Substitute Teacher Brings Gun to MES, Fired and Arrested

A substitute teacher at Merriwether Elementary School was terminated from her position with the Edgefield County School District, Tuesday, Dec. 9, after she brought a gun onto school property. According to published reports, the gun was found in a faculty bathroom by another teacher. The gun was loaded with four rounds. The substitute teacher, who […]

Infant Dies After Being Found Unresponsive

Leland Quarles, the 4 month old son of Robert, Jr. and Tanya Quarles of Trenton, was pronounced dead at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Edgefield County Hospital after being found unresponsive at a local in-home child care center. The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to the home at which the daycare is located after […]

New ReadSC Website Launched

New ReadSC Website Launched

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina State Library is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website ReadSC.org. The new site has an easy-to-navigate menu bar and provides keyword searching of its website pages. The South Carolina Center for the Book is the South Carolina Affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for […]

The Tour of Churches is a Christmas Experience

The Tour of Churches is a Christmas Experience

The Tour of Churches is scheduled for this weekend, December 14, at 3:00 p.m., when the Village churches join to tell the Christmas story in tableaux of angels, shepherds, Mary and Joseph and other well-known characters from the Bible. It will start at the Catholic Church at 3:00, and for those attending expect to enjoy […]

Spires/Solesbee Attackers Sentenced

Kevin Richardson, 22, and Robby Moses, 23, were sentenced Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, for the May 3, 2013 attack at the Riverwalk in Augusta, Ga., of Edgefield native Wesley Spires and his then girlfriend, Ashley Solesbee. Both Richardson and Moses were charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, and robbery for their actions in this crime. […]

Candles for Caring

Candles for Caring

The Edgefield County Hospital Candles for Caring program is back for the 2014 Holiday season in support of the ECH Auxiliary. Those being honored and remembered will have their names displayed on banners in the hospital lobby during the month of December. Please support us by sending at least $5 per name and bringing it […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Break-ins at Bantam and Pond Lanes in Johnston On Wednesday, Dec. 3, break-ins occurred at two separate residences in Johnston; one at a Bantam Lane home and the other at a home on Pond Lane. In the incident at the Bantam Lane residence, the home owner returned home to find the familiar entry mode of […]

ECH – Current Shake Ups and Plans for the Future

ECH – Current Shake Ups and Plans for the Future

– By Tifani Ireland – Brandon Clary, CEO of Edgefield County Hospital, resigned his post, December, 3, 2014, effective immediately, according to an announcement received by The Advertiser from the hospital, Thursday, Dec. 4. This resignation comes on the heels of a lengthy discussion on ECH held by Edgefield County Council at their regularly scheduled […]

Winter Weather Awareness Week

Winter Weather Awareness Week

In order to provide awareness and information to help everyone in the State of South Carolina prepare for severe winter weather, in an effort to minimize the loss of life and property during the winter months, Governor Haley has proclaimed November 30 – December 6, 2014 as Winter Weather Awareness Week. This week has been […]

Edgefield Hospital CEO Resigns

Edgefield Hospital CEO Resigns

The Board of Trustees of Edgefield County Hospital has accepted the resignation of Brandon Clary, Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Clary’s resignation is effective immediately. Mr. Clary’s last day of employment was December 3, 2014. The Board expressed its appreciation for Mr. Clary’s service as CEO, and wished him well in his endeavors. The Board anticipates […]

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