– By Tiffani Ireland – Blankets, lawn chairs, and families sprawled across the grass filled the square in Edgefield, Friday night, June 26, as hundreds of children and adults came to enjoy Movie Night on the Square. The event, hosted by Antioch Baptist Church, the Edgefield Community Development Association, and the Town of Edgefield, was […]
The Edgefield Fire Department has acquired smoke detectors authorized by the Town Council at its May meeting and are prepared to install the equipment in the homes of citizens who apply for the assistance. The detectors and their installation are free to Edgefield citizens who can obtain and submit an application at the town hall.
June 25, 2015 – Sen. Shane Massey’s statement on the Confederate Flag, disseminated through Facebook and Twitter late Tuesday (June 23) afternoon, set many to wondering how the whole delegation that represents Edgefield County, and some of the surrounding areas, were positioning themselves on the Confederate Flag that flies on the Confederate monument on the […]
Columbia, S.C. – Four preliminary winners were announced after the first night of preliminary competition on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Township Auditorium in Columbia, SC. The Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen pageants will continue this week with two more nights of preliminary competition on Wednesday, June 24, and Thursday, June 25, […]
Two Charged With Attempted Murder The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office has charged two male suspects with two counts of attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime in response to an incident that happened on Hwy 191 on June 13 in which the pair allegedly shot at a vehicle […]
Ridge Peach Festival, June 20, 2015, Trenton, S.C.
Special to The Advertiser By Samuel Northrop Last week I was given the opportunity to attend one of America’s largest and most prestigious music festivals. Over the course of four days, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (or simply Bonnaroo) featured over 98 bands, 20 comedians, 30 DJ’s and more. Having never attended any kind of […]
Edgefield County Council unanimously agreed to appoint Roger LeDuc as the County’s Interim Administrator at a special called meeting June 18. LeDuc will replace current administrator Lynn Strom whose resignation was announced by Council Chairwoman Genia Blackwell in a press release printed in our June 10 edition. The move occurred after a short executive session […]
A Culture Lost to Thurmond Lake 70,000 + Acres Forever Changed A Culture Lost to Thurmond Lake offers readers a unique look into the geographical setting of the western portion of McCormick County, South Carolina, adjacent to the Savannah River a half century ago. The 378-page book, authored by Bob Edmonds, contains more than 500 […]
– By Judy Gibson Holmes – Roy Dwight “Ike” Carpenter is the third generation of carvers and his grandchildren make the fifth generation. Ike was only three years old when his grandfather Martin Gary “Bose” Carpenter passed away. The family tradition of woodcarving began with Bose. Bose taught his son Paul Monroe Carpenter the technique and Paul taught […]