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A Wedding Re-Enactment on the Courthouse Steps; Interrupted by a Gunfight

A Wedding Re-Enactment on the Courthouse Steps; Interrupted by a Gunfight

On July 13th, during the Living History Saturday, a mock wedding was held on the Edgefield Courthouse steps.  Set in 1862, Justin Guy was one of the many young men…

SC Legislative Session Ends

SC Legislative Session Ends

An Update on the Bills We’ve Followed   –  By Tiffani Ireland – With the end of the 2012-2013 SC Legislative session, The Advertiser looks back at three bills we have…

Mount of Olives Archway Missing FOUND

Mount of Olives Archway <del>Missing</del> FOUND

The wrought iron archway over the Mount of Olives Cemetery in Johnston, S.C., has disappeared. A beautiful, historic cemetery, where ancestors of some of the leaders of the Town of…

Plans for Jubilee Festival Underway; September 28, on the Square

Plans for Jubilee Festival Underway; September 28, on the Square

Sonny Seawright, Chairman of the Edgefield Heritage Jubilee Festival, set for Saturday, September 28, 2013, is announcing the plans for the coming festival. The Saturday festival will be 9:00 a.m.…

Spillways Opened at Lake Thurmond Dam

Spillways Opened at Lake Thurmond Dam

The Corps of Engineers opened the spillways for testing at Lake Thurmond Dam Thursday afternoon, July, 11. A sizable crowd, estimated to be in the thousands, was on hand to…

Early Morning Accident on Martintown Road

Early Morning Accident on Martintown Road

 – By Anne Sawyer – The power went out for some on Martintown Road this morning, Thursday, July 11, before five a.m., which stirred one family in the Merriwether neighborhood…

Two Local “Confederates” Join in at Gettysburg

Two Local “Confederates” Join in at Gettysburg

Two from Edgefield County participated in the much-written-about and much-talked-about reenactment of the Civil War Battle at Gettysburg which took place over a 3-day period, the weekend of June 27-30.…

Black and White and Read All Over; This Time in Texas

Black and White and Read All Over; This Time in Texas

Mike Harling and his father Jack Harling are pictured at Cut and Shoot City which is 20 miles north of Houston, Texas, where Mike lives and where Jack and Margaret…

A New Writer; Holmes will be Writing for Print Edition

A New Writer; Holmes will be Writing for Print Edition

Alas! Hattie Watson’s Columns have run their course and her books have been published, two of them for readers to keep in their libraries. We have spent the late spring…

Lake Thurmond Listed Above Full Pool

Lake Thurmond Listed Above Full Pool

Spillway Gates at Dam to Be Opened July 11   – By Tiffani Ireland – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to open the flood gates at the three dams…