Public reminded not to handle, move wildlife

Public reminded not to handle, move wildlife

A lot of wildlife makes appearances during the summer season, and it is not uncommon for people to come across these animals while out and about.  The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) wants to remind everyone that the best thing to do when one comes across wildlife is to leave it alone and […]

Wreck on Woodlawn Causes Spill – Road Closed [UPDATE]

Wreck on Woodlawn Causes Spill – Road Closed [UPDATE]

Road Closure Update Woodlawn Road at Deep Step Road remains closed after an eighteen wheeler wrecked there, Tuesday, June 27, and leaked gasoline and diesel fuel in the area.  A spokesperson with the SC Department of Transportation told the Advertiser, Thursday, June 29, that the road is still closed due to clean-up efforts associated with […]

Letter to the Editor – Mayor Durham

Letter to the Editor – Mayor Durham

Dear Edgefield: This is written in response to the recent paid advertisement in the Edgefield Advertiser written by John Pettigrew, Sam Crouch and Bettis Rainsford concerning “The Redesign of the Edgefield Town Square”. First, let me say I totally respect their right to oppose and speak out against the project; but I also strongly feel […]

Letter to the Editor – Edgefield Square Improvements

Letter to the Editor – Edgefield Square Improvements

In recent years the Town of Edgefield and the Edgefield Community Development Association have taken on new approaches to increase business and visitor activity in Edgefield.  They have worked together to create re-enactments, festivals and events to bring new life to the downtown area.   However, that hasn’t been enough to bring the growth necessary to […]

Update on Earthquake

Update on Earthquake

Emergency Management Director Suzy Spurgeon has confirmed for the Advertiser that the earthquake that struck the Augusta, Ga., area and was felt in portions of Edgefield County actually hit at 11:14 a.m. (not 11:22 as previously reported) and measured 3.2, slightly stronger than the 3.0 first reported.  It occurred 6 km southwest of Augusta, Ga., […]

Edgefield Farmer’s Market: This Saturday June 17

Edgefield Farmer’s Market: This Saturday June 17

At the Edgefield Farmer’s Market: This Saturday (June 17) will be beets grown by Cecil slate and Carolyn Piekialniak. These beets they have been growing in the sandy soil of Slade’s farm and not the clay soil of the upper part of the County; they are larger (clay soil holds too tightly for growth they […]

Riot at Trenton Prison

Riot at Trenton Prison

TRENTON SC (Thurs. June 15 a.m.) A riot occurred in the overnight hours at the Trenton Correctional Institute that resulted in the injury of two corrections officers.  According to reports, the riot started when officers of the institute attempted to take a contraband cell phone from an inmate.  Other inmates became involved, and the officers […]

Family Court Judge Retires

Family Court Judge Retires

Pictured L-R: Edgefield County Clerk of Court Charles Reel, Judge Deborah Neese, Court Reporter Wendy Derrick, and Family Court Deputy Clerk Lynne Purcell. The Honorable Deborah Neese, of the 11th Judicial Circuit, will be retiring at the end of June after 10 years of serving the Edgefield, McCormick, Saluda, and Lexington Family Courts. She was […]

REMEMBERING WW I — DECLARATION OF WAR

REMEMBERING WW I — DECLARATION OF WAR

Overview: From circa late 1914, early 1915– Germany embarked upon “unrestricted submarine warfare” in the North Atlantic against “Allied Naval and Maritime Shipping engaged in trade with the allies.”  The “Allies” included (but were not limited to) Great Britain, France, Russia and the Ottoman Empire (later called Turkey.)  While this announcement included other seas in […]

Megan Gordon Places in Top Five

Megan Gordon Places in Top Five

Miss South Carolina USA Megan Gordon made it to the top five in the Miss USA Pageant on Sunday, May 14. She was crowned Miss South Carolina USA on November 19, 2016. Miss Gordon is a native of North Augusta, but her parents and grandparents are natives of Edgefield. She is the daughter of Rev. James […]