Citizens Fall Prey to Internet Pet Scam

Citizens Fall Prey to Internet Pet Scam

According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report, an Edgefield County man and his wife have apparently fallen prey to an internet pet scam.  On March 26, the ECSO was informed by the pair that they had purchased a chocolate lab from an internet site called Greatretrievers.com for $599.  The owner of the company, Kevin […]

Red-cockaded Woodpecker Released (RCW) Released at Lick Fork Lake

Red-cockaded Woodpecker Released (RCW) Released at Lick Fork Lake

Forest Service Francis Marion and Sumter NFs 4931 Broad River Road Columbia, SC 29212 (803) 561-4000 www.fs.usda.gov/scnfs Columbia, SC—– It was a welcome surprise last month when Savannah River Site biologist Thomas “Tal” Mims spotted what hadn’t been seen for over 40 years on the Sumter National Forest, a male red-cockaded woodpecker.   The last […]

Sheppard Mason Lodge Merges with Kadosh of Johnston

Sheppard Mason Lodge Merges with Kadosh of Johnston

Time Capsule Found Under Cornerstone   The Sheppard Masonic Lodge 320 of Trenton merged on January 1, 2018, with the Kadosh Lodge, No. 181 AFM of Johnston.  This was made official through the approval of the Grand Lodge of Masons of South Carolina AFM (Ancient Free Masons). The sale of the Trenton Mason’s building came […]

Make a Wish for Cashous Gantt

Make a Wish for Cashous Gantt

  PHOTO- Cashous in car seat with his mother, grandmother and big brother.   On March 19, 2018, at 9 a.m. a long black limousine came to Johnson Street in Johnston, S.C., to pick up Amber, Teresa, Cashous and Gregory and carried them to Columbia, S.C., to shop. The limousine was stocked with sparkling cider, […]

Johnston Community Park Selected by Leadership S.C.

Leadership South Carolina believes the best way to positively impact the state is through education and awareness of the most pressing challenges facing the state. The Leadership South Carolina Class of 2018 selected the Johnston Park Partnership as their community investment project. The groundbreaking ceremony for the Johnston Park Partnership will be Sunday, April 15th at […]

Spartanburg Group Tours Edgefield

Spartanburg Group Tours Edgefield

 Six of the 21 who toured Edgefield on February 27. Dr. Charlie Grey, far left, led the group. With the Civil War and Reconstruction in mind, a history study group, led by Dr. Charlie Grey, came from Spartanburg to see what Edgefield had to say about those topics.  The group was quite pleased with the […]

Local Students Chosen for Washington Trip

Local Students Chosen for Washington Trip

  Brendon Frazier Madison Brawley Madison Brawley of Strom Thurmond High and Brendon Frazier of Ridge Spring-Monetta High are among the students sponsored by Aiken Electric Cooperative to attend the all-expense-paid Washington Youth Tour. They were selected on the basis of their academic achievements, school activities, community service and a personal interview. South Carolina’s electric […]

Edgefield County 19th in State to Receive Award  

Edgefield County 19th in State to Receive Award   

  Edgefield County has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for it comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). According to GFOA, “the Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and […]

Strom Thurmond High Students Hold Walking-Out-of-Class Protest

Strom Thurmond High Students Hold Walking-Out-of-Class Protest

  The following information was given in response to The Edgefield Advertiser’s question to Edgefield County School officials today, Wednesday, March 14: How did Strom Thurmond High School students respond to the national movement to demonstrate in a 17-minute protest against recent gun violence in a Florida school? In response it was noted that “approximately […]

Johnston Announces “Music in the Park”

Johnston Announces “Music in the Park”

The Mass Choir, pictured as they performed for their 5th Anniversary event, will be one of the performance groups for Music in the Park, Johnston.   Mims Park in front of Johnston Elementary School is the setting for a program of Music in the Park-Spring 2018, sponsored by Johnston Development Corporation.  The dates for this […]

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