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 […]

Golf Carts Stolen on Northside

Two incidents of golf carts being stolen from the Northside of the county were reported to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 25 and 27, respectively.  The first report came from a resident on Plum Branch Road who found his golf cart missing Monday morning after last being seen in his yard […]

Council Names New County Administrator

Thomas (Tommy) L. Paradise has been named Edgefield County’s new Administrator.  Edgefield County Council voted unanimously to hire Paradise, Thursday, Jan. 28, at a special called meeting.  Paradise comes to Edgefield by way of Aiken where he has served in various capacities for over 30 years.  To see our full coverage of this story, please […]

Town of Johnston Hires Female Police Officer First in Nearly 30 Years

Town of Johnston Hires Female Police Officer First in Nearly 30 Years

Johnston Police Department has hired their first female officer in nearly 30 years. Jacquelyn (Beth ) Roberson of Batesburg officially joined the department’s ranks Thursday, Jan. 21. Speaking to The Advertiser shortly after the hiring, Police Chief Lamaz Robinson said the move shows “women can be hired in law enforcement even in a small town.” […]

Johnston Native Commands USS West Virginia

Johnston Native Commands USS West Virginia

On Friday the 18th day of December 2015 Commander Timothy M. Clark, a native of Johnston, South Carolina, took command of the USS West Virginia (SSBN 736)(GOLD). The Change of Command Ceremony was held at the Naval Submarine Base Chapel Kings Bay, Georgia. Commander Clark started his Navy career as an enlisted Nuclear Machinist Mate […]

Merriwether and JET Eighth Graders Tour Thurmond

Merriwether and JET Eighth Graders Tour Thurmond

Merriwether and JET eighth graders toured Strom Thurmond High School (STHS) and Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center (STCTC) on Friday, January 22, 2016. “We put in a tremendous amount of time and energy to make sure it is a great experience for the students,” explained Libba Ingram, STHS teacher and tour organizer. “Our schools […]

The Bailey Bill

Enticement for Investors: County May Consider at Next Meeting The Bailey Bill. Citizens of Edgefield County may soon be hearing a bit more about this bill as it was presented to Edgefield County Council at their January monthly meeting by several citizens who noted its use could entice investors to the county. What is the […]