ANNUAL POETRY MEETS POTTERY TO BE HELD SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27

FIRST ANNUAL POETRY MEETS POTTERY TO BE HELD SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27

The first ever POETRY MEETS POTTERY event, which will include the first rhymed couplets contest, will be held at the Clay Studio on Saturday, February 27, at 2:30 PM. The Poet Laureate of Edgefield, Laurel Blossom, would like to invite all and sundry to attend the event, at which the winners of the couplets contest […]

Couplets Contest Deadline This Friday, Feb. 12

$100 First Prize to be Awarded the Winning Couplet The Fist Annual Couplets Contest, part of the POETRY MEETS POTTERY event to be held at the end of the month, closes this Friday, February 12, when all couplets must be delivered to The Clay Studio on Buncombe St. in Edgefield by the end of the […]

PUBLIC MEETING

PUBLIC MEETING The Town of Edgefield and Edgefield County will be holding a Public Meeting at Edgefield Town Hall on February 17, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. to receive public input on the possibility of extending the Ten Governor’s Trail. If you have any questions or concerns about this project please contact Charlotte Cheatham at 803-637-4014.

Council Takes First Step to Put Bailey Bill Into Action

Edgefield County Council took the first step in putting the Bailey Bill into action within the county at their regularly scheduled Feb. meeting, Tuesday night, Feb. 2. (See coverage of full Council meeting in our related article.) The Bailey Bill is a bill that was enacted by the SC Legislature in 1992 that allows local […]

Refugee Resettlement

By Tiffani Ireland This is a two-part article giving the citizens of Edgefield –following a great deal of research on the part of the author – a way to understand how refugees are settled in South Carolina. Ed. Note Refugee resettlement has become a national issue of late due to recent terrorist attacks such as […]

Reactions to Kinder Morgan Donation

Reactions to Kinder Morgan Donation

Kinder Morgan, the company which has proposed running a new pipeline through Edgefield County as part of their expansion project across the Southeastern United States and would use the power of eminent domain to do so, donated $50,000 to Strom Thurmond High School, Wednesday, Jan. 27. The donation, however, has not come without controversy. Senator […]

County Hosts Intergovernmental Meeting

By Tiffani Ireland , Reporter/Edgefield Advertiser Edgefield County Council hosted an intergovernmental meeting Thursday evening, Jan. 28.  After a meal and fellowship time, Council Chairman Dean Campbell opened the meeting by introducing newly elected County Administrator Tommy Paradise.  He then moved right to his presentation to attendees by reminding them that Council has not raised […]