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Final Suspect Wanted in Spires/Solesbee Attack Captured

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Thurs., May 16, that the final suspect wanted in connection with the attack of Edgefield County native Wesley Spires and his friend, Ashley Solesbee,…

DAR Awards $3,000 Historic Preservation Grant to Marsh-Johnson House

DAR Awards $3,000 Historic Preservation Grant to Marsh-Johnson House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) announced today that the organization will be donating $3,000 to the Saluda County Historical Society for the Marsh-Johnson…

Joseph Friar Named Middle School Teacher of the Year by S.C. Bar

Joseph Friar Named Middle School Teacher of the Year by S.C. Bar

COLUMBIA, S.C.  — Johnston Edgefield Trenton Middle School teacher Joseph Friar has been named the 2013 Middle School Teacher of the Year by the S.C. Bar Law Related Education (LRE)…

Second Saturday Continues With Shootouts and Tours

Second Saturday Continues With Shootouts and Tours

The Second Saturday event of last weekend drew a small group of out-of-towners as well as locals to the tour of Willowbrook Cemetery and to the shootout on the square. …

School District Names ’12–’13 Teachers and Support Staffers of the Year

School District Names ’12–’13 Teachers and Support Staffers of the Year

Every year each school in the Edgefield County School District selects a “Teacher of the Year” as well as a “Support Staff Person of the Year”. The selections have been…

One Arrested in Attack of Wesley Spires

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the identity and arrest of one of the suspects in the Riverwalk attack on Wesley Spires and Ashley Solesbee.  Lt. Calvin Chew of the…

Council Passes Second Reading of 2013-2014 Budget

Council Passes Second Reading of 2013-2014 Budget

 – By Tiffani Ireland – The Edgefield County Council passed, in an amended form, the 2013-2014 budget at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Mon., Apr. 6.  (While the vote was…

Consequences of Cool, Wet Spring: More Bugs, Late Planting

Consequences of Cool, Wet Spring: More Bugs, Late Planting

BLACKVILLE, S.C. — Enjoy the peace and quiet while you can. Things are about to start buzzing again. “Insect activity has been quiet lately primarily due to the wet, cold…

Update to Johnston H&R Block Identity Fraud

Update to Johnston H&R Block Identity Fraud

As previously reported by The Advertiser in Feb. of 2012, an employee with the Johnston branch of H&R Block was charged with stealing personal information from clients and using that…

Trenton Council to Seek Bids for New Fire Truck

Trenton Council to Seek Bids for New Fire Truck

 – by Tiffani Ireland – Trenton Town Administrator AL Harvey informed Council that he is proceeding with seeking bids for the purchase of a new fire truck for the town…