Seven Local Girls Selected to Attend Palmetto Girls State

Seven Local Girls Selected to Attend Palmetto Girls State

The American Legion Auxiliary of South Carolina is again sponsoring Palmetto Girls State.  This year’s program will run June 8 through June 14 on the campus of Presbyterian College in Clinton. Hezzie Griffis Unit 30 is pleased to be able to send 7 girls from this area for a week of learning about duties, rights, […]

Confirmed Bear Sighting in City of Edgefield

Confirmed Bear Sighting in City of Edgefield

DRN Says “Not to Panic” – By Tiffani Ireland – Edgefield Police Chief Ronnie Carter confirmed for The Advertiser, Wednesday, June 11, that there had been multiple sightings that morning of a bear in the town of Edgefield. According to Chief Carter, the bear was sighted on Rosa Hill, Pickens Street, Wells Road, and Eastview. […]

Statement from TranTech Concerning Accident

Statement from TranTech Concerning Accident

“Yesterday [Monday, June 9, 2014] there was an accident at our facility in Edgefield which sadly has resulted in injuries to three of our valued employees.  Two of those employees are now recovering at the Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia.  Another has thankfully been released from the hospital.  Our thoughts and prayers are with those […]

Primary Election Results – All Races

Primary Election Results – All Races

Unofficial results for the June 10, 2014 Primary Election in Edgefield County. For official results and statewide counts, visit: http://www.scvotes.org 100% of Precincts Reporting 21.58% Voter Turnout Probate Judge Cooks  30.85% Peeler  69.15 County Council District 1 Dorn 26.27% Quarles 15.12 Talbert 58.61 U.S. Senate (R) Bower 3.24% Bright 9.28 Cash 33.59 Connor 6.78 Dunn 1.95 Graham […]

An Interview with ECH CEO Brandon Clary

ECH “Doing Better Than Just Surviving” – By Tiffani Ireland – ​The Advertiser met Monday, June 9, for an interview with Edgefield County Hospital CEO Brandon Clary to talk about the current state of the hospital and plans for its future. Built in 1972, Clary called this 25 bed critical access hospital “crucially important” to […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

ECSO Locates Stolen Vehicle – One Arrest Made – One Suspect Still Being Sought The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling the Merriwether area Tuesday, June 3, after a report that a truck matching the description of a vehicle stolen out of Aiken County was seen in the area. A deputy located the suspect vehicle, […]

To ‘Bee’ or Not to ‘Bee?’ Is Beekeeping for You?

To ‘Bee’ or Not to ‘Bee?’ Is Beekeeping for You?

CLEMSON, S.C. – Backyard beekeeping is a growing field and many people are interested but do not know how to get started or may start without enough background information. A Clemson University Extension Service workshop aims to help people decide whether beekeeping is really for them. The June 19 workshop at the Roper Mountain Science Center in […]

Johnston Police Chief Chris Aston Announces Retirement

Johnston Police Chief Chris Aston Announces Retirement

After seven years as Johnston’s Police Chief, Chris Aston announced his retirement from law enforcement at Johnston’s Town Council meeting, Monday, June 9. After making it official, Aston spoke with The Advertiser regarding his 23 year law enforcement career and his impending departure from it saying “It’s been a good ride, and I’ve enjoyed it.” […]

Explosion at TranTech – Updated

Explosion at TranTech – Updated

An explosion at TranTech on Highway 25 in Edgefield resulted in two men being rushed to the George M. Still Burn Center at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, Monday morning, June 9. According to the Emergency Management Director Mike Casey, the accident is being classified as an electrical explosion with fire. The two injured men […]

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