Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Pine Ridge Country Club Vandalized Pine Ridge Country Club was vandalized sometime between Monday night, Dec. 23, and Tuesday morning, Dec. 24, according to a report filed with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office.  The report states that an employee arrived for work Tuesday morning to find where vandals had driven across one of the courses, […]

Stabbing at St. Edward’s Catholic Church [Updated]

According to published reports, one person was stabbed during a fight in the parking lot of St. Edwards’ Catholic Church in the Edgefield County section of Murphy Village near the Aiken County line Friday, Dec. 27.  The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this incident. This is a developing story with few details available at […]

Edgefield Loses Another Business

Edgefield Loses Another Business

Another business is closing its doors in Edgefield.  As a sign posted on the door of Cato’s in Carolina Square announced, the retailer’s last day of business is Tuesday, Dec. 24.  According to an employee who spoke with The Advertiser on Tuesday, employees have been aware of the impending close for about two weeks now. […]

Simple Ways for People to Help Wildlife During Holidays

Simple Ways for People to Help Wildlife During Holidays

With the rich bounty of the season surrounding them, people are constantly reminded of the gracious plenty of the holidays. But what of wildlife-will their Christmas and New Year’s be merry? “Winter is a difficult time for many animals,” said Lex Glover, wildlife technician with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “Winter is also […]

‘Longleaf 101’ Offered at Cheraw State Park Feb. 18-20

‘Longleaf 101’ Offered at Cheraw State Park Feb. 18-20

A three-day short-course called Longleaf 101, an in-depth classroom and field instruction in “all things longleaf,” will be offered by The Longleaf Alliance at Cheraw State Park Feb. 18-20, 2014. Priority registration will be open through Jan. 8 for landowners and land managers in Chesterfield and Darlington counties, and then registration will be open for […]

Health Related Home Care: Designated Cardiovascular Pioneer

Health Related Home Care:  Designated Cardiovascular Pioneer

Health Related Home Care was recently named a “Cardiovascular Pioneer” by the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign, which is an initiative of the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The Pioneer designation is awarded to home health agencies that make a commitment to helping patients lower their risks for heart attacks and […]

SCANG Provides a Watchful Eye for Santa, Christmas Eve

SCANG Provides a Watchful Eye for Santa, Christmas Eve

MCENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE, S.C. – As South Carolinians settle in for a long winter’s nap this Christmas Eve, they should do so knowing that the Airmen of the South Carolina Air National Guard will be on the job at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, ensuring their presents arrive safely.  Each year, the North […]

S.C. Farmers Join the Boll Weevil Fight in Texas

S.C. Farmers Join the Boll Weevil Fight in Texas

FLORENCE, S.C. – South Carolina hasn’t seen a boll weevil in 13 years, but cotton farmers are taking no chances. At the annual meeting of the South Carolina Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation in Florence, the farmer-run organization prepared for the next step in the battle against the historic scourge of Southern agriculture: Having pushed the […]

SC Year-End Holiday Travel Increases to Highest on Record

SC Year-End Holiday Travel Increases to Highest on Record

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A record number of South Carolinians – 1,322,000 – will travel 50 miles or more for the Christmas/New Year’s holiday, according to AAA Carolinas. Travel volume represents an increase of 22,000 total travelers compared to last year. An estimated 1,196,500, or 90.5% of total travelers, plan to drive to their destination. The 12-day […]

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