Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

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 […]

Radiate Positivity: Bonnaroo 2015

Radiate Positivity: Bonnaroo 2015

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 […]

Council Names Roger Leduc Interim Administrator

Council Names Roger Leduc Interim Administrator

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 New Book by Bob Edmonds

A New Book by Bob Edmonds

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 […]

The Carpenter Family of Trenton Have Five Generations of Woodcarvers

The Carpenter Family of Trenton Have Five Generations of Woodcarvers

– 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 […]

Shooting on Moragne St. – One Man Dead

Shooting on Moragne St. – One Man Dead

Leric Merriweather, 29, of Edgefield, was shot and killed Saturday night, June 6, around 8:45 on Moragne Street. According to Edgefield Police Chief Ronnie Carter, who spoke to The Advertiser regarding the incident, it is believed Merriweather had been at a party earlier in the evening where he had gotten into a confrontation with another […]

The 2013 Dave Film Receives Numerous Awards

The 2013 Dave Film Receives Numerous Awards

George Wingard of the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program and co-producer of the award-winning movie Discovering Dave visited the offices of The Edgefield Advertiser recently to help tout the numerous awards the movie has received. Wingard and co-producer Mark Albertin (videographer and owner of Scrapbook Productions) give credit to the Dave pot that was uncovered […]

Josh Black Named Principal at Strom Thurmond High School

The Edgefield County School District has announced that Joshua “Josh” S. Black has been selected to become the principal at Strom Thurmond High School. The announcement was made to the faculty of Strom Thurmond High School at the end of the year luncheon earlier this week. Black is no stranger to Strom Thurmond High School […]

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