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Musical Program in Honor of Wesley Spires

Musical Program in Honor of Wesley Spires

Gene and Ann Sawyer of the Merriwether section saw the announcement of the Republican Baptist Sunday evening music event to benefit Wesley and Ashley in The Advertiser. They attended and…

CAPTURED – Man Wanted in Virgil Wall Rd. Burglary

CAPTURED – Man Wanted in Virgil Wall Rd. Burglary

The suspect wanted in connection with the June 13th burglary on Virgil Wall Road was captured Monday, July 1, at a residence in McCormick, SC.  According to a spokesperson with…

Locals Participate in Battle of Gettysburg Reenactment

Locals Participate in Battle of Gettysburg Reenactment

Curtis Wright and father-in-law Rob Keck participated in the 150th Anniversary of the battle for Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. They attended the 3 reenactment days this past weekend. Rob was in…

Migrant Camp Burglarized

Migrant Camp Burglarized

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to burglary call at a migrant camp on Mt. Calvary Road in Johnston, Wednesday, June 26.  There, deputies discovered at least 8 different transient…

Drugs and Cash Seized After Execution of Search Warrant

Drugs and Cash Seized After Execution of Search Warrant

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office’s Narcotics Unit as well as the ECSO SWAT Team executed a search warrant at a home on Blair Road in Modoc, SC (within Edgefield County),…

Mosquito Control Awareness Week Promotes Fight Against West Nile Virus

Mosquito Control Awareness Week Promotes Fight Against West Nile Virus

COLUMBIA, S.C. – In observance of National Mosquito Control Awareness Week through June 29, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control suggests ways to help reduce the risk from…

Find the Birds in the Sign

Find the Birds in the Sign

Yes, there are birds in nests in the sign, but only in the a’s. The “a” allows for a two-story home.  Is that the reason?  Barn swallows, we guess, have…

New Emergency Operations Center Open & Ready for Business

New Emergency Operations Center Open & Ready for Business

– by Tiffani Ireland – Edgefield County’s new Emergency Operations Center, located in the old Agricultural Building on Gray Street in Edgefield, is a far cry from the tiny, one…

School District to Purchase Bus for Merriwether Schools

School District to Purchase Bus for Merriwether Schools

The Edgefield County School District announced today that the school board has given final approval for the purchase of a new district activity bus to be used primarily by the…

Fill the Big “T” – Leave Your Lasting Mark on Thurmond’s “Walk of Champions”

Fill the Big “T” – Leave Your Lasting Mark on Thurmond’s “Walk of Champions”

The Foundation for Public Schools in Edgefield County invites everyone to become a permanent part of the new stadium project at Strom Thurmond High School. Joel Jolly, Chairman of the…